Monday 29 July 2013


Hasn’t time flown by
As we say goodbye to July
But fret ye not oh beautiful bloggie pals
For tis only 148 days to Yul-e-tide!


Charlie says: This space is occupied.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Thursday 25 July 2013

Not a cookbook!

Bloggie pals!

Beautiful and super talented Niamh Boyce of Words a Day blog debuts her wonderful book The Herbalist (published by Penguin) this year and I've read it and all I can say is "WOW"!

Imagine a literary equivalent of a Douglas Sirk film with gritty realism and plenty of heart!

Bestest of all she’s visiting me to answer my silly questions:

1) What is your favourite herb (s)? I love the scent of lemon thyme.

2) How could you do that to Carmel?! And Eliza* LOL!
I know! But it wasn’t me honestly - the characters in this book did as they pleased, all I could do was watch and weep...

*Eliza is a much loved pig.... and Carmel is my favourite character in the book!

Thank you lovely Niamh! And all the best with your guaranteed bestseller!

Thank you Old Kitty, it’s a pleasure to be here, and thank you for your kind words.


The Herbalist:

Set in 1930’s small town Ireland, a seemingly exotic Herbalist appears in the market square and mesmerises a headstrong and precocious 17 year old Emily. But why do the other women of the town seek his expertise so surreptitiously?

Some more fab reviews for The Herbalist here!

A gazillion trillion super stars from me and paws up from the Gumster and Charlie!

Monday 22 July 2013

Meet n greet!

Bloggie pals!!!

Oh it was so good to unplug for a whole week!!  We thoroughly recommend it!!

And yet we totally missed you gorgeous guys and gals and furry pals! 

We hope to catch up with y'all soon!

Charlie says: You are NOT Gumtree!

p.s. introducing Demon - my new next door neighbours' kitty!

Monday 8 July 2013

A little dramatic interlude

Bloggie pals!

A had a little kitty drama over the weekend! 

This little beauty appeared out of nowhere!

And what did Gumtree do?

Gumtree says: I am not hiding I am just quality checking this shopping bag!

Luckily Charlie was off on his adventures or he'd have gone for this sweetheart! He's SO territorial! 

Anyway bloggie pals! I won't have a blog post up on Monday, the 15th July, so see you all soon in a couple of weeks!

Monday 1 July 2013

A Shiny Rhymey for July!

Bloggie Pals!

My favourite month is July!
And let me tell you why!
Charlie turns 10 and I get to be
A year older than previously!


Gumtree says:  Welcome shiny Charlie! Please to wipe your paws!

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian bloggie pals!
Happy Fourth of July to all my American bloggie pals!

Happy July to the rest of you! LOL!