Saturday, 31 October 2009

There was an old witch

Believe it if you can

She tapped on the window

And she ran, ran, ran..

Thursday, 29 October 2009

The Mighty Huntress

Aside from catching teeny-tiny moths, Hester the Mighty Huntress successfully stalked and subdued a fake-fur scarf.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009


I'm too tired just now to work out why this picture has been tipped on its side. But anyway, the Boy's latest art theme is The Kittens.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Little Flower

I took the kids to the museum and they had great fun in the new temporary exhibition, Garden Detectives.

Saturday, 24 October 2009


Sorreeee, cute kitten pic!

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Me and my new scarf

I was trying to take pictures of my newly-finished Baktus scarf to upload to Ravelry but it's not that easy to photograph my own neck!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009


My Rainbow Baktus - it's quite small but blocking has stretched it nicely and it's just big enough to warm my neck. The yarn is Purplejen-dyed. And it's so cheerful!

I knitted this while re-watching Long Way Round so I associate it with all sorts of odd things -motorbikes, fording rivers, the steppes.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Crazy Cat Lady - part IV

Sorry for the tedious repetition of cute kitten pictures, but I only took a couple of pics today so it was this or my knitting - which makes me sadder?

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Settling in

They don't exactly look tense, do they?

Saturday, 17 October 2009

The new additions

Argh! I've got a month of photos to upload! But I'll start with these two charming new additions to the family - Hester and Toby. MrBorg has been resisting their advances and referring to them as 'your cats' but as I type Hester is curled up on his lap fast asleep.
Okay, more calculations reveal this momentous occasion to be Day 365!

Friday, 16 October 2009

Sunshine at Drumochter

Headin' sooth again - gorgeous weather.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Looking like a Boden photo-shoot

Well, George and H&M anyway!

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Happy Birthday to yoooooooooo

Make a wish!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Having fun

On the chute at the Heather Centre. The Boy is tending to avoid being photographed at the moment, hence so many of Miss Mouse.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Heading norf

It's the October holiday and we're heading up to my parents' house for a few days.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Blue-eyed Boy

He loves that top - he chose it himself and I have to admit it really suits him.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009


Miss Mouse was as good as gold, astonishingly co-operative, at the hairdressers and was rewarded by Natalie the lovely hairdresser with two 'spikspiks' (biscuits) this time.

Natalie seems to have a real knack for getting kids to co-operate :-).

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Giraffe Day

Besides it being Uncle Hopalong's birthday, this is also the day the kids and I spent creating giraffes for Ola Helland's One Million Giraffes site.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Buzz Lightyear not really to the rescue

'Cos he's flat on his back and can't get up.

Ah well, even heroes have off days.

Sunday, 4 October 2009


We visited my friend Purplejen to meet the kittens. She's got the most amazing globe that belonged to her German grandmother (I think?). I love maps and globes, old ones even more so, and old foreign ones are just brilliant, so this was a fascinating thing to see.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

After the party

This is when you know you're grown-up - the house looks better after a party than it did the day before.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Cat friend

On the way home from school we bumped into this cat at the swings again.
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