Category: The Sunday Salon

The Sunday Post #35

Greetings you guys! Just a really quick post from our side to see how you are doing! My Mommy says the passed week felt like at least a year, but it’s good to be back at school and she stands amazed at just how resilient children can really be. It’s the second term of school for us and if you walk into school, it’s as if nothing ever happened. Yes, the kids still wear masks and social distancing is still adhered to, but otherwise, the kids are just as naughty and busy and happy and playful as ever before. This makes my Mommy’s heart very happy. And tired. But in a good, content, cuddle-with-me way.  My Mommy had Book Club on Monday night and she only took one English Book and two Afrikaans books. The English book is really good and she is almost done with it. Have you read this one? Scratching the Blog Pole Through all the organized chaos this week, we’ve managed 4 posts: Ten Book Titles that sound like Crayola Crayon Colors Wondrous Words Wednesday – Regal Book Review – The Curious Case of Florence Winters Classics Club Spin #26 The Spin landed on Number 11 […]

Posted April 18, 2021

The Sunday Post #34

 Greetings all you wonderful humans! My Mommy’s holiday is coming to an end today and tomorrow she will be back at school. Can’t believe 3 weeks went by so fast. She had all these plans at home and for the blog and in the end: Yes, I know, I know. I think maybe she spends too much time with me and she is slowly turning into a cat. Sleep al day, demand to be fed, only cuddle when she feels like it, don’t see anything through or stick to the rules, but still manages to be adorable and highly likeable.  We are not going to stick to the normal template for The Sunday Post today. We need to do an update on our various reading challenges for this year and if we don’t do it today, it might not happen until Christmas.  According to Goodreads, we are at least on track with our 2021 Reading Challenges. Let’s see what the progress is with the different challenges: Africa 1. Egypt – The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult 2. South Africa (Province – Free State. Town – Senekal) – Kanaän deur Sophia Kapp 3. South Africa (Province – Free State) – Droomvanger deur […]

Posted April 11, 2021

The Sunday Post #33

Greetings all you wonderful Humans! How have you been? I take it most of you in the Northern Hemisphere are starting to see the first buds of spring, while those of us in the Southern Hemisphere are starting to feel the sting of the autumn wind. Such is life I guess.  At least my Mommy is finally on holidays and we had a wonderful week of doing nothing. There is not a single thing of significance I can tell you about this week. Oh wait! There is 1 thing. After struggling with a sore hip and back and all other 40+ ailments, my Mommy’s physiotherapist suggested that she rather join a full ballet class again and not only the barre class. She started with that on Wednesday and although she was walking like a frog for 2 days, she appeared quite pleased.  No new books were acquired this week. In fact, we are all of a suddenly once again overwhelmed with the amount of books that are lying in ambush on our shelf and the Kindle. It’s a fierce and dangerous army, I tell you. Scratching the Blog Pole We didn’t write a Sunday Post last week as my Mommy […]

Posted March 28, 2021

The Sunday Post #32

Greetings Humans! Just a quick note to say that we haven’t drifted into outer space or descended into to darkest depths of the earth. Yes, I know we had just about no online presence this past week and I can just imagine how horrible that must have been for you. We haven’t even answered so many of our comments from two weeks passed… Will get to it today! School is crazily busy and my Mommy’s one teacher is still off with a back injury. Luckily, we are quickly approaching end of term and this upcoming week will already be a bit better. As from next weekend, she is all mine, all yours and all new building project coming up. I should still consult with King Solomon on how we are going to divide her, but I’m quite sure we will all get an equal share. Just to provide you with some comfort, here’s a lovely collage of yours truly taken over the passed couple of weeks.  And just like that you feel better already. Right?  We’ve received one request for review this week and my Mommy still thinks it’s wonderful if she gets a message through the contact form on […]

Posted March 14, 2021

The Sunday Post #31

Greetings you all! So sorry that we missed you last week. The days whirl away in a blast of sunshine and 25 hour days. But still not enough hours to get to the blog as much as we would like to. I think I’m going to ask Daddy to trade my Nibbles for Bar One chocolates. That one extra hour a day might help my Mommy to read and blog a bit more. If you don’t know what a Bar One chocolate is, it’s the South African version of a Mars Bar. Just better.  Anyhows – what have you been up to? What books are new on your shelf? We have quite a few to share with you! Adding to the Litter I’m starting to pick up the trend here with my Mommy. When she is stressed out, or over-worked, her comfort drug is books. Let’s rather not complain about it at all. It could have been way worse.  For Review                  The Disappearance of Emily by Elizabeth Pantley – From the lovely author herself The Ice Swan by J’Nell Ciesielski – Netgalley The Journey (Death Island #1) by Kelsey Ketch – Lola’s Blog Tours Bookbub & Daily Deals    […]

