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Caturday’s First Visit to the Garden

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 15:32:28 +0000

We were inspired by Jeanne and Eileen’s kitties to think about getting collars on the kittens so they can go out in the garden and today was dry-ish and not as cold so I thought we’d try it out. I’d … Continue reading

Caturday’s got a cone on it’s head

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:24:50 +0000

Claude and Katerina had their neutering and spaying ops done yesterday so we have attack of the coneheads! Katerina has been ridiculously friendly since she came back and wants to cuddle a lot. She is the complete opposite to Tamyra … Continue reading

Journalling through South Dakota

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 06:50:52 +0000

One of the nicest birthday gifts I have ever received is a journalling kit from Chris. As I was a jet-lagged muggle with limited brain power, I didn’t take a photo of the contents before we went on the road … Continue reading

Caturday Goes Gingerly

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 10:45:00 +0000

I got to look after Ralph (and Bernard) again a little while ago Ralph has always been lovely to me. I think he has even started to recognise my voice I think it has a high correlation with the fact … Continue reading

Sussing out St Paul

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:25:06 +0000

pao and I had a bit of an explore of St Paul on my birthday. We saw inside the Cathedral of Saint Paul and sat in on an evensong. It is a beautiful place. We also had a little wander … Continue reading

Yarn Store Heaven

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:09:41 +0000

There is such a lovely wealth of wonderful yarn shops in the US. As well as going to one of my favourites Three Kittens in St Paul, we went to some other wonderful places, too. Yarn Harbor was really rather … Continue reading

Taking a leaf out of Chris’ books

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:50:19 +0000

Chris has been doing some amazing things with bookbinding and journalling recently and I’ve been really inspired. I found an old book in a Book Tree in town the other day with the cover half hanging off with some beautiful … Continue reading

4th of July Fireworks

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:34:50 +0000

The July 4th train stopped at great spot so we could all get out and watch the fireworks. It was brilliant but to my surprise, no one sang the national anthem! I have experienced it at stadiums and in school … Continue reading

Birthday Shawl

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 11:34:12 +0000

We visited a wonderful yarn shop in Duluth called Yarn Harbor just before my birthday and pao got me to pick out something as a birthday present from him. I had seen the Kelpie Shawl when Jeanne and I visited … Continue reading

Caturday seems to have declared a tentative truce

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 11:35:44 +0000

I’ve been working with Tamyra’s breeder to help her come to terms with Sirius’s passing and the stress of the kittens. She is a qualified practioner of zoopharmacognosy and has advised me of some plant based oils I can use … Continue reading