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We bid farewell to our good cat friend Pumpkin, age 11.

The new photo is Freyr cat "living the cat life" .....with our other eight cats on the Island of Newfoundland in the Boreal forest of the Appalachian Mountains about 1000 miles north-east of Maine. We recently added a "cat ladder" to our second floor balcony so our cat friends could visit the forest whenever they wish.

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And.....we have tickets to Taylor's concert at Kensington Palace!!!

Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift support Centrepoint's Winter Whites Gala
http://www.centrepoint.org.uk/winterwhitesgala

Some of the world’s biggest music stars are supporting homeless young people with a show at Kensington Palace, the home of Centrepoint’s Patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

Rock legend Jon Bon Jovi and seven time Grammy winning superstar Taylor Swift will appear at the Centrepoint's second Winter Whites Gala on Tuesday 26 November 2013, performing to just 200 people.

Black tie concert tickets for this glittering gala evening include:

• Headline performances by Jon Bon Jovi and Grammy winner Taylor Swift
• Speeches and awards
• Exceptional buffet
• Auction hosted by a celebrity guest
• Carriages from 11.30pm


RED VIP Ultimate Experience September 14, 2013 Charlottesville Virginia.....was unbelievable - my 3rd row floor seat was up against the stage barrier so it was pretty much the same as pit with no crowding. The crowd was amazing all night long....as was Taylor's show!

Favorite line from Sparks Fly: "You find I'm even better than you imagined I would be."
...and my wife is even better than I imagined in 1980...Sparks Fly whenever she smiles!

We were Fearless in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada, on July 10, 2010 and survived the torrential rainstorm after the concert. Tara Oram was an outstanding opener for Taylor, but Tara looked "in awe" of the crowd like she had never performed in front of 38,000 people before....it was unbelievable for a venue which advertized they could hold 27-28,000 on an island in the North Atlantic with a total population of only 142,000. Did I mention we had Pit VIP tickets...

We had an amazing time enjoying Taylor Speak Now in Knoxville, TN on July 1, 2011, and I couldn't believe how great the thousands of backup singers in the arena were!!!

At the Knoxville genealogical library we discovered that we qualified as the descendants of two founding families of Tennessee who had been granted land as Revolutionary War veterans (and on the drive to Knoxville we discovered the Jamestown Museum gift shop was selling a replica family artifact "The Joseph Copeland Jamestown Spoon - the oldest dated piece of American made pewter", and that an ancestor was born across the river from Jamestown, Virginia in 1620 to the John Ratcliffe family (not the Governor) who appeared to be investors in the Virginia Company of London, and we celebrated the July 4th weekend at the Willard in Washington, DC - that was quite a trip!)

Other artists we've seen "Live" in concert: Amy Grant....and George Strait who played a dance band gig for us at our favorite dance hall in Bryan, TX in 1980!

Favorite albums: Red, Speak Now World Tour Live & Fearless Platinum
Most outstanding debut album of all time: TS-2006

Favorite song on Red: Starlight
Favorite song on Speak Now Live DVD: Haunted
Favorite song on Speak Now: Sparks Fly
Favorite song on Fearless: Breathe
Favorite song on Taylor Swift: I'm only me when I'm with you
Favorite song on Holiday Collection: Christmas must be something more
Favorite song on Live from Soho: A Place in this world
Favorite song on Beautiful Eyes: Beautiful Eyes
Favorite song on CMT Crossroads: Photograph
Favorite movie theme song: Today was a Fairytale
Favorite cover song: Breathless
Favorite charity song: Ronan

Only solo artist in US history to place her first two studio albums in the # 1 sales position for their release year: Taylor Swift (2006) Fearless (2008) by Taylor Swift. Red (2012) moved into the # 1 sales position for 2012 by its second sales week!

Only solo artist in US history to place her first four studio albums in the # 1 sales position for physical retail store album sales for their release year: Taylor Swift (2006) Fearless (2008) Speak Now (2010) Red (2012) by Taylor Swift. No other solo artist in US history has more than three albums in the # 1 sales position for their release year.


Red's release week sales of 1.2 million.......gave Red a 19.2 % US Market Share during release week giving Taylor the top two albums in US SoundScan history for weekly market share - yes, that really happened!



.....and I love reading news stories which end in "About Taylor Swift":

About Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift, who writes all of her own songs, is a global superstar, seven-time GRAMMY winner and the youngest winner in history of the music industry's highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. She is the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 with three consecutive studio albums. Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone's prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, Time magazine has named her one the of THE 100 Most Influential People in the world, and she is Billboard's youngest-ever Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honor twice. Taylor has career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and almost 80 million song downloads worldwide, and has had singles top both the pop and country radio charts around the globe. Taylor's album RED, released almost two years ago on Big Machine Records, has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide to date, including more than 1.2 million copies in the U.S. in its first week, scoring the highest first-week sales debut of any album in over a decade. Taylor is the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album (2010's Speak Now and 2012's RED) hit the 1 million plus first-week sales figure. "Shake It Off" is the first single off her fifth studio album 1989 (Big Machine Records), which will be released on October 27, 2014. The single has topped Billboard's Pop, HotAC and Hot 100 charts and has already earned double Platinum-status by the RIAA for exceeding sales of two million downloads.

Source http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/VIDEO-First-Look-Taylor-Swift-Stars-in-New-Kittens-Diet-Coke-TV-Spot-20141015#

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  1. Sweet Tea SwifTea avatar

    On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 5:23 AM, Sweet Tea SwifTea said:

    Happy Swift Day David!!!! Have a great day!!! :D<13Xxx

  2. Hannah9945 avatar

    On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 2:55 AM, Hannah9945 said:

    Agghh!! Your gonna see Taylor live a few days before my birthday! And I can't go cause I'm from England and it will cost a FORTUNE to get there, buy tickets and get back home! You're so lucky!

  3. lilo321 avatar

    On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM, lilo321 said:

    I like your avatar pic. <3 i just added you ;) how are you?

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    On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 1:08 PM, morningair said:

    Your avatar is adorable! I wish I could see her in concert too but she's touring next in America and I'm from England :-(

  5. YourOldFavoriteSong avatar

    On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 3:07 PM, YourOldFavoriteSong said:

    Hey how is your holiday season going? Listening to a lot of red?

  6. TayTayTay avatar

    On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 7:38 AM, TayTayTay said:

    Your icon is sooo cute!

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    On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 7:44 AM, rockinstrawberries said:

    Wait in your bio PEI as in Prince Edward Island??

  8. gema13m avatar

    On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 2:55 PM, gema13m said:

    I just had to google C.C - Aww at that kitty! She reminds me a bit of my cat :) Similar face & ears (and pattern!)

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    On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:43 PM, gema13m said:

    Wow 9?! Are your cats any specific breed? Taylor is just a mixture of everything though he has a look of a turkish van (he's medium-long haired and has the ginger patch on his head and his tail is ginger and white striped) but we know he isn't because his Mum was just a regular ginger BSH.

    I really want a Scottish Fold like Taylor :3 They're the most adorable cats ever with their tiny ears!

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    On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 8:02 AM, gema13m said:

    Thanks :) He's sat staring at me because i'm typing :P He'd usually be climbing all over the keyboard but I think we've tired him out in the garden running round lol

    Aww so 3 cats! I'm trying to persuade my Mum to let me get another (23 years old and she's only just let me get a pet!) because my friends 2 cats are pregnant haha! I think Taylors put her off for life :P

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