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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
Ginger cat on a meter box
29/52 for my 52 week project

There was a Welsh conversation group that met on a Wednesday morning in a cafe in town. I attended a couple of times and found it useful but, unfortunately, I had no sooner found the group than they decided to transform themselves into an evening group and started meeting in a pub a short drive away. This was not so good, for a variety of reasons, so I stopped going. However, whilst at the Welsh summer school, I discovered that another, different group had now taken over the Wednesday morning niche and so I went to investigate. Last week's session was enjoyable, so I went along again yesterday.

My Welsh definitely still needs a lot of work. Though I can hit a good patch and sound pretty fluent at times, if we move on to another topic, I'll suddenly find that I don't have the words to say what I want. Anyway, I'll keep going over the summer and then everything depends on what courses (if any) I end up teaching this next academic year as to whether I can carry on with the conversation group or join the advanced class that starts in September.

So, the photo... As I was walking home, I spotted this contented looking cat snoozing in one of the tiny gardens belonging to the stone terraced cottages on the road leading from the town square.

Ginger & white cat

The fact that I'm posting this on a Thursday means that giving up the Alphabet Challenge was the right thing to do. Suddenly I feel free to photograph whatever I like. I know that one should stick at things -- I was brought up to believe that if you commit to something, you should see it through and not give up just because it gets difficult -- but you can take that too far and sometimes I hang on for dear life, even when giving up would be the better option.

I was becoming less and less engaged with Flickr. Because I just ended up taking desperation shots for a particular theme, they usually weren't good enough to post to the groups I belong to on Flickr, which meant no one was seeing my pictures, which meant I wasn't receiving any comments, which meant my enthusiasm was dropping even more. But I think I've now halted that downward spiral.

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halfmoon_mollie From: halfmoon_mollie Date: July 17th, 2014 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do love this picture. He does look contented, indeed. And I've never seen a really BAD picture with your name attached to it.
coth From: coth Date: July 17th, 2014 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I applaud your clear thinking here. And you cat. He's splendid!
From: cmcmck Date: July 17th, 2014 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
A handsome moggy that.

They're buggers for a warm spot, aren't they? :o)
queenoftheskies From: queenoftheskies Date: July 17th, 2014 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a handsome cat!
elsewhereangel From: elsewhereangel Date: July 17th, 2014 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been promised that Future Cat is a ginger tom. Hope he looks a bit like this guy.
nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: July 17th, 2014 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a lovely shot. The colors are so rich, and that cat is the picture of contentment.
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: July 18th, 2014 07:31 am (UTC) (Link)
That certainly looks like a contented cat. It sounds like it would be worth a lot to have a good conversation group, although I guess it's in the nature of such things to change. I'm trying to keep a few different interest groups alive at the moment, but sometimes it's a struggle to maintain critical mass.
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