I can't remember who was asking, but the header photo was one I took last Friday on the way to pick up the kittens. It's of the Towy Valley near Carmarthen, where there are meanders of river and flooding by Dryslwyn Castle. Here's another, of the castle ruins.
Not a great deal happening this week, apart from kitten cuddling. My breathing hasn't been good (I think it's from having the carpets cleaned - there was an ammonia smell for several days when I came down in the morning.) I sprayed the carpets with 50/50 water and white vinegar to neutralize it and had my air purifier on in both rooms. I am better today - kittens were brought upstairs and their crate put in Tam's bedroom.
Before the kittens arrived, I finally got to finish sewing the rose x-stitch I bought when I visited Mottisfont with my best friend Tricia a few months before she died. That would be 6 years ago now. I will get it framed and on the wall with my other stitched pieces.
I have been baking cakes today - one for friends, and one for visitors. Lemon Drizzle and Dorset Apple Cake respectively. Busy last week making jars of jellies:
This was so high in pectin it was setting in the pan as I was ladling it out!
Meanwhile, the two little horrors have started climbing up the blanket over the crate and found where their food lives and were trying to get into the open sachet. They have terrific appetites, and would have a dozen meals a day, let alone the four they are getting.
I have renamed Scallywag. Called her Lulu instead (after the 1920s song which talks about don't bring anyone "wild and woolly"!) "You can bring Pearl, she's a darn nice girl, but don't bring Lulu".
I am still having to be very careful that they aren't in the same room as either of the big boys, who really don't like them and due to their size, are quite capable of harming them if they wish. I don't think L. Whale would - he has been running away until yesterday, but now he hisses nastily. His brother, Alfie, is probably one to watch more as he is a prolific catcher of baby rabbits and the kittens are baby rabbit size. He also hisses and spits. Hoping it will all calm down soon but for the moment, my nerves are plucked ragged! I didn't expect this reaction.
A nice week with family here - Gabby yesterday, who was enchanted by the new additions, and Tam arrives tomorrow to stay over. Next weekend it's Danny and his girlfriend and her little girl. We are meeting them for the first time.
Right, this won't do. Have a lovely weekend.