I’m bottling out !


I suggest that you read this post with your eyes closed as it’s really scary !


The other morning I woke up (I do some mornings) and my heart missed a beat (which means I’ll live one heartbeat longer. Yay !).Β  For, as I looked out of the window, my aghast was astonished when before me, above the street, hovered two UFOs.


There was nobody about !Β  Did all the local Spanish villagers run away on the train,Β  or were they all abducted ?Β  Will I be next ?


Maybe they are not UFOs,Β  but two foot high influenza viruses breeding and ready to climb up my nose.Β  Painful !


Or, perhaps, giant snowflakes that had drifted through a strawberry & mint ice cream factory.


Whatever they are, they are still out there …… waiting to get me !


The other big village on the mountain side is also infested !Β 



There are eggs nesting everywhere !



Eggs, shape shifting into angels !



Blue crowns are swooping like flies !



Heroically, I will defend Spain from the onslaught !


This may be my last post.Β  For, as I type, they are coming through the windows.Β  Stand behind me.Β  I will save you.Β  I must press Publish to warn the world ………







Spoil sport Samantha.Β  My heroic blog cred is now zero, zilch, ruined !



A very Merry Christmas to you all from Ralph, Sonic and Samantha ❀




Are you still scared ?

If you are, then I will heroically unscare you.Β  Ignore the cat ! πŸ˜‰


Ralph xox ❀


104 Comments on “I’m bottling out !

    • Hi Lisa. Welcome to my blog and thank you for commenting.

      Awww. I am glad I could help you in a small way.

      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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    • Thank you so much Bev and I do want to wish you a Merry Christmas. Have fun. Ralph xox ❀

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    • Ciao Laura πŸ˜€ Vi ringrazio tanto. Spero che si ha una splendida Natale. Se si cucina sono certo che i pasti saranno brillanti. Grande abbraccio. Ralph xox ❀

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  1. You kept me in suspense until the very end of your post,dear Ralf 😦 I breathe with a relief now and I admire the colourful bottle-dec and your great imagery!Merry Christmas to you and your cats πŸ™‚ xxx

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  2. Aww, Ralph! Thank you for the pics of these fun festive Christmas egg decorations made out of water bottles!
    J&J send paw mews to S&S. I send xox to you!
    #< ❀

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    • β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜† MERRY CHRISTMAS β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

      And to you Resa. You are the star my friend πŸ˜€


    • Awww ! Thanks Beth πŸ˜€
      Merry Christmas to you too my friend.
      Ralph xox ❀


    • lol. Maybe Google maps has been and gone. I don’t know as I am still heroically hiding behind the sofa πŸ˜‰
      Thank you Katie and a Merry Christmas to you too.
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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  3. Yes dear Ralph, you made me smile, and you did this all year long. We all love you and your cats (so much), and I wish you, God to make you smile always… (it is something in my culture we say like that) Thank you, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and yessssss Merry Catchristmas and Cappy New year to your CATS too πŸ™‚ Love, nia

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    • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too dear Nia. I hope you have a lovely time. Love you too. Ralph xox ❀

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    • Of course I bottle out Juls. I keep it in a brown paper bag πŸ˜‰ Have a Great, Happy, Wonderful Christmas yourself my friend. Ralph xox ❀


  4. Trust Sonic and Samantha to get it right! I liked the idea of you saving the world!!πŸ˜ƒ wishing you a lovely Christmas and keep away from all scary Spanish Xmas decs. Hugs. Annika

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    • Heehee. I love your comment Annika. Merry Christmas to you too. Ralph xox ❀


  5. πŸ™‚ Very scary Christmas Ralph – it’s so good to be scared sometimes πŸ™‚
    ps. my daughter goes to school and sometimes she brings home aliens like this, created during ecological “art” lessons…

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    • Very scary Agata ! Children are great at unrecognisable alien masterpieces, aren’t they ? May I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. Have fun ! Ralph xox ❀

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    • lol. hi hi hi dear friend. Thanks Shey for your ha ha ha in the season of ho ho ho. The cats would say he he he if I was whisked away. Big Christmas hug my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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    • lol. I had to take photos of Samantha’s leg. So funny. Thank you for your lovely comment Yvonne. May I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. Have a good one my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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      • Thank you Ralph, but I don’t “do Christmas anymore.” I just don’t feel up to all the hoopla. Been there and done all that in my younger years. My kids think its terrible. Oh well. I will enjoy day of solitude and be happy. I’m just glad to be alive and walking upright and without assistance. But if you are someone that enjoys Christmas, I hope you can be with some friends and if not, you have you cats. Seriously. πŸ™‚

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      • Oh okay. I’m pretty much the same, but for health reasons. There is no way I can put up decorations. My little white fire alarm started cheeping at 1am. I managed to change the battery, but climbing on the stool was scary due to my poor balance.

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      • Do be careful ralph. A fall would be very bad. There is nary a decoration in my house. I have a large glass shelved and lighted curio cabinet that is filled with cat, dog and, bird replicas of various sizes and poses. I turn the lights on in the cabinet and enjoy my collection of many years. That’s Christmas enough for me.

