Getting slack at catching up with Anna’s photos again, and I realise that Tim hasn’t appeared much recently. These photos seems to cover pigtails again, snowcraft, a messy mouth & city building. We seem to be missing anything from Christmas time, I’ll have a search around tomorrow.
Parasol For Dolly
Still Waking Up After Breakfast
Attack Of The 50ft Woman (Builder)
Partially Made Sorbets In Chubary
Bucket Of Snow
Single Architect City
Off To Build Snow Castles?
Insert Your Own Pussycat Dolls Pun Here
Cats Craving Kasha
arrrrgh, didn’t click save after updating all the photo titles. Need some sleep, will try and work on this tomorrow.
However, here is the video I mentioned earlier in the week. I’ll see if we can get some sort of translation done by the weekend, but the basic idea is a discussion on whether black cats are lucky or unlucky. I’d personally be more inclined to say they are just cats. If you push me on the point, I’d agree some are black. However as the journalist was a friend, and she needed a foreigner to give her a nice quote on some interesting good luck omens we apparently have back in Britain, I was happy to oblige 🙂
You’ll see Karra and Muska in there, as well as Anna enjoying playing with the cats’ toy.
This morning, while Anna and I were at her regular Wednesday kindergarten, Astana TV ran a piece on black cats that I mentioned previously. Someone somewhere recorded it via a camcorder hooked up to the RCA outputs on a cable box, and left me the tape.
Anna, Muska, Karra and I all make a brief appearance (given that she has black fur and is a cat, Karra was on screen for the longest 🙂 ). Now all I have to do is hope some kind soul with a disposable YouTube account uploads it soon, so I can embed the video here!
The journalist is obviously speaking in Russian, so I’ll hopefully find a version with English subtitles. On a related note, checking YouTube will be a faster experience for us from next month, as we have upgraded to MegaLine’s Turbo Plus account, meaning we will get our first 20Gb per month at a speed of 1 to 8 Mbit/sec. Again, as with our current 1Mbit account, after those 20Gb have been exceeded, the speed will be throttled down again.
Hooray for faster internet! Though I’ll have to be careful as we will soon be able to exceed our monthly limit within about three hours of the first day of the month!
Just shot this clip (#qik) http://qik.ly/C6wNq
Karra and Anna being filmed for a piece on black cats not being unlucky. Due for broadcast at some random point (I’m guessing on a slow news day?) on the Astana channel here in Kazakhstan.
As YouTube is still not displaying the Video Upload page :(, I thought I would take the opportunity to post a picture that Irina snapped recently. Karra and Muska (sisters) are our cats, and other than play fights/chases around the flat, they get on pretty well. Occasionally, they snooze next to each other, and even if the temperature hasn’t dropped, they will hug or cuddle. This time it was on the settee…
This time we have Kara sat in one of her favourite places in our flat – way up high, next to the ceiling, on top of a cupboard in the kitchen. She jumps from the floor to a work surface (naughty, don’t go there, which is normally met with a look of disinterest), from there to the top of the fridge/freezer, a small hop up to a shelf, and then a little jump left onto the cupboard.
I love the green laser eyes 🙂
This is a shot of Tishka’s kittens, back when three out of the original four hadn’t yet found new homes. Ksusha is still left, and it looks like she may end up taking up permanent residence 🙂
Anyway, all three liked to relax in Anna’s rocking horse/chair, and so rather than fight, they all just squeezed in.