Friday 14-07-2017 – TDK Café Honours Bastille Day – Mais Oui!

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    katzenjammer
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    The Café gets 5 Michelin stars in honour of this day and the tricolor flag is hanging on the gate. Bastille Day may be a French holiday, but we can celebrate it, too in the spirit of “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité”. And all things French!





    #860788

    Moonshadow_NZ
    Moderator





    AV, we are all ok here with this nasty storm. Thankfully it is almost finished with us and people who had been stranded because of deep snow are able to leave now the roads have been graded clear. It is still bitingly cold here though.
    Took HRH Shadz to the v-e-t this afternoon as she was still all stuffed up and snotty and all she wanted to do this morning was clamber on to me and cuddle up on my shoulder. It is very difficult to read the paper and drink a cup of tea with a cat glued to your upper body. I had to reheat my tea several times. She flatly refused to be put down so I had to do some jobs with her attached. The vet gave her a long lasting anti-inflammatory and a long acting antibiotic, cleaned her ears and wormed her. She was a total sweeties during the entire process and is now a contented girl cuddled up next to me. I hope she is back up to feeling 100% soon poor old girl.

    #860814

    lagatta4
    Participant

    Cats say miao in French. But many other things as well.

    I’m going to buy some goat’s milk brie, but it isn’t from France; it is from here in Québec. Like something typically English, but made in New England…

    I’ll just have a salad with it; light meals in summertime. But the salad will include mâche, a common salad green in La vieille France. And obviously a baguette or ficelle (small, thin baguette) but that is nothing unusual here in Montréal.
    https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerianella_locusta Click on English or any other language listed on the left of the article to read it in another language.

    It is extremely nutritious, and very low in calories.

    By the way, the number of French citizens has increased radically in recent years, in Montréal. Some say over 100,000.

    #860815

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Bonjour mes amis 🙂
    parade
    Getting the day going with parade to start of festivities!
    mardi gras parade
    Borrowed from Brewtown’s Bastille Days Weekend 2017!
    eiffel tower brewtown
    Yes, and I am going…tonight & hopeful Sunday later! 😀
    (I luv this fest…one of my yearly faves!)
    OK…gotta get back to my desk…later! Have a pawsome day!
    cat in france
    purrfect 🙂

    #860818

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Oops…almost forgot:
    coffee cat
    Coffee time with…
    cat parisian
    >^.^< 🙂

    #860820

    AV
    Participant

    TGIF all! … oh MS, I hope HRH gets better soon!

    I’m sorry to report, Miss Caddy is missing 🙁 she wasn’t at the door for breakfast this morning, but her bowl in the shed was empty, so I know she ate over night …… I’ve walked around calling her, which she usually comes …….. I’m thinking she might have gotten trapped somewhere, like in someone’s utility or something ….. I’m not in a total panic yet, but if she doesn’t show up by this evening I will be a basket case …… please send prayers and that famous TDK white light ….. thanks!

    #860827

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Aw, Av – hope Miss Caddy shows up!
    Kiki was MIA the other AM/PM…after day’s rain/deluge…she showed up yesterday and brought along pal MC – fluffer Maine Coon. Maybe she just got spooked!

    Well, blue angels air fly team are practicing for this weekend’s lakefront show. Caught a glimpse of 2 practicing as I took my li’l lunchtime walk earlier!
    blue angel airplanes

    morning glory
    Today’s fleur find…Morning Glory actually has pink tinge…on n’bor’s fence!
    OK, time for pm cuppa brew & back to part 2 day 5’s fun…

    #860835

    AV
    Participant

    JK, I hope you’re right …. but it is unusual for her not to come when I call her ……. I’m starting to get nervous ….. I just put up a flyer, and gave my mailman my cell number ….. he walks the neighborhood all day

    #860905

    Kittyzee
    Participant

    OH NO AV!! TDK white light for Caddy to find her way home. I hate that feeling of utter helplessness, it’s just the worst. Come home Caddy please!

