Making Monday: pao’s pie

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pao made a lovely pie yesterday πŸ™‚

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I did start a sewing project with my lovely friend Jan tonight. It is my first foray into blouses and we were a bit confused. It didn’t help that Sirius kept leaping onto the pattern. I’m now thinking that printable patterns are going to be the way forward.

Here and there

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It has been a topsy turvy few weeks in our household. We have acquired a lovely new lodger who Sirius adores (traitor) and have been preparing ourselves for another to arrive. It has been a whirlwind of painting etc and my study/sewing/knitting store is chockablock with stuff that needs sorting out. I’ve been doing a few jobs all at the same time so my blog reading/writing has been fairly minimal whilst all this has been going on but finally things seem to be settling and I’m getting back into a groove now!!

Goodnight, Fifi

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I only knew her a short couple of weeks whilst housesitting but she charmed her way into our hearts. I came home feeling a little low as pao hasn’t been well of late to hear the sad news that Fifi had been hit by a car. She was adorable and such a sweetie and the house will seem a lot quieter without her. I’m holding her lovely family in my thoughts and prayer tonight.

Goodnight, Laptop

laptop
As heard on Purr and Furr : “β€˜Laptop’, who held the prestigious post of Canterbury Cathedral cat for several years. He usually attended Matins each day (well, he was a cathedral cat …) and would wait patiently each day for the doors to be opened at 7 a.m. so he could go in. Yesterday he had trouble climbing up the steps, and later in the day he was taken ill and died. ”

So sad to know my little friend has passed away. I’ve spent many a happy hour stroking her (not he as they suggest) and sitting with her in the sunshine. I was so glad to introduce her to friends when they came to visit but she hasn’t looked so well lately.

Ten on a Tuesday: 10 Things You Miss About Your Own House When You Go Away

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1. Sirius and

tam
2. Tamyra

(they were a given)

3. My vacuum cleaner – I have a vacuum cleaner with a brush which is great and I have been known to take it to clean the house I’m looking after

4. Blankets – I get chilly and like to lounge around under a blanket or light duvet. I have been known to take one with me occasionally. πŸ™‚

5. My garden. A bit untidy at the moment but I love going out and doing bits of gardening when it is dry.

6. Getting mail. I love receiving mail.

7. My bed. We have a very firm mattress and I do miss that when I’m away.

8. My stick blender. It has such a lot of attachments and can do so many things.

9. My favourite mugs. I have a few of them now but my favourite mugs are made by an artist called Keith Brymer Jones. I have been known to take one with me if I’m going away for a while.

10. My yarn stash. I like to look at my lovely stash from time to time and have a smoosh. πŸ™‚

10.

Monday Fly By

butterfly1
It has been such a wet wintery day today, I thought it would be nicer to share these photos of sunnier days just a few short weeks ago.

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I saw these butterflies at Tabby’s house on the buddleia. There were loads of them – so pretty but they drove the dog next door mad and the poor thing almost burst with barking.

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Bonus kitten photo πŸ™‚ If the butterflies in the sunshine didn’t cheer you, I know that Charlie could.

Take Whitstable Home

I thought you’d like to see what has been taking up a lot of my time of late!
twh1

twh2
I’m glad it is all packed up and sent over now – on to the next thing which is Artist’s Open House in a month’s time – quite scary!!

tabbykitten
I do understand that you are here for the gratuitous cat photos and am glad to present Miss Lola for your delectation.