Monday, May 28, 2012

I'm Back! And the cats are talking to me...

I went home to Spain to see my mum and my brother (working in Saudi) joined us too.  It was GREAT!  Blue skies, clean air, CLEAN STREETS WITH PAVEMENTS!!! and lots of culture as I tottered around old Madrid with Fay, my friend for over 20 years who is now one of the top travel operators in the country. (She runs MTZ with her pal Isabel, you should check it out)

Sorting out my 1000 plus photos and will bore you with them over the next few weeks.

Au, Target and Guido stayed home with T-man.  They had roast roast chicken every day, and enjoyed a real boy's fortnight but I think they missed me because I am under constant observation.  Every time I get up, there's a guard cat on my tail. T-man keeps kissing me too :-)

Au is lying at my feet with his tail laid along my ankle.  Target is sticking to me like glue.  He's so happy to see me that he wakens me up every 10 minutes at night to give me purry furry headbutts. Guido threw himself at my feet in an ecstasy of purrs when he saw me and this morning he presented me with a live cockroach.

More good news from my lovely neighbour Umi is that Jigsaw is getting better.  I'll see him tomorrow or the next day.

So while I get myself sorted out, here are some quick pics:

My mum's cat Annie, who is 14 years old

Lunch at Alfredo's with my brother Ian and Fay

My mum and Fay at a tapas lunch

Spanish tapas - they're the best!

I brought back plenty of Spanish delicacies!

Will update you on the kitties and my plans for the Katz Tales blog on Wednesday.  Cheers, Ellen!

PS Look what came out while I was away: The White Ghost or what it's like to be white in Asia.  Read it at The Star for free.

22 comments:

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Hola! Welcome back Aunty E. The boys must have missed you heaps. Hey...we miss you too. Errr....somehow I think Annie looks like me...albeit a larger version. Could we be related? purrr...meow!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Well I guess even I will speak to you then and say welcome back...

ocdbloggergirl said...

Annie is so cute!

sully86 said...

welcome back!!

Joy E. Saga said...

I'm sure the furkids misses you loads!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Are the kitties getting some of those delicacies?

Welcome back!

Declan said...

Welcome back! Mum says Spain is lovely and the Tapas is the best! Very sweet of the kids to give you a live cockroach... cats are just so thoughtful... hehe! Deccy x

Old Kitty said...

Welcome back!!!!! Awww great to see you had a wonderful time with family! Oh and what delicacies!! Yay!!

Awww Guido, Au and Target so missed you! Take care
x

Fuzzy Tales said...

Welcome back! We're glad you had a fabulous visit. And glad the fur kids are talking to you. LOL.

Dianne said...

how sweet that the furry ones are showing you how much you're loved

Annie is beautiful

welcome back

Brian said...

I am glad you had a fun and safe trip! Welcome back!!!

Sharon Wagner said...

Those tapas look delicious. Trips are what makes life worth living. And cats of course!

Katnip Lounge said...

We missed you almost as much as your boys! Mommy is dribbling at the sight of the tapas.

Carol said...

Welcome back! Looks like a great time. Nice you got to bring back some delicacies. And the warm welcome at home :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

welcome back! So glad that you had a wonderful trip! Your photos are fantastic!!

Knew the kitties would be missing you like crazy!!

The Island Cats said...

Welcome back! Our mom says she would love to visit Spain!

Tamago said...

Welcome back!! Sounds like your babies missed you a lot and are very happy to have you back! Guido is so thoughtful to bring you a present ;-)
The tapas looks really delicious. I wish I can visit Spain some day!

The Whiskeratti said...

Welcome home! We hope you had a wonderful vacation. PS - that was a funny story.

Lorenza said...

Glad you had a great time there in Spain!
I am sure everyone missed you at home!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The Cat From Hell said...

We is happy yous back and that yous had a great time!
Can't wait to hear all about it!
Kisses
Nellie

Clooney said...

Your holiday sounds wonderful and those tapas look amazing. I'm sure the kitties were missing you like crazy and will be giving you extra luvvins in these coming days.

Barbara said...

Glad you had a good time and a safe journey. You're very lucky that the cats didn't ignore you to show their displeasure... could it have something to do with that bag of goodies you brought back I wonder? Great news about Jigsaw! And Annie is so pretty :O)