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Hello Owls.!

Very heavy downpour of rain for most of the day here, and terribly cold too. Shipping News.!

Logs are crackling on the fire and have just made a cuppa, raided the choc cookie jar too.Smile

Just going to take a tour, see you later.

If you can't sleep and there are others on line then have a natter here.

Night Night, & Sweet Dreams.

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Posted at 4th Nov 2009 - 12:03AM   Posted by Camilla   I CAN'T SLEEP CHAT POST Comments: 22

Camilla's Avatar Michael Palin said in his 2008 documentary about Vilhelm Hammershoi, the key to Hammershoi is that he deliberately did not want us to know him. He was an artist. He painted pictures. The rest is silence.

Hello Westerwitch and Blossom, and Silverhead, ooh think these little owls have hopped off to bed.

Just going to take a peep in the CR.


Posted by: Camilla on 4th Nov 2009 at 12:06AM

Silverhead's Avatar No Camilla, still here. How are you. Recovered I hope from you Traumatic October. Bet it left you shattered.

Posted by: Silverhead on 4th Nov 2009 at 12:19AM

Silverhead's Avatar Always seem to just miss youSad Good night Camilla and sweet dreamsWink

Posted by: Silverhead on 4th Nov 2009 at 12:25AM

Camilla's Avatar Hello Silverhead,

I must admit it really did shake me up a bit, so too the rest of our family. Horrid when others are so very ill, but when it is a member of your family and it is a child, so upsetting.

It has left me a tad shaken, as me ever the worrying one, not easy. I would rather have cut off my right arm then have had him suffer so. Pleased though that he is recovering well, although still quite a long way to go yet.


Posted by: Camilla on 4th Nov 2009 at 12:26AM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you kindly for your concern Silverhead, night night, and the sweetest of dreams to you.

Hope to see you here on the perch tomorrow night.


Posted by: Camilla on 4th Nov 2009 at 12:28AM

Bear sniffs around until finding Owls perch. Cannot see any Owls.

Can see Tiddles an clock. Tiddles is wound. Bear almost trips over stairs while putting clock out, but manages to stay upright. (Bear is very "upright" creature Wink )

Good night to all. Rest well, gentle Owls.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 4th Nov 2009 at 12:46AM

Camilla's Avatar Hellllllooooo Bear.!

So grand to see you here on the perch, I'm here, not sure if my name is on right hand side.?

Ah, Bear still has the most wonderful humour that is sheer tonic despite his hurdles.

Thank you Rob-bear for tending to the cat and the clock.

Wishing you well Bear, sleep well, night night.

Posted by: Camilla on 4th Nov 2009 at 12:52AM

Frances's Avatar Hello Camilla, I've just written you a longish message, and have had my server decide to revolt. So... just a quick hallow!

Posted by: Frances on 4th Nov 2009 at 01:10AM

Frances's Avatar Ah, good, so that one got through.

Sorry to have missed other owls who've quickly landed and taken off again.

Crazy busy day at the shop, with lots of surprises as usual. Our beautiful holiday window has been installed and it is quite sparkly with tiny lights, and glittery snow ball shapes on transparent scrims. In front of the scrims are displayed some lovely clothes either shimmering silks or glittering knits. Really eye catching to those folks walking past.

I am so tired. Long day, with another long day ahead. Might not be here too long myself, off for a quick tour of the site.


Posted by: Frances on 4th Nov 2009 at 01:14AM

Camilla's Avatar Hello Frances,

Thank you kindly, so sorry Frances, have been searching for some cards to upload, no good, will have to try later this morning.

Bet that shop window looks fab, would love to have dressed it, I am sure I have not lost the touch Frances.! It also is good for any maybe shoppers to come through those doors and enquire that they would love to try on any of those garments that caught their eye on the manniquin.

Please do close those eyes dear Frances, a long day for you, although I will be just making one more cuppa before lamps out.

Have PM you Frances.


Posted by: Camilla on 4th Nov 2009 at 01:35AM

Frances's Avatar Thanks for those kind words, Camilla.

