Friday, August 25, 2006

Vacation! Vakantie! and no black cat allowed ...

Our humans are finally going on vacation (vakantie); a little late, but going!

They're off to France again! They love France. (Zij zijn verliefd op Frankrijk) However ... they’re not taking us!! They’re not even taking me, their own “chat noir(black cat, zwarte kat) !

Look, I’m even pictured on many a souvenir in France. ( note: The word “souvenir” is the same in all three languages - (that’s one less error to make). However, there is a Dutch word for a souvenir and that is "aandenken" which, literally translated, means an object or something you think about. )

Here is a drawing our mom did of a souvenir from their last trip to France - done in a small Moleskine sketchbook using Derwent Graphitint pencils ( potloden, or in this case, a sort of colored pencil which in dutch is kleurpotloden ) .

I think France would welcome me, don’t you? (Ik denk dat Frankijk me welkom zou heten, denk je niet?)
Exactly why they won’t take me along, they won’t say. (Zij willen niet zeggen waarom ik in Nederland moet blijven. – They won’t say why I have to stay in Holland). I find it a shame. (Ik vind het een jammer.)

It’s ok though, I’ll get to stay home and pester my human step-brother (stiefbroer) and have some fun catching bees (bijen) and butterflies (vlinders) in the back garden (achtertuin) .

Goldenrod in the back garden (with loads of bees!), and a butterfly we don't know the name of, but it's pretty! :-)

For now, (probably until mid-Sept.), Sacha and I will be taking a rest from blogging - until the humans get back. (Wij stoppen met bloggen, voor eventjes. Als de mensen terug zijn, beginnen we weer met bloggen.)
Everyone knows we can’t spell very well (actually, for cats I think we're not half-bad). So when the humans are not around, we don’t blog! We need our human dictionaries (woordenboeken) around inorder to blog ... *cats laughing* I’m not a master of the english or the dutch languages, and neither is Sacha! (Ik ben de Engelse en de Nederlandse talen niet machtig, en Sacha ook niet.)
We hope they bring us back some salmon paté (zalm paté ... see previous birthday post for our passion … heh heh) .
Until then…

Tot ziens!
Finn & Sacha

1 comment:

paris parfait said...

Beautiful sketch and water-colours! Hope you're having a wonderful time in France - and the cats survived staying behind. :)


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