Monday, 31 October 2016

Happy Hallowe'en

#Snapchat st.stello

Hmmm.. I wonder if there are any good horror films on the telly..

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Observing autumn - from the sofa

I've been staying home, trying to get rid of the cough, before my blood tests next week.

So, the only autumn colours I see are behind the house.

Friday, 28 October 2016

I joined again

It had been a few years, since I was last a member of, but they had the above deal, so the annual fee was quite low, and I'm not really doing anything, at the moment, so I decided to join again =) I hope it'll be worth it! (My page there - didn't use the same URL I'd used before..)

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Cute Facebook video ♥

All kids (human or animal) are cute when they're nodding off (and in general, of course), and this little human has a lovely dog friend, too.. ♥

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

My little Celeste Barber moment

For those who don't know who Celeste Barber is, check out her Instagram for hilarious versions of celeb selfies and such.. =D

Anyway.. I was browsing Instagram on my phone, earlier today, and saw a pretty picture by Mango Tree Knobs (which I can't actually find in their feed at all, but it was a part of their sponsored post) - above, on the left.

As I happened to have those two books nearby, I decided to make my "Celeste Barber version" of that picture - above, on the right =P I couldn't find any yarn, so I used an Angry Bird Stella, which is actually pink, but I photoshopped it to yellowy green as the pink was a bit much, really.. LOL

Sunday, 23 October 2016

TNR for Drumree cats - Little Mami (#1)

Little Mami recently appeared on the patio, with THREE kittens (already old enough to eat solids, and explore the world on their own, but still on some milk from their mammy as well)

It became urgent, to have Little Mami spayed.

Donations were received (and are still needed as there are two tom cats who need neutering, and the three kittens will need spaying/neutering when they get a little bit older - please donate / share the donation link, thank you), and a plan was made to catch her, last Monday..

I caught her, no problemo, but being a feral cat, she immediately went mental, and managed to free herself before we reached the cat carrier..

However, she was now trapped in the house..

Cara and Cuddles (my indoor cats) already knew Little Mami, from having interacted with her through the windows, so there was no hissing or fighting, thank God..

I checked with the clinic, and an experienced TNR friend, that the kittens were old enough to cope without their mammy for a day or two, and kept Little Mami in the house overnight.

The following morning, I managed to corner her with the cat carrier and a towel, and she actually walked into the carrier herself, so I just closed the door! =D

I took her to the vets, they spayed her, and I went to collect her around 5pm.

Surgery had gone well, and she was also microchipped.

I had planned to keep her in the house for a few more hours, to make sure that she'd feel good enough to go out and see her babies..

But she was in no hurry to go anywhere, sleeping the first hours under the stairs, and then moving to the living room, where she had a good sleep between the sofa and the radiator..

It was around 5-6pm on Wednesday (!!!), when she finally wanted to go out!

Only minutes later, two of her three kittens joined her on the patio, for a family meal ♥

I managed to give her the pain killers, on the two days following her surgery. I mixed them with some food, and watched her eat it all.

Her wound is healing well, it looks very neat and clean ♥

She spends some nights in the cat hut, with her kittens, so before I let her out, I cleared the cat hut, and put new straw in, and an old woolly jumper I was no longer wearing.. So, clean and warm bedding for the family..

Vet bill receipt =)

IKEA trip, last Monday

Mmmm, IKEA meatballs.. That cake was also gorgeous!

I'd quite fancy lots of these star lights.. ♥

Lovely colours and patterns..

This was like a big Japanese city (not that I've ever been to Japan)..

When I win the EuroMillions, I want a garden with a big tree, and lots of these lights on the branches..

Evenings & mornings

Morning moon, and rainbow (above, phone snap, below, camera snap)

Misty & frosty morning in October

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Caught by a Cat Lady (short story)

Bernie is a harmless cat lady, who happens to witness a potentially scandalous secret. Armed with a camera, she gathers evidence, but what will she do with the information? (Short story, 1679 words)

I had almost forgotten how much I enjoy writing =D So, I've just published this short story on Kindle. Reviews are very welcome as well!

Psst, if you don't own a Kindle, that's not a problem! Kindle books can be read using the Free Kindle Reader App for your browser / mobile device.