    #860908

    Lois DELL Sweatt
    Participant

    Oh, AV, I will pray that Miss Caddy comes home before the day is out.It’s awful to go through this. One of my little outside kitties was missing the other day and didn’t shoe up until after midnight. I’m sure it was because someone in the distance had leftover fireworks and was shooting them off all day and night. I know Miss Caddy isn’t missing because of fireworks and I hope with all my heart that she will be home soon. Dell

    I love all the kitty pictures today as always of course. The kitty waiting for her manicure is so funny as is the white kitty lying on the bed like a painter’s model. I have grown to love the cat reading the newspaper at the breakfast table. It’s such a lifelike situation with the things he says. Thanks to everyone.

    #860910

    AV
    Participant

    SHE’S HOME!! Safe and sound ….. whew!! I’m thinking she got shut up in someone’s shed or something by accident ….. so glad to see the little black monkey …… happy dancing!!!

    #860927

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Thank goodness and thanks for the good news AV!

    #860932

    AV
    Participant

    Thx KJ, amazing how strong that TDK light and prayers are when they get going!
    Have a great Sabbath my friend, I know I will now !

    #860934

    pussigato
    Participant

    Le Mew? and Le Kitten? Who know the translations were so easy! 😉 “You are a very gorgeous cat”

    Bonne journée de la Bastille

    I’m glad you’ve survived the storm and that HRH is cuddled next to mum. How are you feeling?

    Oh, AV – what a scare but now

    I finally got all the kinks out after sleeping in the recliner. The recliner is comfortable enough but not with 3 kits and no way to move. We have rain! Yea-it feels so good and smell wonderful. I taking care of nephews’ cats while he’s gone for the weekend. Not much else going have a good Sabbath KJ and AV.

    Cya l8r
    PG

    #860938

    lagatta4
    Participant

    Oh what a relief. I told Livia to think of Caddy, and the light that emanates from darkness.

    Livia keeps wanting to go out the front door, but then changes her mind when she hears a car or truck going by… Hard to explain the connection.

    #860939

    lagatta4
    Participant

    In France one never says Bastille Day, but le 14 juillet or la Fête nationale. It commemorates the storming of the Bastille, but also la Fête de la Féderation a year later.

    Here is a story on Tunisian briks, and the growing importance of Maghrebi (North African) food as an enrichment of French foodways, from Joan Nathan. North Africans, whether actually or nominally Muslim or Jewish, love these treats, and so do a lot of other Frenchpeople.

    How To Make ‘Brik,’ a Tunisian Treat That’s the Toast of Paris

    I was actually at a wedding like the one described; husband was a Canadian of Polish-Jewish origin, wife a Frenchwoman of Moroccan-Jewish origin. Perhaps the tastiest wedding I’ve ever attended (though some competitors when in Italy).

    I’m not Jewish, by the way; I’m what one would call a very lapsed Catholic…

    And a devotee of Bastet.

    Brik pastry is easily available here.

    #860940

    Kittyzee
    Participant

    OH YAY!! Caddy is home!! Av my heart flipped in my chest when I saw that she was home! So happy for you!! The prodigal daughter has returned!! 😆

    #860944

    JerseyJoan
    Moderator

    Le Mew, Le Purr…
    After reading yesterday’s thread I am reminded that I literally bumped into Brian Setzer many years ago. We were both admiring the same truck at a car show at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. Super nice guy and cute too!
    I hope HRH is back to feeling like herself soon, MS. Stay warm.
    Have fun in Brewtown, JK! So Kiki has a new friend! How cool to see the Blue Angels!
    Oh gosh, what a sinking feeling to see your first post, AV, and what joy to see your post later announcing that Caddy is home, whew! That famous TDK white light is so powerful, and has proven so over and over through the years.
    I’ve had an exhausting couple of days. My job is hard work, but I like it. Yesterday morning I discovered the septic was starting to back up. Of course, hubby is away, but he did call to arrange to have it pumped. Although I was prepared to arrange for coverage at work, the company said no one needed to be home. Guess what. There was a clog, which would have been discovered if I was home to run water while they were there. So last night I had to pay for emergency plumbing services to the tune of a lot of $$$. *sigh*
    Funny, I know how to survive in an emergency when there’s no water, but not so much when I can’t access the drainage system!

    #860945

    JerseyJoan
    Moderator

    Le Mew, Le Purr…
    After reading yesterday’s thread I am reminded that I literally bumped into Brian Setzer many years ago. We were both admiring the same truck at a car show at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. Super nice guy and cute too!
    I hope HRH is back to feeling like herself soon, MS. Stay warm.
    Have fun in Brewtown, JK! So Kiki has a new friend! How cool to see the Blue Angels!
    Oh gosh, what a sinking feeling to see your first post, AV, and what joy to see your post later announcing that Caddy is home, whew! That famous TDK white light is so powerful, and has proven so over and over through the years.
    I’ve had an exhausting couple of days. My job is hard work, but I like it. Yesterday morning I discovered the septic was starting to back up. Of course, hubby is away, but he did call to arrange to have it pumped. Although I was prepared to arrange for coverage at work, the company said no one needed to be home. Guess what. There was a clog, which would have been discovered if I was home to run water while they were there. So last night I had to pay for emergency plumbing services to the tune of a lot of $$$. *sigh*
    Funny, I know how to survive in an emergency when there’s no water, but not so much when I can’t access the drainage system!

    #860948

    Moonshadow_NZ
    Moderator

    MS skids sideways into the Cafe and hugs AV. Oh dear what a fright you and Caddy both must have had. It is awful when the cats don’t stick to their usual routine and you are left wondering and calling them fruitlessly. So glad that she is back and I bet she got so many big squishy hugs and kisses.
    LOL PG, I have just noticed that yet again we have chosen the same pic, the Happy Cat Dance.
    Thank you AV and JJ for your kind wishes for HRH. She should be feeling improved by this evening according to the vet. She is sprawled on the deck lolling this way and that in the sun and soaking up as much heat as possible. Yes the storm has blown away and left the country leaving it’s white calling card in many areas and the cold temperatures that we will have for some time. but it is Winter.
    Lagatta what a coincidence that you should mention Mahgreb as it was a question in a daily quiz I do. Where is the Mahgreb? I did happen to know the answer.
    JJ, that is annoying when the company assure you no one needs to be home and then it turns out that was not correct and then you have to pay the extra $$$. 👿
    This has to be the funniest thing I have seen from Wimbledon
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/tennis/94765464/wimbledon-fan-pulls-on-a-white-skirt-to-face-a-kim-clijsters-serve

    #860976

    lagatta4
    Participant

    The Maghreb – Le Maghreb in French, is the Arabic and now the most common French word for North Africa. It means sunset, the side the sun sets on, the west. The opposite is Machreq, Machrek (various transliterations) which means the rising sun, thus the east. Note that Egypt, while obviously an Arab country in northern Africa and for us a great centre of feline power, is not part of the Maghreb; most put the dividing point somewhere in Libya, where the desert meets the sea. There is a significant cultural difference between the two areas; Berber culture has a strong influence on the Maghreb.

    Al Stewart’s Year of the Cat is set somewhere in this region, with its echoes of “Casablanca”…

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  lagatta4.
    #860986

    Lois DELL Sweatt
    Participant

    AV, so happy Miss Caddy is home safe and well. I thought of you and her all last night and wanted to find out if she was back home.
    Cats can drive you nuts sometimes. I was missing the obese calico (I named her Matilda) this morning and couldn’t find her anywhere. I knew she couldn’t have gotten out but, getting very worried, I went out and called and called. This was after I had looked all through the house. When I was completely stressed, she walks into the kitchen. I cannot imagine where she was hiding but that’s the way they are sometimes—they can find places to hide that you never would look in.
    I have a new baby outside that I will soon catch and bring into the house. I think she’s about 8 to 12 weeks old, all black and a female. Very sweet.
    Again, so happy all is well with AV and Miss Caddy.

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