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Even though we have just finished having the summer bank holiday weekend, September is just around the corner.  For some reason this year I am really looking forward to the end of August, maybe it was because these past couple of months have been a bit inconsequential.  Warm and wishy-washy and then cold and breezy the next minute.

Autumn is my favourite time of year, the leaves turning their golden colours, seeing the sky brighten to an intense blue (on the good days!).  So for my favourite time of the year, I need my favourite spot. 

Sitting next to Rossi, knitting my Project and leaning against my quilted cushion.   Yes, the cushion cover in the background of the picture was sewn by me!  I was inspired by the autumn colours that will soon appear and luckily it didn’t take me to long to make.  My patience threshold was a bit short this past weekend. 

Since I have managed to conquer the quilted cushion cover another sewing project is brewing in my mind. A quilted duvet cover for our bedroom.  So, my list of project ideas seems to have grown yet again;

  • Jersey (‘P’ for Project) – 19% done
  • Scarf for either my mom or sister-in-law – 10% done
  • Quilted duvet cover – idea stage
  • start finding ideas for Christmas (I know it’s early, but it’s already on my mind).

So, it seems yet again, I have created quite a list of to-do’s for the colder months this year. I just need some hot chocolate with Bailey’s and I am ready.


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We went to the V-E-T this weekend to get our cats Frankie Frankenstein and Rossi vaccinated.  Although this is an annual pilgrimage we seem to still get upset with the event.

This year I thought I would try something new, not lock them in, not leave their food bowls empty and let them pootle into the house at their normal time and we’ll quickly bundle them into the car and the vet will just be a distant memory before they knew it.  Ha! How human am I?

Rossi was no where to be seen at the appointed hour, Frankie managed to get to the V-E-T and he was rewarded for being punctual.  He got the nice man.  A lovely man who cooed over his size, fuzziness and all round cuteness, we left the animal hospital feeling warm and glowing inside.  One cat down, another to go.

Having just turned the corner by our house, Rossi suddenly bounded over to greet us like long lost cousins.  The smug look on his face was soon wiped off when he found himself bundled into the car and driven to the V-E-T.  I am sure some of the neighbours must have thought we were kidnapping some poor dear’s cat from her but, I was willing to take the future sneers in order to get this over and done with.

So, we get to the V-E-T the second time round and we get HER.  I am sure that this woman is a wonderful veterinary surgeon and all round decent person but she has zero people skills, not one drop of humanity for humans. Not even a small smile to welcome you to her office that whiffs faintly of cat pee and sterilizer.  As we bring Rossi into the room both of the human faces drop a mile, Rossi is clawing to be let out of his cage and we suddenly receive an accusing hiss from the woman, ‘Any diarrhoea? Any vomiting?’  R stated that no, he did not have any of those symptons lately.  I promptly burst out into a loud uncomfortable laughter, because that’s what I do instead of peeing in my pants with fear.

Needless to say, Rossi was the least put out on visiting the V-E-T and R and I made sticky barbeque ribs with fries and toasted to another year done.  Only 11 months and 26 days to go before we have to do this again.

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