The return of Fu Fu the cat

We have a lovely, timid  neighbourhood cat whose name we do not know. We call him Fu Fu because of his panda-like appearance.  Think Wang Wang, Shi Shi or  Yang Yang.   Fu Fu comes to our garden to see our cats most days.  But for the last three or four weeks we had not…

The pleasures of home

Today is my last day off before going back to work. I have been off since the 3rd of September, with most of my time off spent in Italy. Travelling is great, there is no doubt about that in my mind. Here’s a favourite quote of mine: Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness,…

Cold Adelaide nights

The boys know where to go to keep warm on the coldest night of the year. That little 1930s gas heater can sure churn it out.

My boys: Andrew with Speedy and Jose

My boys, Andrew with Speedy and Jose Originally uploaded by lou_roo This photo was taken one winter afternoon in 2009. The sun streams into our bedroom on winter afternoons and all my men love an afternoon nap on the weekend. This is also a great place to park with the Weekend Australian newspaper or a…

Beauty is everywhere

Life is full of beautiful moments and sights. Sometimes you just need to look in your own back yard. The Adelaide summer has brought out the best in this Bougainvillea plant in our garden.  It starts out slightly coppery and then goes  hot pink.  I am overwhelmed by its capacity to bloom about 9 months…

And now for some photos

I usually write here but would like to introduce some photos from our daily life.  Well, when you have a cat or two, they really do rule the house.  Speedy and Jose Gonzalez are two amazing brothers who came into our lives via the local vet who had rescued them.  After nearly a year with…

The year that was – 2009

Well, 2009 went off without too many personal dramas.  I was fortunate  enough to go with Andrew to South America for 5 and a half weeks. From Late march till the end of May.  We were blessed with great weather everywhere we went which made trekking around very comfortable. I reunited with a travel companion…