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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Didn't We Brush Up Nice & Look What I Made...

We were invited to a first communion the other weekend.  Some pics of me and my girlies in our posh togs.

 And look what I made for #2 with the spare hem we cut off the bottom of her dress!!!

We had a really super time, were well fed and watered and of course I took loads of photographs.  To be seen at a later date as I'm making an album for the "communista" (?) and don't want her getting any sneak peaks.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Mouse Trap

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that we have a lot of animals, ponies, dogs, chickens, rabbits etc.  This in turn means a lot of animal feed, which also means a lot of mice, like 100's of mice.  It was time to get tough and a run of the mill mouse trap was not going to work, there were far too many.  Poison was not a good idea, with fed about and those sticky mat things - yuk!!

So, I let it be generally known that I was looking for a cat :-)  One day, these two showed up

They settled into the feed store nicely and not a sign of a mouse.

Then my friend Susana turned up with

He/she joined in with the other two and although they were a little standoffish to start with quickly made friends.  Still no mice and threee kittens, perfect.

A few days later, Saturday morning and I was in the shower, the door bell rang and the girlies went to get it.  A few minutes passed and they came thundering back in - Who was it? I asked - Oh a man in a grey van with two cats for you, we've put them in the shed with the others!!!

So, there we have it, me, a completely no cat person, now the owner of five gorgeous kittens and a mouse free feed shed.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

The Birthday Party

So, apart from wondering how we managed to get from this...
 to this...

in eleven short years, it was time for the Birthday Party of the Year again.  All Natties friends turn up for this one as it is generally the first swim of the year.

Fortunately, the weather stayed good for us, and the pool was well used.  

The cake was as delicious as normal and made in the ususal chocolate style, although it was requested that I decorate it with jelly sweets this year, which is not a patch on hundreds and thousands by my reckoning!

It served it's purpose for the blowing out of candles, and must've been good as there was only just enough to go around for everyone.

This was also the year of the best birthday present ever...

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