Where next?

As another year bows out, and a new one beckons, its time for all self-respecting cats to look forward… but the question is: where to?

If you’re in Burry Port (West Wales), on a cold grey afternoon with your boat having run aground, there is no shortage of unhelpful  advice… imploring you to be anywhere but Burry Port!

Until we speak again, if you find yourself at this time of year up shitzen creeken dim paddle… the best resolution is don’t take much notice of the plethora of advice! Happy new year to my dear reader.

P.S. But, if you are in Burry Port try out Whitford’s cafe/restaurant…

The spirit of Christmas

Don’t know about you, but all the commercial nonsense that accompanies the season (from about September onwards!) does seem to get in the way of whatever true spiritual meaning the event is supposed to hold. So much so, that you can’t see one for the other at times…

Until we speak again, have a good one… whatever it looks like.

[Acknowledgements to Jamie Charteris for the image on my favourite Christmas card this year].

Feline felicitations

Juno and Bella were always partial to an event where tasty morsels would appear in abundance. So I’m sure they would be more than happy for those of you who are cat lovers to use the season of joy and giving as a time for sharing some of the plump bird with furry friends (even a dog or two if you have to!).

As a mark of the occasion, Cardiff presents its decorative side with a message of good will to all who stumble across this site. It seems we are home to some lost and confused reindeer…

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We even have some alien visitors who are more than likely lost in their search for intelligent life (particularly in the city centre during party season)…

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If you’re looking for a wooden shed as a gift to the man in your life, we have a surplus of the things left on the doorstep of the old library…

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And if it’s rain you’re looking for, we are the UK capital of the wet stuff…

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Until we speak again, Juno and Bella will forever do their impression of an old Smith & Jones sketch (older UK readers may get that reference)…

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The Battle of Christmas

What's that?It’s the time of year when families get together and try desperately not to beat the crap out of each other, or so I’m told; as mine is brimful of decorum.

‘In-house numpty’s’ Junior 2.0  has just left after a visit across xmas, so now we can return to drawing our usual battle lines… they don’t share enough of the good food, and I might just miss the litter tray on the odd occasion!

Must remember not to go so far as to make it look like some serious disease-thing though; otherwise I might be dragged off to the vet in that strange cage thing left out in the passageway as some kind of humanoid threat. Is that the best they can do?

Anyway, I digress with these deliciously wicked thoughts and future plans of retribution. “Tis the season to be jolly” they keep saying on the talking box in the corner of the room. What was more interesting on my recent visit to the local mega cultural centre (aka the Millennium Centre) was a true recognition of the challenge this time of year presents for so many people. It seems that one of the key messages in Cardiff this year reflects a sense of reality… seasons greetings are reserved ‘Only for the Brave’!

Brave xmasUntil we speak again this Bella is puzzling over what the overhead spectre in the Millennium Centre in Cardiff is meant to represent. Any suggestions welcomed on the back of a postcard.