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You’re clever and bright what more could you want?

As the title says you’re clever and bright what more could you want?

Clever spelling Montana

Decent spelling I suppose.

Well I guess I could join in the craze to play with the spelling of words that seems to be gripping Montana, but could I do it in rhyme? Hmm I don’t think so!


About the Author

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The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.

Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”

I would like to tell you all about something new and rather nice that you can get from the Apple iBooks store, no not ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book you have been able to get that for ages, no something else rather wonderful. You can get John Woodcock’s brilliantly illustrated book the first in the series called ‘The Trams of Prague’

This heavily illustrated books created especially for iPads, Pods and Phones called Tram No 6 is the Naughtiest of Trams and it looks amazing.

If you would like to get this exceptional book the easy way, just click on this link:
Trams of Prague – Tram No6 is the Naughtiest of Trams


Don’t forget dear cuddly readers one and all that my translator’s heavily illustrated book has just been made available at the iBookstore or iTunes – what was it with Steve Jobs and all of the ‘i’s’?

To get whizzed straight to the store whatever it’s called just click on the picture of the cover of that wonderful book below.

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Poo is revered in Spain

Yes that’s right they love Poo in Spain, but then that is because it’s a natural beauty!spot!

A Spanish natural beauty spot

The beach is especially pretty the locals call it Playa de Poo or Poo Beach!

Playa de Poo

And I don’t know what you were thinking Poo was dear cuddly and confused reader.


About the Author

The Cat Portrait2

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.

Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”

I would like to tell you all about something new and rather nice that you can get from the Apple iBooks store, no not ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book you have been able to get that for ages, no something else rather wonderful. You can get John Woodcock’s brilliantly illustrated book the first in the series called ‘The Trams of Prague’

This heavily illustrated books created especially for iPads, Pods and Phones called Tram No 6 is the Naughtiest of Trams and it looks amazing.

If you would like to get this exceptional book the easy way, just click on this link:
Trams of Prague – Tram No6 is the Naughtiest of Trams


Don’t forget dear cuddly readers one and all that my translator’s heavily illustrated book has just been made available at the iBookstore or iTunes – what was it with Steve Jobs and all of the ‘i’s’?

To get whizzed straight to the store whatever it’s called just click on the picture of the cover of that wonderful book below.

Trams of Prague ePub Cover 2 1 13 225x225 75

So much that’s so bad to choose from!

So much that s bad to choose from

Where do you start with this menu?

About the Author

The Cat Portrait2

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.

Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”

I would like to tell you all about something new and rather nice that you can get from the Apple iBooks store at last, yes it’s my wonderful first book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ so what are you waiting for you lovely Apple users?

House for sale in Spain – I think!

The Spanish economy is doomed, they say and they might be right! But I have a feeling that if the Spanish could only market themselves a little more coherently then all wouldn’t be lost.

Spanish houses for sale really

After all Spain is a nice place and if you had to choose where would you rather live if you had to live in Europe either Germany or Spain where would you choose? Germany is ok and is wealthy but there are far more Germans there for some reason and that would put anyone off so Spain of course – tee hee.

About the Author

The Cat Portrait2

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.

Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”

I would like to tell you all about something new and rather nice that you can get from the Apple iBooks store at last, yes it’s my wonderful first book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ so what are you waiting for you lovely Apple users?

A strange kind of tenderness in Majorca

As the Czech summer becomes ever more like an English one I am starting too think that it might be time to have my second holiday early this year to alleviate some of the shivering, but where to go? That is the question.

I have to say that I love Spain and normally drop in on my amigos at leads once a year but before booking a scheduled flight to sunny Majorca this weekend,(anyone who has read my second masterpiece of feline literature, ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’, will know my thoughts on low cost airlines and so I don’t think I need to say what bad value for money they are here, just read my book), I remembered an odd sign someone gave me that had come from the overly commercial south of the island, where you can get tattoos, pieced ears (not all attached) and horribly drunk if you are a dreadful loutish British tourist.

