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A family lunch

By Gillian

Today we had lunch with Christopher’s sister, Sophie. We’ve not seen her for some time, and it was really good to catch up with her. She lives the other end of the country, so we met somewhere in the middle in a hotel just off the motorway. The food was nothing special, and the service was atrocious, but we had a good time simply chatting away.

We took along the slides that Christopher’s step-father brought us, of the two of them as very small children in Kenya, and a few years later on holiday in Cornwall. We also took a hand-held portable slide-viewer (very 1970’s – I remember my parents having one when I was a child) and the two of them spent a happy hour or so going “Do you remember…?”.

Sophie obviously thought we needed cheering up a bit (a good call), and gave us a book called “Bad Cat” by Jim Edgar – captioned photos of evil-looking cats. It is side-splittingly funny.  Chris has been looking at it this evening after dinner, and he has been laughing out loud so much that he’s made his back ache! I’ve now swiped it off him as it’s definitely my turn for some laugh-out-loud humour.

{ 5 } Comments

  1. David A | 19 June 2010 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Good book choice ! – see also My Cat Hates You by the same author. Based on the best bits of the website, I think…

  2. Veronica | 20 June 2010 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Very funny book – and alarmingly lifelike, if our two are anything to go by!

  3. icyjumbo | 20 June 2010 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    David, Veronica, I loved the book, and as Gillian said, it had me laughing out loud several times. I didn’t really like the ones where they had dressed up the cat, though. The soaked cats were far funnier, I thought.

  4. Veronica | 21 June 2010 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    I’m not quite sure what sort of masochist chooses to dress up cats – their claws are far too efficient for that to be a good idea.

  5. David Allsopp | 22 June 2010 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    For some reason, cats seem to tolerate this kind of abuse from small children, whereas adults attempting the same thing are likely to lose fingers 😉