Photos of the week: Chai

We have a new member of the family. Chai arrived on Tuesday evening. We don’t know her parentage or exact age because she’s a found cat. To be precise, she was found by the neighbours of a friend of a friend. Luckily for her and luckily for us, I’d been asking around for kittens in need of a home. Everyone’s happy. It’s been a busy week, but this morning we…

October 21, 2018
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Squee Sunday. Lynx

February 19, 2017

Lynx are big cats. The adults are about a metre long. There are four surviving species: the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx, the largest), the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis), and the bobcat (Lynx rufus). Lynx issiodorensis is extinct, and probably the ancestor of the four modern species. The Iberian lynx, (Lynx pardinus) is on the verge of extinction. They mostly eat rabbits, so the myxomatosis outbreak…

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Finally put to bed.

Book tucked up in bed
June 1, 2015

At long,long last, the Spanish second edition of my guide book to the observatory, “Una espectacular ventana al universo” has gone to the printers. I’ve been trying to put it to bed for weeks, but it kept wandering downstairs asking for another drink of water. Here it is, finally tucked in with its favourite bookmark. In other news, Padwon needs a new home. I’m told he’s very well behaved and…

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The Cat’s Meow

Part of the secret of absorbing fiction is to make it vivid. After all, you’re more likely to remember that you’re just watching a TV programme if you see it on a black and white portable instead of a wide-screen colour TV. As writers, we don’t have colours and screens to work with, we only have words. And words or phrases the reader has seen a million times before get…

November 14, 2008
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