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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:59:30 +0000

My new job is terrific. There is something to be said for going to work happy every day. I still experience little frustrations but on the whole, I feel content and happy and I come home the same way. I … Continue reading

Syjunta, Syjunta

Sat, 20 May 2017 17:55:46 +0000

I enjoyed my last afternoon having a Syjunta that I organised another one for today. I enjoyed tidying up and cutting these beautiful roses I found in the garden, to welcome my guests. I got a selection of lovely cheeses … Continue reading

1 x 2

Thu, 04 May 2017 13:56:02 +0000

Happy Birthday, kitten twins, Claude and Katerina! These two babies have been inseparable since birth and they are a joy to live with – such fun, mischief and delights. I’ve only selected a few photos from when they were teeny. … Continue reading

Bacon and roasted vegetable tart

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 20:07:50 +0000

I had some roasted vegetables left from dinner Friday and some pastry in the freezer so threw those together for a light lunch today. 1 packet ready-rolled shortcrust pastry a couple of spoons of pasta sauce (I used some Dorot … Continue reading

Saturday Syjunta

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 20:44:38 +0000

Syjunta is the Swedish word for people getting together to sew, crochet, knit, embroider and socialise. I read about it in a magazine and thought that it was such a good idea, I thought I’d organise an afternoon of syjunta … Continue reading

Caturday: Flashback Claude

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 22:29:16 +0000

I had an inward chuckle to myself when I woke up from a nap to find Claude asleep on the bed next to me sleeping like this. (I’ve got some weirdo virus leftover from Christmas that doesn’t seem to go … Continue reading

The End

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:22:32 +0000

One of my most favourite book stores closed on Sunday. Waterstones in St Margaret’s Street. There was something character-full about this branch of Waterstones. The chair in the window made you want to come and read a while. To crease … Continue reading

Caturday’s Been Framed

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 20:55:43 +0000

I have to be super careful to keep the door to my workroom shut as those kittens love to get in and go crazy with any yarn they can get their paws on. Unfortunately, I popped downstairs to make a … Continue reading

Ooh lala.. socks!

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:24:16 +0000

Ta da…! I’ve been knitting as much as the kittens would allow me. Katerina keeps stealing the ball of yarn and taking off with it so I’ve had to make sure I knit quickly whilst she is asleep. These socks … Continue reading

Caturday’s All Sleepy

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:39:06 +0000

We were meant to go to a party in London today but sadly we were both feeling distinctly poorly and couldn’t go so we had to spend the day in with the kitties instead. Claude is a champion at sleeping. … Continue reading