Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Remembering Ray Jessel

This video is doing the rounds on Twitttter, well it is among the people I follow. I thought I had posted it ages ago when I first saw it. Maybe not because I can't find it. Ray Jessel entertains in 2014, with a song he wrote. 
What a star. Sadly he passed away a year after this show. I don't think he will ever be forgotten. 
Toodle pip.   ilona

Message from Mayze

Good morning. The sun going down over yonder last night. View from my bedroom window. 
It happens sometimes that a bird might fly into my back window. The other day it was a young pigeon. I heard a thud and went out to investigate. It was on the ground looking a bit concussed. I moved towards it with the intention of picking it up to assess the damage. Thankfully it recovered enough to fly away. 

I need to put up some sort of warning system to stop the birds doing that. How about hanging some cd's up. Perhaps that will work. Should it be coloured side facing out, or the shiny side? I will try this for now. 

Hello Mayze here. I know a lot of people are worried about me. I am feeling a lot better. The nice lady vet said there is no problem with the bloods. They sent me home with some tablets which will clear up my snotty nose, my wheezy chest, and leaky eyes. There are two tablets left and they are working. My human has been looking after me. The bonus is that she has been serving up some delicious cooked chicken. I could get used to it. I hope she continues with this lovely food long after I have fully recovered. Lots of love to all my fans. xxx
No rain as yet here. Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip.   ilona

Monday, 15 August 2022

Washday smiles

Too hot to walk means I have time to do indoor things. Yesterday I did a load of washing and made a video about it. I have a gigantic box of Ariel. I bought it a long long time ago. When I do a wash I put in two dessertspoons of the powder in the drawer, that's all. I wash everything at 30 degrees on a 30 minute cycle. A way to save money on my laundry. 
Here you go. Me in my kitchen.
Now I have to take Billy dog out. It's a bit overcast today so not so hot. 
Thanks for popping in. We will catch up soon. Toodle pip.  ilona

Sunday, 14 August 2022

Another hot day (edited)

I cut my walk short yesterday. I knew it wasn't going to be doable but I was desperate to get out into the countryside. A shorter walk was better than no walk. I'm glad I made the effort. 

There was a light breeze blowing across the fields, but not enough to cool me down sufficiently to carry on. I took refuge on the bench under the shade of the tree and ate a sandwich and had a drink. It was pleasantly cool there, I could have stayed there for longer, but no point in delaying the inevitable. I have to brave the glaring sun and go home. 
Today I did a wash load and made a video about it. Mayze is snoring away on the desk in front of me. She has had a tablet, and following that traumatic experience, she had a plate of freshly cooked chicken. Now contented and full, she continues to make progress. 
Now I am going to eat. Mushrooms and spinach, with an egg, on garlic bread, with the last glass of cider out of the bottle. Happy Sunday everyone. Catch ya tomorrow. Toodle pip.    ilona
I've just been checking out the flight paths for the red Arrows. They have been in Blackpool for two days, and are now on their way back to base at Scampton. They are due to leave Blackpool at 7.23pm, and arrive at base at 7.49pm. Their route is north to Morecambe Bay, then inland over Lancaster and then the Yorkshire Dales. They turn right just after York, and head south to cross the Humber Bridge. I was rather hoping they might come over here again, and I could get a photo on their return journey, but no such luck. Total flying time 26 minutes. Amazing. Their schedule of events are here

Be kind to dogs.

Toodle pip.   ilona