Saturday, August 03, 2013

Six Word Saturday

my Six Words:
"Wicked" we're coming — Apollo Victoria Theatre
Theatre District Picture -- in preparation for an opening on Leicester Square
Google Link to Leicester Square
Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Link
Six Words Saturday:
Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words for Six Word Saturday. Click the box at right (or here) to visit Cate's blog with Mr. Linky showing all the other blogs participating this week. Cate is the boss at Six Word Saturday. She would like for you to participate.
==> Be seeing you (BCNU) after my August Break.

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Friday, August 02, 2013

A Random Five post [014] — Feline Friday — Northampshire Visit

My Five for Today: ...

One:  This is Midnight, may he RIP.  Midnight was my BIL's (Danny's) very good friend and favorite cat. 

But he died in surgery this week. Danny has several cats, another was on my blog for Feline Friday (link) when he was stocking our Katrin from a high perch.

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Earlier this week we visited with our friends, Graham and Marion, in Northampshire (U.K.).  We stayed two days there. 

We couldn't decide which was the best, their wonderful hospitality, all of the sights they showed us, or all of the good British foods they made or led us to. 

This picture was taken while we had a lunch break.  We were at the Spencer Manor (Princess Diana's home) which we visited with them.  Following will be a three pictures of cats that I found in their home. [You can make any picture larger by clicking on it.]

Two:  This ceramic cat on the left swings in the upstairs bath.  You can see a little of his swing as he hangs from a ceiling light switch.

Three:  Next is Splodge.  He was named that because as a baby he had a dark "splodge" (U.K. for the American English word of 'splotch') on his head between his ears.  I say was because he also has been RIP for several years.  He was Marion's favorite of the litter. 

Two others were 'splodged cats' having grey stripes and splotches.  Splodge lost his splodge while still a kitten. (Google link for images of other "splodge cats")


Four:  These five kittens in their home greeted us at breakfast.  They were all holding toast for us.  With our toast we had jam and filtered coffee.

At various times of the day and with our other meals we also had tea.  Afternoon tea (no picture) was also with Marion's delicious baked goods.  My favorite was her mince meat cake.

Five:  Assorted pictures of eating themes follow.  (Note: this will be my last Feline Friday post and Random Five post for a few weeks as my blogging will be halted for an August break.)


We had American food on July 31 at a Buddies USA restaurant (link).  Mrs. Jim had a nice looking hamburger with lettuce, tomato, and mayo.  The rest of us had hot dogs for the U.S. National Hot Day Month's ending. 

I had this chili dog.  It was very similar to an American chili dog with wiener, cheese, chili, and onion.  With it came a salad, French fries ('chips'), and three Burger King style onion rings. Except that the onion was fried in a German style while U.S. onions are raw and chopped.  It was so good that I didn't even put any French's Mustard on until the last few bites.

I took this picture of their home from the garden (back yard U.S. calls it).  Showing the best is the conservatory.  We ate our meals at the table you can see behind the outdoor bench.  It reminded me a lot of my sun room/sleeping porch that was my evening bed room while I was growing up on the farm. 
This is my plate that was our final meal, supper, before we left for home.  Marion had made a meat pie served with steamed broccoli and carrots.  We like the English meat pies.  Shepherd's pie is the most famous and it is made with ground lamb. 

I'll end with this group of pub pictures.  The night before we ate at the Jolly Inn. Shown is the bar which is a test to see if we can be seated before stopping there for a drink order.

We all stopped at the bar.  I had a fish pie made primarily with salmon and other vegetables.  I was also served dish of vegetables as a side and shared with Graham his 'chips' (very delicious French fries).  Mrs. Jim had the special, Marion had a duck leg, and Graham had a steak.

The Jolly Inn Pub front and back.  The pub was along the highway leading into town (or going out) and behind it was a pasture.  It was time for the cows to come home for eating and milking.  If you make this picture larger you might be able to see a couple of the little calves following along.

==> I'm linked with Steve's Burnt Food for this today, go see his cat. 
He and others have a Mr. Linky going there so you can see other cats too.
==> I am also  linked up today with Nancy at A Rural Journal. She conducts her "A Random Five" blog hop there. Click that link to read other "A Random Five" posts or to join in with your own.

==> Click on any picture for a larger size and a better view.
==> Be seeing you (BCNU) after my August Break. 

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Awww Monday (September 2, 2013) [# 02]

On July 25, 2013, Mrs. Jim, KP, and I visited the Science Museum, London, U.K.  (It's free too!)

KP was very impressed with this U.S. Space Exhibition that she saw. They had an excellent U.S. Lunar display which we enjoy every time we visit the museum.  Portions of it are the real thing, other parts are mock-ups for training. 

[click any picture for larger size of what KP saw]

. Lunar Lander, right -- Astronaut work table, middle -- ALSEP Module, right

I worked with the Lunar space items and the Astronauts while I was a Flight Controller and Simulation Controller at NASA. That would be the Rover, the Lunar Module, the Lunar Lander, and the ALSEP (seismographic instrument left on the Moon).

For other posts in this set of three, click on the Science Museum, London, label below.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Awww Monday (September 2, 2013) [# 03]


When we left the Museum of Science KP told us that when she grew up she wanted to be an Astronaut. She has said that before also and showed a lot of interest in the U.S. Space Exhibit in the museum.

I am sure too, that she would like an ice cream cone. But she didn't mention that until we saw this mobile deli. Yes, the fellow also made hot dogs and had sandwiches.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013


That sign reminded Sally of the jolly old days when she used to sell her hair for spending money.

Now she has it rewoven every three weeks.

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