Monthly Archives: May 2012

Cat successfully acquires new staff

This is Indie, a two-year-old tortoiseshell/tabby moggy: She says she might be willing to lodge with us for the next few years. There’s been no agreement on rent yet; we did mention it, but she suggested that “with claws like … Continue reading

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Gut me no guts

Awaiting a second blood test for coeliac disease – the first was, as I’d suggested to the doctor, too soon after stopping avoiding wheat – I am eating bread like a man possessed by the unquiet spirit of a thwarted … Continue reading

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Nobody owns a cat

We’re trying to get a cat. It’s harder than you think, especially if (a) you accept that buying kittens from breeders is simply worsening an existing problem of animal welfare, and (b) you baulk at tempting them away from neighbours’ … Continue reading

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Owl together now

As I approached the Asbestos Barn today, I startled a barn owl that was, ironically, in the trees just before the said barn and not actually in it. It took off in rather leisurely swoops, through the ruins of the … Continue reading

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I am not, and have never been, Fun Bobby

I’m not a very sociable person. Although I’ve never been diagnosed with any kind of problem, I find I reach the end of my social tether quickly. After socializing for some time, especially with casual acquaintances, I can feel sections … Continue reading

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