Thank you for looking at our blog.
Kind regards and meow, meow.
Thank you for looking at our blog.
Kind regards and meow, meow.
Sir Winston has just gone out into the garden to see if he can find anything of interest. It´s quite cold today but he loves his solitude on a Sunday morning.
As he went out, he asked Mr Midnight to wish all of our blog readers a very nice 1st Advents Sunday.
He´s really looking forward to Christmas. 🙂
We especially wish to thank all of those kind people who have followed our blog over the past year and Mr Midnight, Sir Winston and myself really love to receive your comments!
Thank you so much for your support and patience with our topics.
As a little treat, Mr Midnight and Sir Winston thought it would be nice if they showed you a short Christmas video they managed to find while trawling the internet.
They both said that all animals want to wish human beings a very nice festive season, although Mr Midnight pointed out that most animals haven´t really got a clue as to what Christmas is all about. Animals don´t really need Christmas, he said, but it´s nice for animals to observe humans being a bit kinder and happier with one another.
Here´s the link:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRzhd3eUyO8
(You may have to “copy and paste” into the browser)
See you all hopefully, next year!
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I suspect it wasn´t always easy reading our posts because we love to write meaningful things about life and we realise we´re not always much help.
I also wish to purrsonally wish you all a Merry Christmas, whatever that is, and a Happy New Year 2017!
I`ve told you so many times that Christmas is a human, Christian festival which celebrates the birth of Jesus.
Gifts are exchanged and the message about “Peace on Earth” is spread.
From what I´ve seen, there´s not much evidence about “peace on earth” taking place.
Are you sure your Christmas thingy is working properly.
Anyway, I thought you liked a good party?
Are we also allowed to celebrate this guy´s birthday?
If so, let´s Paaaawwwwty !!!!!!!
Enjoy and once again, all the best wishes for the coming New Year!
One should live by those words the WHOLE YEAR.
Sorry daddy. I just couldn´t fathom out why peace on earth is so imprtant among you humans when the majority of you don´t seem to have a clue as to the true meaning of peace on earth. I´ll try to be more patient.
Anyway, we don´t wish to waffle on and on with our last blog for 2015 so we´ll keep this one short.
The three of us would like to wish you all a very happy christmas and a loving New Year.
M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S A N D A G R E A T 2 0 1 6 !
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Love is in the air – at least for a week or so. 😉
Daddy was only saying a couple of days ago that he remembers having seen some of that Christmas cake and Christmas biscuit stuff in the shops as early as September. Now I don´t know what “September” is but it seems to be quite a long time ago. If Christmas goodies get sold so early it´s no wonder people aren´t “up to it” when the time is ripe.
Daddy was also saying that many of the people he spoke with said that they were not buying any pressies this year. People wanted to give those flimsy piece of paper things with numbers printed on them as presents.
That´s not really very nice is it. I mean, humans love their paper with numbers on them but it´s not exactly “Christmassy” is it.
I don´t think the idea is to receive large presents or wads of paper stuff but they could still show appreciation for one another buy giving a small gift as a token of their love for one another. That way, it could help some Christmas magic to come back into their lives again. Still, as you´ve already said, if it makes them all happy.
I believe most “modern” humans live their lives spoilt for choice and because of all of their possibilities, the magic of life seems to get left behind and disappears out of their lives.
I found it nice the last time we had Christmas because daddy picked me up and allowed me to plonk that angel figure thingy on top of the shiny, bright spikey thing. The combination of his warm hands supporting my body and the joy of me placing that “thing” on the top spike gave me a warm glow inside.
By the way, the spikey thing is called a Christmas tree Mr. Midnight. It looks the same as those growing outside in our kingdom, but it doesn´t smell quite the same.
I think he believes in preserving the planet as best he can. He finds it a shame when two weeks later, all the “rubbish” (Christmas trees) have to be collected from the local refuse company. He finds it all a waste I think.
So we´ll just have to make do with our English artificial tree. I suppose the main thing is that “love is in the air” in our house. That “fusty smell” from the tree will dissipate with our strong love for one another. 🙂
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That´s an odd looking spiky thing daddy. It doesn´t smell like one of the things from out of our kingdom. It´s nice though, what with all those shiny papery bits and bright coloured balls hanging on the ends of the stick things.
I can see my face in the ball and look – the ball´s starting to move – let me get my claws on it! 🙂
Fairy lights are all part of the magic of christmas. Some households use candles instead of fairy lights to decorate their christmas tree but with you two moping around the house, candles are out of the question.
No Sir Winston. I always use an imitation Christmas tree and the fairy lights were invented by an American guy (Mr Edison) in 1882. I´m not sure why the lights are called “fairy lights” – possibly because from a distance, they resemble fairies dancing about.
As oppose to the German Christmas tradition of using a real fir tree for a christmas tree, my English roots seem to dictate that I use an “authentic” imitation tree. I always find it a shame that immediately after christmas, loads of unwanted christmas trees are then thrown out to be gathered by the local refuse company. It all seems such a waste. At least our imitation tree surffices for a few years.
. . . . . or a few decades! Some of the prickly-sticking-out things are protruding at outlandish angles. The thing seems to have seen better years. Still, I suppose that it´s original what with nobody else having such a strange, antiquated thing in their living-room.
They have loads of fir trees here in the Black Forest. It´s no wonder they´re practically giving them away when people like daddy always intend to use tat like he´s putting up. I happen to like “tat” – it rhymes with “cat”. 🙂
What´s this “christmassy” thing anyway? I noticed the same fuss last year. Humans suddenly started being nice to one another and a buzz of magical energy filled the air. It was great. I think you even gave me some food out of one of those golden tins.
You mean that bloke who´s responsible for the terrific din everyday? You know, all that banging and clanging of metal at all hours, night and day. We cats can´t get any shut-eye because of his goings-on.
He seems such an agreeable type. So sympathetic. I like the way you humans celebrate Christmas. Roughly four weeks a year, apart from when humans have their football world championships, “modern” people are really nice towards one another and are happy instead of being grumpy or disatisfied. At this time of year, most seem to find some peace in their hearts and allow the “magic of life” to surround them.
If only it was possible to capture the energy of Christmas, or the energy surrounding football world championships, with which to use that positive energy throughout the year. The human race could achieve almost anything. What a great life we would ALL lead.
For the moment, I suppose we will all have to remain content with just four weeks a year of positive insight.
I can´t quite fathom it. Most of you celebrate the spirit of Christmas but the majority of you do not abide by what you celebrate. Do you not listen to the wise wisdom of your teachings? What´s the point in wishing for peace on earth at the end of the year when the majority of you seem to not live with peace in your hearts.
Oh yes, the majority of humans may believe that they have peace in their hearts but without judging anybody, their behavioural patterns throughout the year and daddy´s newspaper dictate a different picture. Prejudice, egoism, jealousy, materialism, lack of tolerance and broad mindedness, greed for money and power and a disregard for basic manners to name just a few characteristics. Even though you may not be aware, to some extent, most of you humans seem to be corrupted by some of these characteristics.
Doesn´t this Jesus chap give you an added incentive to really want to change your ways in which to give peace a real chance?
Peace on earth can only occur when the last man (human) on earth has found true peace in their hearts. You will truly know when you´ve discovered that peace because it will then be impossible to disrespectfully think bad things towards others or act selfishly.
Wow Sir Winston, that would be a great Christmas present wouldn´t it. You know, the humans not just talking about peace but actually managing to find true peace in their hearts and acting accordingly. 🙂
I´ll not give up believing that someday, this dream may happen. Until then I think I´ll help daddy with that long, thin, silvery stuff.
Can I have a go at putting the star on the top of the tree?
We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. A very special thank you to all of you who have followed our adventures in 2013. We wish you all the very, very best in the festive season and look forward to continuing our adventures in 2014.
In Peace, Love and Respect from your Mr Fred Midnight, Sir George Francis Winston and myself.
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He should talk – we cats are always on holiday!
That´s true Sir Winston, but I thought that humans had made so many rules and that one of them stipulated that humans HAVE to go to work. It seems that the humans in our neck of the woods are also, always on holiday. Don´t they like abiding by their rules?
Sadly, many humans do not enjoy going to work. Work can be quite pleasurable but many (European) humans don´t seem to like working. I suppose they feel over-worked, underpaid and deprived of time-off.
That´s rather sad daddy. I believe that humans have to go to work for approximately 40 or so years before they are allowed to stop working. That´s a very long time – especially if you don´t like working.
Which is where all the dissatisfaction comes in. Many modern European individuals still want to ignore the fact that the majority of us will thankfully, live much longer than in times past and that the present retiring age MUST BE extended if we all wish to continue enjoying our comfortable social systems.
Obviously, most modern individuals will disagree with my above statement and will want to blindly, carry on as though everything is still all hunky-dory.
The 2013 Vacation Deprivation Study from Expedia and Harris Interactive paints quite an ugly picture as regards what European individuals feel about their vacation time and reality. By the way, here is a link to the survey.
For example, most Europeans, especially from countries such as France, Germany, Italy and Spain, feel that they are the most vacation-deprived than anybody else. However, when reading the survey one will find that in actual fact, European countries have more vacation time than any other country in the world.
France has a whopping 30 days a year vacation with 90% of the French believing that they do not have enough holiday.
The US worker receives 14 days a year (and will take 10) and a South Korean receives 10 days a year (and will take 7)
Absolutely true Sir Winston and indeed, there is nothing wrong with taking a lot of holiday. The problem seems to be that the majority of Europeans believe that they are “deprived” when in actual fact, and compared to the rest of the world, we Europeans are very well off.
I just get tired of hearing everyone (Europeans) moaning and complaining about how bad they feel they are treated in the workplace. Obviously, the workplace cannot always be perfect and unfortunately, there are those who suffer, but we Europeans are still quite priviliged to be able to have so much holiday, get paid when we are sick and have a generous sprinkling of Bank holidays into the bargain. The continual stance of always wanting to get paid as much as possible will also bring about negative tendencies of possibly. having to work more for ones extra salary.
Modern individuals love playing the role of “victim of society”.
According to the study, you´ve all got a lot of time coming up. When you´ve finished celebrating this Jesus guys birthday, perhaps you could find time to read the survey and then be thankful for what you already have.
Enjoy, and please European humans – relax a little ! 🙂