Friday, 22 August 2014


It's been over a week since I last posted, but I've been busy with Mr.Fox.
I found a lovely Amigurumi pattern here and put all scrumbling and motifs to one side to make him.

Here he is waiting for the operation to put him all together.

Just finding his feet here, standing on my keyboard, but it didn't take long for him to get about.

At first he hid behind the crochet hooks, just a little shy.

Then he hopped into the cat bed with Mummy Polly, she didn't seem to mind too much.

But he finally settled on Tom's shoulder in the sunshine.
I think he'll be very happy with us.

Yes, I know I'm bonkers, but who

Thursday, 14 August 2014


Here's Mummy Polly looking as though butter wouldn't melt in her mouth.
But early this morning, before we were even out of bed, she bought in a baby sparrow.
We heard the cheeping out in the kitchen and shot out of bed ( well, hobbled more like) to find her in the kitchen with it in her mouth, Tom shouted at her and she fled out of the cat flap into the garden closely followed by Tom,  there she dropped it and Tom brought it in.

We placed it in a bowl and rang the local wildlife man who advised us to put it back in the garden.

This was easier said than done as we didn't know where Polly had picked it up.
If you remember, she was a stray and I think she still travels more than the others do.

But as there was nothing else we could do and it didn't seem to be damaged in any way, Tom put it in the next door garden and we got all the cats in and closed the hatch.

The story has a happy ending as Tom noticed a baby sitting on a branch in the tree outside, and a larger Sparrow feeding it, so we're hoping it was the same one. It seems likely.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014


Now, I'm going to let you all into a secret.....
I have 5 false teeth on a nice titanium plate that weighs virtually nothing and fits like a glove. 
I'm 68, so I'm not ashamed of having them, everything else is wearing out so why not the teeth.

Anyway, I often take them out during the evening and put them  SOMEWHERE SAFE.
But it's not unknown for me to not be able to find them in the morning because I have forgotten the safe place. lol

Last night was much the same, but come this morning I couldn't find them anywhere. 
We searched literally high and low, under all the furniture moving sofa's etc, NO TEETH.

I had resigned myself to the fact that I would have to get some more, not a good thought as the last time I enquired they were in the region of £800.

About mid day, Tom took some rubbish to the tip and on his way through the back gate he spied something silver glinting at him in the sunshine....Yes, you 've guessed, it was my teeth, in the back garden.

I can guess who the culprit was,  Rowan...she is the one who likes to play and would carry something about.
I'd love to have seen her with them in her mouth carrying them out of the cat flap, what a photo that would have made.


Sunday, 3 August 2014


This evening we had occasion to go down to the Brighton Station and found plonked on the concorse a piano.
This piano has been put there for any passing travelor to sit down and play, and they do....
We stood and watched for a while and were entertained by 2 or 3 different pianists and children just wanting to have go.
It certainly made people smile, so that can't be bad can it?

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

£2.00 CAT BED

On Sunday we picked up a new cat bed for just £2.00, the seller told us that their cat refused to go into it but for just £2.00 it was worth giving it a try with our lot.

Mummy Polly was the first to try it out and found it "quite comfortable thankyou, now go away I don't like you taking my Picture"

 Rowan was next, being bigger than Mummy she has more of a squeeze laying down  and despite lots of name calling refused to look at the camera. 

Rupert though, still prefers his dog roll box even though most of him is hanging out in this pic.
Princess and Willow have shunned the new bed so far only going so far as to give it a sniff....