Tag Archives: My Cat

R.I.P. Fleur


It was with a heavy heart and tears in my eyes that I had to have my lovely cat Fleur put to sleep. She will never be forgotten. At least she is at rest now and out of pain.

Consequently I haven’t felt like blogging or taking photographs, but managed to take a few on Friday on my way to see friends at the music pub.


Bashed, Bruised, and Fragile


Shunter/Switcher, Olympus E400, from the archive.

Bashed, bruised, and fragile, that’s how I feel at the moment. My lovely cat Fleur isn’t very well at all , she’s had steroid injections but I’m not sure she will make it, this seems to have taken it’s toll on my immune system as my flu/chest infection has come back with a vengeance. Managed to drag myself out of the house today for the weekly supermarket shop, and as a precaution went for a Covid test. I’m lucky to have friends that have or have had cats and understand how I’m feeling.

Thursday Doors


The weather has been so unpredictable this year but it finally seems to have settled a little. Managed to get out and about this week on a couple of days in between the chores. Here’s my (late) eclectic contribution to Norm 2.0 “Thursday Doors” blog.

Fleur Enjoying The Warmth

Met up with my PhotoBuddies on Tuesday for a coffee and a walk around some of the older parts of the city (Leicester).

This is very near to where the old Great Central Railway bridged it’s way into the station. I’ve decided I like louvre’s.

Underneath The Arches
These two guy’s were more than happy to pose for a photograph outside their Engineering Co. which sits under the old railway arches. We had a good chat about how the area had changed over the years. I’ll pop back next week and drop them in a print of this photo.

S R & S 1919
I’ve tried to find out what S R & S was, but no luck. I guess a trip to the reference library and a look at some old trade directories might supply the answer. The whole area (Bath Lane) had a lot of engineering companies and foundries in it’s heyday, it’s now becoming an apartment block zone !


Tucked Away

The next few are from yesterday’s (Thursday) trip to town.

This shop at the top of the Market Place is being restored, it’s a lovely old shopfront.

Knight & Garter
This pub has been just been totally restored, I was tempted to go in and try the beer but I had jobs to do at home.

Bowling Green Street
I’ve walked past this lovely doorway countless times, never really took much notice. But it’s been restored and is now a restaurant. Can’t find much information about the building other than it’s Grade 11 listed and possibly the old Water Board offices.