Looking to the Future

I am quite touched by the concern for my wellbeing expressed in the comments to last night’s post. Thinking about it today, I realise I have not had an extended break from town for a long time. I had planned to go to Crete in November, but that was cancelled and I ended up with my new and lovely kitchen. So I am wondering if my feeling on return to the Smoke was simply a realisation that I need to be away for a while.

After all, I love what London offers. I love the theatre the museums, the diversity. When I am in the country for extended periods I am often appalled by people’s expressed opinions on all manner of things. I live in a liberal (small l) world here in London; in the country I regularly encounter people who not only read the Daily Mail but believe what it says. I shouldn’t last a month.

Pontoon

Pontoon

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The Fifth Anniversary

30th April 2011

30th April 2011

It’s five years tonight since I brought MasterB home from Brighton. His previous owners had called him Facebook, and although they loved him, their care of him had not included flea prevention, with the result that he was alive with them. Never have I seen so many fleas in my life. Here’s how I acquired him.

That first night, he was confined to the bathroom with its hard floors, and that remained his domain for two days by which time the fleas were history. He got his first real taste of his new life when he came with me to Mother’s and began to learn about The Great Outdoors. Tonight he is curled up on a chair, the established cat not only of my home, but also of this block of flats. He is safe, he is loved, he is healthy. Continue reading