I know it is still almost five weeks to Christmas but I couldn’t resist giving Wilfie and Milo their Christmas presents a bit early. I have been saying for months that I was going to get them a new scratching post each. Wilfie left his kitten one here as it is far too small for him now and even Milo knocks it over every time he tries to claw it.
So on Wednesday I had just popped into the pet shop for some cat litter and I spied the perfect posts. They’re much taller, with a square base for stability and with holes cut in the side with mice dangling enticingly.
Milo took to his straight away, particularly the playing with the mice bit, and apparently Wilfie started clawing his the moment Chris dropped it off at Daniel’s yesterday… hoping to see it for myself on Sunday as this is my weekend off so we might go and watch his Crystal Palace u10’s play Charlton before the first team take on Liverpool. Not sure if the international break will have done us any good but I have my fingers crossed.
Before I move off the subject of cats here is the clip of Milo ‘fetching’ a stick that I promised you last week.
The sticks are actually spare reeds from reed diffusers (if you use slightly fewer the oil lasts longer – money saving tip!) and he just loves bringing them for us to move around so that he can chase them. He really is a very entertaining cat and we’ll miss him when Sophie moves out. No news on that yet but we keep looking.
So we’ve had a bit of a lack of progress with the house spruce up this week. We decided to paint the conservatory walls, which were also constructed of unattractive red brick, and after much deliberating over the colour chart we chose a pale stone shade to complement the green paintwork of the window frames. In the tin it looked the perfect colour but as we applied it to the wall it just looked like a dingy white.
It’s a laborious process applying paint to brick with a small brush so you don’t miss any bits so we only managed to get the main wall done and although we kept hoping it would dry darker it didn’t, so we knew we would have to go over it again in a darker colour.
The next day, while I was out at the pet shop, Chris said he would finish the first coat so we would be ready to apply a second in a darker hue. He couldn’t understand why the paint didn’t seem to be covering so well until I pointed out that he had actually been using a different white paint …. just goes to show how pale the pebbly colour was though.
We still haven’t found the perfect stony/taupe shade – maybe I should ask Kelly Hoppen! I wonder if any of you bought the TSV yesterday? I was very tempted but I need to rein myself in a bit with all the expenditure on the house and still most of my Christmas presents to buy, not to mention Daniel’s 28th birthday next Thursday – wow, where does the time go? I can’t believe that it’s seven years ago today that we lost my darling dad. I still think about him so much, especially when I need guidance, and I still miss him terribly.
I’ll see you this afternoon at 4pm (although you may not recognise me) and then for two hours of fashion, at 5pm and 7pm both with Marla Wynne.
Have a good weekend.