Sunday, 25 June 2017

The view from the Sydney nest.

Sydney the cat is back to normal - she hates me again.

Sydney has been ill for the last three or four days, being sick all over the place and not eating.

Robyn made her a new 'Sydney Nest', a pile of Christmas decoration boxes by the window with a blanket on top. That way she was high up and felt secure while she could also look out of the window whenever she wanted to.

She spread herself out and slept with one paw placed over her eyes, like a dissolute party goer in the Jazz Age, after one party too many.

She was so ill she allowed me to come up to her and tickle her neck and her diet was limited to a few treats every day.

Then this morning when the pain got too much for me I came into the front room to sit in my chair........who was on my chair?

A very grumpy Sydney ,who was not at all happy when I took it back from her.

She's eating again and she's really grumpy with me, as usual.

Neil Harris
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Saturday, 24 June 2017

One year on.

Just when things were going so well.....they fell apart on me.

I had a bad night and spent most of the morning sleeping, trying to get over it.

Then we went out and I had a lot of pain driving, both ways.

We went to a little summer fair I've been going to for some years. It's always been charming; music in the summer sunshine, just a really nice afternoon.

When we got there all the charm was gone. As they say; "Nothing lasts forever".

But it was a disappointment - and it rained. And it really hurt on the way home too.

What a contrast to this day a year ago when we got up at 3-00am and drove to the flower market at New Covent Garden to get the flowers for our wedding.

While we were there we had no intention of getting ripped off by the man at the stall selling the bits and pieces to put the bouquets and button holes together. So, we drove home and had breakfast and then drove into town to buy them at proper prices.

Then we went home and then went out with Cathy (Robyn's Mum) to spend the afternoon listening to music, dancing and eating cake.

I certainly couldn't do much of that now!

Neil Harris
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