Mixed message Majorca

Makes you wonder if the Spanish know what tenderness or being gentle is doesn’t it, I know that they have, in the main, given up Bull Fighting “thank goodness,” a cry I hear echoed around the world by the Toro de Lidia or Black Bulls big and small, but using a weapon to piece an ear is a bit much isn’t it?


About the Author

The Cat Portrait2

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.

Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”

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A end to the economic crisis

I heard that in Britain the idiot who runs the country’s finances is going to lend the banks, the very people who caused the banking crisis, between (a maximum of) 80 and 140 billion pounds sterling, depending upon the newspaper you read. The timing is probably dependant upon the rate of decline in the governments’ popularity.

This started me thinking what are other countries doing to alleviate problems with their economies? So I began looking around the world to find out and the results were quite surprising.

First I saw that Spain’s football team had rather cleverly beaten the Republic of Ireland’s team, which in itself, I understand, is not a hard task but enables the nation’s team to progress into the last ‘8,’ being just a simple Cat I have no idea what that means but I understand that it’s something that every European country desires currently and only the Germans (as usual) are assured of!

In the end my search brought me to the picture below, it comes from one of my favourite targets China, and is a menu suggestion for families trying to eek out their food budget and handed down from the very top – that’s the corrupt little fat geezers who used to wear red army style uniforms to show they were true communists, but now wear shiny Armani suits to prove that they are kleptocrats.

What is it with the Chinese

Whether the rest of the world will start tucking into Roast Bowel and Egg is difficult to say because I think only the Chinese can afford the Egg as an ingredient because they are the ones hoarding the rest of the world’s cash.


About the Author

The Cat Portrait2

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.

Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”

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Spain where everyone is included!

It was the Spanish F1 Grand Prix this weekend and although I didn’t have the opportunity to see it at the track in Barcelona I do intend to see it on TV so please don’t tell me the result.

When I go to the GP in Barcelona or indeed visit any part of Spain I have to say I always love it, although I also have to say that the average Spaniard’s attitude to animals is worse than absolutely awful, because they are cruel and seem to think that animals should be treated like err… um… animals, which as you will know if you have read either of my masterpieces of feline literature ‘Getting Out Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ or ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ you will know that I don’t agree with animals being treated in that way. Sadly if you have read both of them you will also know that it isn’t only the Spanish alone from the world’s over population that treat animals badly, but as I say in my more Martin Luther King moments “our day will come!” Or did Ruby & the Romantics say it in a song that Amy Winehouse sang it before her clogs were popped? I don’t really know the answer to that and if I did it would spoil the little jokette tee hee!

Having said all of that Spain is a nice place to visit and as a holiday destination caters for all tastes and pockets even odd minorities as you can see from the label below, they even make a cheese especially for morons bless them! That is bless the Spanish and the Morons of course, we Cats can’t be criticised for being exclusive in our blessings.

Spanish cheese for morons

And before you all write in, in your tens, I know that the cheese is actually Swiss and made by the Morons of the Canton of Jura on the shores of Lake Geneva, but the hunk of cheese above was on sale in Spain and I wanted to mention the Spanish GP, well I didn’t want to mention the Spanish GP really I wanted to watch it by my translator said that if I didn’t write a blog first I couldn’t watch it. Grrr!

Usually I would include a picture of the Spanish GP but if I do that I will probably find out the result and it goes without saying that I don’t want to know the result just yet because that would spoil my viewing pleasure wouldn’t it?


About the Author

The Cat Portrait2

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.

Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”

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The English are so dedicated customer service

If I was writing about America, or Sweden or Spain or indeed most civilised countries in the world where offering a service or selling something means backing the sale up with hard work, dedication and an attitude dedicated to delighting the customer then I wouldn’t be using the picture below which was taken outside a small business in Devon in the UK and sums up the attitude of UK businesses to their customers.

