Saturday 25 February 2012

he who plays

"It is a happy talent to know how to play"  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



... touch his pipe cleaner ... if you dare!

Friday 17 February 2012

one of those moments

“No matter how long the Winter, Spring is sure to follow” 
- Proverb


Here I am, watching out for Spring..
I know it is impawtant to keep close to the earth and to be vigilant...

There is also something to be said for licking local grasses to assess how close Spring actually is..?

... select with care ...

.. like a fine wine... savour...

.. right to the end, life is a succession of moments, and this is all mine!
Spring isn't here yet, but I can smell it's on it's way!

Tuesday 14 February 2012

before the clock strikes

Darcy  and Bingley (3 months old in photo)

“It takes a long time to grow young”   ~ Pablo Picasso

We wish all our dear blogging friends a special and most joyful day today. 

We were born on Valentines Day (we are 3) and it is not only our duty but our joy to share with YOU lots of extra PURRS on this day, however you spend it. 

We are radiating LOVE

Friday 10 February 2012

bargain hunt

The Sue Ryder Hospice in Nettlebed holds a monthly sale in the grounds of its mansion. 
We always try to go because there are so many lovely bargains to be had, not to mention the good cause!

Usually we stop off at the Field Kitchen cafe for coffee first. 

 They do wonderful breakfasts and cakes and run a Deli.

It was bitterly cold at the sale, but it meant fewer people braved the weather and it was easier to see the lovely things on show. I bought books (4 for £2), some china and .... 

this wonderful Lloyd Loom Linen basket in a gorgeous green for £6.00.

Darcy playing peek-a-boo

On the bottom it had a date stamp of 5th July 1954.
Its quite rare to find a piece like this which hasn't been painted over with gloss. 

It snowed again last night, but in the morning the sun was out and the whole place sparkled.


"Life is like a blanket of snow.  Be careful how you step on it.  Every step will show"

Sunday 5 February 2012

snowy daffodils!

"The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it"  ~ Patrick Young
One minute we were enjoying the daffodils and counting our blessings for a bright and mild Winter...
... and then THIS happened!

... can you spot Mr Bingley ...

.. and here is Mr Darcy venturing forth..!

... arctic cat ..
.. but then returned (with snow clods in his paw pads)...

Mr Bingley
... inside watching from the window ...

.. and that is enough snow for today...

Friday 3 February 2012

We have all been down to Cornwall  to visit Aunt.
While down there it was the weekend of the RSPB Garden Bird Count!

We assisted Mrs H in taking part...

We counted for one whole hour!
Birdie spotting for a purpose! Bliss.

Darcy (left)                                    Bingley (right)

This is us part way into the count. 
Admittedly, we were occasionally distracted by our edible cat grass
(Mrs H is growing it for us so we have something to chew inside)

Darcy longer able to hold back..... 

Bingley                                             Darcy

The birdie count wore us out!
But we are special cats and can dream (of birdies) and count at the same time!

Blackbirds x 2 (female/male)
Black Cap x 1
Hedge Sparrow x 4
Coal Tit x 2
Finch x 1
Wren x 1

If you took part, do let us know what you spotted!