Saturday, 30 July 2016

Chaos and Calamity...

...what happens when all the boxes you've shipped arrive and you have no where to put them!

Maybe we can build a shed in the backyard with the empty boxes...cover it with a tarp and duct tape it into place. No? Neighbours won't like that? Oh.

Well, while I figure this out why don't you spend some time perusing this collection of imaginative news illustrations of chaos and calamity from Le Petit Journal. The way it was before Snap Chat ;)

Celebrating 19th-Century Chaos and Calamity with Le Petit Journal

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

We apologize for the Interruption...

By this point we should have arrived at our destination. I probably won't have access to my laptop for a while. Things will be chaotic and nothing, nothing will be in its right place...

But once I've wrestled things into some form of organization I will be back.

I hope.

Light a candle...recite an incantation...keep me in your thoughts.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Lost in limbo...

...our probable current situation.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Heading West

Friday, 22 July 2016

11:55 pm - time for one more story...

I've made this post ahead of time because, well, I've been busy packing and stressing. You see at some point this weekend we all (me, husband, and cats) should be departing Doha and moving back to Canada.

Yes, we're happy to be returning home but what the future holds...well, no one knows that, do they?

Soon we'll be back in Newfoundland and on the Avalon; the home of rain, drizzle and fog.

Soon I'll be hearing the low tones of Fort Amhert's fog horn signalling that the fog is once again rolling in.

Soon I'll be back on that North Atlantic island surrounded by the frigid waters which depths hide the hulls of numerous ships.

Glad we're travelling by air...

Monday, 18 July 2016

The Body on the Moor

Read and listen to more here and here

Saturday, 16 July 2016

So many ruins to see...

This is Minster Lovell Hall. There's a whole history about this place that includes war, betrayal, tragedy, and the discovery of a skeleton in a secret vault!

I just felt a shiver...


Saturday, 9 July 2016

Primal Scream

In our ongoing efforts to organize our move back to Canada (packing, shipping stuff, travel itineraries complicated by shipping cats, plus trying to organize a place to live once we land, etc) I've, well, quite frankly I've wanted to scream. A lot. So, I kind of relate to this guy. Of course, his screaming is motivated by something other than frustration. And I'm not covered in sticky red stuff...yet.

This newish video from ensemble Liima (some of the old Efterklang gang) seems a bit gory at first but stick with it.

There's a surprisingly upbeat ending...

Friday, 8 July 2016

Trickster and Wise Guys

I've posted here before about my admiration for the corvid family. Well, here's an interesting listen about the intelligence of one, the crow. It's the CBC IDEAs program "Wise Guys" about crows who "are no bird brains."

Thursday, 7 July 2016


swapface - creepy

I hadn't come across this particular trend (is it a meme?) before yesterday. Creepy but often funny. For my husband, however, the creep factor is so high for him he can't even look at them!

Monday, 4 July 2016

Gothic Britain

Documentary - The Art of Gothic Britains... by jessicaflores
Click here if you can't see this.

Oh, and Happy 4th of July to all you who celebrate!

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Troll Bridge

One of my favs from Neil Gaiman. Troll Bridge will be coming out as a graphic novel (Dark Horse) this September...

by Colleen Doran - Source

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Dead of Summer

I've seen the first 2 episodes and...meh, not bad. Nothing award winning but it's got a good bit of froth with some pretty people and nifty scares. Fun summer horror.

Also set in the 80s I suspect this is the lite version of Stranger Things.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Don't see me!

This photo of Diane Keaton and feline friend, by Annie Leibovitz, is part of an online Sotheby's auction ending July 9. Bid now...or forever hold your peace.


Oh, and Happy Canada Day!

If you're from Newfoundland, this day, Memorial Day, includes somber reflections on WWI losses. Hopefully "NEVER AGAIN" remains true despite Brexit.