I received another award but I will deal with that tomorrow. But have to say I appreciate it ever so much.
All the little guests arrived yesterday! I had to improvise a bit in my sitting room to give them both a neat place, but I managed. Jan had a splendid idea for Bobby, the bird. He thought placing him on a rather high bookcase we have, where we placed all our old LP's in. Great idea. So was done. Then for the Saturday Jan went out to have a little beer and I was happy, all quit at the computer. Till..... a loud BANG startled me up. What happened? I didn't see, but it could have been one of the cats jumped on the piano and from there tried to reach the bird. I am not sure of it, but it is a possiblity. Anyhow, the poor Bobby fell down with the cage. Just imagine, I hoovered the house that afternoon but now all the stuff of the bottom of the cage(kind of chips of wood!!!) was all over the floor with the food. So I jumped up and straight looked at the parakeet. Cage on it's side and the bird hanging strangely on one claw. Oh boy, I thought, only a few hours he is here and we already have to tell that the parakeet had a hart attack!! I really thought the poor thing must have had such a shock! But then I saw to my relief that he still was moving. So I put the cage together again, with dustpan and brush got all the woodchips, organized it all, talked a bit to the bird who was already chirping again.PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF! So then I thought he better had to go on another spot in the room.
So all done, I had to recover a bit from the shock and went to my computer. After a little while Jan came home, and I told him what happened. And what did he do???? He was LAUGHING!
Well, this was the first adventure with our geusts. I hope it stays this way.!
Now I only have to find another toy for the rabbit, Snuffie. He has a ball in his cage of hard plastic with a bell in it. But as he is still very young, he likes to play with it, but it makes a terrble noise! I am getting nuts of it. Anyone an idea?????????????
Till so far the animal stuff.
Now on to another part of the York trip.
Still the 5 of May 2003.
We also went to the walls of York, and I walked them for a part, while Josy waited for me on a bench near the Minster. That was a splendid walk, lots of beautiful views on York, made quit some pics. Hopefully they will be good.
View of the city looking north-east from the city wall, near the railway station. The brown spire in the middle distance is the Catholic church of St. Wilfred, and York Minster is visible behind it.
We also visited the Holy Trinity Church, a very, very old church, where Josy has many many sweet memories!
Unfortunately the church was closed when we arrived. Then we sat down on a bench, nice in the sun in a silence of almost serenity. It was a special experience. After about 15 minutes I saw a man coming, who had some keys in his hand, and yes, it was the verger of this church. So we cold visit the inside, which was lovely. I also wrote something in the guestbook, specially for Josy.
After that we landed in a pub, where we had an excellent meal. For the first time of my life I had a real English pie and it tasted delicious! Then we returned to the hotel to have a little rest and to drink something. In England it is very common you have an electric waterboiler on your room. So in anticipation of that I brought with me teabags, instant coffee, sugar and powder milk(for Josy in the tea). Josy so much enjoyed the fact that I was taking care of her, making the tea, oh, even brought some cookies with me!! After a while Josy had the courage to take another little walk. Through the park and along the river we walked to "her" house. It was really the house where she lived during her time in England. Nice house, with rather big garden. It must have been very special to her to see it again and show it to me. Of course I wanted to take a picture of her in front of the house. Almost ready to take it a lady, passing us, asked, if she should take the picture, so that we both were on it. Awefully nice of her, and so was done. And then back to the hotel again.
Made some tea and coffee, had sandwiches(we bought some during our city walk), undressed and comfortably in our pyjama's stretched out on the bed. Oh no, first I took a LOOOONG HOT BATH! Then did a bit of reading and the journalling. Probably I forgot a lot to mention, but I saw so many things and so much has already happened. Then sleep! I must say I also was pretty much exhausted, so at about 20.30 o'clock we were in dreamland. Josy slept very well, I too, I only woke up at about 23.30 o'clock. Well, made myself a little drink, took a cigaret, little bit of reading and off again, to dreamland.
So my ladies, you have quit a post to struglle through today, isn't it?? Now quickly the part 7 of Alphabet Fun, for which I have to give credit to http://www.deliciousscraps.com/. She is becoming a supplier for my elements, but you have to get greedy when you visit her site. She makes lovely things!
Have a nice day and see you around!