05 Jul

This morning BFF flew home to Bonny Scotland after staying here to take care of me for a smidge over two weeks. After the stress and worries this year has thrown at me, the postponement of our April pj-party due to CoVid19, it was so unbelievably uplifting to have BFF walk through my door.

Our time together has three main heading, films, food and yarning. Now that might be silly chatter yarning or the more creative productive yarning. This time as well as some cat protection blankets we also tackled some rather cute cat toy mice and fish.

Previous visits have been invaded by the black and white bundle of adorability, affectionately known as Mickey #NotMyCat, this time he brought his brother Ginger #NotMyCat2. He’s a lot more timid but did like to snooze comfortably and alone either on my bedroom windowsill or the woollen blanket on my bed, he’s also very vocal and announces his arrival. Both offered their approval of the crocheted toys, plus the rubs and snooze spots, and especially the edible treats.

My BFF is multi talented, not only did I get a much needed hair cut but a pedi soak too. Mickey gave the humming, vibrating bowl of water a glare, I wouldn’t have been surprised if he’d decided to dip a paw in but instead he gave it the usual cat statesmanship glare of indifference crossed with that ‘stupid humans’ expression they are so adept at.

After 187 consecutive days I escaped the confines of my dusty hovel and we ventured along the High Street, suitably covered in my new denim jacket (Christmas and birthday present from BFF) and wearing a natty face mask. A few errands were ticked off the list, social distancing guidelines and hand sanitising adhered to, the find trousers task one sadly was not successful.

This visits films included

  • Spitfire
  • The ugly dachshund
  • Armstrong
  • The absentminded professor
  • Kinky boots
  • Summer in February
  • Hidden Figures
  • Broken Flowers
  • The Great Gatsby
  • First Man
  • The Parent Trap
  • Flight
  • Born On The Fourth Of July
  • A summer place
  • A single man
  • First Wives Club
  • Calamity Jane
  • The Iron Maiden
  • A map of the world
  • Capote
  • Pollyanna
  • There’s No a Business Like Show business
  • American Pastoral
  • Walk The Line
  • The Crown Seasons 1 & 2

Back to our respective routines, counting down and conjuring up, until we can get together again.

Oh the tasty treat pictured, it’s enchilasagne …. enchiladas but layered in a lasagne fashion, it is so delicious and no layer out weighs another. BFF made a second batch so there are more for me to enjoy. Did I say my wonderful BFF was multi talented???


Posted by on July 5, 2020 in Films, General, Life, people


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6 responses to “Staycation

  1. menhir1

    July 5, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    It all sounds amazing. I was really surprised to read BFF flew! There are a number of airports that are not functioning in Scotland, but maybe BFF has access to one of the two main ones, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Though, I must admit, I don’t know what if much is happening at those.

    I love your Smorgesbord of pictures. The two cats are very much at home aren’t they. The foot bath, that seems beautifully decadent and what about that haircut….you lucky person. My hair is totally unmanageable. I’ve taken to wearing hats when I am out. I don’t ‘glow’, I genuinely sweat!

    The hairdressers don’t open up in Scotland till the 15th July. I am hoping my hairdresser can still do mine on the one date left of the three appointments we originally made in February. Here’s hoping to looking tidy on 1st August.

    Hubby has the luxury of complaining about how untidy people’s heads are looking, doesn’t say anything about mine – blinded by love I suppose- then he goes on to explain that he has been able to keep his hair tidy and its been the best ever in the last three or four months. Could that be because yours truly has become his hairdresser?

    That enchilasagne sound very interesting. Have you got some jazzy face masks? xxxx

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    • AnneMarie

      July 5, 2020 at 9:56 pm

      Yes, I’m very lucky BFF could fly to take over my care needs for a couple of weeks. We did a lot of pre planning and preparing before leaving. She wore a mask from door to door, had her own hand sanitiser, and seating was restricted on the plane. My face mask is a diamonds pattern, BFF’s is a ginger pussy cat which people admired when she went to the grocery store.

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  2. deacongill

    July 6, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Oh, that sounds like a real lift, having her around! So pleased you were able to do lots of your favourite things. Interesting list of films – hub, would you believe, loves First Wives Club and is quite happy to watch it multiple times. The quote that’s entered our household is ‘this is restaurant quality’ … what a good idea, making a lasagne with enchiladas. It looks delish.

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    • AnneMarie

      July 6, 2020 at 4:55 pm

      It was a great boost for both of us. But as with every joliday when you return you feel a bit flat and unmotivated, not to mention heavier, lol. Still I have crocheted another fish and managed a row or two on a blanket, but there is desk business that needs attention!

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  3. snowbird

    July 6, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    I love the …not your cats, that you escaped, had your haircut, had fun….in fact I love the whole thing! What a wonderful friendship you two have. Of the films listed, my faves were The First Wives club, love Goldie Horn and The Great Gatsby, love Robert Redford, gorgeous creature that he

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    • AnneMarie

      July 7, 2020 at 10:54 am

      We both needed the boost. Just got to figure out when we get to do it all again 😁



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