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Toffees got the right idea
06-SEP-2009

Toffee's got the right idea

It was one of those Sundays when it was hardly worth getting out of bed. Grey skies gave way to rain, more rain,
and more grey skies.
I had intended going to the Oyster Festival in Carlingford, a pretty little seaside village about ten miles from where I live.
Back in the early '80s, the Oyster Festival was seen as a way of getting visitors to the village which had yet to make a name for itself as a heritage town. The gates of King John's Castle, an impressive Norman ruin, were thrown open for a disco and entertainment centred around drinking rather than food. After a few years, people living in the village found that the festival was more trouble than it was worth, with their sleep being disturbed by late night revellers.
The Oyster Festival has been revived in recent years, with the emphasis on food and fine dining. There would, I thought, be plenty of opportunity to get photographs for the PAD Food challenge at the various stalls selling oysters and fish chowder. But with grey skies and drizzling rain, I didn't fancy getting either myself or my camera wet, that idea was abandoned.
So, I embarked on Plan B and met a good friend for coffee and a chat in my favourite hang-out, the flower market.
We chatted about our boys, about how they are doing at school, and the cutbacks in the health service, before admiring all the beautiful plants and flowers. If the weather picks up later in the week I might go back down and buy some of the tempting plants for winter bedding.

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Nicki Thurgar07-Sep-2009 20:38
I just want to tickle that tummy...! ;o)
Neal Nye07-Sep-2009 11:40
A perfect illustration of how we all feel from time to time!
lou_rozensteins07-Sep-2009 03:34
A beautiful comfortable shot. Very well done!
Valene07-Sep-2009 02:17
Beautiful kitty. The lighting and colors are wonderful! V
pkocinski06-Sep-2009 23:30
How cute! I know well how those constant rainy days get to us. Great image!
laine06-Sep-2009 23:11
I feel like doing that now !!!
routerer06-Sep-2009 22:12
Didn't rain here till 3pm ish so managed a few grey sky type pics.
Toffee is indeed a wise moggy as Keith says, we humans could learn a lot methinks.
Lovely pic and a good read too.
john.
lisamidi06-Sep-2009 21:02
So nicely narrated and illustrated by the photo of your lovely cat.
Máire Uí Mhaicín06-Sep-2009 19:57
Definitely a day for curling up on the couch!
Keith O'Brien06-Sep-2009 19:53
Yep, that's exactly how I felt when I saw the rain here too! Toffee's a wise moggy!
Phillip Normanton06-Sep-2009 19:51
Ah, doing what cats do best :o))
LynnH06-Sep-2009 19:44
Toffee says "Mom, get the camera out of my face! I'm trying to sleep." Beautiful cat and nice, sweet photo. Sorry you've had such a rainy summer. Hope you get to go back out this week.
Johnny JAG06-Sep-2009 19:36
He looks really comfortable.
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