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Welcome to the world of cats!. Let me tell you about a marvelous book for cat lovers. The author has a cat (“Ziggy”) and decided that he would be much happier if he could live more…
As I mention in the post (use the link above), I recently bought a 1,000 piece puzzle with the titles of cat books, including “How to Think Like a Cat”. I haven’t worked on a puzzle in ages and forgot how much fun it is… especially since my cat helps me with it.
Perhaps my next puzzle will be a favorite place where I have journeyed or plan to … or another cat puzzle. Whichever, it’s marvelous to rediscover the pleasure of jigsaw puzzles.
And now, back to the puzzle ……
Over the years I have bought cookbooks, including French, Italian and Irish. The other day when looking through one of the books, it dawned on me that they are fabulous sources for Armchair Travel.
A cookbook can immediately transport you to a faraway destination. A good cookbook of ethnic foods will have not only marvelous photos of the various dishes but also photos of the country. You can mentally journey to the country or area as you prepare a special dish.
My memories of Ireland include very good seafood dinners, Irish Mist, marvelous entertainment and great fun. As a child, my Irish grandmother would make the most fantastic Plum Pudding for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a memory that I cherish.
These books captures the food and scenery of Ireland quite spectacularly.\
Hint: When you travel, check out not only history books of where you are visiting but also cookbooks. They are a marvelous reminder of your journeys or can take you on journeys that you have yet to take. And you can have great fun preparing the meals …
Bon folláin!! (Bon Appetit in Irish) …
Enjoy being being an armchair traveler. Pick a country or city — learn a few words of the language, fix a dinner or have a party with that country’s cuisine. Go to your library to get a foreign movie or cd’s with that country’s music.
Most important, have fun and be creative as you “journey” to a favorite spot … even if for now, it is a dream.
Savor your journeys… real and imagined.
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It’s been very special for me to share Shadow’s story with you. Writing these posts about Shadow brought back many fabulous memories, from getting her from a dear friend who flew from Minneapolis to Washington with Shadow to our cross county adventures and then watching her run about as a tripod .. she was quite incredible.
Treasure your pets as they are each so unique.
If you missed Parts 1, 2, or 3, please see the links below …