May. 9th, 2016 09:36 pm
taketimetoshine: (Have The Answer)
Oops. I seem to have acquired a second cat. A kitten. Or, I will have her in a few weeks when she's old enough to come home.

One of the ladies at work, her cat has had a litter of kittens. She was showing us pictures of these tiny little fluffy things and lamenting how she didn't know how she was going to home them etc etc. Clearly she was angling towards sympathy/people offering to take one, and even though I knew that was what she was doing... I fell for it.

A little grey short-haired kitty, tentatively called Gypsy, will soon be joining me and Cookie. She's not sure what cat got her 'British Blue' pregnant so she's definitely of a mixed breed but her colouring is beautiful - and I'm curious to see how it changes as she grows.

Introducing them could be interesting, Cookie's been a lone-kitty all her life but I'm reading up on how to do it. Cookie's always been pretty laid back so hopefully she'll just go with the flow


Mar. 30th, 2013 05:22 pm
taketimetoshine: (Nick B)
I'm so very glad it's a long weekend. I've hit burnout and am ridiculously tired. I literally did nothing yesterday. I slept, I ate, I relaxed, I played facebook games, I listened to music, I read, I watched DVDs. [personal profile] badfalcon - was it you who called it having a holiday in your own life?

Today I have had a wonderful spring clean. I've done like three loads of laundry and I've tidied the flat from top to bottom. Cleaned, dusted, polished, vacuumed. It's been long overdue and very therapeutic. My sanctuary feels safe again. I'm exhausted and may end up ordering takeout. I quite fancy some Crispy Shredded Beef & Egg Fried Rice. Mmm.

Tomorrow I might go to DIG. There's an exhibition on that could be quite interesting. It's called Looking Back at Hungate
Visit DIG for a unique opportunity to see some of its archaeological treasures displayed together for the first time. From Roman grave goods and Viking craftsmanship, through to medieval life and Victorian industry, this innovative new exhibition uses artefacts to tell the story of a changing city landscape.

And of course, going to DIG usually means I end up going into Yorvik Viking Centre... which then makes me want to go back to Barley Hall and Micklegate Bar Museum. Another year, another YAT Pass it is then!

There will also be a lot of chocolate eaten and I need to catch up on Supernatural. Looks like Monday is sorted as well.

Hope everything's well with you guys :)
taketimetoshine: (Eliot & Sterling)
I love Christmas. There are no words that actually express how much I love Christmas. It's my favourite time of year by far. I love everything about it - the food, the tv, the music, presents, time with family, decorating, cards... everything!

I don't have anything up outside, but inside... my flat is like a veritable santa's grotto. Lights, tinsel, baubles, tree, streamers, various random knick knacks and figurines. Especially lights. I love fairy lights and generally have some up all year round, just a few more at Christmas.

I love cooking myself a nice Christmas meal with all the trimmings - roast turkey with stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, peas, carrots, sprouts, cabbage. Christmas pudding, mince pie, yule log, Christmas cake. I go all out, feeding my parents - they come round every year and yeah, we have a feast.
Followed on St Stephen's Day with cheese, pies, hams, crackers, crudites. And more cake. And chocolate.

Christmas movies. Christmas TV specials. Christmas music. It's all just so fun and festive and traditional and familiar and comfortable. It doesn't matter how many times you watch them, listen to them, it's like coming home.

Yeah, I really do love Christmas :D

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