Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Filler post again

This is true for Pooh, Piglet, and for you!
On my way home today! Won't blog tonight so here's a saying to reflect on until I report back on my adventure in Devon!

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Filler post time!

Will have to wait a few days for this one!
Ran out of time for posts with content, so here's a cute cat saying!

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Nayu's Craft Time #198 Holiday time!

Am I here yet?
I'm leaving hopefully around 9am, so you may be reading this as I drive into the depths of Devon, England. I didn't quite finish what I'd wanted to on Thursday, so I finished blog work on Friday morning, leaving the afternoon to relax with anime in preparation for the long journey today. I'll let you know how much I yell at my sat nav when I'm back! 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Nayu's Craft Time #197 Pre-Holiday stuff

Some of you may remember these cute but not my suitcases from previous posts...
Short post today, as I'm finishing up remaining tasks as swiftly and coherently as I can. Doing a load of stuff (chores & tasks) so that tomorrow I can have relaxed day because I'm going on holiday! And I'm going to...
Somewhere in the south of England...
Devon! I won't say exactly where, but it's somewhere in Devon and is vaguely by the sea  I'll be back Tuesday, but it's a long drive for me so will be shattered after. And then I'm having my mega strong meds, so it will be a good 10 days before I'm fuly back.  I will post a holiday snippet post once I'm back to what classes as normality for me.

Oh, that reminds me, don't panic if you see my Etsy store is closed. It's on holiday while I'm on holiday, and then a bit longer because once I'm back I'll need my mega meds which put me out of action for a few days. It will reopen on 13th December! There will be blog posts throughout the week, even if it's just a cute picture to make you smile. And Hootsuite is posting all the links up so I don't have to worry about getting tweets out. Yay! 
This super cute baby otter pic is a hint for what's happening in tomorrow's post!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Nayu's Craft Time #196 Operation Cat In update

My cat loves my yarn!
It's a glorious sunny day, if extremely cold (it was minus 5 degrees C when I woke today). The other day I talked about why I'm on cat flap duty during the day (making sure my cat can get back in on the few occasions she goes out) and why she's shut in at night. Belle is being her usual contrary self and absolutely refusing to use her rather snazzy enclosed litter box, which looks something like this. 

It has a weirdly deep bottom tray, which my family says looks like a baby bath.
You can understand the ressemblance
While my family are going to switch the cat litter used, to mix in some of the kind we put in her outside litter tray (more on that in a minute), we suspect she will continue to cross her legs at night, because she's that kind of cat. If she doesn't like something, she won't do/use it. I think the deterrant is working because I've possibly only heard the neighbour's cat attempt to get in once yesterday. So far today the cat flap has been open both ways all day, and no unexpected visitor has arrived. 

The current operation will continue a little while longer because we want to be sure that other cat gets the message that it's unwelcome in our house. It would be very welcome as it's a sweet thing, but we have to think of our cat who was acting up (not eating, acting a bit more jumpy than normal), so we have to be strong and say no to its cute self. 

I hope to crochet sometime this week, ideally today, but because I'm going away at the weekend I'm fitting in blog work & chores before I go, and doing battle with the extremely cold weather which my body hates, so anything done is a bonus! I hope to preschedule a few posts while I'm away so stay tuned! 

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Nayu's Craft Time #195 Cattitude = placid

This is an adorable ragdoll cat, a type I'd love to have some day.
It's late in the afternoon/early evening, my mind is moosh and I couldn't think of an appropriate title. Find out later in the post why my cat's cattitude has been placid today. Temperatures are on the cold side, more if you believe in real feel which isn't the stated temperature exactly. It takes into account wind strength/speed, whether it's sunny/cloudy, and other factors and comes up with what the temperature feels to us. For example this morning in the south of England the temperature was 5C and the real feel was -2C. 
If I dig far enough I may make it to an Australian beach... Picture source

That's a seven degree difference. Brr! For more info about real feel which is a Trademarked term, check out Accuweather who own the term. This isn't a sponsered post, I genuinely like their weather reports and have an app on my android.

Either way cold is cold so I've had an easy day as my body is in hibernation mode. I can tell you what happens at the end of Gilmore Girls specials which were released this week on Netflix, but I won't spoil it. It's a beautiful ending, filled with hope, and everything works out well. 

I can tell you that Pretty Little Liars season 4 is as convoluted and gripping as the previous seasons. I wasn't up for doing crochet, so I gamed, which involves much less effort. 
from the left are the main protagonists Spencer, Emily, Aria and Hanna.
Reason for today's cattitude title. After spending most of her time in her own bed (on the spare bed), my cat spent nearly all day with me (up until before writing this post) with me. I was stuck in the same position for 2 hours this morning because she was super cute, and I don't see her that often lately so didn't want to shift myself in case she decided to sit elsewhere. 
This is her on a previous day, but with that face I can't resist her charms!
She then took position at the end of my bed for a while, and after lunch came back on me, thankfully not for 2 hours. I've loved seeing her more! Maybe she will restart sleeping with me at night again, and leave her beloved bed. I'd love to know where your pets prefer sleeping! 
Such a cute fluffy kitty!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Nayu's Craft Time #194 Indoor cat time!

I use my bed, but I love the lounging space in this simply decorated room!
After a full day yesterday I had a lovely restful day today filled with gaming and anime. And watching the cat flap. Spent 10 minutes waiting for my cat to come in so I could make it a 1 way cat flap.
So cuuuuute!
For the past few days when I've been home (which is most of the time in winter), I've set the cat flap one way so Belle can get out and the other cat can't get in. Belle sleeps pretty much all day, possibly going out once so I simply keep an ear out for when she does that. This isn't a difficult arrangement, but to make things easier and hopefully deter the other cat for the long term, my family have bought an enclosed litter tray, so we'll make our cat an indoor cat for at least a week. 

My cat can't wear a collar and chip activited cat flaps aren't 100% easy to use, so our new method will have to work for now. 

I'd love to hear how you keep neighbouring cats out of your house (without distressing them)!