Friday, 25 July 2014

a wing and a prayer

It is high Summer in England and we have had wall-to-wall sunshine and warmth.
Every day is a beautiful one.

 Gathering Sweet Peas

"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world"
 ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Picked from the allotment  (but yet to be appreciated by Mr Darcy)

 "I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
~ Emma Goldman

(but to be fair, diamonds would also be VERY lovely! ahem)


And then there is Dad, who was rushed into hospital with heart issues. Ambulance with blue lights and sirens and all that, with Mum in the front (in crash position). 
Thankfully he is looking so much better and is having a pace maker fitted. 
His spirit is up which is all about the fighter pilot in him (he is 92 this year and flew Liberators and Lancasters in the WW2.) 
He did say to Mum that apparently the operation would mean that he shouldn't wash up! 
Good old Dad. Ever the survivor.

And here am I, home again after visiting Dad, responding to my commitments as 'chief dual tummy tickler'. 

And loving it!

Take care everyone X


  1. It's lovely to see a post, though we're sorry about dad. Tough old fellow! We wish him a successful surgery and speedier-than-expected recovery.

    Purrs and peace.

  2. We're sorry about the medical scare your Dad experienced. We're sending prayers for the surgery to go smoothly and for him to make a full recovery. :)

  3. OH how wonderful to see the, the four of you. Loving wishes for your dad and mum too. I know she is worried. And kissies to Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy, handsome gentlecats that they are. xxoo

  4. We're purring for your dad and hope he continues to improve. Bingley and Darcy sure are enjoying those tummy tickles.

  5. What a scare! We all hope your dad recovers soon.

    Nice to hear you're having a lovely summer, soo.

  6. Enjoy your summer and so glad that your father is doing better!

  7. How lovely to have those lovely furry tumies to tickle when you come back from a visit to hospital. So pleased that your Dad is feeling better enough to make jokes about the washing up:)

  8. Hello, dear friends! It's so wonderful to hear from you, and to hear what you have been up to. We are glad to know that your dad is hanging in there. Sending hugs, purrs and prayers to you all.

  9. I'm sorry to hear about our Dad but he sounds like a fighter!
    Wishing him a good recovery.
    The flowers are lovely.
    We are very impressed with your ability to be a dual tummy tickler :)

  10. What a trouper your dad is.....

    And those two furry lugs on the rug. I wanna give them a tummy rub too, they're so cute laying there.

    Wishing you a hug and a gentle kiss atop thy head.

  11. Hope your Dad continues to improve!!
    There are so many flowers now that it is hard to keep up!!!


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