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Autumn 2019


The sitting room is now finished.  The piano went back first, then the bookcase; Peter’s sofa and chair and dining table and chairs and finally the bureau.

We love our new sitting room!

And the cats move in!

The Timsbrook bursting out of the pond under the fallen ash

Another stream has been created down the slang

Water at the bottom of the track; the dogs are at the road junction.  This was in the afternoon - it had been higher in the morning.

The Redlake diverting into James field

Above, flooding in October 2019 and …

… below, flooding in July 2007

The stream in full spate

Pictures of the flooding at the weekend!

26th October 2019

Easy listening


18th November the second lot of kittens of the year were born.  They look like a rather pathetic harvest of blackberries in this photo!  They were born behind the TV and the first bed Bale made looked a bit gruesome under the flash of my camera, so I waited until I got them transferred to a nice basket with a clean towel to take another photo!

Move forward a month to December.  Bale lost a lot of weight and we weren’t feeding her enough, so we had to get some special kitten milk and feed them that and mushed up chicken.  AND feed Bale on demand.  She is now feeding them again and they have grown.  Soon I will wish them gone!  Like when the curtains have been ripped to shreds, there is unspeakable stuff on the cushions and poops in the corner of the sitting room…

Christmas Day escapee