We’ve tipped into winter. And just to underline that fact, the clocks went back last night. Lovely to have an extra hour in bed, but it is almost dark and barely five o’clock. There are times when I think those animals that hibernate have the right idea. But if I were a hedgehog I should eat worms have fleas and risk being squashed every time I crossed the road. There are good reasons why I have never seen a hedgehog in my patch of London.
Today has been about domesticity; boot cleaning, washing, ironing, making soup, baking my first purple cake. It doesn’t look so purple now it’s cooked, but I had notions that Prince might be placing an order and my pension worries could be vanquished.
I used frozen fruit, letting it defrost and drain for a good hour, then stirred it into the mixture in the usual way. I wish I had taken photographs, but that’s another thing about winter, indoor photography is a bit, well, dull.
Outside it wasn’t the brightest day either, but MasterB enjoyed himself hunting in the leaves, showing off his party trick of dancing on the railings to a neighbour, racing up and down the trees, spying on the neighbours from the top of the wall, lying down on the recycling bag.
By the afternoon he was tired, so he remade my bed and had a snooze.
I’m going to get on with my tax return now. The excitement is almost overwhelming me. Fingers crossed the locals decide it’s too cold to be out letting off fireworks, or MasterB will be spending the evening inside.
at last am the first to like and comment 🙂
by the way, the extra hour last night was for me to stay awake not sleep, :p
oh no way, i just refreshed the page on my phone, and 3 others liked the same post, not if i was the first, was i?
It’s not a race Hasan. You can like posts that are months, even years old, and I shall be happy. 🙂
am the happy one at the moment, at last my mail list is empty of posts, i read all of them in the past two days
You are doing better than I am. My inbox is full…
Insomnia? Or party?
it is more like insomnia, and when finally started to get sleepy, i cheked an online strategy game i play, and found that lost an entire fleet, so all the sleep flew away from my eyes.
Tut tut. You need to sleep at night, not play computer games.
lol, take it easy on me, they are only 5 minutes, and then threw my body on my bed, and spent an hour or so trying to sleep, till at last i did
Purple cake, time change, winter arriving (sort of) and MasterB still having fun through it all. Life is good – even if you’re working on your taxes.
Well, you can see I am really concentrating on my tax return!
I am not looking forward to the time change differences. Too much dark! Poo!
That’s what I think too. 😦
I hate that part of winter…when the dark closes in earlier and earlier…Master B still looks cute so that’s all good
Roll on spring! he has just yawned and stretched. In a moment he’ll ask to go out into the cold cold night…
Nooooooooooo! I’m not ready to fall back time wise. I don’t want to let go of October. I do love November but after that I just want to skip on to Spring, forget summer and have Fall again. Nice to see Master B all bright eyed. I want to curl up in that comfortable looking bed! Live like a cat!
Reincarnation as a loved and healthy cat who has a warm home and lots of outside territory sounds pretty good to me.
I guess we’ll just have to file our requests and wait and see.
Atticus spent most of the day under the blankets on my bed. He’s not a winter cat and won’t even step out on the balcony.
How did he survive winter in Boston? It is so much colder there! Did Miles go out?
Our heating system in Boston was controlled by the building manager. It was always super hot in our apartment and I would wear shorts inside during the winter. Not sure why they blasted the heat but there was no way to turn it down. Miles wore his jacket yesterday and had a grand time chasing leaves.
I love Bag Puss 🙂
My Bag Puss or the pink and white striped one?
I signed up to cafe press last night to see if selling images of MasterB on cards, mugs etc might alleviate my pension worries. I only put up one picture, so I don’t think I’ll be an overnight millionaire. 🙂
Your Bag Puss, of course!
Your pictures are beautiful: they would be perfect for cards and gifts. All the best with that!
Place your orders here!
I need to learn something about marketing…