Category Archives: Family

There is nothing better than the connection of family.

Cuteness Overload

Nermal is one cute cat. A few years ago our neighbours asked us to look after their 2 kittens. As cat lovers, we immediately said yes and enjoyed looking after 2 cute little furballs.

©2018 Regina Martins

A year later our neighbours went away for the Christmas holidays. Even though they had other people looking after the cats, Nermal, in the photo, and his brother came over and spent the day and nights with us. They missed human company.

©2018 Regina Martins

After this time, Nermal decided to switch addresses. His brother, Garfield went home when his owners returned, but Nermal decided to stay…this is an open secret between us and our neighbours and we often laugh about it 🙂

©2018 Regina Martins

Nermal has lived with us for about 3 or 4 years now. We feed him and look after him and sometimes he goes home to say hello, usually when we are away. But for him, we are his home. When our neighbours go on holiday, we look after Garfield. When we go on holiday they look after Nermal. Both are theirs, officially, but one has decided to live with us.

©2018 Regina Martins

Nermal likes to plant himself under the shade of the lemon tree. He’s so gentle and such a sensitive cat, his fur cotton-wool soft.

Isn’t he just so cute?

Entered in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Animal.

 

Share Your World – January 1, 2018

Every Monday Cee posts four questions part of the sharing your (my) world. Click here for this week’s one, which fell on January 1st – the first one of the year on the first day of the year.


What one word describes you best?

Determined maybe. Focused perhaps. Ambitious? I’ll go with all three. Empathetic. Compassionate. Soft-hearted. If I answer this question tomorrow the word(s) will be different.

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What is set as the background on your computer?

The standard Mac wallpaper of waves lapping the beach. I don’t find it particularly useful to have a wallpaper that I never see because of all the apps I have open. I do have a screensaver slideshow of my photos, those that I’ve posted on this blog.

If you have been to a foreign country name those you have been to?

I’m going to Belgium on Thursday for a training course. I’ll be there a few days before to get to know Ghent, the city I’ll be at. I’m travelling via the Netherlands. So Belgium and the Netherlands are two countries I’ve never been to and will, this week, although the Netherlands is just in passing (for now). In July Che and I are going to Thailand. I’ve visited so far:

  • Born in Mozambique
  • Live in South Africa
  • Namibia
  • Swaziland
  • Portugal
  • Mauritius
  • USA
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Maldives
  • India

I want to get one of those wall maps of the world that you scratch off each country as you visit it, like one of these Scratch Maps.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  

Christmas and New Year week and I appreciated time with family, food and the lovely hot weather.

Here is this week’s SYW quote:

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What’s He Waiting For, I Wonder?

He gets very excited when he sees a lizard, chasing after it with a heightened sense of focus. In stealth mode, running low to the ground he comes to a stop as he reaches the wall only to look up at the escaping lizard with chagrin.

Nermal, the lizard chaser…
©2017 Regina Martins / @gianamar

WordPress Weekly Photo: Waiting.

 

Flowers

Che and I are spending the night at my folks. Tomorrow the whole family is coming over. I’m looking forward to it as it’s been a while since we’ve all been together. I bought my Mom the gorgeous bunch of roses you can see below.