Cats and Things
Where to start?
Well, how about here? Above is a picture of possibly the world’s friendliest cat; and possibly the only one who thinks it’s a parrot. A gorgeous black one with white boots and chest who befriended (adopted?) me while I walked home the other night. It jumped onto the wall outside my house (after a ten minute journey during which it would not listen when I warned it to go back in case it got lost) for a stroke and, while I administered said stroking, jumped up onto my shoulder, where it sat, quite happily for a short while and only decided it’d had enough when I tried to capture the event on my phone’s camera.
And I’ve had a lovely weekend. Yesterday my girlie and I went up to Speedwell Cavern
with friends Ruth and Gary. Much fun was had (probably too much at times) but I was disappointed that I was not able to ask the guide, how many undiscovered caves there were in the Peak District [thanks Ben]
because he beat me to it by using it in his guide-patter.
And after a shower and quick feed the four of us headed up to a pub not too far away and watched a really great blues band – a proper one who did John Lee Hooker songs and suchlike. Sadly I’ve forgotten what they’re called.
And today we went (minus friends) to Tatton House
. I’d wanted to go mainly for research purposes (for the WIP) and it helped as I’d hoped it would – but it was also a really fun and interesting day out. I like research like that. I like it very much.
Next is to draft a letter to the person who’ll hopefully let me have a look at the old books there (again for WIP research reasons). I hope she’s as helpful and friendly as the staff we chatted to today.
And the exciting news doesn’t seem to stop coming! If you hop across to Faye L Booth’s blog
you can see the beautiful cover of her novel, Cover The Mirrors, which is to be released in November. (You might have to scroll down a bit though cos I meant to blog about this a little while ago, but as I’ve not been blogging, I haven’t. Sorry Faye.)