Category: The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post #83

The Sunday Post #83

Greetings you guys! It’s finally holidays for my Mommy. Just a short break, but it’s still ever so welcome. I do hope that we can spend a huge chunk of the following two weeks reading and spending some time on the blog. How have you all been doing? The past two weeks was a bit of crazy and surreal time, don’t you think? Who else were glued to their TV screens on Monday watching the late Queen Elizabeth’s funeral? Even the little mutt was watching with us and she was quite good, except when the trumpets blew. Genetic memory or what? We’ve been experiencing stage 5 and 6 load shedding here in South Africa and it’s very frustrating to be without electricity for 6 hours a day. But you know what, let’s chat about Load Shedding on Wednesday’s Wondrous Words Wednesday post. Remember you are welcome to join in on this fun monthly meme. You can find all info needed in the highlighted link, or by clicking on the Wondrous Words graphic on the sidebar. But let’s talk books! Adding to the Litter We need to start stacking up for Fraterfest that’s just around the corner. Think The House on the Lake is going […]

Posted September 25, 2022
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The Sunday Post #82

The Sunday Post #82

Greetings you guys. I guess there’s no use in asking how everyone is doing. The past three days felt like a lifetime all in itself. My Mommy loved the Queen of England and you can easily find her on Royal Watch. She does like kings and queens and princes and princesses of which I am a living example. Although the late Queen had a profound love for dogs and the mutt expressed her concern for the poor dogs that are left behind, I’d like to believe that She did have at least a fondness for cats as well. Perhaps the new Queen Consort might bring a feline into the Royal Palace. She does look like a person who would like cats. We always love the books being discussed on the Queen Consort’s Instagram Page The Royal Reading Room. We really do wish the family peace and love in this time of grief. May the Queen rest in Peace and long life the King! Anything else happening is completely irrelevant, so let’s rather talk books. Adding to the Litter My Mommy had Book Club on Monday night. Gosh, it feels like a lifetime ago.  She’s still busy with The Island of Missing […]

Posted September 11, 2022
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The Sunday Post #81

The Sunday Post #81

Greetings you guys, how are you? We didn’t have the best of weeks and my Mommy is actually sick with the flue or something so got from the dog in bed while we are typing here. And that’s not even the worst of our week. Let’s not get into it in too much detail and just say that people really can sometimes do the stupidest things. Oh and there’s a reason why the president of School Governing Bodies are always depicted as assholes in movies and TV shows – they usually are. Mommy says that every now and then, she can get so disappointed in her own race and the empires and dogmas humans so love to belong to. Luckily she has all of us to comfort her in sickness and disappointments. Oh and trees, trees are another thing that makes her happy at the moment. Have you read this gem? A rich, magical new book on belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature and renewal, from the Booker shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World. Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. […]

Posted August 28, 2022
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The Sunday Post #80

The Sunday Post #80

Greetings you guys! It’s the third weekend in a row with dreadfully cold weather. Wind and rain also seem to take up weekend residence in our little town. We don’t mind the rain, we desperately need it. But the wind and cold is too much for my sensitive constitution. We are all well and the little mutt still appears to be growing like one of Jack’s magic beans. She is very inquisitive and playful. She does keep the humans on their toes and the rest of the household’s tails in a knot. I am worried that she is trying to hack a space on my beautiful blog. I have my spies out you know and here she was caught red-handed by Lea trying to hack our post. Can you believe that? And then Mommy turns around and says that maybe we should give her some blogging time. Daddy cam up with Agent Anna Snout Investigates and suggests we let her do all the mystery books Mommy loves so much. I need to think about this. Long and hard. Nothing much else is new in our world, school is busy and finally at a good rhythm after the past 2+ years. Mommy is […]

Posted August 21, 2022
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The Sunday Post #79

The Sunday Post #79

Greetings guys! It’s a dreadfully cold, windy and rainy day here in our beautiful little coastal town (weather update – check). Our week was crazy busy and “gat oor kop” (that means head over tails in Afrikaans). The little mutt is still alive and growing like a gremlin. I kid you not (update on the family – check). Of course in order for her to put all the stress of the past week behind her, my Mommy went for some retail therapy. The mutt needed a couple of things and the Pet Shop does happen to be two doors down from the Book Shop. The joys of having a good Book Shop and a shop assistant who knows what you like…. You are not mistaken that none of the Pet Shop goodies are cat friendly. So I just photoshopped myself in the picture (stacking the shelves – check) We did try to be on the blog as much as possible. Once again, so sorry for our terrible lack in bunny skills. But here’s our posts if you’ve missed it: We went on a world tour (oh how we wish) with The Seven Sisters – Top Ten Tuesday The Seven Sisters […]

Posted August 7, 2022
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The Sunday Post #78

