Friday 8 May 2020

Happy VE Day 2020 - The 75th Anniversary

Happy VE Day 2020!

Tabby cat VE DAY 2020 Graphic

What is VE day?

From the BBC:Victory in Europe (VE) Day on 8 May 1945 saw Britain and its Allies formally accept Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender after almost six years of war.
At 15:00, Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced on the radio that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany's surrender the day before.
Spontaneous celebrations broke out across the country and the Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, and her sister Princess Margaret, ventured out with a group of friends to experience the excitement in London.
More here

Of course, with social distancing still in place here in the UK, people will hopefully be celebrating safely from home.

We will be watching it all on telly!

We've included this lovely cover of  Dame Vera Lynn's wartime classic We'll Meet Again by The D-Day Darlings, featuring Shirlie Kemp.

We are also joining 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs for 

Friendly Fill-Ins

 1. I just finished _________.
 2. I am hoping to start _________.
 3. _________ is my idea of success.
 4. When I can't sleep, I _________.

1. I just finished drinking Raspberry Leaf Infusion tea.
2. I am hoping to start dieting again (at least I have to cut down on eating chocolate)
3. Being a cat mum is my idea of success.
4. When I can't sleep, I go downstairs and watch some Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Walter Presents on All 4. I am quite addicted to international drama - mainly Scandinavian, though I've seen some excellent French, Dutch, Russian, and Spanish TV too.
1. I just finished having a bath and now I'm gonna nap.
2. I am hoping to start spending more time out in the catio now the weather looks like it's getting warmer.
3. Having a human mum that does everything for me is my idea of success.
4. When I can't sleep, I annoy Mum and won't let her sleep either. She says I'm a naughty kitty but she can never stop spoiling me!

We are also joining Comedy Plus for

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Kathe W. said...

Happy VE Day indeed! Have a lovely day and a great weekend!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy VE Day!
We have put Union flags up along our wooden fence so people walking along the lane will see them as they pass.

Eastside Cats said...

Church bells will peel today at 2 pm, in honour of VE Day.
We've lost so many of our WWII veterans now; we must not forget their sacrifice.

pilch92 said...

Happy VE DAY!Thank you both for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I consider being a cat mom a success too. I wouldn't want to be anything other than that. And Athena, you are a sweetie, I am sure your mum doesn't ever get mad at you even if you keep her awake. Have a nice weekend. XO

Sandee said...

Happy VE day.

Love both your fill-ins and especially Goddess Athena's. Being spoiled is a good thing.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. My best to your mom. ♥

Brian's Home Blog said...

Those were really good answers and we wish you a Happy VE75!

Summer said...

Happy VE day to you!

Feline Opines said...

Happy VE Day! Athena, you look purrfectly beautiful in that patriotic frame.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Alberto & The Tribe

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy VE Day. Grampa fought in that one. It's amazing how many of us cats keep our humans up when we can't sleep. HAH!

The Menagerie Mom said...

Happy belated VE Day! And thank you both for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! We really like how you both answered #3. There's nothing more rewarding than a happy cat in a happy home, is there? Purrs!