RIP my little furball – take 2

I don't like crusts on toast, so we would share.

On Saturday, Joe and I said goodbye to our pet rat, Shee-Ra. She has been suffering for a long time with a tumour under her arm, and more recently, one in her face. It was interesting because, although she had a tumour, she was the most active and playful of all three of our rats. But, the last few days, she got very quiet, and

RIP my little furball


I know this doesn’t have a lot to do with my normal posts on this blog, but I truly believe pets complete a family, and a home. And today Joe & I lost our first pet. I’ve had loads of animals as a kid. When I was born I was given a dog and two cats and they stayed with me up until I was

Operation Cuddles: why we still let “that cat” in


If you read this blog often, you will know that we have pretty much adopted one of the neighbour’s cats, Pebbles. Not stolen though. Absolutely not. (We thought about it! But living only two doors down from the owners, it was a flawed plan.) Quite frankly, I think Pebbles prefers it more at ours. A lot of mine and Joe’s friends ask us if “that

Wishlist Wednesday – 22nd Feb 2012


I spotted the below image last week on a blog that I’m following. Quite simply, I thought it was the cutest thing I’ve seen in ages. So I thought: “If there’s ever anything that I want to add to a wishlist, it is that!“ How adorable! I can’t think of a single room in my house I could get away with it, but I thought

Where’s the cat gone?

Some people have been asking me lately: “Where is Pebbles? Does she still visit you? I’ve not seen her on your blog!“ Don’t worry, she’s still around! In fact, she’s at the house everyday! I often wonder if she’s ever at her ‘real’ home. She’s waiting for me when I get home from work, and she’s sat by my car in the mornings, hoping to

I heart paint samples

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I’m a bit scatty when it comes to picking paint. As mentioned in a previous post, me & Joe got a joint birthday present from my mum this year : a carpet for the lounge. We haven’t ordered anything as of yet because we want to get the walls painted first. Makes sense really doesn’t it? We had the walls skimmed and painted before we

The cat with too many names


If you’re familiar with Youtube you may have heard of Maru; a cat in Japan with a fascination for boxes. Below is her best moments on Youtube. If you have a fascination with funny cats on the internet (like Joe does, BIGtime. Seriously, he even has the cat piano on his iPhone) then this video is for you. When we moved into the house and

Settling in nicely

I’m not talking about me & Joe, although we really are starting to feel like it’s our actual home now. (Yippee!) But no, I’m talking about Lily Pebbles. For a cat who isn’t ours, she really is a confident little buggar. I know I’ve probably posted more pictures of her than of the house on this blog, but she just makes me chuckle so much.

Firing up the weekend with a BBQ and sink-fire

If you were paying attention to the news this weekend (or the outside world in general) you probably would have noticed that the weather was a tad hotter than normal for the first weekend of October. (October is my birthday month, and I don’t think I’ve ever had a birthday where it wasn’t chucking it down, so this really is new to me.) After spending

Hello Lily, if that IS your real name…

Last night me & Joe met another of the neighbours (after showering at family’s houses and a quick trip to Homebase). As per usual, when we arrived home, Lily was sat on the doorstep waiting for her dose of Whiskers nibbles and a good cuddle, as well as a play with her favourite plastic bag. (What is it about plastic bags that she finds so