Monday, 22 April 2013

A bird and some stationery

Bloggie pals! 

So there I was suffering from writer's block when this happened!


A little chaffinch came hopping across the outside windowsill looking in! 

Charlie says: I stay on the wrong windowsill!


Gumtree says: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


22-28 April is National Stationery Week in the UK! Let's get Britain writing!
Go here for details and a chance to win £500 worth of stationery!!!! 

Have a great week!!

72 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Charlie really wanted that bird, didn't he?

Mark said...

That is one nosy little chaffinch. It might be a good thing, for it at least, that Charlie was on the wrong window.

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

It always fascinates me how you're always there at precisely the right time to take such great pics!

And as for stationary ... love love love it :)

Helena said...

I had to look up chaffinch 'cause sadly we don't have those in Colorado, though we do have other finches.

My kitty is more fascinated by a mouse that comes up on the outside of the windowsill, and only at night and that's for the bird seed.

Manzanita said...

Chaffinch, I'm not familiar with that bird but it looks little and sweet beyond the curtain. He wants to visit Charlie and Gumtree, but the question is, do they want to visit him? Ha ha

mshatch said...

I had a bird feeder up over the winter and my cats loved watching - a little too much, lol. My poor screen...

What is a chaffinch?

Brian said...

Hello everyone! ai hope you boys get,some good bird watching in this week!

Tamago said...

Wow birdie visitor right outside the window! Too bad Charlie was at different window. And Gumtree....well, nothing is better than napping :-) I hope the birdie will visit again!

winesomewinston said...

Yep, dats a birdie...and dems two kitties!! Everypawdy, is on der bestest behaviors!!

Love,
Winston, Chloe and Cecil

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Don't feel bad, Charlie! The line at the grocery store that I enter always goes slower than the one I passed up! Lovely bird photo! :-)

Jemi Fraser said...

Lucky for the birdie no one seemed terribly interested! :)

Bossy Betty said...

Inspiration! I'll take it whenever I can! Love to the kitties. Thanks for stopping by this morning and for your sweet comments!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Poor Charlie. Don't you just hate it when that happens?

Pasha said...

What an fearless and adventurous birdie! He must be the "James Bond" of all birds!

Summer Ross said...

Stationary week- man I'm missing out. have a great day!
~Summer

Lynda R Young said...

hahaha, so cute!! My cat tries to call to the birds on the windowsills. I tell her she needs to call louder ;)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Charlie is so funny. Hope it helped you out of your writers block.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

yay for the birdie helping writer's block! You have a great week too!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh, how cute!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Change windows quickly Charlie to see the birdie - you can have which window you like because Gumtree is sleeping and we think you may be enjoying the peace!!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Fuzzy Tales said...

What, you boys missed a tasty-looking bird?! Slackers!

We hope the chaffinch was your Muse, coming to pay a visit and kick-start your writing. :-)

Theresa Milstein said...

I can't imagine what would've been knocked down if either cat saw the bird!

Good luck winning that stationery.

Lydia Kang said...

National Stationery week? Is this an excuse for me to buy more cute Korean stationery? (Yes)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

deer cod guys...knot a stooooooooooooooooopid rood noizee caca droppin burd...be glad him iz on de outside oh da window !!!

:)

Clarissa Draper said...

I love stationary! When I buy a new notebook, it gets me writing.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Charlie is so pretty! I love his ear markings!

I have feeders in the front yard and one right beside my east side office window. I love seeing them fly in and a couple of my cats love the entertainment of fluttering winds.
:-)

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, that little birdie was lucky not to have had kitties paying attention! He might have been given a heart attack otherwise! Cali goes nuts if anyone is in our yard, bird, squirrel, chipmunk... Birds are best because she makes that chirping sound.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

April in USA is card and letter writing month - so let's get some letters going!!! Our wrens come and chirp outside the window when the feed is low!

Norma Beishir said...

Charlie looks disappointed. Gumtree couldn't care less. Lucky for the bird!

Pk Hrezo said...

Aw they missed the birdie!! Hard to get cats excited about anything these days. Ho-hum. :)

klahanie said...

What's this, you get writer's block?

National 'Stationary' Week? Everybody stays in one spot? Oh, sorry, "Stationery"! Oops, LOL

Pawsitive wishes,

Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!
x

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Those pictures of Charlie and Gumtree make me want a cat! And I've been missing too long from your wonderful blog apparently because I didn't remember that you got another kitty! He is very beautiful. Or is it a she?

Bellen said...

I think Gumtree has a good idea for a warm spring day...

Ginger Jasper said...

