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Thursday, 1 November 2007

The moment we have all been waiting for




Alice arrived this afternoon after Nat was home from school which worked out well . ( the friends came round later after she was all settled in ) . Kitty relinquished the cushion and disappeared upstairs . Pearl , our oldest and bravest Birman has been in to inspect Alice , walking along her full length as if she couldnt quite believe any creature on four legs could be quite that long . Jess has now also been for a peep , but Toby and Kitty are staying behind the baby gate , installed this afternoon at the top of the stairs by D to ensure that the cats have a bolt hole if they wish to keep their distance initially .
D is fretting a little that the cats may starve ( despite all evidence to the contrary , see Kitty's midriff) and has taken them supplies upstairs ( he's kind like that ) .
She is a lovely dog . Settled in very well as predicted , is fast asleep having had a walk with Wendy before she dropped her off then another to the sea with me ( she seemed a bit scared of the dark and pressed up against me whenever we stopped to cross the road) .

Pearl wondering...


..whether strictly speaking we need a Greyhound ....
Pearl this morning , before Alice's arrival .

I love his expression


Another sand sculpture from Cala n Porter .
By the time we left the wind was strong and the sculptures were gone , perhaps all part of the end of season events . Our last day the resort was a ghost town . Fascinating to see how things close and come to an end .....

Sand Sculpture



Amazed to find lots of sand sculptures at the beach on our first day there , some of them rather worn in places but this added to their mystique .

Four jars of olives ...


.. Or was it five ? Either way Ive developed a nice little obsession for green olives whilst away . Its great to be back , sitting here this morning watching the cats acclimatise themselves to our return and Auntie Laura s departure .

Menorca was great , though the weather wasnt . Two previous late October holidays of brilliant sunshine had led me to believe it would always be like that , but no matter . There were two great days when it was bikini weather( I'm not speaking literally here ) and the rest of the time the clouds and lower temperatures meant we could hire a car and see the island and gave me an excuse to buy some warmer clothes in the capital Mahon . Despite having trouble squeezing into my summer stuff , it was all I had with me ... just never occurred to me that it wouldnt be red hot the whole time .

I'm having trouble writing just now ... not sure what I've done apart from travelling and eating a creme caramel ( eggs maybe ) but I've got migraine again so I' d better get off here .reason I . I ll be back later to try again . For the moment , Thursday not being an official work day and only one cat call later in the day , I'm going back to bed for a while to see if I can shift the headache .

Alice ( the Greyhound formerly known as Dog ) , is coming to live with us , this afternoon !

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