Good morning … yawn … and welcome to Monday, the day of budding dreams and vast swathes of … disappointment, angst, and exhaustion. Weekends can be so draining …
Don’t mind her, fwiends … she hasn’t been sleeping so good and she’s not quite at herself. But, we got some fun stuff fo’ you today an’ a bunch of ‘toons ‘n stuff, too, an’ the cutest animal video … me ‘n Joyful picked it out! So, you can get a snack an’ somethin’ to dwink and we’ll all have a chuckle, ‘k? An’ Joyful made the snacks, since Gwammie kept fallin’ asleep.
The Apollo Bay Distillery in Victoria, Australia, made a bit of an ‘Oops’. They filled gin bottles with … hand sanitizer! Their recall notice speaks for itself …In an update, they say that all nine bottles have been successfully recovered …
“We are very sorry this occurred. Rest assured we will be following up our procedures to ensure this does not occur again. We’d like to thank those who were affected for being so understanding. We are in the process of fully refunding and providing a replacement product to those impacted.”
I’m not sure how it happened, but I’d be willing to bet that somebody no longer works for Apollo Bay!
A house for $1???
You can buy a house for €1, or a little over a dollar! I want one! Yes, there are some catches, the first one being that the houses are in Italy and I’m not. Now, mind you I wouldn’t mind at all living in Italy, but a) my passport expired years ago and right now, the State Department isn’t processing passports, or so I’m told; b) it would cost money that I don’t have to get to Italy; c) daughter Chris doesn’t have a job in Italy, d) None of us speak Italian; and e) the kitties. But it is a tempting offer, if I could work through those roadblocks.The houses are in the village of Cinquefrondi that bills itself as “COVID-free” and is desperately attempting to attract new residents by selling homes for almost nothing — but the new owners must promise to renovate the houses. The aim is to reverse a depopulation trend caused by younger folk heading off in search of work. In Cinquefrondi, Mayor Michele Conia considers the task so serious he’s given it a code name: “Operation Beauty.”
Despite being surrounded by the natural beauty of the rugged Aspromonte National Park and overlooking both the Ionian and Tyrrhenian coasts, Cinquefrondi’s urban scenery is scarred by ramshackle, abandoned dwellings. Cinquefrondi merely requests an annual €250 policy insurance fee until works are completed. New owners are only liable to a fine of €20,000 in the unlikely event they do not complete the restyling within three years.
“We’re just asking for some kind of certainty once a new buyer commits to the project. The policy fee is very low and the cost of a restyle here is within €10,000 to €20,000, given the dwellings are cozy and tiny.”
Heck, for the price, I could afford to buy two houses side-by-side, knock out a few walls, and have a house big enough for us! Take a look … what do you think?
Two stories caught my eye this week, both about cows in trouble in the UK. Makes me wonder what they feed them over there. The first may have been a case of the cow needed to go on a diet.
Name unknown, this 13-year-old British white cow apparently attempted to pass between two trees near its owner’s farm and became wedged.
The Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said an Animal Rescue advisor was sent to the wooded area in Hightown to assist with the rescue. The specialist restrained the cow and kept it calm while its owner, whose farm is nearby, used an ax to cut through one of the trees. The cow was freed after about 10 minutes. It was given food and water before being loaded onto a trailer and taken back to the farm.
I just love a happy ending!
The other cow was happily grazing when somehow she managed to fall into the River Avon on Friday morning. The water rescue team ventured out in a boat and used specialist safety equipment to guide the cow back to the shoreline and haul the animal back onto dry land.The cow was not injured, so another happy ending … but I think you guys ‘cross the pond might better stop giving the cows so much beer!
Let’s head over to Phil’s Phun and see if he’s got any ‘phunny’ cartoons for us today, shall we? By the way, Phil has tons of phun things on his weekly posts, beautiful photography, memes, jokes, ‘toons, and more … you should pop over and take a look!
Skunks 🦨 get a bad rep, and I’m pretty sure that once you watch this video, you’ll think differently about the little critters. They are, after all, not much different than kittens! And notice the one playing with the orange cat … think maybe humans could take a lesson here?
Well, folks, I’m sad to say that our Monday morning has come to its conclusion. I’m really happy that you dropped by, though, and just seeing you all here has improved my mood a lot! Please, friends, remember to share those smiles. Everyone is so stressed, so on edge, so angry these days … you’d be surprised how much good a smile can do. Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly, and Joyful!