Monday, August 29, 2005

Good luck New Orleans

When I was 12 I wrote a list of things I wanted to do before I die.One of them was to visit New Orleans and eat crayfish and listen to live Cajun music whilst sipping bourbon in the French Quarter. San Fransisco and New Orleans are the two places in America that I have always wanted to visit.

As the terrible hurricane Katrina looks about to hit, I am full of sadness as I watch the news. Good luck New Orleans.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you get to go to New Orleans one day Rachel. It's a great city and I had one of my best holidays there. I also feel sad when seeing the news of the hurricane there and the extensive damage it is causing.

Any chance of a picture of Miff??

August 29, 2005 10:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi rachel,

new orleans has a special meaning for my family and i ..its where my moms dad ..entered the united states in the 1920's..after leaving cuba after the fall of then dictator batista.

mardi gras is so wild that it makes the notting hill carnival look like afternoon tea at its really fun

unfortunately,they have taken a terrible beating from the hurricane and it could be weeks,maybe months before the big easy (the nickname for new orleans)returns to some sense of normalcy,according to CNN news.

seth :)

August 30, 2005 12:45 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like N'awlins has escaped relatively unscathed, thankfully..

I had the extreme good fortune to visit both San Francisco (holiday) AND New Orleans (work) last year, both fabulous cities. But in N.O. you can feel the soul oozing up through the pavement cracks, like nowhere else I've ever been. The music, the food, the architecture, everything about it is larger than life and then some. You HAVE to go. And if/when you go, I can pass on some eating and live music recommendations (Felix's oyster bar, K-Paul's Louisana Kitchen, funk at the Maple Leaf, Mulatte's for cajun dancing, it goes on and on...)

If you go to San Francisco, take a fleece. It's f-f-f-f-f-freezing. Mark Twain said the coldest winter he ever had was summer in San Francisco.

August 30, 2005 12:35 pm  
Blogger Rachel said...

hello everyone,
I missed my visitors, I can't beleive I was such a eeedjit with the comment function. I am new to this computing and blogging thing.

I can't work out how to re-size my pics of Miff - and all my other pics - yet - I managed to get them onto the PC but they are HUGE.

Let me work on it some more.

John/Jeff and I gave Miff her second ever bath yesterday.

She was good as gold and didn't scratch or cry, and afterwards she purred for an hour and was 3 shades of tabby lighter.

What a trooper super-cat. I am very proud. And we have established she can swim!

I will post the exciting tale of Miff in the bath tomorrow if I have time, and maybe by the weekend I will be able to upload the film of it from my digital camera. Watch this space for the amazing aquatic Miffler!

August 30, 2005 11:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the tale of Miff and the bath :).

And Seth .. isn't Mardi Gras just the best? Who needs to flash when you have a British accent as the beads just came flying my way when they heard me speak :).

August 30, 2005 11:37 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

back to New Orleans...

looks like i spoke too soon. tragic. heartbreaking in fact to anyone who knows and loves the city. hopefully the Big Easy will bounce back one day.

Mean ol' levee .. cause me to weep and moan..

August 31, 2005 9:52 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi all,

looks like the news from new far far worse than anyone thought.

90% of the city is underwater since the levees broke.theres no power,drinkable water,telephone or cell phone service,looting is rampant and its very possible that there could be outbreaks of diseases since the sanitary systems collapsed.

mayor ray nagin was on cnn earlier,and he said," there could be thousands of dead in both the homes and streets". a civil engineering professor from california said that it could take them 3-6 months just to clean up the mess...and easily 5 years or restore things to the way they were on august 27 before the storm.

its so sad...:(

September 01, 2005 2:37 am  
Blogger Rachel said...

It's dreadful about New Orleans. I have been watching the news every night when I return from work, and trying to keep up with it on the net. I'm sorry that I haven't written more; it has been bonkers at work. I'm just about to see if I can get photobucket working, hopefully today will be the day when Miff makes her debut!

September 03, 2005 8:38 am  
Blogger Rachel said...

Grr. I have uploaded my photoo album twice now and still I get page unavailable!

Right. Trying again.

September 03, 2005 9:22 am  

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