'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Sunday, 12 October 2008


To go with the blogger award the other day, here's a blogger Meme.  (Does one pronounce it 'me-me' as I think?  Or is it 'meem' as N thinks?  And does it really matter anyway?)  This one came from Florida.
There's no copyright on it, please feel free to use it.

Outside my window... are tree ferns, a vegetable garden, a bit of lawn and then the steep zig-zag path down to the river.
I am thinking... how much I am looking forward to my visit to Auckland next week to hear the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
I am thankful for... My home, my children, my health, many things.
From the kitchen... I can smell bread cooking.
I am wearing... jeans and an old shirt for painting.
I am creating... a copy of a renaissance painting.
I am hearing... the lovely sounds of the dawn chorus.
I am reading... Terry Pratchett's "The Night Watch" - for about the third time.
I am hoping... that the accommodation in Auckland on Tuesday night will be nice.  I got it off the back of a supermarket receipt, you see.  
Around the house... I want to lay a path. 
One of my favourite things... is marmalade on toast.
A few plans for the rest of the week... 1.  Finish this painting  2.  Phone my cousin and have a catch-up 3.  Plant the two japanese maples  4.  Clean the mould off the bathroom ceiling  5.  Go to the boat show on Sunday as part of the 'Night Owls' patrol.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing...

(You can click to see what Jim kollects)


  1. I pronounce it meem but I have heard of others pronouncing it me me.

    Meem is the accepted way of saying it in all cases I've been in.

  2. Interesting tag game, I may have to take a stab at it too. In the meantimeYou're Welcome :-D

  3. Why is it called a Meme when all the sentences begin with "I" ? It should be called an 'ayeaye' or an 'I I' or an 'eyeeye' or an 'aiai'

    But really Meme is actually ok with meme.