January 30, 2018

If you’re getting neck ache trying to read that, it says: I don’t have to write in only one colour and I don’t have to write in traditional lines from left to right. There are advantages to the traditional way of doing things. It’s faster for a start, but it’s probably good to remind myself that there are lots of different POSSIBILITIES and rules are mostly just sensible guidelines rather…


Squee Sunday: Reading Animals

January 28, 2018

I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before. I love books and I love animals. Both together has to be even better, yes? I also have fond memories of my son, aged three, “reading” to the kittens. “See that word there? That says, ‘Magic.’”


Squee Sunday: Big cats with boxes and toilet rolls

January 21, 2018

So most cat owners will tell you that domestic cats love sitting in cardboard boxes. It turns out that big cats like them too. Luckily I’ve never had a cat been owned by a cat who had the toilet paper habit, but I’ve heard of plenty that do. And yup, that includes big cats. The videos are from Big Cat Rescue. They have loads more, and the charity in Florida…


Rainbow maker

January 16, 2018

I bought myself a rainbow maker. It’s a like plastic box that fastens onto a window with a suction cap. There’s a tiny solar panel on top which generates enough power to twirl a couple of prisms, and that sends rainbows dancing all around the room. I’ve always been a big kid about rainbows, and I love it. Of course it only works while direct sunlight hits the prisms, so…


Life being a bit too interesting

January 7, 2018

Tonight my husband took it into his head that he wanted photos of himself dressed as Libelula with the Christmas lights in San Pedro. So we did. It was fun, but I was tired afterwards. I get clumsy when I’m tired and somehow I wound up tipping a full mug of pumpkin soup into the bag where I keep my huge, half-finished tapestry. Of course that meant I had to…