Book 6: I capture the Castle

Number six on my 2016 reading record is “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith. There are some books which I can  describe only by the word delightful. One of these is “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Another is “The Enchanted April” by early twentieth century writer Elizabeth von Arnim.  I have now found a … Continue reading Book 6: I capture the Castle

Mondays with Buddy: What Colour are your Vibrissae?

What colour are your vibrissae? Or maybe you don’t have any if you are not a cat. Socks, Mommy’s former cat, had white vibrissae. Sassy’s were black but they turned white as she aged. Mine are a beautiful white. Today’s cat word, vibrissae  (vī-ˈbri´-sē) is just another word for a cat’s whiskers. The singular is vibrissa (vi·bris´·sa ).  Vibrissae are the stiff hairs that are … Continue reading Mondays with Buddy: What Colour are your Vibrissae?

Wonderful Wordsday

The day has arrived.  It is Wonderful Wordsday. And the winner is Gordon C. Stewart of  Views from the Edge.  Feel free, Gordon, to post the Wonderful Wordsday Winner logo on your blog. You have the honour of being our first winner. Our winning wonderful word was  a new one to me – hermeneutics.  Hermeneutics is the theory and practice of interpretation.  Gordon tells us … Continue reading Wonderful Wordsday

Mondays with Buddy: Polydactyl Cats

Our cat word for the day is polydactyl. (poly·dac·tyl)  A polydactyl cat has more than the usual number of toes. Cats ordinarily have eighteen toes, five on each front paw and four on each back paw. Polydactyl cats may have six or more on a paw. Isn’t that strange.  Imagine if I had seven toes on each paw! I’m glad cats don’t wear shoes because … Continue reading Mondays with Buddy: Polydactyl Cats