Monday, 26 May 2014


We've recently had new carpets fitted throughout our house... and man, did that need doing...

This is the lounge... from when we viewed the house (not our furniture!):

Without furniture (and before we painted):

And now:

Gorgeous, non?

As you can imagine, it's been a long and rather tedious process, and we've got a long way to go yet. Here's Basil, more than a little put out by the bare floorboards situation:

Confused by the sofa being in the kitchen on carpet-fitting day:

Having a nice (slightly awkward) sit down on the new carpets. Fellow cat owners will know nobody wants to see the moments immediately before/after this one:

Monday, 5 May 2014

A slightly unwelcome visitor

So Basil was bobbing along quite nicely with his little life, until this happened:

And Basil was like, WTF is that doing in my house?

This gorgeous little lady is Skye, she belongs to my youngest brother-in-law. We were lucky enough to be baby-sitting her this weekend. It's been a little exhausting, but she's an absolute treasure:

Basil didn't react quite as badly as I thought he might (i.e. no-one was hospitalised), but you can see he was profoundly unimpressed by the canine invasion: