perjantai 15. joulukuuta 2017

Black cat crosses your path


I guess you all have heard this saying:
when a black cat crosses your path 
you have to spit three times over your left shoulder
and then turn around and make a wish.
Otherwise it's bad luck.
Well, did some surfing, after Tinttarella, 
the black cat appeared in our holiday home.

When a black cat crosses- bad omen
When a black cat crosses our path, it is an omen. 
Black represents planet Saturn. This planet causes failures 
and delays in our tasks and ventures. 
When a black cat crosses the path, it means that the particular task 
at hand would not be fruitful or would get delayed. 
It means that planet Saturn is not working favorably for him or her.
When one happens to experience such an omen, 
then one can sincerely offer prayers to God and 
light a lamp for Lord Ganesha to ward off 
the ill effects of planet Saturn.

It is good omen to see a cow, cow with calf, horse, elephant, 
before setting on a journey but a bad omen when a black cat 
comes across the path, according to saguna sastra.

Well, stormy weather took over Europe.
In Majorca the waves were high, the wind was heavy.
In Frankfurt snow took over the airport,
causing cancellation of my return flight.

Seeing a black cat is –depending on the country you are in at the time
-- considered bordering on unlucky times, but having a black cat cross your path 
is considered by many to be an omen of doom; 
not only is it bad luck, it is VERY bad luck.

But thanks to my wonderful ex-colleague
I got rebooked quite well:
took a flight on Monday night to Munich via Zürich.

My friend Tuija was singing in Ismaning,
well, due to black cat crossing my path ...
I only arrived to the concert at the very end,
both flights had slight delays,
and only could hear the last 2,5 songs.

These guys make great music!

Now, before Christmas, it's time for Christmas melodies,
and Tuija absolutely also take care of the proper show!
And thank you so much for the bed for a "black cat traveller".

Check for more in: 

Finally getting home was awarded by more bday presents!
Osmo Rauhala is one of the most magic Finnish painters.
Unfortunately I missed his exhibition in Helsinki,
but my friend Murtsi sent me this catalogue.

Guys, if you are in Helsinki or plan to travel there, check:

Osmo Rauhala (1957–) is one of the pioneers of the current international 

movement in Finnish contemporary art. 
His 60 year jubilee exhibition at the Didrichsen Art Museum 
shows his most recent work.

Check these stamps!
thanks girls for sending me cards.
Thinking of me on your travels, how nice.

Did some shopping at local EDEKA supermarket in Ostend.
That store has almost everything, like these napkins,
as if they knew that I did do my girls' nite!

Party Garderobe!

And again sooooo many presents!
Partly birthday presents, partly party presents.
And I tell you, now we also have quite a fantastic
collection of great wines!

Was a good gathering of girls' groups.
Girls? Well, ladies with loud voices.
group is born!

Thank you girls for your good company.
Due to "Datenschutz" we'll keep the pics private.

Back to the black cat business:

Ryanair-Piloten streiken am 20. Dezember

Yes, we do have a booking for the 20th with Ryanair.

Ryanair writes:

We apologise sincerely to our customers for any worry or concern 
that this threatened action, during Christmas week 
by a small number of very well paid pilots, may cause them. 
Rest assured that we will do everything we can 
to minimise disruption for our customers. 

Sorry Ryanair, am not willing to wait until Monday 
when you maybe know what your plan will B.
My plan B is to fly off already on Tuesday.
With another airline,
off we go to Dar Ahlam - where a little black cat might be waiting for us!

Muinaisessa Egyptissä mustaa kissaa arvostettiin ja kohdeltiin 
kuin kuninkaallista, sillä kissajumalatar Bastet'in uskottiin suosivan 
mustia kissoja ja näin ollen mustan kissan omistajia. 
Bastet kissapäisenä hahmona oli raskaana olevien naisten suojelija 
sekä musiikin, tanssin ja nautintojen jumalatar. Bastet myös suojeli 
ihmisiä demoneilta. Mustan kissan hengen riistäjä 
tuomittiin kuolemanrangaistukseen.

Finnisch für Anfänger:

MUSTA KISSA = schwarze Katze / black cat

Kuvakaappaus: Wikipedia

Cats in ancient Egypt were revered highly, partly due to their ability 
to combat vermin such as mice, rats (which threatened key food supplies), 
and snakes—especially cobras. Cats of royalty were, in some instances, 
known to be dressed in golden jewelry and were allowed to eat from their owners' plates. 

Bastet ist die in der ägyptischen Mythologie als Katzengöttin 
dargestellte Tochter des Sonnengottes Re. (Wikipedia)

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