Posted March 7, 2021

The Sunday Post #30

Greetings you all! How are you? Did you have a good week? I’ve decided to just accept my fate of being a poor, abandoned kitty for most of my weeks. Life is not going to change much for my Mommy at this stage. School is busy and her days are long. I do try my best to make sure she doesn’t forget completely about me by catching and releasing the odd grasshopper in the house, or chasing imaginary mice around the bedroom @ 03:00 in the morning. Oh and losing my collar. That was the most fun.  The world outside our window shows lovely summer weather with a couple of rain showers, but not enough to ease the ongoing drought. Hence all the grasshoppers. Did I mention that my Mommy hates grasshoppers? The Covid numbers are just about 0 in our little town for over a week now, but there’s already talk of the 3rd Wave that will hit Africa if we can’t get a workable vaccine soon. As you know, all the AstroZeneca vaccines that arrived on our shores, had to be send back as it was completely useless against the strain that spread through Africa. Let’s hold thumbs […]

Posted February 21, 2021

The Sunday Post #29

Happy Valentine’s Day! I do hope you are all feeling loved today and spreading that love all around you. Even if it’s only on your cat. There are many hugs and kisses in our house today and I know that I should know how lucky and fortunate I am. I do know it and a small part of me, okay a huge chunk – feels I deserve it. It’s not my fault the Good Lord above decided to make me as cute and adorable as a little angel.  How have you all been doing? Yes, I can imagine how dreadful it must be missing us so much. Over the past 2 weeks, we’ve only managed 3 posts. Even more dreadful, I know. We are doing quite good. My Mommy’s hip is much better, but she is turning into one of those irritating Verimark advertisements – But wait! There’s more! After going for her annual medical check-up, she know also sports high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The blood pressure needs to be monitored, but the cholesterol needs a little pill every night.  Mommy and Daddy took a weekend breakaway last week and we were left home alone with our lovely […]

Posted February 14, 2021

The Sunday Post #28

 Greetings all you lovely humans! How was your week? I can’t really tell you much as it felt as if I’ve hardly seen my Mommy at all. Strangest thing of all is that is actually suppose to be a big thing. Mommy was very busy at school and had lots of new enrolments. I would have preferred her rolling in at home though. And then karma kicked in. As she always does.  Women of a certain age, not quite Jane Fonda old and not quite capable of the Jane Fonda moves she pulled when she was young – are bound to hurt something by trying to pull those Jane Fonda moves. Instead of pulling the moves, my Mommy pulled a muscle in her hip. After hip-hopping (not the dance style, literally hopping on one hip) for a couple of days, she landed at the physio and came home on Thursday feeling bruised and sore and very sorry for herself. Of course I was right here to comfort her. Same thing on Friday, so thank you Karma! Unfortunately, she basically just went to sleep and didn’t do much reading or blogging at all.  Adding to the Litter      The Night […]

Posted January 31, 2021

The Sunday Post #27

Greetings you all. First of all, a big big big big big big thank you to all of you for recommending watching Bridgerton on Netflix. It truly is the cure to many, many ailments. 2021 just got a bit better.  We are honestly not even going to complain about anything that happened this week and we actually can do quite a bit of that. But I’m quite sure The Dashing Duke of Hastings will just lift a condescending eyebrow and tell us to get over it in no uncertain terms.  Lady Whistledown’s scandalous society papers is exactly what we need to forget all about the world outside of Regency England. It’s never been my Mommy’s preferred reading destination or era, unless it’s Jane Austen or Georgette Heyer. Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes did a marvelous job of blending Regency England with modern day gossip and thrill seekers.  But wait, I think she is planning to do a post about this book-to-screen adaptation, so I better stop. Let’s talk books. Stacking the Shelves You are not going to believe this, but guess what my Mommy bought on Thursday: I know, I also didn’t see that one coming. And she’s done with […]

Posted January 24, 2021

The Sunday Post #26

 Greetings Humans! How was your week? Mommy is back at work and even though I miss her terribly when she’s at school, it’s good to see her running around and spreading sunshine just like a busy bee. School officially opened on Wednesday and it was chaos. The good kind. Lots of happy, smiley faces and only a few tears from the new Grade 1’s.  But alas, the sunshine only lasts until the thunder clouds start rolling in. my Mommy works at a Private School and trying not to get into politics, but the gap between Public Schools and Private Schools in SA is quite the pothole. Needless to say, after the chaotic school year in 2020, it’s now rather The Big Hole in Kimberley.  Quite a number of the Private Schools in SA opened on Wednesday with Public Schools planned to open on the 27th of January. This date has now been postponed to the 15th of February. And those Private Schools who did open already, are now forced to close until the 15th of February as well. Look, I do get it. I really do understand that even though a very, very large percentage of public schools hardly had […]

Posted January 17, 2021