Blog Archives

Dec 6th, 2016

Read More

Advent 6th Dec – Christmas dinner for the Cats

Last year the crackers came with some name markers. I thought the cats might like their own – so this was their plate of smoked salmon. This was after they had finished their smoked salmon (I say “their” but Tora is actually not that fond of it).

Dec 5th, 2016

Read More

Advent 5th Dec – Frozen Loch, Frozen Sky

This was taken from the beach at Inverlounin House, right at the end of the road along the loch. It was a particularly cold morning, though I am using poetic license in saying that the loch was frozen, because as a sea loch it freezes at a lower temperature (-2) than if it were fresh. […]

Dec 4th, 2016

Read More

Advent – 4th Dec Christmas Cake

This was my Christmas cake last year – it looks nice but it was a bit over-cooked. Actually I have to say that I am not that fond of Christmas cake anyway – it is alright – but at this time of year when there are so many other nice things around I can easily […]

Dec 2nd, 2016

Read More

Advent 2nd Dec – Christmas Box

This was Schrodi in a box the year before last. The box had contained a vegan food assortment – but it looks better with a cat. This is not the only weird box the cats have gone for (bearing in mind the old motto – “if it fits, I sit”). A few years ago now […]

Dec 1st, 2016

Read More

Advent 1st Dec – Sheep in the Snow

Today is 1st December and I opened my Jacquie Lawson Advent Calendar – it is a seaside theme this year and seems good so far (they are always good) but afraid the one the year before last when she did the Edwardian Country House (this was at the height of popularity of Downton Abbey) will […]

Nov 29th, 2016

Read More

Fox meets Cat

I’d been a bit bothered as to what would happen if our new visitor fox met the cats. Last night I found out from the webcam.. I’d put a bit of leftover roast pork out for the creatures, and just after 5am the fox found it. It was just starting to munch on it when […]

Nov 29th, 2016

Read More

Completed Vegan Cake

I marzipan’d (is that a word?) and iced the vegan cake. Home made marzipan by default has egg in it, but the shop bought stuff doesn’t and neither does ready to roll white icing (which is good because of course the traditional royal icing has egg whites in it). I had been going to collect […]

Nov 28th, 2016

Read More


When the cats were young kittens they had their first Christmas in our town house in Edinburgh. As usual, we had a celebration trifle for our pudding on Christmas day, and as usual people were so stuffed after eating their turkey that there was loads left over. So my Mum put the whole bowl inside […]

Nov 26th, 2016

Read More

Christmas Jumper

Last year my Mum and I bought Christmas Jumpers. Mine was red and I wore it on Christmas Eve. My Mum’s was blue and (as is her wont) she bought it, didn’t like it on and didn’t wear it. So I inherited it and wore it several times last year until I put it away […]