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Embroidery Silks, Pillow Cases and Cato

I needed more embroidery silks for finishing off the pillow cases so went to my favourite shop, Redruth fabrics which is an Aladdin’s Cave of gorgeousness.

Beautiful silks

This afternoon I finished off the pillow cases which each say ‘Goodnight ******’ (Insert name of Grandchild here). As I was doing the embroidery, I was thinking about my Mum who did the same for our four children nearly 40 years ago. Two, at least, of our children still have their much loved pillow cases!

Pillow cases finished and ready to pack

Our children and their children love the picture story book, ‘My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes’ and visiting next door this afternoon, I was reminded of it when Cato came to sit near me, not on my lap or on the settee but in the box lid.

Cato

Our much loved and much used copy of ‘My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes’ by Eve Sutton

 

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Parking, Detritus and Himalayan Cat

We did the school run this morning though it was more of a scoot. I loved the scooter parking spot.

While the LiveWires were at school we cleared up the Christmas confetti and glitter all of which had been left up for our special family weekend. I liked the pretty collection in the dustpan!

One of the family cats likes to rest halfway up the stories and has to be carefully stepped over. Boris is very beautiful indeed and is a Himalayan. Here he waits with Piglet for the return of the children.

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2017 in art, Grandchildren

 

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Face Off, Bubbles and New Cake

There is a beautiful new cat in the neighbourhood! There was quite a face-off in the garden this afternoon as Zorro from next door was defending his territory.

A new cat in the garden

A new cat in the garden

The new cake required a grapefruit syrup and I loved the gloss of the bubbles with the flecks of Grapefruit in it.

Syrup bubbles

Syrup bubbles

Grapefruit and Blueberry Polenta Cake – scrumptious! It went down very well at the meeting I made it for.

Grapefruit and Polenta cake

Grapefruit and Polenta cake

 

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2016 in baking, Beauty, Photography, Postaday 2015

 

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Gizmo, Lizbeth and A Sunset

1    After breakfast in London, we left that part of the family and went for a delicious lunch with Daughter No 1 on our way home. We were able to meet her beautiful Maine Coon kittens, just ten months and so very big and furry! Here is Gizmo who totally fills their basket. Just look at his furry ears and ruff.

Gizmo filling the basket

Gizmo filling the basket

Furry Gizmo

Furry Gizmo

2   Lizbeth is smaller and daintier but still big compared with most kittens of ten months. You can see how she is smaller than Gizmo in the basket but even so she fills the seat of an ordinary dining chair!  Maine Coons can grow to weigh 22lbs!

Lizbeth has a bit more space than her brother

Lizbeth has a bit more space than her brother

Beautiful Lizbeth

Beautiful Lizbeth

 

3   Tonight’s sunset was glorious and, driving West to come home, we were able to appreciate its beauty for ages.

Driving towards the sunset as we came home

Driving towards the sunset as we came home

 

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2014 in Beauty, photography, Postaday 2014

 

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