I hope that little bird brings you luck and that the words flow for the competition.. Hugs GJ x

Kelley Lynn said...

Haha. So cute. I was rehearsing for a wedding and there was a robin that kept trying to get in the window by us. Not at full speed. Just tap, tap, tap. Tap, tap, tap. . Eventually I had to go over there and scare it away before it hurt itself! haha

Maria McKenzie said...

Very cute and very safe birdie! I'm sure he was thankful Charlie was inside. Gumtree didn't look like much of a threat at the time;).

Carol Kilgore said...

Poor kitties :)
Good luck winning some stationery!

ABBY said...

*darn* that glass in the window!

William Kendall said...

Poor Charlie!

And how Gumtree could sleep through a bird sighting is beyond me....

Julia Hones said...

Thanks for the link. Now you have to write. No excuses, Old Kitty. This post made me laugh. Have a beautiful week, sweet Old Kitty.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

It looks like Charlie and the bird were playing hide and seek. :)

Medeia Sharif said...

I love stationery. I have too much of it and I can't help but buy more.

rumpydog.com said...

National Stationary Week? But I thought everybody sends emails now?

Jay Paoloni said...

Stationery week is a great event!
It's good to see people are at least trying to get alphabetized a bit!
And am glad Charlie was standing on the wrong windowsill.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Gumtree has such beautiful stripes and Charlie is looking very healthy --you have two wonderful muses there to inspire you. Loved you photo of the peeking bird...what a surprise!

D..J. Kirkby said...

I love all 3 photos but especially that first one! There is a story in there, for sure! Did you write it? x

We are said...

Our mommy writes a lot of snail mails to hers friends! We know getting mail makes the humans happy, so we is glad that the UK has a stationary week! :)

Purrs,
Carmine, Milita, and Jewel

Katie Isabella said...

Charlie...a day late and a dollar short is what WE say here in this Country when we just miss an opportunity.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

National Stationery Day? That's something we don't have here; I'm wondering if we still have stationery?

Lucky bird. He was on the safe side of the window.

Jamie Burch said...

What a lovely visitor! Hope it brought you lots of inspiration. Take care and have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
~Jamie

KarenMcG said...

Charlie and Gumtree are a great pair.

Marilia said...

So sweet!

Susan Kane said...

So glad people use/love stationery! Email is too easy and so forgettable. Letters remain for decades and decades.

Romance Book Haven said...

Thanks for the link to enter for the win.

This is one lucky bird!

Nas

DWei said...

Really jealous of Gumtree right now. I wish I could go for a nap...

LTM said...

They are SO cute!!! *scratches Gumtree's sleeping head* *strokes Charlie*

Stationary month? At first I thought "not moving"... looking at the kitties. :D LOL! <3

Rick Watson said...

I'm going to ship Charlie a glass cutter :)

meowmeowmans said...

That chaffinch sure is brave. Sorry you missed it, Charlie. Maybe next time!

Gumtree ... good plan. We feel like doing the same!

Mumsys Kitty Korner said...

Charlie we are sorry you missed the bird. You are looking mighty handsome though no matter what window you are in. Gumtree you look very, very comfy all stretched out enjoying a nice snooze. Hugs and nose kisses

Gina Gao said...

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Al said...

poor charlie

Editors At Work said...

Well, without stationery, my life would come to a standstill. Love your cats, Kitty.

Lexa Cain said...

I get pigeons who are always on the outside sills looking in. I'm sure they're jealous and I'm expecting a bird revolution anytime.

I saw this post and knew you'd love it:
http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/my-cats-are-totally-fired/

Eileen said...

What a pawsome cat tv show! We's happy 'cuz the birds are starting to show up here now too!

Sami, Sasha, & Saku

Katz Tales said...

Was there a bang crash and smashing of window sill items???

Editors At Work said...

Stationery is one of life's essentials, especially to an editor.

Marg said...

You silly boys need to get with the bird TV. You missed a good one.But a nap is a good idea too Gumtree. Hope all of you have a good day. Take care.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty .. oh dear poor old Charlie .. may be he can write early to Father Christmas for another chance, or two or three ... that would use some stationery ..

Cheers Hilary

Deniz Bevan said...

Aww, so sweet!

There's a national stationery week???? I love stationery!!

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Wow, you get a lot of comments! Great pic of Charlie.

The Golden Eagle said...

Very cool how the bird is framed in the window! :)

Dawn Simon said...

Charlie and Gumtree are adorable!

National Stationery Week! Fun! I've never been to the UK, but I really, really want to bring my kids there!