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Archive for November, 2006

Twiglet update

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Amazingly, Twiglet is now over 10% older than when we got her a week ago! She’s settled in really well, and the other cats don’t seem to mind her at all. She still curls up on our laps a lot and sleeps quietly on our bed all night, but spends a lot of time running round like a loony too. Last night while we were getting ready for bed she dived into the (fortunately just flushed) toilet, which I think gave her a bit of a shock!

We took her to the vet on Tuesday to have her first set of vaccinations, which she didn’t like, but hasn’t held against us. They weighed her while she was there – a massive 1.16kg (about two-and-a-half pounds).

Here are a few more photos:

Twiglet on the scratcher Twiglet on the scratcher Twiglet and Zorro Twiglet with Fat Face Felix Twiglet in front of the blog

Written by Kerry

November 26th, 2006 at 10:28 pm

Posted in Cats


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We finally gave in to temptation and got another cat, to take us back up to five. She’s a chocolate (almost black) British shorthair cross, and was nine weeks old yesterday. We’ve decided to call her Twiglet.

Twiglet Twiglet meets Zorro Twiglet asleep

She was quite noisy in the car on the way home, but since we got back she’s been content to spend most of the time half asleep on laps or in arms, apart from a brief spell playing with a ball. The others aren’t quite sure what to make of her yet.

Written by Kerry

November 17th, 2006 at 8:39 pm

Posted in Cats

And a new bike for me too

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Not to be outdone, I’ve bought myself a new bike too! Actually, I decided that the only hope I had of ever doing any exercise was to start cycling to work, which also seemed like a good excuse for a new toy. As a bit of a contrast from my clunky old mountain bike (which has been hanging forlornly in the garage for quite a few years), I’ve gone for a road bike this time.

Kerry's new bike

It’s a 2006 model Felt F80 (no, I hadn’t heard of them either), which seemed remarkably good value for a Shimano 105-equipped bike. It feels as light as a feather compared to the mountain bike, but now I have to get used to clipless pedals and the new-fangled combined brake/gear levers (last time I had a road bike, the gear levers were on the downtube).

I ordered it online on Wednesday night, and having checked the order status this morning and seen that it was still ‘processing’, was a bit surprised when the doorbell rang and it was a man from TNT with a big box! Top marks to Discount Cycles Direct for speed. Took me most of the day to get it all set up, but that’s what you get for being a cheapskate and not buying from a proper shop.

Now I just have to start riding it!

Written by Kerry

November 3rd, 2006 at 5:18 pm

Posted in Bikes