The Sunday Post #78

Greetings you guys! Tomorrow is the 1st of August… How the heck did we get here? Where did July go? Arrival of the new puppy was planned beginning of June, puppy arrived the 15th of July and poof – it’s end of the month. What did I miss? I guess I’m old news to you guys now as well and you all want to know how the new terror is doing? She’s doing just fine. Growing like a vampire child and terrorizing the whole household. The only major problem is what to call her. Mommy wanted to call her Agatha (Aggie). Yes, for Agatha Christie. Daddy liked Anna more. But now he says she’s not quite an Anna. The grandparents call her Paddy, because she resembles Paddington Bear. I think I’m just going to call her Marmalade. She looks like a Marmalade to me. I don’t like Marmalade very much. Which one of these names would you call her? The rest of life has been good. Mommy is busy at school but what bliss to be done with all the renovations. We are almost getting a rhythm for the year. Halfway to Christmas or not…. I see a few of […]

Posted July 31, 2022
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The Sunday Post #77

The Sunday Post #77

Greetings. Oh what horror I had to endure over the passed 48 hours. I have no idea whatsoever how I’m ever going to survive this. I keep on scratching myself to see if I’m awake and this isn’t just my worst nightmare. Just look at this little horrible creature Mommy and Daddy brought home on Friday afternoon… Good grief. You would have thought after they had me, the bar was set at the acceptable standard of beauty. This thing is horrendous. And njapping. And definitely not a cat. Worst part of all – naming it Anna and hoping it will make me go all warm and fuzzy with acceptance. Of course I have my tail in a knot and ignore my Mommy completely. That will be the status quo until she gets rid of the little mutt.  And if she doesn’t, I will have to take matters into my own hands. Luckily my Mommy goes back to school this week, so it will provide me with ample time to make a plan. I just hope she doesn’t plan on taking the little mongrel to school with her. What horrors did you have to face this week? Adding to the litter […]

Posted July 17, 2022
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The Sunday Post #76

The Sunday Post #76

Greetings you guys! Guess where we are sitting right now typing this post? YES!! In my Mommy’s Library! Daddy just brought the computer down and set up the printer and everything. Gosh, Heaven truly must be some sort of a library. Just about all the renovations are done now, but the pavers are a bit of a disaster and will need to be redone. Completely. *sigh* Luckily that is outside. Me and Mommy worked very hard the last two weeks. Unpacking boxes with an adorable white cat who is ever so eager to lend a hand, was apparently no easy task. My Mommy still has one more week of holidays and I really, really do hope she plans on just reading and relaxing a bit. Please…. What have you been up to? Adding to the Litter The History Quill Book Club is one of my Mommy’s favorite book discovery sites and she has never been disappointed in any of her review copies from them. As the name suggests, they primarily deal with historical fiction. They decided to try a few different genres as well and seeing that we’ve had a lucky streak with fantasy recently, we are willing to give Between […]

Posted July 10, 2022
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The Sunday Post #75

The Sunday Post #75

Greetings you guys! How have you all been doing? I am happy to report that we’ve had a bit of rainfall in our region. Our water supply dam is still only at 13%, but we continue to be hopeful for more rains to fall. It’s dreadfully cold here and I have to let you guys know just how wonderful my Mommy and Daddy is. My Daddy sees I’m a real little sh*t and spoiled rotten, but I think it’s important to know what you want in this life and stick to it. I don’t like to sleep under the bedcovers. Or in a basket. I want to sleep on Mommy and Daddy’s bed with just a light blanky over me. My own blanky please. Nothing else is acceptable. Therefore, Mommy and Daddy climbs into bed every night with my pink blanky close at hand. Wherever I move on the bed during the night, they will then tuck me in with my blanky. Aren’t they just wonderful?! Most of the renovations are done and now the fun parts start. Decorating, unpacking, throwing stuff away… Quite a few DIY projects are happening here as well and my Mommy is going through a box of […]

Posted June 26, 2022
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The Sunday Post #74

The Sunday Post #74

Greetings you guys! Another week just flew by and here we are again at Sunday wondering where the heck the week has gone. How are you guys doing? We are good! I’d say we are about 97% done with the renovations. There are still a few things that need to be done. The big clean up is starting this week and I can see that it’s going to be a bit of a challenge. We are starting with water shedding tomorrow. Between the hours of 10:00 – 16:00, we will have not water. Monday to Friday. Our dam levels are at critical levels and we need rain desperately. Let’s not go into the politics and rather just pray for deliverance. And rain. Faith like potatoes and this little guy. Adding to the Litter If only the rains want to fall as much as the books fell from the sky this week. I am not going to make a graphic now, but we promise to give a fully updated post on all the new books for Book Club. It will be my Mommy’s turn to host in July, so she went and bought the books she thinks they would like to […]

Posted June 12, 2022
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