Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February 21, 2012

Pancake Day -- best food day of the year!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

February 19, 2012

February 18, 2012

But is it art?

February 17, 2012

Prep for London Fashion Week:

February 16, 2012

Where banks used to spend their profits -- this is the water fountain in the lobby of the Lloyds Law Courts branch on The Strand. More elaborately tiled water fountains, fewer bonuses!

February 15, 2012

February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012

I returned from the gym this morning to find both cats playing a waiting game with a mouse that they'd "lost" behind the cupboard. Nearly 12 hours later, they're still waiting -- having taken it in turns to play "cat and mouse" throughout the day. They may be careless but they're quite organized.

Update: The body was discovered at 8.20 a.m. this morning; the initial examination suggested that death took place approximately 9 hours earlier, just after the lights were switched off. Funeral arrangements are being made.

February 12, 2012

Home-made bread is so good.

February 11, 2012

February 10, 2012

It's been fairly cold here -- Shin has taken to sleeping under the radiator to stay warm. What a wuss! 18 degrees (C) is a perfectly reasonable indoor temp!

Monday, February 06, 2012

February 6, 2012

Murakami, Agatha Christie (in Spanish), Anthony Burgess . . . that's one well-read cat!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Saturday, February 04, 2012

February 4, 2012

February 3, 2012

February 2, 2012

Ghost cats at the window, waiting to be let in.

February 1, 2012

January 31, 2012

This happened some time ago, during the Great Gale Of January 2012 -- no damage to the house, other than a couple of dislodged roof tiles. Stupid place for a tree, and it was mostly dead. At least I got one batch of exploding elderflower cordial from it.