Tag Archives: cats

All Change At The Summerhouse

Hello dear friends, how I miss you.  My absence breeds a growing sense of isolation from my blogging community, the Summerhouse needs the laughter of friends. I wonder what you are up to, how things are going, what’s your latest … Continue reading

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Spring Forward

Hello again dear friends!  Cobwebs linger in the corners of the Summerhouse, my short, more frequent posts haven’t materialised – yet – but spring has sprung, I am writing and my daffodils are blooming ~ A getaway to the countryside … Continue reading

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The Voice Of Asperger’s Syndrome

I look at the photographs of the five-year old girl with the scarf tied around her shoulders like a cape and tears slide down my face.  In some, she holds a paint brush and looks down intently at her growing … Continue reading

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The Light Of Christmas

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat Please to put a penny in the old man’s hat. If you haven’t got a penny, then a ha’penny will do; If you haven’t got a ha’penny, then God Bless you. Children … Continue reading

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Serendipity And The Bunny That Nobody Wanted

Most of you, I’m sure, have heard the joke about the horse walking into a bar and the bar tender asks: “So why the long face?” But I bet you haven’t heard this one: Three people walk into a store … Continue reading

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Cats of Crete And Holidays In the Rain

Waiting for me in the Summerhouse today was a queen wasp, crawling about the floor as wasps sometimes do.  Those who know of my mortal fear of these vile creatures will understand how I reacted to such a terrifying sight. … Continue reading

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New Laptop: New Beginning: New Photo Challenge

Is blogging time stretched out differently to ‘normal’ time?  I ask this because I feel as if I’ve been away for weeks even though it’s been, well, several days at least. As some of you know, I have had laptop … Continue reading

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Cats of Croatia

When I look back over photographs of places I’ve visited, I can’t help but notice all the cat photos amongst them.   Maybe it’s because I miss my two when we’re away, or maybe it’s because I just love cats. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

The theme for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘Refraction’.  Over at the Daily Post, Kevin asks: ‘For this photo challenge, show us what “refraction” means to you. It could be an image taken in a reflective surface, it could … Continue reading

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A Birthday, A Star Sign And Flash Fiction

It was my birthday last Wednesday but the celebrations started off the weekend before sitting on Brighton Beach watching the sun set whilst sipping a glass or two of Prosecco with my lovely people. On the day, I was treated … Continue reading

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