You might be interested to know that we actually don't have any mannequins in our window now. Occasionally we do use them, but not very often.

More often the one or two garments/outfits are displayed in a minamalist fashion, either hung on a long dowel or pole ... a la a scarecrow almost. Or hung on what we skeleton hangers which are sort of sculptural clothes hangers that sort of disappear when the clothes are hung upon them. You'd have to see them to know what I am describing!


Posted by: Frances on 4th Nov 2009 at 01:48AM

Tiggywinkle's Avatar Hi Frances and Camilla, Have just finished re writing my article, and off to post it. Will be back.

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 4th Nov 2009 at 01:52AM

Frances's Avatar Best wishes for that posting, Tiggy!

I'll "wait up" for you. xo

Posted by: Frances on 4th Nov 2009 at 01:58AM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Frances,

Hello Tiggy, so sorry but this little owl is off to bed, it is 2.05am here. Look forward to catching up with posts Tiggy, thank you. Lots more I must catch up with too.

Night Night Frances and Tiggy, sweet dreams.

Has anyone seen Puffin? do hope she is alright. Missing you dear Puffin.

See you tomorrow owlys.!


Posted by: Camilla on 4th Nov 2009 at 02:07AM

Good evening Frances. Bear was dealing with Sadie pup and forgot to log out. Then -- lo and behold -- Owls!

Another Manic Monday (even on Tuesday) for you, Frances. You should send along a picture of your window -- either here or on your blog.

I'm reading over some material for an Ethics Committee meeting at St. Paul's Hospital, which begins at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow. That's an uncivilized hour for clear thinking; such are the demands in the Bear's life. Fortunately, most of the material is in readable print.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 4th Nov 2009 at 02:27AM

Puffin's Avatar Hi Owls.
Looks like most of you have gone to your nests-Better luck tomorrow night.
Hi Tiggy-good to see you.
Sweet dreams to any who come later to our perch.
Glad to see you Bear.

Posted by: Puffin on 4th Nov 2009 at 02:30AM

Hello, Puffin and Tiggy.

I think this change of time is causing a ripple effect throughout Cowart's School. As we in Saskatchewan (Canada) don't go onto Daylight Savings Time, the rest of the world gets caught back up with us about this time of year. And people who retire for the night at a certain time are staying up longer (or so it seems).

Sadie pup is flaked out on the floor, but I'm getting ready for an early meeting tomorrow (as I mentioned to Frances (above).

What news from your corners of the world Question

Posted by: Rob-bear on 4th Nov 2009 at 02:34AM

Bear has noticed that Tiggy has finally posted on Holistic Health Forum. I'm off to check that out.


Posted by: Rob-bear on 4th Nov 2009 at 02:40AM

I see that you're still about the skool, somewhere, Puffin. but I must get on with my "real life" homework for tomorrow morning.

This, btw, is a bit of an experiment in sending material in a more readable form. Well, at least more readable for the Bear.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 4th Nov 2009 at 02:56AM

Frances's Avatar Hello to you Rob-Bear, and to any other owls still around.

I am trying to stay up a bit later tonight, so to get straight-through sound sleep before an early start tomorrow.

Bear ... that last comment is definitely in a larger font ... looks very good!

Yes, the various regions' differing times of switching clocks backwards does lead to a bit of fun. Sliding times zones!

Today was our election day, although there are not too many close election races across the country. Nonetheless, some of them are being labeled as tests of Pres. Obama's current strength.

Now, I am feeling tired. Sorry to fly off. Hoping to see some of you all tomorrow. xo

Posted by: Frances on 4th Nov 2009 at 03:06AM

Interesting wording, Frances -- "sliding time zones."

Sounds like the title of something thought up by "slippery" politicians. Laughing Laughing Laughing

Posted by: Rob-bear on 4th Nov 2009 at 03:13AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Thank you to the Nite Owls

Posted by: Westerwitch on 4th Nov 2009 at 08:47AM

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