Monday 29 October 2012

Shaken and stirred

Bloggie friends!

According to this survey, half of people in the UK will "hide" with a quarter "switching off their lights" to avoid trick or treaters during Halloween night. LOL! Oh dear. I'm very sorry to say that will be me come Wednesday!

Charlie says: I just try and hide from this intruder!

Awwww but please have a great Halloween all of you celebrating it.

Also if you are joining NaNoWriMo (write a novel in 30 days starting 1 Nov, details here) - I wish you all the best!

I won't be blogging come next Monday (Bonfire Night) because.......

I SHALL BE HAVING A DAY OF (James) BOND!! Yes!! I am off to drool over the lovely Daniel Craig in Skyfall! I hope to be shaken AND stirred...

See you all soon, hopefully by 12 November.

Monday 22 October 2012

Kitten heels, Kalm Kitties and Kritiques

What more can an Old Kitty ask for? 

Well maybe not the critiques - harsh though they were! My latest work-in-progress elicited these responses from critique partners:

"I feel detached from the action and the emotion of the story"

"from time to time sentences are very long and cumbersome"


Awww but look at these sleeping beauties and my lovely sandals....

p.s. Oh I cannot lie!! Charlie and Gumtree exhausted themselves from chasing and bopping and whapping each other for hours and hours! LOL!

Have a great week everyone!

Monday 15 October 2012

Getting to know you

I cannot comprehend
This furry little friend
But neither do I see
Why he is named Gumtree!

by Charlie!

Bloggie friends!

Very early days - lots of hissing and confusion on Charlie's part. Lots of play and wanting to be pals on Gumtree's part. Lots of chocolate and wine on my part! LOL!

Oh and I am very excited that the new James Bond film "Skyfall" is getting some great reviews. I cannot wait to see it! I am DROOLING!!

Have a great week!

Monday 8 October 2012

And then there were two...

Bloggie friends!

What a week I’ve had!!

It started off normally and ended with me adopting another cat! Yes!! ANOTHER. CAT.

Someone at work was about to advertise this cat she really didn’t want as “Cat for free” on that I had to step in and say, “no stop that, give him to me.”

And so she will. Tomorrow (Tuesday) and all I can say is "yikes"!

Charlie says: What the...!?!??!

And here is a sneaky peak of the little tyke – unwanted, unloved and thoroughly un-neutered.

All I can say is hopefully he’ll soon be wanted, loved and be totally safe around lady kitties! LOL!

Have a great week – forgive me if I’m scarce around blogworld from now.

I’ll be otherwise preoccupied with feline diplomacy between senior Charlie and baby “Gumtree”. Wish me luck!

p.s. HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my Canadian bloggie pals!

Monday 1 October 2012

Home truths

Bloggie friends!

This past week, I learnt two things about myself:

1) I am really quite gullible.

Someone at work organised a night out to go bowling and sent around an email saying, “Bring socks, we’re going bowling”. And what do I do? Of course I pack my bestest pair of socks only to discover no-one else has and worse, everyone one else going knew the “bring socks” bit was a joke!

2) I’m really really quite rubbish at bowling.

When someone on your team yells “try aiming for the next lane” – you know you’re in trouble! LOL!

Charlie says: I, on the other hand, am purrfect.

(pic taken 29/09/2012 - it was sunny and warm-ish!)

A huge shout out to beautiful talented bloggie pals, Theresa Milstein and Len Lambert – their short stories are published in this anthology and you may read their stories, free for a VERY limited time only, here. Yay!!

Happy October!!!!!