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  6. My only question is….do those decorations light up at night?

    Merry Christmas, Ralph and kitties.

    Michelle and Diavolo

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    • Ummm….no Michelle ! There are only a couple of proper Christmas street lights by the town hall and that’s it for this year.
      Merry Christmas to you too. Ralph, Sonic & Samantha xox ❀


  7. Omg hilarious! UFO water bottles. Sorry I wasn’t scared, but thoroughly entertained! Merry merry my friend. Wishing you happiness and health now and always, for what better is there than that? xo ❀

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    • Wow ! Thanks Amanda ! πŸ˜€
      I do hope that you are having a great day. Merry Christmas dear friend. Ralph xox ❀


    • Thanks Steve. I hope that you and AJ had a lovely Christmas too. I expect she was knee deep in mud somewhere πŸ˜‰ lol. Ralph πŸ˜€


  8. That is great recycling…. What a great idea… I shall keep this in mind for next year! Enjoy the Christmas in the sunshine. Love Ute

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    • It is ingenious isn’t it ? Shame they don’t light up at night though.
      Thanks. It still is nice and sunny during the day, but cold and foggy here by the river at night. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas too Ute.
      Love & hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  9. It was a little hard reading this post with my eyes closed, but I did it! Of course I had to crawl out from under the table first – after my first UFO spotting. I swear I saw another UFO here while I was on my walk tonight, but it disappeared before I could properly open my eyes. I think I made it home, but I may have been abducted for a blink of an eye first. At any rate, I’m back. I hope you have a wonderful New Year, MFR. I’m celebrating with Eternal Traveler this year, so I’m pretty excited. Lots of love and hugs to you. xxxooo – take your pick! πŸ™‚ RVBFM

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    • You are so clever reading this post and escaping the clutches of a UFO with your eyes closed.

      Oh wow ! That’s great you celebrating New Year with Eternal Traveller (Queen’s English). How exciting !

      I’ll take all three. Big hug for you MVBFM. Ralph xox ❀

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      • I know! I can’t believe it’s going to happen! Yay! I’ll post often from HI, and send you tons of hugs from Manny and me. I don’t think Justin Beaver is much of a hugger. πŸ™‚ xxx000 xoxox

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  10. It would be enough to drive you to drink and eggnog! Have a Happy New Year. Was there no plastic bottle Christmas tree? They are very on trend, you know. πŸ˜‰

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    • Hi Gallivanta πŸ˜€
      No. No bottle tree here, but Santa’s sleigh is pulled by goats, sheep and a red beaked chicken.
      Happy New Year to you too my friend.
      Ralph xox ❀

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  11. Terrifying, Ralph! No wonder the streets were deserted. You were brave to stay and record the alien invasion for future generations. Glad you survived to enjoy your Christmas with Sonic and Samantha. They didn’t look too worried. πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you Diana. You were really brave to read this post ….. well, any of my posts ! Big seasonal hug. Ralph xox ❀

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  12. Ralph, you’ve done it again. Samantha, you can take your ho-hum catness right back into a nap. Hey, do those decorations light up? Happy holidays.

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    • Hi Julia πŸ˜€
      I’ve done it again ? I hope I’m not arrested for it πŸ˜‰
      Samantha is curled up under a blanket in her basket as it’s cold and wet outside.
      Sadly no, those decorations have no lights.
      Happy Holidays to you too my friend.
      Ralph xox ❀

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  13. My first thought about those decorations was that they look very Spanish, and very cute (and possibly a bit ‘water-bottle-ish’, too πŸ™‚ ). I hope your health has improved since last time we spoke, Ralph. You sound fighting fit, and your sense of humour is as it always was. It’s New Year’s Day, as I write this, so I’ll wish you a wonderful and happy 2016. πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Millie πŸ˜€
      Wow ! Three comments from you. I’d better get busy and answer them !
      Yep, they are bottles and still out there in the street. Some have collapsed, but these two decorations outside my apartment are still intact.
      My health has stabilised as I’ve been at home most of the time and I know what hours of the day I can do or not do things. The worry, the waiting around, suspect treatments and the long journeys taking up most of the day to the hospital didn’t help. No more trips thank heavens !
      Have a great 2016 to you too. Ralph xox ❀

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      • Thank you for explaining all that, Ralph. I know how hard the travelling is for you, so I’m glad the journeys have come to an end. πŸ™‚

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  14. Very lovely post and the local people do have a lot of fantasy out there ! Give the cats a lovely new years hug of me πŸ™‚ ! Xxx

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  15. It sure wasn’t easy to read this with my eyes closed! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas & hope 2016 is treating you well so far.
    xx Saludos y Abrazos xx

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    • Even worse trying to write !
      Thank you so much RoSy. Christmas was great (I’ll answer your other comment soon) and 2016 is quiet so far.
      Take care my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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      • LOL πŸ˜±πŸ‘€πŸ’»
        You’re welcome.
        Quiet can be a good thing. πŸ‘πŸΌ
        xx Saludos y Abrazos}

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