Sunday, August 09, 2009

Dark and gloomy and a glimmer of hope.

As the roads of France are blocked with cars either coming or going on holiday it is a very dark and dull Sunday morning. Dom went to the mountains with her boyfriend mid-week. They went on the night train which reminded me one of my favourite Alfred Hitchcock films; North by Northwest. I wonder if she managed to sleep?

Talking of sleep, or lack of it, none of us slept very well last night. Rob got up at five to start work on the postcards. He sent off an email for confirmation of an auction we’re interested in and our ‘expert’ replied almost straight away (someone else who had difficulty sleeping perhaps?) Olivier got in at 5 too and when I got up myself just before 7 I could hear his TV so I went in to turn it off and he was awake and watching the news. He’s got to get up at 10.30 to got to work – I can see we’re in for a struggle this morning.

On Friday evening I got a message from Google every time I tried to visit a blogspot blog using Firefox. It told me that my computer was sending out multiple requests. When I tried using AOL (or whatever it is called nowadays) I had no problems. Yesterday morning I managed to pick up three Trojan horses – there seem to be a lot of problems around at the moment.

Finally on a feel good note, I’m linking to a YouTube video as I don’t like to put up screens in every post. A dog rescuing another dog. You might have seen it already. Am I loony for saying it restores your faith in human nature when you see something nice like this happening.?


Peter (Worldman): said...

I have seen the video before and indeed, it is touching and teaching us humans something. And I have the same Hitchcock favorite.

Barrier Island Girl said...

Ah, problems on the Internet in the states too, Anji. I woke at 3:45 a.m. for my sea turtle patrol and tried to check the weather radar, but no access. Luckily Mother Nature was favorable to me and I had a beautiful dawn patrol. And late this afternoon our Internet revived!

I enjoy your blogs!


Debbie K said...

As a fully paid up member of the loony party with certificates from doctors to prove it, I feel able to say without any doubt you are not a loony.
You are a kind compassionate Mum. A true Angel whose kindness is felt all over the world.
May you & your lovely family all have a good week
Debbie x

Anji said...

Peter:I'm pleased to see you again. Yes, we can learn a lot from animals.

Barrier Island Girl: I'm going to take a closer look at your blog. A few years I used to give English lessons to Marine Biologists, so your blog is of great interest to me ... your photos are wonderful.

Debbie: You make me blush! And you are certainly not a loony, you too are a kind and compassionate person who really cares about her friends and family