Posted: 28/11/2016 at 17:08
We now have gas so I have just resumed the cooking of cod with clementines for dinner.
It has been a beautiful, sunny day with clear skies and little wind. We've been treated to fabulous starry skies for the last two nights.
We have just got in from a marathon kitten fest. Drove to Machecoul to fetch 3 kittens and deposit 2 en route home at a flat in La Roche-S-Y except I hadn't banked on over an hour at the vet's waiting for each one to be prodded, poked, given its ID chip, weighed and checked for fleas. Ours is the little black and white 4 month old who we're calling Minstrel after a dianthus I lust after. She was found under a vehicle and covered in motor oil nearly 3 weeks ago and has had to be cleaned up and settled. She's very cuddly and is now upstairs getting to know Cosmos after a good feed.
T'other pair are a gorgeous tabby female of about 7 months and her brother who is the most beautiful taupe and cream subtly striped tabby with dark brown seal points and blue eyes. Stunning and also very cuddly but we must be sensible sometimes.
Vet tomorrow for jabs and an ID chip for Cosmos.
Busy - thanks for that link. We have two levels behind the house with a bank that separates them. We could probably excavate a bit further to put an above ground pool whose top would then be level with the upper layer with a bit of decking at the join. On the lower level, there are 3 concrete posts with wires stretched between for washing but which we don't use as I am planning to add extra levels of wire and grow clems and roses so they could hide a pool. Priorities are a proper potager, a new kitchen and another shower room. Then we can talk pools - as long as it's heated by solar panels. I do not do cold water and he's not having a private pool. There's a cold water ocean just down the road.
Hosta , being a devout atheist brought up by Plymouth Brethren style Methodists, I have a deep mistrust of anything decided on "faith". I much prefer a sound moral basis and logic plus an understanding of consequences to decide policy. Just imagine how much more peaceful the world would be with no religion and a respect for one another's differences instead of fear and hatred or contempt.