Saturday, May 16, 2009

Holiday photos and tagged.

Mum asked if she could put some of her holly day photos on our blog. We said well, okay, as long as she put some fev-vers on as well. She said she would do, so here are some photos she took on their Mediterranean cruise.

This first one is of the Monastery high up in the mountains at Montserrat near Barcelona, Spain. Montserrat means serrated mountain because the peak looks as if it has been cut with a knife. (It would have needed to be a big knife!) The original monastery is 1000 years old but there is not much of the original left. It was mostly rebuilt in the 15th and 16th century. Mum thinks that is right. She should write things down at the time before she forgets.

When they stopped at Cartagena in Spain, they went to the Priest's Garden in Elche. There are over 8000 palms and cacti there.

Mum bought some cacti while they were there and has put them on the windowledge.
Flynn: If you have got cacti, DON'T SNIFF THEM!! They stabbed me and left prickles in my nose.

At last! Here are the fev-vers we told mum she had to post. The Beans were sitting on a seat and more and more fev-vers kept arriving to baff and drink furrom the fountain.

They went to Naples in Italy but didn't do much there. They were there last year and went to Herculaneum which is similar to Pompeii so this year they thought they would stay in Naples, but it was Sunday so most shops were shut. They went into the open air market and mum bought a lovely leather handbag. The photo above is of Vesuvius as they were sailing out in the evening.
They went to Ajaccio in Corsica and went up to a village in the mountains and tasted the local wines, cheese, meats and cakes which were very nice. Mum was very surprised to see snow on the mountains.

When they left Corsica, the local Drum Band played them out.
We hope you liked mum's photos. We told her if we get plenty of treats, we may let her put up a few more.

We have been tagged by Luna.
The rules are simple: Tag and link back to the person who tagged you.
List six (un) important things that make you happy.
Tag six bloggers and let them know they're “it”.
We all feel this blogging community to be one of inclusion and friendship.
We decided to do it between us and our
six important things are:

1. Playing with water. I can't help it, I just love to do it.
2. Sleeping on the Beans pillows. I try to sleep on their heads but they make me get off.
3. Rolling in the earth. If you ever get the chance to go outdoors, try it, it's pure bliss.
4. Catching mice. It's great fun but I get bored when they won't play with me.
5. Nip, nip and more nip. Nuff said.
6. Going for walks in the fields. There are lots of mousies there waiting to play with me.
We tag:
Gandalf and Grayson, Zeus, William, Samson and Delilah, The Furry Kids, and The Island Cats.


Cezar and Léia said...

A cruise on the Mediterranean must be so much fun, from the pictures one can tell it!
Would there be any little mouse onboard top play with?
My mommy loved all pictures.
Thanks for the idea about sleeping on the Beans' pillows, I'm gonna give it a try!
Luna (and mommy Léia)

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Such a beautiful trip! Looks very romantic!!

My paws are twitching over all that mousie talk! The fox is still around so I am still under house arrest!

Purrs Goldie

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh nice cruise mum!!! very nice! i went to most of those places too on my med cruise!

smiles, auntie bee

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Your Mum and Dad's vacation looks like it was awesome! Thanks for tagging us. We think it will be easy to come up with 6 things that make us happy!

Fin said...

That vacation looks great, glad Mom looked away!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh those are lovely places to visit.

VampyVictor said...

wow guys! Thankyou for letting your momma post those pictures, they are way pretty.. mommas mouth was open at the monastery.. she loves old buildings.. and she was shivvering at Vesuvious... momma prolly was a scared of the volcano !
Your momma and dadda pick awesome places to visit! :

VampyVictor said...

wow guys! Thankyou for letting your momma post those pictures, they are way pretty.. mommas mouth was open at the monastery.. she loves old buildings.. and she was shivvering at Vesuvious... momma prolly was a scared of the volcano !
Your momma and dadda pick awesome places to visit! :

Tuck said...

It sounds like your mum and dad had a very nice trip! My mom loved looking at all the pretty pictures! It was very nice of you guys to share your blog!

Laila and Minchie said...

What beautiful pictures! And the two of you locked up in your house. Such a shame...

Angel said...

Thank you for the mini vacation! Mom says the only way she will ever see any other country is through other's pictures! She really enjoyed them!

Camie's Kitties said...

Those looked like great pictures. Maybe you should send some to Chey for her Find Chey Friday. It sounds like your beans had a good time.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We wanted to say, Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Wow that looked like your mom and dad had a wonderful time. Montserrat looks way cool! Beautiful pictures!

Milo and Alfie said...

The photos are lovely ~ we're glad you let your Mom put them up. We espushully liked the fevvers but Mom liked the other pics.

Cactus sounds scarey. Wot would happen if you accidentally sat on one???? Eeeek!

Ana said...

Wow, the photos are so great. They get our Mommy say "Ahhh... I need vacation"! :-)

pughy said...

Lovely photo's, looks as though the beans had a lovely time. Mum and dad are looking at a med cruise for late in the year and ask who you went with please.

Hugs GJ x

Poppy Q said...

What nice holiday snaps, my mum is jealous.

That fountain looked great - water and entrees in one place. Perfect.

Zoolatry said...

What beautiful places and so much history.
The cacti are amazing!

Leslie said...

Tell your mum they are really good photos!

Purrs from Tigger and Trixie and Pyewacket at topcatrules.

BooBoo said...

Those are nice pictures and look like interesting places. I never go anywhere, except to the vet -- and that's no fun.

The Island Cats said...

Wow! Your beans had a beautiful vacation! Thanks for sharing those pictures with us!

And thanks for tagging us...we'll take a shot at playing along...there's lots of stuff that makes us happy!!

The Monkeys said...

Wow, great vacation photos!

Thanks for tagging us, we'll post this during the week :)

Abe Lincoln said...

I did enjoy looking at your photos.

Cat with a garden said...

Great holiday! Great meme!

Sweet Praline said...

That looks like a wonderful holiday.

Flynn, I hope you got all of those things out of your nose!

Cliff and Olivia said...

We like your list. Very important stuff. We just wish we'd get to catch some mouse too.

Sunny's Mommy said...

I always love looking at your Mum's holiday photos :-) Thanks for sharing your blog with her.

PS: Eric, here your response #1 is Ollie. #2 is Rascal, though she quickly gets shoo'ed off of my pillow. (I have allergies). And Flynn, every cat here loves the 'nip!