Warsaw Poland πŸ‡΅πŸ‡±

Day off in somewhere new so managed to do a bit exploring before going to see Hollywood vampires in concert

H15 Boutique hotel

Old town

Powazki cemetery

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Tallinn Estonia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ

First time here and it’s a quite nice place

Of course it’s half way through their flower 🌷 festival so hell for us hay fever sufferers

Venue is a ruin of a monastery from 1417 not what I expected at all but they sounded great with the acoustics

Flight home tomorrow for 2 days then onto Sweden πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ where I get to catch up with a fellow Brit and great friend of mine at Sweden rock festival

These were taken at Helsinki on the layover

And this is the view from the rooftop bar at the hotel in Tallinn

6 months without Roo πŸ±

Come 30th May it’ll be 6 months since we lost our Roo aka monkey

Some days are easier than others people say oh she was just a cat but when she goes to bed perfectly ok and you expect to see her the following morning but she’s crossed rainbow bridge you don’t just accept it

What did I miss ? Was she trying to tell me something ??

I’ll never replace you Roo !

Up date on the just giving appeal

So we managed to smash the target in less than a week raising Β£104 instead of Β£70 that we hoped for

As it takes 6 working days for them to process the money and get it to my bank account I thought I’d order one to see what they were like and that arrived yesterday

Really pleased with it after spending the morning putting it together which was so easy

Will order the pink and white one next week as as the weather is getting worse with the bloody snow not many deliveries are arriving on time.

Goodbye Roo , fly free over Rainbow Bridge

Today has been a very sad day for all the family , our beautiful ginger tabby Roo (aka Roo Boogaloo / Cheeky Monkey) crossed Rainbow Bridge during the early hours of the morning.

She was nearly 8 and we wish we knew what had happened , she was fine yesterday , went to bed as normal and passed away in her sleep .

She had been with us 5 years since turning up as a stray in the garden that nobody knew where she came from, we called her Pumpkin originally, that got changed to Ruby before finally sticking with Roo.

Roo was a very independent cat, if she didn’t want to come in after playing she wouldn’t – in the summer it was hell to get her in we literally had to leave the door open and hide behind it when she sneaked it to get it shut lol

Where I live is a cul de sac and next to a park , I hated her going up there as dogs get walked and could easily have chased her onto the main road

She loved chasing the squirrels and times I had to take mice off her before she decided to see “if it’s batteries needed changing” , she was a cheeky monkey, but loved posing with her “pumpkin” hat on.Β  She adored her “licky lix”, encore dinners , even discovered her love for smoked salmon over this Christmas when she kept stealing it from my best friend’s sandwich when he was staying with us for the holidays .

She has now been buried , with her favourite blankets and best toy “brown bear” that she took everywhere in the house , even though she managed to pull one of his arms off palying too roughlyΒ  her grave is near Hatty in the garden who died in 2010 , we’ve planted a mini rose and daffodils , when the weather improves we’ll add more spring bulbs and wildflower seeds , and have ordered a slate memorial marker for her final resting place .

Sleep tight beautiful girl , life won’t be the same without you , the others miss you already , but I know over Rainbow Bridge you’ll be reunited with your friends Smudgie, Emily, Sock, Darcy, Olly, Louie, Tibs, Harley, as well as the brothers and sisters you never knew Harry, Catty, Hatty, Poppy, Theo, and Daisy.

With all the photos we have of you you will never be forgotten and nobody can ever replace you

We love you Monkey xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Melbourne to Sydney

So that’s another city done with ! Still can’t understand why management never booked dates in Adelaide but it’s down to the good old footfall excuse

Off to Sydney later and then 2 1/2 days off before heading to Brisbane !!

Oh and of course a trip overseas wouldn’t be right without testing the local food – cat food that is so this is all coming back to the UK with me

Elli’s 13th birthday πŸŽ‰

When it comes to spoiled cats Elli is the queen of them not just by us but by her kitty friends who send her presents

Though saying that I have spent more time playing with the bubbles that she had than she had they're not like normal catnip bubbles these don't pop for hours !!!!
She even got cake 🎂