Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
Wishing you all the best of everything – just as long as it’s just that little bit less good than whatever I get 😀
The expression on that dog’s face! He seems to be saying, “It’s come to this. .. “. :). All the very best to all of you, too!
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That dog has been living with Pink for too long… It’s the “You’re wearing that… burgandy… really?… Oh no, you look… … ….You’re really wearing that?” look.
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HA! That is is indeed precisely what he´s saying !!! 😀
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Merry Xmas to you, too, Pink. Have a great one.
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Best xmas message I have ever read. Hosed myself laughing. À vous aussi, Monsieur Pink.
I decided to be honest this time 😀
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That must have been like sucking lemons! But good for you for at least showing just how shallow, insincere and unscrupulous you truly are.
I am sure Santa will appreciate your honesty, and we love you all the more for it!
Morgan does not look impressed, Rudy looks very happy, & Bessie probably has the right idea! Thank you for all your interesting blog posts this year (even for the ones which were a bit too complicated for my muddled mind to fully understand/absorb).xx
Well, *thank you* for the patience! Much of the time what I say is too muddled for even the me to make sense of! 😀
I wish for the heads of my enemies on a stake.
Oh, and a puppy.
One steak for various heads? That seems unnecessarily economic.
Not expense as much as space, what with the battle axes and animal hides, etc. Small apartment solution. You can get decent head stakes at Ikea.
Our Christmas will fit your criteria…so I am happy to accept your best wishes. I bet Bessie is somewhere congratulating herself on escaping the camera….
Are you kidding? You’re in the warmth, while I’m freezing. You’re losing points as I see that globe with temperatures spinning on the news…
Warmth is one thing….food is another. How can I make kedgreee without smoked haddock….no blasted kippers because we finished the last lot I brought over in my suitcase in September… the blue cheese from Spain will be gone in days…
Costa Rica should have stuck to its German and Italian immigrants…the ruddy Americans have no idea of food and the supermarkets are full of the stuff they buy…cake mixes, foir goodness’ sake…rubbish made with corn syrup…Hershey bars….
Helen, I am laughing at your reply to Mr. M. My husband and I were away (Hawaii first, then Australia) from October – December and one of his complaints is that he can’t get the food he likes. The first thing he did when he got back home to Nova Scotia was cook up a big feed of salt cod and potatoes!! (which were turned into fishcakes the next day) 🙂
Most of the time I am fine about the food here…especially the beef after suffering what the French laughingly call beef for twenty years…but at Christmas I would like familiar things!
I can get salt cod here, in Lent…but thin, miserable scraps which Norway should be ashamed to be exporting.
Believe it or not, we have a fish peddler who brings it right to the door, so we often have fresh haddock, smoked or salt cod, and I see hubby has picked up two bags of smoked herring . . . I think he’d rather have any of the above over lobster.
Happy Holidays and may your taste buds be tantalized. 🙂
Herring! I am now going to lie down in a darkened room.
Happy holidays, Pink. There might still be a vacancy in Kenya for president
Excellent, one never knows when one will be stripped of a passport and kicked out of a country for attempting to declare one’s home an independent republic 🙂
Hahahahaha, brilliant photo, I needed a laugh and I have got more than one. Morgan looks like he was going to make you pay big-time for this. A century of dark indignation in his eyes.
Jingle your bells wildly dearie X
– Esme Cloud waving a white hankie with holly embroidered upon it
Do you have any idea of the size of the queue of people wanting me to “pay big-time” for various things? 😀
And they’d all happily shit in your shoes like Morgan too I’ve heard.
– Esme Cloud imagining his face if this actually happened and laughing
My cats piss on my towel to make whatever point it is they want to make. The dogs are remarkably well behaved. I think they try to balance things out 🙂
*finds this hilarious* Cats are definitely more likely to be creative in their communication; I knew someone who’s feline would wait until he slept, then grab his underarm hair with its teeth at the first opportunity and pull hard enough to make the poor sod howl in pain with a rude awakening when it was annoyed with him. I’ll stick with dogs. One peanut butter and sweet potato treat later and dogs are your best friend again. Cats have small, worn black books hidden with every slight ever perceived written within, waiting for a glorious day or retribution. *nods*
– Esme C – definitely not using the bathroom at John’s house
Have you seen this, it’s brilliant. This is the work of a Deventer scribe, writing around 1420. Through the night in question, a cat had pissed on his opened work. Infuriated at the ruined page, he wrote:
“Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”
[Here is nothing missing, but a cat urinated on this during a certain night. Cursed be the pesty cat that urinated over this book during the night in Deventer and because of it many others [other cats] too. And beware well not to leave open books at night where cats can come.]
