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Hippity Hoppity Onwards To Harrods

 

It’s time for the Hop On /Off bus.  Off they go to hop off at Chinatown and walk up to Covent Garden.

Dad jumped on the bus and went upstairs to the deck on top. Mom looked at the stairs and figured she’d keep the bus driver company.                                                   

They got off at Chinatown and saw a pub that called to them.

They had to go inside and see all the slugs.  Rip off!  There were no slugs but a delicious bottle of Light Pepsi waited for them.

 

Off they went to Covent Garden.  They had to see where James Bowen and Streetcat Bob had been busking the Big Issue magazine.  Since those times James and Streetcat Bob have accomplished a lot.  These two former street guys are financially secure and can buy stuff they never ever thought they could at one time.                                                                               

The next stop for mom and dad was Harrods.                                                             The first stop was the food halls and specifically the different fancy teas.

Mom was in her glory and bought Harrods Tea….Afternoon Blend                                                                       Then it was over to the food halls for a peek at the fancy foods.                                                                           Mom saw a sandwich she just had to have.  It was two pieces of rye bread with butter, a cooked thinly sliced beet, smoked salmon, cut thinly and a few bean sprouts on top.  The sandwich was cut in fours…just the way mom likes.  Mom offered half to dad, who wrinkled up his nose but mom insisted as they should always be open to new ideas.  Dad took a quarter and loved it so much he ate the other quarter.

Mom wanted to buy something from Harrods other than just the tea, so decided to buy some perfume.  It cost more than the ready cash they had.  So dad would have to pull out more loot.  Dad disappeared to stand alone by a wall so he could get at his money belt.  A store security man went over and told him there was none of that in this store.  The security man thought dad was playing with himself….what a hoot!  Dad had to explain what he was trying to do without turning red  with embarrassment. MOL                                                               After purchasing the perfume our travellers went back to the hotel with their treasures.

Mom explained to dad that she needed her furs washed but the sink was as big as her face.  Dad said never fear, he will help.  So dad shampooed and used conditioner on mom’s fur.  Trouble is he didn’t get all the soap and conditioner out…a very difficult task.  So mom happily was walking around with a half pound of shampoo in her fur.  I sound like Shoko don’t I?  Let’s get the drama queen in here to explain the next chore of moms.  Thanks Kali.  Mom told dad she needed a bath also but the bathtub was too deep, she couldn’t step into it.  The bathtub was an old-fashioned tub but with handrails on each side of the tub.  The back didn’t go straight but was more like a slide.  A funny looking tub to mom.  Dad helped mom and she slid down the back of the tub and landed with a plop….kinda hard on the butt she said.  Yet here she was with water and soap. The inside of the tub was indented the shape of her legs and butt.  There was a problem because of these indentations she couldn’t lift her swollen legs  but the water felt so good.  A helping paw from dad and she was out and never wanted back in ever again. MOL

So sorry about the quality of the photo…think mom had too much tea before shooting the picture.   Do you see the grooves?                                                                    Well shampoo head and her mate, Helpful Harry, drifted off to sleep very quickly.

 

Next installment involves a train ride up country.

 

 

                                                                   

 

 

 

Caturday and a Picture Worthy of a Master of The Arts

We have a beautiful picture for Artsy Fartsy Caturday.  Ohl Kali did you want to do an artsy photo?  No way…I spent all day filing and repainting my nails with mom’s help and I want them to set and dry.                                                                                   aagreenrednailsThese colours would be perfect for Christmas.                                                                       caturdayartbannerWell, let’s get back to the purpose of the post.  ME!  For Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty, mom zoomed in on my picture, making me look like a politician….no not a politician, they seem to be getting frowns from most peeps these days.  Shall I be so daring as to say the Statue of Shoko. MOL

aacounter-shokoThen she chose VanGogh out of Lunapics art effects.

aavangoghThis my friends is blue on me.  I think its my colour…it matches my eyes.

Do drop by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty and see your pals posing.  Simply click on the blog hop host and  you’re there.

What do snowmen eat for lunch?
Ice-bergers.  MOL…haha                                                                           sistersinarmswinterHave a great weekend my friends.

 

Shopping Around the World In November

cute-kitten-sitting-shopping-cartThanks to Piglove and Fozziemum for providing us a forum to tell everybody our recipes.  Go Bacon!

We are supposed to be cooking up a Thanksgiving side dish but our Thanksgiving was last month, in October.  Mom and dad won’t appreciate anything to do with a turkey so close to Christmas.  The peeps in the States can hack it.  Well, we’re a little different.

