Sunday, 25 November 2012

she said... then we said

She said...  "Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be using our PC by candlelight?" 

We said... "yes, let us embrace your technologies ”

But..  she went forth (she spoke in her sleep of travel and much work)...

When she returned we insisted ... allow us to show off ourselves  with our dear Blogging friends even be it with a mere candle to light the PC...

[2 weeks spent negotiating rain, PC access and asserting our feline presence over mere human ones]

Darcy  and  Bingley

Another wet day: "You go,.. No, You go...."

Mr Bingley amidst the PCs


working at 5 AM?! "I forbid you"


Sunday Morning - More like it....


"Give that PC a break..."

Mr Darcy (and Bingley behind)

"Cease the PC and focus on ME"

Bingley shows how coffee breaks are done...


says... place a bum on it!

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up". 
~Mark Twain

Sunday, 4 November 2012

our Manderley

Time again to return to Cornwall. 

Visiting dear Aunt and tending to her home on her behalf.
Late October such a quiet, unassuming but beautiful time of year.

The orchard following the grass cut and collection of the fruit fall ...

“When I sound the fairy call, gather here in silent meeting, 
Chin to knee on the orchard wall, cooled with dew and cherries eating. ”
~ Emily Dickinson

Mr Bingley

Official orchard clearing inspector!

Mr Darcy

Official Spider patrol

.. and the reason for coming ...

“May you find serenity and tranquility
in a world you may not always understand”

When we left Aunt, we went down into Looe to have a drink in the old Salutations with friends and while walking there we saw this cat in the window of a posh clothes shop. It was after hours but clearly he had sneaked in and was bedding down on an angora jumper .... 
We have seen him in Looe many times and have been told he lives - mainly - with one of the shop owners in the street, but shares himself with others, as and when. 
In this case... he felt in the mood for a night of luxury.

“There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best Bus Stop ever! (Fowey).
Underneath the painted figure it reads...

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again..."
~ Daphne  du Maurier, Rebecca

Coffee and a spot of time out ...

Darcy                     Bingley

.. for all concerned ...

..  and then when we left, we locked up to this from the sitting room window.

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.”  
~ Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

Farewell Cornwall... for the moment