Here is the latest news on Cissie, Jason & Co:
The whole family is sitting happily round the table, looking at the photos of the opening of Jason’s and Shannon’s new shop, which is called ‘Yesterday in Print’. The opening went well, and the shop is always full of people browsing old copies of newspapers and comics. Elderly people relive their youth with old copies of 'Eagle'. 'Beano', 'School Friend', 'Girl' and many other collectables. ‘I knew it would go well!’ says Jason ‘That’s ‘istory what I’m selling’. ‘People seem to have money to waste on junk!’ sniffs Thelma. (She’s still in a bad mood, because her knees are hurting) ‘But still, if you and Shannon can live off it, why not?’ ‘Yeah, we can!’ says Shannon. ‘Stop knocking Jason, Mum!’
Cissie and Thelma have been invited to an evening ‘do’ at their ladies’ club, and the theme this week is Greece. ‘I’m really looking forward to seeing the slides’, says Cissie, ‘And of course to the food afterwards!’
They get themselves all dolled up in the evening,, both in white and blue in honour of the Greek flag, and off they go. They hear about the history of Greece, about the gods who reside on Mount Olympia, about the culture, language and famous sights, and see lots of pictures. Cissie is soooooooooo hungry, she can hardly concentrate, as she only ate one portion of fish and chips and 2 cream cakes to leave room for the buffet to come….
Meteora Agios Triadas (Holy Trinity Monastery)
Port of Patras
The Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens
Alexander the Great /Battle of Issus 333BC
The White Tower and Promenade in Thessaloniki
Athens and the Parthenon
(All photos courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)
And they are rewarded with platters full of delicious food, of which I am showing just a small selection, which they wash down with copious amounts of Retsina. At the end of the meal they toast each other with Ouzo, and vow to do something like this more often. There is enough food there to satisfy even the hungriest ladies; no one leaves hungry, and from the singing and loud conversation at the end, nobody leaves completely sober either. Cissie and Thelma leave arm in arm, happily singing, with 2 other ladies, whom they do not particularly like, but the Greek spirit seems to have got hold of them. Or did they get hold of too much Greek spirit?
Here is the card they take home for the kids. Cissie was quite delighted that the photographer was able to adjust the photo to make her look more streamlined, and took a note of his phone number for future jobs. Thelma refused, as usual, to be photographed.
For PPF I finished off the triangular painting I started last week, and made a second one to go with it. They have been painted with acrylics, and the 'deities' have been collaged. This time I chose Thot, the scribe, and Lord of the Moon, who is often pictured as an Ibis. I placed him in front of the sun, perhaps so that he could look at the moon? The statue is from a museum in Germany.
Side by side
Here I have put a little bronze statue of Thot as the sacred Ibis, wearing the triple Atef crown, in front of the painting.
Okay, that was it for today. Hope you have a great day, and thanks for visiting!