When we got home from Maalie's extravaganza in Spain, Jack, Miki and Allan were fast asleep after arriving from Japan about twelve hours before we got back. They are here for four weeks, but two days before they leave to go, Peter and Lorenzo are off to have an adventure!
We are flying out to the Azores and meeting up with Roger, one of Peter's friends who has been sailing his yacht from the Caribbean back to Britain. The people who are crewing for him on this first leg of the journey are travelling back to Britain so Peter and I will crew for the second leg back to North Wales. There is talk of going via the Scilly Islands and Southern Ireland. I thought I had better get a new posting out before we leave.
It's been wonderful having all the family together. Wren came up, Fairtrader came up and the Musician came up! This weekend TCA and Tortoiseshell are coming up.
Allan trying to eat the table while Miki watches nonchalantly.
Wren with her little nephew.
Musician with Allan and teaching him to play the guitar.
Fairtrader cuddling Allan.
Lorenzo, Allan and Scaredy asleep together.
Scaredy is getting a bit sick of all these photos of Allan. I have been requested to show a few photos of him, especially for Plumpy.
This is a picture of Scaredy's very fine tail. I just caught him disappearing through the curtains of the airing cupboard. Unfortunately he forgot to pull his tail in after himself.
Various pictures of Scaredy posing. Underneath all that fluffiness there is actually very little cat. Not like you Plumpy.
During their stay, Jack, Miki and Allan travelled with Fairtrader to stay with Maalie in Cumbria. I had a text message from Maalie during their first night there which simply said: 'they are all drunk and being runcible'. I know for a fact that Allan and Miki weren't drunk! One day they all went out and Maalie's hat blew off into the Lake. Jack being a perfect gentleman immediately rolled his jeans up and waded out in the bitterly cold water to retrieve it. Maalie actually started throwing stones into the water using Jack as target practice! Hat safely gathered in, but unfortunately Jack's jeans fell down so he had to spend the rest of the day with wet legs.
Before and after the hat incident. Miki trying to dry Jack's legs.
That evening Maalie made his usual meaty meal but as Fairtrader is a vegetarian, he kindly bought her a packet of the dreaded tofu! Before he would touch the stuff he covered himself with his fishing waterproofs, hat, goggles and tongs.
Maalie and Fairtrader dueling over a packet of tofu.
Some more random pictures of the visit:
Peter nursing his step-grandson.
Allan and Jack playing commandoes in the undergrowth.
Miki and Allan.
And finally a picture of the ginger, fluffy, skinny one.