8 things to know before a kitten steals your heart

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Today is a special day – it is two months since Sirius Black became part of our family (our kitten, not the falsely convicted mass murderer and Azkaban-escapee). In honour of this joyous occasion, I thought I would share some of my hard-earned wisdom on the subject of kitten raising (my family has had our fair share of kittens). Meow!

1. Don’t get a kitten because you want a kitten; get a kitten because you want a cat

News flash: kittens grow up. Really, really fast. They are only adorable balls of kitten fluff for a few short months before they enter their awkward ‘rebellious teenager’ phase. Cats can live for over 20 years, so realistically they are only kittens for like 1/60 of their life. So if you only like cats when they’re kittens – don’t get a kitten. Go and play with some kittens at a shelter maybe, or become a foster carer.  Continue reading

Book Club – February 2015

Don’t be mad at me – I didn’t make my reading target this month! I am still going on The Fictional Woman by Tara Moss (and really enjoying it by the way), but it will have to wait until next month to be reviewed. I blame February – this stupid short month is very deceptive, and I personally feel like it’s out to get me. Maybe.

I did manage to get through some good books though, and here they are: Continue reading

Book Club – December 2014

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Happy New Year! It’s good to be back on my blog!

I had a pretty slow end to December 2014  with my reading and crafting, because right after I finished the 12 Days of Christmas I came down with the worst flu I’ve ever had. It knocked a week out of my very precious holiday time, so I’m a bit disappointed about that, but definitely glad to be feeling better and very thankful that I am healthy again.

With that in mind, my reading list for December was a little on the fluffy side, but I think we all need that every now and again, don’t you? :)

Here’s what I read in December 2014: Continue reading