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Tuesday
29 Sep
2009

Meat Feast

Well I’m in Brazil now; a place called Joinville to be precise. Sao Paolo airport was interesting, that’s all I’m prepared to say until I get on the plane home!

The weather reminds me of home and the lad from work that collected me at Chiritaba airport said that Joinville is known as rainville locally (substitute the Portuguese for rain in there).

I was taken out by the Japanese guys that manage our factory here. They took me to:-

A Meat Feast Pleasuredome

It was really good; a carnivore’s paradise. I will make Louis jealous when I get home and tell him about it. (I know he’s a hound and won’t understand but, in my mind, he will).

To top it all I’m drinking Skol from a can as I type this. I never thought I’d drink Skol again in my lifetime. Who knows, maybe I’ll find some Badger’s Bitter in cans out here or a Party Seven. (Sid will understand this when he gets round to checking the blog – let’s see how long it takes before he comments).

Tuesday
22 Sep
2009

Chewy Louis

I’m back in Houston for a week and a half prior to a trip down to Brazil before going home.

Under instructions I went shopping for stuff for Louis this weekend just gone.

He’s a lucky lad and will get some treats when I get back. I’ve got him these:-

Chewy Louie Biscuits

You need to scroll through their products to the “Biscuits & Cookie” bit and you’ll find the Chewy Louis options. I’m sorry but I can’t link direct to the product due to some magicikerry on their website. (Edited 13/07/11 – now resolved 21/04/13)

These ones are beef flavour and he’s also getting a bag of peanut butter flavour ones as well. I must admit they look tasty.

He’s also getting a flashing red light and collar now that the nights are closing in plus a new long leather lead.

There’s no room in my suitcase now for stuff that I want to buy over here in the US!

Sunday
13 Sep
2009

They think it’s all over. . . .it is now!

Well, the kitchen is finished at last. There’s a few bits and pieces left but the job, as far as I’m concerned, is done. It was a harder job than I anticipated but the end result is worth the effort.

Here’s a few pictures of the finished kitchen:-

One corner of the kitchen

One corner of the kitchen

Opposite corner of the kitchen

Opposite corner of the kitchen

Oven in front of window

Oven in front of window

I’d like to thank my two part-time helpers for their minimilistic assistance!! (Although the catering standards have improved since the new kitchen came on-line so I can’t complain).

Sunday
06 Sep
2009

Louis the kitchen fitter

The work in the kitchen continues and we’re getting closer to the end of the project.

Louis has been a constant “help” throughout the exercise.

His forté is with the unpacking of all the elements of the kitchen (and there must have been a coupla hundred packages for even our small kitchen) so I took a picture of him in action.

Louis trying to unpack a cupboard door; luckily the door's already out and he doesn't know it.

Louis trying to unpack a cupboard door; luckily the door's already out and he doesn't know it.

He does this with all the packaging. He only gets involved after the event as he is usually slobbing on the sofa surfing the tv channels but you know he’s decided to help when you hear the scrabbling sounds of his paws.