The English Are So Dedicate Customer Service

The idea of providing customer service in the UK sadly is one that seems to have been dropped by all businesses just as the UK’s general public have dropped the idea of community, caring for the elderly, and so many more values that define a modern caring society this is one of the major reasons why the UK is slipping in all of the tables that identify great places in the world to live.

On the other paw the lack of a need to provide decent customer service or to hold any civic responsibility whatsoever in the UK means that the number of banks, (insurance companies and other financial institutions who cause so much harm in the world) who locate their headquarters in the UK and in particular dreadfully polluted London has increased year on year .

But then banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions pride themselves in not providing any form of customer service or support for the money that they are trusted with and so they fit right in.

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As the recession bites in Spain ordinary people make do

Around the world saving money to even ‘attempt’ to balance the family budget is difficult these days and sadly so many people fail because of the banker’s balls ups and politicians inept attempts to make life better.

Recently in Spain I saw a perfect example of people like you and um… you, well not me because I am a Cat remember, trying so very hard to make a delicious meal (or in this case dessert) out of, um what on Earth do you call the ingredient they used, oh yes an ‘uncommon’ ingredient!

As The Recession Bites People Turn

How yummy Scum Ice Cream, where do you think the ‘scum’ comes from the London rioters? Politicians? Or Bankers? Or, as I think for what my thoughts are worth a coulis blended of all of them.

Can you imagine what that tastes like? No neither can I!


About the Author

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.

Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”

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Romney and Hythe’s Little Understatement and Other Attractions

You know the area around Romney and Hythe in Kent, England has a lot of exciting things to see if you are thinking of a family holiday in the UK because the government have taken all of your money and you can’t afford to go somewhere really nice like err… Spain or where the bankers and the politicians who created your newly found poverty go… the Caribbean.

Still Romney and Hythe has some interesting sights, scenes and sounds for all the family.

First of all there is the Royal Military Canal a long flat waterway built for use during the Napoleonic Wars once captured by the french it would have proved invaluable for transporting men and supplies and creating a much wider bridgehead very rapidly. The canal lies flat in some of the prettiest countryside the flat lands of Romney Marsh so it is best seen from bridges.

Romney Marsh Military Canal

The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway which is the world’s smallest public railway is a child’s dream and starts near Hythe town centre and runs fourteen miles across the Romney Marsh to the shingle headland of Dungeness.

Romney Hythe Railway

Dungeness is home to two interesting landmarks the first is a near derelict lighthouse where unsupervised children can climb out onto a ledge hundreds of feet above the ground and lean over a rickety Victorian railing.

From so far up they can see the coast of France a few miles away, the beautiful Romney Marshes on their left and the enormous Dungeness Nuclear Power Station to their right.

Dungeness Power Station and Lighthouse

The nuclear power station is also of interest to the casual visitor not only because of its location on the coastline but also because it bears a striking resemblance to the Fukushima Daiichi Power Station in Japan. In fact they share the same nuclear reactors though of course currently the Dungeness ones are not in meltdown.

Four miles way lies the hamlet of Port Lympne which has nearby the internationally renowned Port Lympne Wild Animal Park.

If after one or two days holidaying in this area and you do get bored why don’t you pass the time by looking at some of the signs around, like this one and try and work out why the obviously needs to be stated so dramatically?

Romney and Hythe Council s Little Understatement

Oh by the way don’t whatever you do go into the sea at Dungeness or along most of the coastline, the beach drops away dramatically underfoot and so in some places if you take three or four strides into the sea the next one will mean you are completely and utterly out of your depth. To make matters worse usually the sea is rough which means if you are not a confident swimmer you will be in trouble.

Some say that the Kent coastline is polluted and with radioactivity from the Nuclear Power station and the local Water Company’s rather inefficient treatment of wastewater, which at times of great ‘demand’ means that raw sewerage is pumped into the sea so it might be an idea to avoid the coast completely.

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