Monday, 27 June 2016

The Weekend



My weekends are being spent doing my assignments. Brent becomes Mr. Mum and does the meals and chores for me while I hit the books. I still feel like I am drowning in all the assignments for the naturopath course. Makes me feel better that other students I talk to feel the same way. There is a high drop out rate for the course and I can see why.

But I am enjoying the course and finally feel like I know something. All the learning seems to be falling into place and the finish line is well and truly within sight. We have been talking about what I will do when I finish and that is all very exciting.

Sunday late afternoon we went off and saw the movie Me Before You. I had read the book which I loved so was hesitant to see the movie as often they are never as good as the book. But they nailed it with casting and costumes. 5/5 from us girls.

Farm Stay Guests...
 Pancho happily goes in
 and out of his cage to be carried in and out of the cattery.


He had not had his brush yet before the photo... he seems to enjoy the farm cat look while here. But he does so enjoy his brush even Abbey commented yesterday how much he loves his grooming especially his back end when she popped down and gave him a brush yesterday.

Sorry no photos of Cosby and Ella - I forgot to take any before I put Pancho outside.

Linking up to Pumpkin Sunrise

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Cats...

 Laura is the boss. She hogs the BIG bed while Lordy, Cinders and Maji all snuggle up into a tight squeeze to all fit in the bed for one.

Farm Stay Guests...

 Pancho has been enjoying his days outside.

 He goes in and
 out of the tunnel.

 Ella and Cosby usually are best of mates
 BUT can you see the biff Cosby is giving his sister Ella?

The standoff-- need a bit of old Western music....
I saved the day by giving Ella some nuts on the top of the igloo - as you do.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Very spoilt

 Shilo, Symba and Amber's family spoilt me rotten. They went especially to Emma Bridgwater London Stoke on Trent to choose some mugs for me. They actually saw Emma - Like WHAT a BUZZ!!!

I've shared before Emma Bridgewaters's book I really enjoyed reading

 The mugs are perfect! Spring - daffodil and tulips and they were so pretty wrapped up in orange tissue. (I can used them all winter and pretend it is spring)
 Along with an Emma Bridgewater bow and a lovely gift bag.
Totally made my day!
It's hard to explain but I run the cattery as a hobby not a business, only a few families can bring their cats here. I don't ever want it to get too busy, that way I can keep it personal and well it is a joy rather than a task. - Our slogan is "Not just ANY cat can stay here".
Mostly the cats that stay we have bred, sometimes if  owners love and pamper their cats they can contact me to discuss the possibility of their cat staying.
I run it on a Koha basis - which if you are not a kiwi here is how we look on a koha
The koha reflects the mana of both the giver and the recipient, reflecting what the giver is able to give, and the esteem they hold of the person or group they are making the gift to - and hence plays an important part in cementing good relations. 

It's rather wonderful don't you think? AND I ADORE my new cups. Tomorrow I'll share a recipe to try them out in. I'm currently writing recipes for my naturopathy assignments. All of them will be included in a booklet which will be used for when I finish my degree and launch my new venture as a naturopath. EXCITING.
I will soon be looking for recipe testers. (yell if you want to know more)

 Louie is now taller than Stella. Here they are in motion playing. Stella tolerates Louie. Louie loves Stella.

Farm Stay Guests.
 I am sorry Pancho's photos were all blurry I thought they were good in cattery. He was quite frisky tonight. When Shilo. Symba and Amber's owner arrived to pick them up Pancho put on quite the show with little meows and he waves his little paw. He is soo cute. But for the life of me I do not know why he like to roll on a nice clean floor. I had towel dried it well but he seems to like to roll and scoot along a clean floor.

 Cosby tucking in
Where as Ella was getting herself tucked in. I've moved them about and they now have the indoor outdoor run - will save me in weight lifting carrying them in and out each day.