Friday, December 2, 2016

Sammy's Come Fly With Me and Eric's Day Flashback

Before the flashback I have a special post for my dear friend Sammy.
A special day has been made for him by Madi and Easy.




I have taken Sammy to the Mayflower Steps on the Barbican. The steps mark the approximate spot from where the Mayflower left England taking the Pilgrim Fathers to life in the New World.

The Mayflower and the Speedwell originally set sail for the New World from Southampton, but after sailing 300 miles off Lands End there were problems with the Speedwell and they returned to Plymouth. The Speedwell was found to be unseaworthy so the Mayflower sailed alone to Cape Cod.

Plymouth was heavily bombed during the Second World War, but the Barbican area survived with it's medieval streets and narrow alleyways and Elizabethan buildings.

It has been a great honour for me to show my dear forever friend a small part of Plymouth.
Love you always, Sammy.



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This week the flashback comes from December 2010 and is called:

Walking in the Fields.

Eric: These pictures are from just before it got really cold and we were still going out for walks in the fields.

Flynn: It was not long after the Beans came back from their holidays, and we were glad to get out and stretch our legs again.

and to just sit and survey everything.

We checked for introoders.

and mousies.

Flynn: It was good to feel the dirt under my tummy.

Eric: Checking smells and nomming grass, what more can a mancat ask for.

39 comments:

Three Chatty Cats said...

What an awesome place for Sammy to visit!

Cathy Keisha said...

I'll bet Sammy loved visiting with you in Plymouth. I certainly would.

The Island Cats said...

Wow, that was a fun place to fly to with Sammy!

We always love seeing you and Eric playing in your fields, Flynn.

Marty the Manx said...

What a fun place to go with Sammy! Great flashback with Eric too!
Luv you Flynn!
Marty and the Gang

rainbow said...

A wonderful adventure for Sammy and, as always, super photos of you and Eric.
Purrs ... Rainbow

Summer said...

The Mayflower Steps are way more interesting than what I have for Sammy!

Angel and Kirby said...

You and Sammy had a great time teaching us history

Clowie said...

I'm sure Sammy enjoyed visiting such an interesting place.

Mara said...

Perfect place for a cat to visit. Good choice!

Mara, Brom and Miss Oswin from Norway

Bouncing Bertie said...

Sammy is going to travel the length and breadth of the UK today. He will love seeing the Mayflower Steps, for sure. After Plymouth I do believe he is flying to see me in Northern Scotland.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Austin Towers said...

Sammy is really being shown the sights in the UK!! :-) So good to see Eric's flashback too xx

onespoiledcat said...

Oh Flynn what a wonderful thing to get to see in purrrson! The Mayflower Steps were the "launch" for a very important sail from Plymouth. I'm so excited to be here with you too - my dear ginger pal. Thanks for showing me the sights. I'll never forget it. Also, Eric's flashback today makes me wish I had a big green field to play in - I'm sure I will see one soon (!).

Love you forever, Sammy

Mark Muller said...

that was so great to show Sammy this place... I remember he had a mayflower related photo in a teaser once and I bet he loved to see this place...

Mr Puddy said...

Interesting place to show Sammy !
and Angel Eric & Flynn, I love your patrol on green grass =^x^=

Brian said...

That was a most wonderful tour and a great flashback!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Such a wonderful place for Sammy to visit, Flynn!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am sure Sammy loved the spot you chose to have him visit. Very nice flashback. XO

Madi and Mom said...

Flynn what a great and historic place to show Sammy..I know his peeps enjoyed it too. Boy you two ginger gents look like chick magnets...
As always we love the flash back too
Hugs madi and mom

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Wow! I had no idea about the Speedwell ... thank you for teaching me something! I love the pictures of you two on the prowl ... it makes me sad to think that you do them on your own now, Flynn.

Laila and Minchie said...

We actually feel like we are along with you on these flashbacks of you boys walking your beautiful green fields.

The Florida Furkids said...

Super place to visit! We're going to miss our pal Sammy a lot.

The Florida Furkids

The Swiss Cats said...

It's a great place to visit ! Purrs

Jans Funny Farm said...

We enjoy your flashbacks. And thank you for the tour. It's always fun to see someplace new to us.

Colehaus Cats said...

That is a great place to take Sammy for a visit! Thank you for sharing it with us, too. We bet Angel Eric will be happy to see Sammy and they will be best friends forever.

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

What an interestin' place! I bet Sammy really loved seeing it. I'm gonna miss him so very much. At a loss for words. Only tears...

Purrs,
Seville

nylabluesmum said...

Fankss fur showin Unccle Sammy such a grate time Flynn!!!Mee iss so sad about Unccle Sammy an Easy an all thee others frum mee farm mee iss just vizitin bloggiess an checkin inn....
It has been a berry ruf time inn thee bloggie werld hasn't it???
***nose rubsss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx
Pee S: Mee luvss to see fotoss of you with Brofur Eric!!! So kewl....

The Menagerie Mom said...

What a beautiful trip for Sammy, Flynn. And a beautiful flashback as well. I bet Angel Eric is showing Sammy around over at the Rainbow Bridge. Though we always miss them, it's so very comforting to know that such beautiful angels are watching over us.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Great tour! We sure will miss sweet Sammy :(

Caren Gittleman said...

I KNOW that Sammy had to love visiting with you! Your Mum provided so many teasers that got me everytime!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

I bet Sammy would be keen on this tour. And good to stop by. It's been an awful week in many ways so thank goodnes for friends. http://catwisdom101.com/easy-sammys-rainbow-bridge-farewell-tour/

Madi and Mom said...

It tickles me to know my post cards are arriving across the pond. This is my 2nd year doing post cards...you are very welcomed
Hugs madi

Nellie Kowalik said...

What a great place to takes Sammy on his tour!!! Mes would has lved to has been there between my 2 favorite orange man cats!!!
And mes ALWAYS loves to sees yous and Eric walking though the fields!!!
Many Kisses Dear Heart
Your Nellie Bellie

Katie Isabella said...

Oh, how I wish we could have flown with Sammy to such an historic place, Flynn. And seeing the two of you in the fields...makes mommy smile really big!

Marg said...

That looks like such a great place for Sammy to see. And it is always good to see your flashbacks, Eric. Nothing better than looking for mices out in the fields.Have a good week end.

Hairballs and Hissyfits said...

What a great spot! Always good to learn a little history

Dash Kitten said...

Seeing you makes us smile. It's nice to see the walk, and for you to show Sammy Plymouth.

Timmy Tomcat said...

This is a purrfect place of history and fun for Sammy to visit. Thanks Flynn.
We like that getting out in the sun and enjoying the grass and dirt. Hopefully next spring we will have a nice fenced in area we can explore.
Love you Flynn
Timmy, Dad and Family

Kari said...

We always loved going along with you on your inspections of the fields even if it was only via the 'net.
What fun it must have been for you two.
Sounds like Sammy had quite and adventure too! How wonderful is is to show your dear friend your corner of the world.

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Plymouth. Wow, amazing history there! Sammy would surely love that place. And we enjoyed all the green grass in the flashback...ours is all white,covered in snow...OMC.