Posted: 12/02/2017 at 18:53
Clari - I do think it's too early for you to take on so much. Stay as helper while you learn the ropes and get to know the boys and parents and then decide whether you want to commit further.
Wonky - the mouse ruse is a very good idea. Clever Clari.
Hope you've warmed up now Hosta.
It has stayed brassy here today. I decided to clean upstairs, starting with Possum's room and let the kittens out through the window and onto the roof of the annex whence they can easily jump into the garden. Minstrel finally decided it was OK to jump and then ran straight up a tree. Cosmos eventually worked out that he could run down a sort of ladder thingy I found but, of course, fell through a hole near the bottom and then ran up a tree. Daft pair. Stayed out for ages despite the cold then came in for a feed and a long long sleep.
Just waiting for slow roast belly pork to cook with turnips braised in marmalade and Savoy cabbage with caraway seeds.