March 2022. The Long Month Part 1

I keep saying March this year was windy and grey yet looking back it was sunny! Sunny and cold! The second half was grey and cold making it a long grey cold month. All month long it was windy making the light on sunny days so clear and so bright.

Spring was saying hello with goslings in Parc de la Ciutadella. It was cuteness overload as I thing 4 geese families had chicks.

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Weekend Friday Favourites

How’s your week?! This week’s been grey windy skies with amazing waves and with a week of predicted rain to follow. Thankfully it’s finally warming up which makes the rain and wind more dealable. Maybe in 2 weeks I can finally switch out my winter coat!

I hope the rain next week cleans the windows of sea spray salt build up!

Anyways, Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have made me smile or caught my eye this week. It’s a short and sweet one!

The Pirates. The Last of the Royal Treasure 

YouTube has once again taken over from Netflix as I can’t get into any shows at the moment. Or in other words there aren’t any Kdramas which I can get into. Thanks to Kdramas, I hardly watch any movies anymore as I’m so used to 1 hour or more episodes and I’m left asking so many questions if I do watch a movie. But I did watch a movie, The Pirates, The Last of the Royal Treasure! On Netflix no less!

Think Pirates of the Caribbean and you get this movie. Nothing really makes sense as I got confused slightly with the flashbacks as to who’s who, there are a few unanswered questions that I’m waiting for those hour long episodes to explain, yet I found myself laughing out aloud so many times and am hoping there’s sequel. I’m sure there’s a nod to The Goonies upon finding treasure laden ship filled with gold and have no idea how the penguins guarding it go from tropical penguins to nearly every other type of Antarctic penguins tie in. Or why there are Antarctic penguins on a tropical island guarding a ship. Are they the previous crew turned into penguins? I don’t know! I only know it’s a great feel good, escape from life movie. 

Rainbows

Everybody knows after rain comes sunshine and rainbows, as does nearly always on rainy days if it stops late afternoon before sunset, the sun always has to have a F you moment of hehehe, rain all day and here I am. I think this was the last time I saw the sunshine in a week. 

Strawberry Plants

Spring always fills the supermarkets with potted plants. I made a promise to myself which I’ve already broken not the buy plants from supermarkets anymore as they always have pest bugs which spread. When I was little we had a strawberry patch that had the best strawberries I’ve ever tasted, so when I saw this year my local superstore had strawberry plants I was okay I’ll get some! I’m hoping they like the balcony and I save some money on strawberries this year. When it finally stops raining and be so windy I’ll replant then in the long planter. 

Zoo Patrul Kyiv

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Under The Mediterranean Sea: June 2021

Welcome back to another Under the Med Sea!

Few snorkel where I snorkel in the summer making it a secret world few know exist. I get scared sometimes, but it’s a completely different world to land. As summer started the sea got a little clearer. Somedays almost as clear as on land.

I mistakenly said in Under the Med Sea Early Mid July I didn’t go in the water much and posted the octopus I saw one day. The ‘missing’ photos I found on another library and it was late June I saw the freaky eyed octopus.

The light shimmers are magical
Teenage striped sea breams and adult saddled sea bream
So clear you can see teenage striped sea breams
Teenage striped sea breams

These guys were newcomers. At first I though their head was staggered in levels (I don’t know how else to describe it). After a little research it’s an optical illusion from the golden stripe between their eyes as I think they’re gilt head seabeams. They’re much larger than the salemas and striped and saddled sea breams I usually see. They seem to ignore everything around them and I never saw them high up in the sea column.

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December Catch Up

A lot happened in December. Saying goodbye to D has been hard. I really thought we had more time together. Looking back at his photos I can see he was ill for longer than I thought. Being around him everyday I didn’t see it as much. I really thought the new medicine would work, but I think he missed AJ and his hoomin Mama wasn’t enough.

It’s weird not having a cat around. If I honest I feel a bit lost. They were my life. Nearly 18 years all up a cat Mama. I’m okay during the day. The daylight and sunlight helps. It’s nighttime when I get back in it hits the most. No happy face greeting me at the door. No meows, purrs demanding food or a hug. The place feels empty, quiet, way too big. I wouldn’t say it was easier after AJ as I had D to distract me but it’s just as hard. With no Diesel, the reality is more in my face. I know it was his time for his next adventure. I don’t think he wanted to go. All I know is he loved life and the way I can honour him is by doing the same. 

Looking back at photos this month, I thought a lot of other stuff had happened. It didn’t. I took more photos out and about making it seem like it had. December however was a month of rainbows. Continue reading “December Catch Up”

Weekend Friday Favourites

I hope you’re having a great weekend! A very short and sweet Weekend Friday Favourites this week. As I was ill earlier in the week, I haven’t got many things to share, but there’s always something to share of things that have made me smile or caught my eye this week.

AJ

My little angel. He was close by while his Mama wasn’t feeling to good. His brother D, was too. Or was until he got hangry, then only his tummy mattered. Continue reading “Weekend Friday Favourites”