Wednesday, 28 April 2010

patter of tiny feet

Well, Lilly the mum cat has now brought her kittens out - here are a few pics for those of you who might be sentimentally inclined: aaah....

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

another small step forward

Another little bit of floor done at the Riverside house. I am particularly pleased, as this back corridor floor has been put back exactly as it was, having been discovered under 1970's tiles. We needed to lift everything so as to put heating and water pipes under and to clean and dry out the old old brick-tiles that were in a bad state because they couldn't breathe under the latter day concrete and adhesive. But it was great to discover that this corridor, leading to the back garden, had this stone walkway surrounded by bricks. The stones are some 8'' thick, but the bricks only 1 and half inch thick - obviously the traffic was expected to be harder in the middle, so it all makes sense. So we laid the floor into fine gravel and sand - no cement, just as it would have been done before, to allow for evaporation of moisture from underneath. I think our conservation-minded reader 'Thud' will be pleased when he comes to visit! :-)

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

New arrivals at Riverside house

For those who have been following the 'cat' strand, here is our little adopted bundle of fluff we found in the forest last Summer - now with three little fluffy things of her own.
They were born in the night of Easter Monday, so I gather they must be special :-) but I waited before flashing the camera at them until now when they are a week old. Lilly (the mum) has had them in the furtherest corner of the bottom of an old wardrobe and they are still there. So of course it's not easy to take a photo by sticking the camera into the depth of the wardrobe when one can't see the screen, but I think the resulting photo shows all three fairly clearly - the white one is always on top of the other two :-) that's the bossiest one. The most handsome is the one underneath; one that you can see the least of - fabulous markings. And she is looking after them brilliantly - clever girl. But my oh my - who am I going to find to take care of them all????
Still, that's a worry for later. Now we can love them and enjoy their presence :-)

Update 15.4.10
Justght thought to add three pictures by Anna. Sweet...