‘and because of it many others too’ – Hahahahaha. Fantastic find John and excellent advice about ones books.
– Esme Cloud – the eternal closed book
Thanks. Looks like they’re waiting for a turn to tell on you. Better keep them from the keyboard! Happy Holidays to you as well
Merry Xmas Pink!
To you too, and all of the accompanying sea-life in your care! 😀
Ha ha – Just added some fish into my 6 gallon re-aquascaped aquarium.
Where are their ugly Christmas sweaters? Oh and happy holidays to all of you.
Morgan filed a restraining order. I’m not allowed in any shop that sells any sort of dog attire!
Terrific Xmas card! Have a Merry Christmas (I can say that again thanks to Trump!).
After seeing some views of your house, it is a lock that you are getting better than I. Even so, Sir Pink, I wish you the best of everything in 2018! Just as I think that those who enjoy and are good at parenting should have all of the children, those who appreciate that which is beautiful, should have the most beautiful things … they can afford. ;o)
Morgan looks resigned and slightly exasperated. Rudy the T looks remarkably innocent I must say.
Did the caviar, smoked salmon and prawns not affect his cast iron constitution?
The bowl of lobster meat theft incident was last year, and I must say, it was Morgan, not Rudy. Rudy can’t reach the counter.
You need to drop the quality of your delicious offerings. Or buy twee little covers for everything. On second thoughts…. Don’t.
Obvious star of the pic is Morgan with his, “Oh reallllly,” look on his face, ha-ha-ha.
Wishing you and Mike & the dogs only the best now, and in 2018.
Ditto! To, hopefully, the need for less activism in 2018 🙂
Those holidays are a funny business. The holiday was about celebrating the solstice long ago and was later hijacked by the Church, although nothing suggests that Christ was born in December. The tree comes from some ancient pagan traditions. It’s supposed to be about Christ (I don’t know if it ever was). But then Santa came into play and brought the consumerism frenzy. Christmas these days is more about Santa, deer, elves, snowmen, candy canes, etc. The Nativity scenes are rarely seen anywhere. And now we have a bunch of atheists wishing each other Merry Christmas. I am thoroughly confused. Most holidays have a specific cause for celebration – independence, remembering fallen heroes. But what exactly are we celebrating here? I guess, the answer is “nothing in particular. Who cares? We are just celebrating.” Fair enough.
Merry Christmas to everyone!
If there’s wine involved, does it matter? 😉
I’ve used that line often; it rarely works with police officers 😀
Especially if your interaction with the police officer is while pulled over at the side of the road for a driving offence.
I celebrate holidays, literally: an extended period of leisure and recreation 😀 and at the end of the year that also means the wrapping up of the work year. I do my books (financial), I celebrate if there’s a bit extra money left over. I also eat and drink more than usual. Merry Christmas!!!!
-giggles- This gave me my first belly laugh of the day. Thank you, Pinky… aka Edoard…I shall attempt to keep my festivities suitably modest. :p
Merry Christmas to you and Mike, and the ‘kids’. Lots of Luv from the Flory clan Downunder. XXX
Not just festivities! I expect everyone to have the decency to not do (or have) anything at all better than me in 2018!!!
Oh now that’s going too far! I reserve the right to make and eat my Chocolate Mousse cake no matter what! So there. :p
There’s a saying that people look like their dogs. Capturing snobbery in the eyes of a canine? Truly a masterpiece!
He he..he he he!
But can it be called snobbery if he actually is better than other dogs? 😀
I LOVE these little beasts. Oh, you too! 😜 Have a happy one! 😘
Best of the season to you all!
Best wishes to you too!!
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