Interesting Contrast


Sandy’s hair and my beard make an interesting contrast … also I don’t look too fat in this one. Sandy and I also make an interesting contrast but it works.

Two Weekends


We’re back from a weekend trip (Friday to Sunday) to Euro Disney in Paris. Sandy, Xavier and the others enjoyed it and I enjoyed seeing them enjoy it. Euro Disney is very popular and there were a lot of people who obviously enjoyed it. If you like Mickey Mouse and Disney Films and pink storybook castles you will enjoy it. The hotel was very nice. The fireworks were spectacular. It was most definitely a once in a lifetime experience.

This was the second of two weekend trips. The first was on the previous weekend 14th to 16th September when Sandy and I went on a DFDS ferry ‘cruise’ from Harwich to Esbjerg in Denmark. Both of us would agree that the cruise was far from enjoyable and was essentially a trip from nowhere to nowhere. I could say more but there is no point wasting more time and energy over it.



I rather like this picture that a street artist in Covent Garden drew today. I offered him £7.00 and he took £5.00 which is very good especially since I plan to use the sketch as my FB profile picture for a while and to use it elsewhere on the web. The picture pretty accurately reflects my paunch.


My cat died a week ago. I wrote in Facebook:

My cat Sura died today. He didn’t come home last night and I found him unmoving in a neighbour’s back garden early this morning. The vet tried to stabilise his condition with oxygen and fluid but he died of internal failure. He would have been 16 years old in December. I’m glad I had some time to comfort him a bit and say goodbye.

Sometimes he was inconvenient and I didn’t pay enough attention to him; but he was part of my family and my life. It took me a while to feel a sense of loss but I do now. ‘Just a cat’ maybe but a definite personality and I had a spiritual connection with him. My neighbour, Jim, said that he was definitely the ‘top cat’ in the area; he ate out sometimes when my other neighbour Afshan fed him chicken scraps.

His body will be cremated and the ashes returned to me. I checked at the vet’s and was told that I would be notified within the next week.