Happy Easter

Willow, Princess of Cathcart has wondered why she has never been featured on the blog.  So in time for Easter I have given her her due.  I present, HRH, Willow, Princess of Cathcart.

Oh, and Happy Easter from Bjorn, The Norwegian Explorer 🙂

Ground Hog Day

Yes I know we are a day early but we are going to be very busy tomorrow.

Regardless of IF Puxatawney Phil sees his shadow or not…there really is six more weeks of winter!

Stupid rodent!  Okay it’s not his fault we put so superstitious pressure on the Groundhog.  People are weird like that!

The Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle

This weekend we all went to the Mercer Museum and Henry Chapman Mercer’s home Fontill Castle.

So much history in two amazing locations.

The Museum itself houses thousands of items that represent the trades of the by-gone era.  The Tanner’s tools, Coaches/Toll Roads and they even have a Gallows on the top floor in the Crime and Punishment exhibit.

Fonthill Castle was the home built and designed by Henry Mercer for himself.  It showcases his tile and stone collections from round the world.  There are many oddities and tiles that depict stories like those of Charles Dickens and the travels of Columbus.

His home at the time was a Castle but with Modern conveniences like central heating, bell systems and electricity.

A really neat please to explore.

Our Tree

Our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree is up.

We have lights in the windows and Elves abound.

Which of course Sinjin and Sumner love most of all.  In just two weeks we will be celebrating Christmas and all of it’s fun and glory.  It staggers the mind.

End of Summer

How else does one celebrate the last day of Summer but with a nice swim on a 70 degree day, lol.

No, we didn’t go in the cement pond but the Humans did and we were just in awe.  They said the water was warm and as long as you stay in the water it was fine.

Edgar just looked for some comfy spots to nap.

He remarked the view was lovely no matter where he was sitting.

Edgar In The House Yo!

We had a new arrival at the door yesterday.  His name is Edgar and he is a Nisse/Tomte.  He is from Norway just like Bjorn.  Bjorn was super excited for someone from the homeland coming to stay with us.

He’s already had some adventures.  Last night he went to dinner with Caleb and The Roomie.

They both thought the dinner was super fun.

The Roomie confirmed it was a great meal!

He arrived in this box. He later told Chipper that being out of the box was way better.  Chipper told him not to get excited about traveling in style because most of the time they travel in a back pack, lol.

Edgar seemed to enjoy his first day with us 🙂