Friday, 9 April 2010

ABC Wednesday, M for The Mousehole Cat., Camera Critters

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Mousehole is a small fishing village in the south west of England, in Cornwall. See header!
The Mousehole Cat is based on an old Cornish legend. It tells the story of Tom Bawcock through the eyes of his cat, Mowzer. One winter, the great Storm Cat comes snarling and leaping at the harbour walls so that no boat can go out to fish. When all the food in the village is gone, Tom decides he must brave the terrible weather. As they sail into the mountainous seas, Mowzer sings a lullaby to calm the great Storm Cat of the sea. Tom catches enough fish to feed the entire village. And to this day the people of Mousehole hold a procession and feast every Christmas in memory of brave Tom Bawcock.

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with M.

Camera Critters is hosted by Misty Dawn. Thank you so much Misty Dawn.We all enjoy seeing and talking about animals. All creatures great and small give us much pleasure.If you want to see more Camera Critters click on the logo in the side bar.

I must apologize for my early entry, but next week I shan't be able to blog, because I take a break.

There are two more movies about the Mousehole Cat on YouTube, which you can easily find after watching this one.


Anya said...

Wat een leuk blogje vandaag :))
Ik had er nog nooit van gehoord.
Ik ga kijken voor meer filmpjes !!
Bedankt voor de tip ....
groetjes fijn weekend
Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Hey Wil~~~~ love that header!!
Happy Spring!! XOXO :)

Anya said...

Geniet er maar van volgende week
Ik hoop dat U goed weer heeft :)

Anonymous said...

Interesting, this part, Wil. Have a nice weekend.

Vicki Lane said...

A wonderful story! Enjoy your break, Wil!

Etje said...

Is de eerste keer dat ik hier van hoor maar is prachtig hoor.
Een fijn en zonnig weeekend

Sandy Kessler said...

i am now in love with the mousehole cat and the

Jedediah said...

Lovely story and such an interesting name :)

Dina said...

Wil, the slides and video are just delightful. Beautiful illustrations to a story with a happy end.

See you later. I hope your break is for good and enjoyable things.

EG Wow said...

I like the illustrations a LOT! They are very well done.

Grace and Bradley said...

A beautiful legend and images. Thanks for introducing them to us. Have a good holiday!

Carletta's Captures said...

Such beautiful graphics in the slideshow and the video.
Love the header shot! Such a quaint village that beckons to come and explore.
Lovely post!

siromade08 said...

Great photos. Thanks for sharing the lovely story. Have a lovely weekend

Ann said...

how long does it take for you to get from Holland to Mousehole?

The header is beautiful. Such a loving couple too.

Miss_Yves said...

Quelle charmante légende !
Quelles ravissantes illustrations !

Renie Burghardt said...

Absolutely loved this story! Have a wonderful getaway, Wil!



Miss_Yves said...

Chère Reader Will
je suis toujours très heureuse de vos visites et de vos commentaires ./
Bonne pause , j'espère que vous aurez beau temps.

Ann said...

Thanks Reader Wil, I had computer trouble and couldn't reply you last night.

You are absolutely right, there are no snakes in NEw Zealand. There are no snakes in Ireland too. So if you like the great ourdoors, and go tramping, you can sleep in peace at night.

I forgot to mention my nephew lives in Brisbane Australia. Over there, there are lots of snakes. It is our family joke that the SPCA woman will release the snake in a bush nearby and it will come again.

Traditionally, (I don't any more) my family eat snakes. It would have been better if my nephew got someone in the family to catch it for the pot. That would be the end of his snake troubles.

Oh Yes, the snake is a python, and it is edible. Snake meat is white and to the unknown and unsuspecting eye and palate, the taste like chicken.

The poor animal was a rather big possum. Some people in Australia are funny, they let possums live in their attic. No wonder snakes come to the house.

Yes, King Bhumipol is still the King of Thailand, and a well loved one.

They had another festival yesterday in the Rocket park across my church. The traffic jam is horrendous. Many of them park in my church car park. I didn't go to visit as they have been having these festivals quite frequently.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

very nice p0st.have a w0ndful day ahead.

Denise said...

What a lovely story. Thank you :)

Rose said...

Hi Will,
how are you?I hope you are fine now.
Miss you.

Etje said...

Ben terug in blogland dus kom ik hier effe een kijkje nemen.

Fijne zondag

Cloudia said...

Aloha from Waikiki dear Wil!

Comfort Spiral

Jingle said...

two awards on the bottom of the post,
hot blog award,
you are a princess award...