Posted in Hobbies, Personal




Now that I have actually finished my Cosy Stripe Blanket and some fingerless gloves in between I am ready for some smaller and quicker projects.

After cruising the interwebs and looking through my leftover yarn stash I decided that these coasters by Marinke (Wink) are the perfect way to use my leftovers from the foxy gloves I made a view months ago for my daughters upcoming trip to Europe.

Only difference really is that I made a set of 6 🙂

Best thing about them: they are easy, quick and a perfect Christmas present (yep, don’t get me started but I hate to break it to you it isn’t that long to go). I know exactly whom to give it to.

With that I have started officially thinking about this years presents – have you?


As always – stay safe. Love J. xx

Posted in Personal, pets

My pets #2

Love is a four-legged word

Apologies if this took a little while. I have been having a bit of a lazy period lately 🙂

But to get to the subject matter; as promised in “My Pets #1” here is the story about another of my past fur babies.


“Baby” our very first kitty cat in Australia was also a rescue from the RSPCA. We were told that she had been a minimum of 18 months when we got her but our vet agreed with us that she most likely was about 6 month younger than the estimate.

This one was quite the fighter; I could not take her home immediately as she had to be desexed first. In Australia, animal shelters cannot re-home dogs and/or cats unless they are desexed, vaccinated and micro-chipped. I returned to the RSPCA to pick her up on the day of her surgery. Although I was very careful when handling her she must have felt pain > she bit me.

Not knowing when I received my last Tetanus I had to take a tour to my Doctor and get a shot.

Baby was – as all my cats were and still are – an indoor cat only. We never therefore had to worry about car accidents, cat fights and other injuries outside the home. All we had to do is accustom her to our Rick and give her everything a feline friend could possibly want. Besides, where I live – we have a 24 hour cat curfew. This means one has to try to keep the cat within ones own property boundary at all times. Hello – we are talking cats; the jump, claim and whatnot. So – for me indoors it will always be.

Baby lived with us 10 years until I had her too sent over the rainbow due to acute kidney failure.

We had to let go of her on 16 July 2008.

Baby Cat 005

R.I.P my “Baby”, you too shall never be forgotten. xxx

Posted in Personal, pets

6 Awesome Quotes about PETS

As you may know by now, I love my pets (I know I have only introduced one yet and Rick is having fun in doggy heaven, I promise I will continue the introductions soon).

Arya close up

By searching for the last Quote of the week I had the idea to do this little list.

So here we go:

  1. “The purity of a person’s heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals” ~ Anonymous

  2. “Dogs have owners, cats have staff.” ~ Anonymous

  3. “A house is not a home without a pet.” ~ Anonymous

  4. “Until one has loved an animal,  a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”  Anatole France

  5. “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” ~ Roger Caras

  6. “Love is a four-legged word”

    Feel free to add yours in the comments, I’d love to hear them. J xx