Tag Archives: Marmaduke

Steadfast in Friendship

it’s a good life for those who don’t weaken and break

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a friend in need is a friend indeed

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a steadfast friend is unchanging and faithful

behave constantly, honestly, and courageously

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a true friend is trustworthy, honest, open, and supportive

live with passion and conviction even in the face of opposition

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a sure friend is dependable, reliable, constant, and unwavering

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be like the cliff against which the waves continually break

but it stands firm and tames the fury of the waters around it

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

a steadfast friend is there for you

in good times and bad

Scenes on Sunday ~ Marmaduke

the young at heart can find a friend in a teddy bear

could be Huntington Beach

Marmaduke, the Thinker

Somewhere in Utah

Kilroy Wos Here

downtown Big Bear

jack collier

jackcoller7@talktalk.net

 

marmy, the gymnast

Marmaduke in Weardale

a teddy bear riding shotgun

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Marmaduke likes pubs that have childrens’ play areas, with swings

Exercise ~ Walking

walking is the most ancient exercise

Despite the manky weather, and the fact that I’m supposed to be in lockdown, I am back to taking a long daily walk.  Actually it’s illegal to walk along the railroad track here, but hell, it isn’t illegal to take a meditative walk by the tracks.

Only Marmaduke would want to have a rest sitting on the track.

Right now a long walk is about 3 miles, pretty soon I’ll work up to 5 miles a day.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

walking alone with your thoughts is cool

I’m Ready

I get knocked down and wrecked, I get up again

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time to get off my knees

things are never as bad as they seem

I’m ready to live my dreams

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

the wreck at the end of the road?

or the start of a new journey?

Peace at Christmastime

you are never alone if you have a loyal bear

Marmy and I have darkened the garret and we are listening to Loreena McKennitt on the record player.  Harp, viola, and mezzo soprano fill the garret with music.

 

Merry Christmas to one and all.

Love to all here.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Christmas will soon be upon us

pray that Santa has clear skies

Scenes on Sunday ~ Bear

you don’t always want to be around Big Bear

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Big Bear Boulevard

and a little bear

Food on Friday ~ Lockdown

now that I’m in enforced lockdown I’ll be eating canned goods for another week

None of these following recipes are unhealthy canned goods.

First this week from Jessica Merchant at How Sweet Eats we have delicious Parsmesan Pistachio Pork Tenderloin.

Parmesan Pork Tenderloin

Now from Tiegha Gerard at Half Baked Harvest we have Skillet Chicken Broccoli Pot Pie with a Garlic Butter Phyllo Crust.  That looks wonderful.  Me I’m eating pie out of a can!

Skillet Chicken Broccoli Pot Pie with a Garlic Butter Phyllo Crust

From Diane at In Dianes Kitchen, how about these Asian Pork Meatballs ~ I wish.

Asian Pork Meatballs

Chungah at Damn Delicious gives us her Best Ever Beef Stew.

Best Ever Beef Stew

Amanda at Chez le Reve Francais has a wonderful recipe for her Quiche Lorraine with Shortcrust Pastry.

Quiche Lorraine with Shortcrust Pastry

And Finally for this week, Garlic and Herb Sweet Potato Nourish Bowl, from the Minimalist Baker.  I would make this if I was allowed out to the store.

Garlic and Herb Sweet Potato Nourish Bowl

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Marmaduke and I still have a little fresh food left

Marmaduke Monday

though soulmates aren’t looking for you, they will find you

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

home at last

Marmaduke is an adventurous bear

Vacation Hiatus

vacations are a break from our usual activities

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As you get to read this I will be preparing to get aboard an aluminium tube that’s going to take me a couple of thousand miles from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dalaman in Turkey.

The chances are I will be too busy doing nothing to write anything on this blog until my return to the garret.

I will be taking some cool photographs I’ll post later.

Have a great time while I’m away.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

in my absence Marmaduke will be looking after the garret

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