Loopy Lola

Cute post and video.



This week Lola has been very kooky.


Oh, really? Well, I have been taking some pictures of your “moments” of the week:

Ok, so first off we have some pictures of you on the halfwall. What was that all about?

Well, I don’t know. I think that is just something every cat has to interperet himself.

So, um, what is happening here?

dsc_0188_Well, this one is quite interesting actually. I had an itch on the back of my head and I was scratching it on the pointy corner of the halfwall as I saw a weird splodge of something on the ceiling, explaining my odd face expression. And just for the record, the splodge turned out to be just a shadow… 

I see.

What’s going on here then?

dsc_0194_Isn’t it obvious? I’m taking a selfie. Duh.

And what’s happening in this ending picture?

dsc_0193_I am taking…

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Chisinau, Moldova

I liked this picture tour. Keep up the good work.



The country of Moldova is also known as Moldavia and officially as the Republic of Moldova. It’s a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east and south.


The capital is Chisinau with impressive Soviet-style architecture and many amazing landmarks such as the neo-Classical Nativity Cathedral. The city is the largest in Modova and its main transport hub. Chisinau dates back to 1420, a great deal of it was leveled in WW II and during an earthquake in 1940. From the 1950s onward it was rebuilt in Soviet style.

mol-stefan-parkStefan cel Mare Central Park is the main park in Central Chisinau. It was formerly known as Pushkin Park. This is the oldest park in Moldova and stretches for 7 hectares. Residents have nicknamed it “The Park of the Lovers’” since it is a popular meeting place for couples. The park has…

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Liked this picture post.


Panorama of an ancient city of Khiva, UzbekistanUzbekistan is a Central Asian nation and former Soviet republic. The nation is known for its mosques, mausoleums and other sites which are linked to the Silk Road an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean.

tash Tashkent the capital of Uzbekistan is known for its many museums and mix of modern and Soviet-era architecture.


One of the oldest bazaars in Tashkent is Alay Bazaar. It began in the 12th – 13th centuries on Mount Alay. At first it was a trading place on the trade route from East Turkestan in the Fergana Valley. It became a full-fledged bazaar in the 19th century. Today it is a place where you can buy eastern sweets, fruit and other foods. There is also a flea market where various goods are sold and its known for its two-story complex of jewelry selling silver and gold. The bazaar as such…

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My Furry Valentine

Love the valentine pictures, post and little poem you added. Great Job.

Animals are Wonderful

odd-things-002Alright I agree mama sometimes needs to get all mushy. Well if she likes I accept the Valentine’s wishes and yes, I love mama too. Glad papa doesn’t get all kissy and sloppy. So both mama and I agreed to add some amusing kitty Valentines as well as pics of yours truly.


Sid my darling,

no cat could ever be loved so.

You crept into my heart,

on soft, kitty paws

and even when you’re naughty,

just one look at your face,

make me smile once more.

You know nothing about Valentine’s,

but you know you’ve captured mama’s heart.

Your handsome face,

is so divine,

you know that you make,

my every day just fine.

Sid my cat, my prince,

you even make every day shine

and even if you don’t realize it –

with every meow, every purr you steal my heart away!


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Smoking: Additional reasons why it’s SO hard to quit

Interesting and Informative post. Everyone should read this.

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

Nicotine and

NOT what you think this post is going to be about!

by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Another post in the Walking A Mile in Another’s Shoes Series

It’s National Cancer Prevention Month!
American Institute for Cancer Research

Found HERE

A relatively new study on nicotine and self medication (linked below in the Related Content) prompted me to revisit the topic of smoking.

Why do so many of us continue to do it?

WHY does it seem to be so difficult to put those smokes down — despite the black-box warnings that now come on every pack sold in the USA?

Science rings in

The link between self-medication and smoking really isn’t news to me, by the way, but some scientific validation is always reassuring.

An article I published early-ish in 2013 can be found HERE – where I discussed the relationship between…

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Winter Blooms

I liked the pictures of early flowers. Can’t wait to see more.

rambling ratz

The weather in the UK this winter has been somewhat variable. I think this might be confusing the winter flowers. Last week the garden snowdrops looked like this:Photo of snowdrops 050217

This morning, not much change. It is as if they pulled back their sepal curtains a crack and said, “Nope. Not coming out.”Photo of snowdrops 110217

The crocuses looked as though they were going to carpet the lawn with purple again this year. However, they seem to have been battered back into the ground by the wind and rain apart from a few still heroically standing.Photo of crocus Feb 17

Oddly the crocuses growing in the cracks in the path seem to be faring better as they caught some snowflakes this morning.Photo of crocuses in path with snowflakeYou might also like: Early Spring Flowers – Vol1 and Snowdrops and Crocuses

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