So what are we cooking then Shoko?  Mom says she’s making up fish cakes.  How un-Thanksgiving like.  Well, this dish is for a break after all that  turkey.  Most of her ingredients are from the vegetable garden….but not the salmon Shoko.  Too bad, we could be rich if mom could grow fish out in the garden.

What’s that Elfin John doing?  You want to help us?  We don’t need your help, thank you.  I think we should let him help, Shoko.  He may be turning over a new leaf and who are we to stop his progress.  I don’t believe it Kali and now I feel guilty.  Oh, alright,,,,he can help us.

Here is a picture of the ingredients.

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Here is a picture of the ingredients mom forgot to show in the first photo.

Now that you’re confused we’ll tell you the ingredients:

1 onion, diced…$.030
1/4 cup shredded carrot…..garden…optional
4 average old potatoes…..garden
1/4 cup green pepper…$0.25
1/4 cup red pepper……$0.25
4 drops Worcester sauce…optional…cupboard
celery leaves….2 tbsps..optional
1/2 cup frozen peas
Sockeye salmon…..150 grams (5.3 ounces)… $5.25

Mom sends to St, Jean’s Cannery for her salmon.  Wonderful tasting salmon.  St. Jean’s Cannery is in the city of Nanaimo where Nanaimo Bars were invented.

We are all ready to get underway.                                                             aashokochef

Fry the peppers, onion,potatoes, dill, fall, nip, Kali, electric, cakes and shredded carrot, until they are just soft. Throw them into the mashed potatoes with Worcester sauce.  Add the dill and all other ingredients.  Your mixture is set to be fried.                                                             aaelfinbowlHey you…Elfin!!!  Get away before you fall in.

Good grief, I need a nip smoothie.  This little guy is getting to me.

aanipdrink2Thank you Kali.

Now, lets get out the electric fry pan.  Turn the temperature to high and spray a bit of oil in the bottom of the pan, about a tbsp.  Shape the cakes into round shapes about the size of a hamburger patty. When these rounds are in the frying pan press them flatter with a spatula. Our fry pan  holds 7 medium fish cakes.                                                                 aafishcakes1

These are the cooking fish cakes.  Mom is not great at flipping them over but she’s the boss.                                                                   aacookfc2There you have it friends.  Now for a sip of my nip smoothie.

What are you doing in my smoothie, you oddball!

aaelfindrinkYuck…I don’t want an elfin smoothie!!

May the food I burn, light your path.

SHOKO…..BLACK

KALI…..ORANGE                                                                            sistersinarmsfall

 

 

Artsy, Fartsy Day With Kali

Seems like winter was waiting for us this Friday and snow-covered everything and stayed that way.                                                           aabackyardsnowoctIt’s also time for our artsy photo.  So mom used my picture in pho.to editor once again.  I like it and feel this is how I should be treated instead of just giving me the odd treat….instead get all excited when I’m in the room. MOL                                                                 caturdayartbannerAren’t Athena’s eyes the prettiest green you’ve ever seen.                                                               astarkali

Just fly on over to Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty and observe all the anipals showing off their artsy selves.

KALI…..ORANGE

We  must thank Nellie and her mom Barb for the lovely customized pumpkin.  We are thrilled! 

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Gifts From Across the Sea

The mail lady rang the doorbell….quick run UTB.   Who was the package from Kali? I don’t know ….let me go seeHey, it’s from Easy in France.  Really?  That’s awesome……all the way from France.  C’mon mom, hurry and open it.     Oh look there’s Fozziemum’s picture of a kangaroo on the card.  That’s right Easy won some of Fozziemum’s cards,  Now we have one too.   Flat Shoko will be spending Christmas with Easy and his staff.  Cool!                                                                 Look at the Oktoberfest stuffs.  Woah!  Let me get your picture Kali.  Don’t fidget.

You really suit that hat Kali….you look like a German in your Oktoberfest gear.  Now, let’s see you put more energy into modelling your outfit.                                                                   Better Kali.  At least you’re more awake.

Now for Cow-Kitty:

We had to cheat and pizap his hat on him.  He was very uncooperative.  Doesn’t he look like Harry Potter?  He just needs a pair of glasses.

OK Shoks we’ve all had our pictures done except you.  Your turn.

MOL  Once again you look totally ticked Shoko.  I guess I just look that way Kali.

Dad has a great photo.

Mom doesn’t look so good as a fun loving Oktoberfest person.  She would look much better as a witch with a cauldron.

Notice the pearl necklace she’s wearing.  Sorry but the earrings have Beatrice’s name on them.  Beatrice will be back from her modelling assignment for Christmas.  So we thank you Easy and staff for her.

Mom is looking through the Halloween ornaments for her cauldron. I hear her now…..hahahahahahahahahahahaha

Night all.