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Kitchen Renovations

Our kitchen has been a construction site for four weeks now. Four weeks is a VERY long time, especially when you are forced to wash dishes in the bath. The house is covered in fine white dust and everything is dirty, very dirty.

I am not a happy camper at the moment. I don’t like being cold and I can’t abide a filthy home but for the past month I have had to tolerate both. This does not make for a healthy creative environment to live (and work) in, hence my blog posts have been sparse and my tweets equally as few.

Luckily I am working on two really great Blog Makeover clients at the moment, so I can loose myself in the digital world for the better part of each day while our crew of builders get down to business.

Yowzers, going renovations and working from home may sound like the perfect way to do things, but believe me it isn’t so smart. I am constantly interrupted with requests to lock and unlock the gate, come and look at this, is this what you wanted, sorry about the huge hole we accidentally knocked in the side of your house etc etc.

My “wish I had thought of that” words of wisdom to anyone thinking about doing kitchen renovations is to move out while it happens. If you have a kind friend or relative who will have you over, take them up on the offer. Having to endure a dusty dirty house in the freezing cold when you have no where to cook or clean really does get tiresome. Don’t be brave, move out!

Anyhow, as we are still very much in the thick of things I thought I would show you an Instagram snap shot of the last four weeks. Yesterday the new floor was “thrown” (thrown… apparently this is the correct term in the building industry??) and to spite my best attempts to keep Stripes out of this area, this morning I woke to find her presence immortalised. Oh well, this is probably the best bit of the whole process thus far – a very precious reality check.

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Kitty Cat Love

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I have to admit that at least half the photos on my phone are of Stripes. When you live with the world’s bestest cat it is hard to resist snapping shots of every cute thing she does. Thus far I have resisted the urge to blog about Stripes (although she did sneak into a photo here). If you are like me and snap WAY too many shots of your cat or dog then you might want to check out my Instagram photos (luckily we are not alone in our pet obsession!)

Being the trendy Instagram cat celeb (wanna-be) that Stripes is – she was asked by the folks at Lucky Pet if she would participate in their Lucky Pet Supreme Cat Census . Stripes was also lucky enough to receive a super gift from them – a cardboard box full of kitty toys and treasures. Stripes was in cat heaven!. Honesty, they could have just sent the box and she would have been happy – she loves boxes and can’t resist climbing, sitting on and shredding up any cardboard that comes into our house.

But back to the cat parcel, it was filled with lots of great goodies – everything from a scratching post (essential for any humans with a leather couch) to a really smart folding cat tunnel (essential for any cat wanting to ambush said humans in the dead of the night). Best part of the whole gift was the packet of Kibbles. Being a strictly Hills Science Diet household, Stripes has only ever known the delights of Hills in her bowl. Needless to say the new smells where very overwhelming and before I could get the packet out of the box she had managed to tear a little hole in it and scoff down a few Kibbles.

Much to Stripes’ annoyance the Kibbles are now stashed under lock and key, it seems they proved to be so irresistible that during the night we found the mended (with some sticky-tape) bag and helped our selves again.
Stripes LOVES them – so they are now given out as a small snack and on special occasions (else we will land up with a tubby doorstopper for a housemate!)

Make sure your cat gets counted in the Lucky Pet Supreme Cat Census too.

Thank you Lucky Pet for the great gift, you have made our Stripey Cat very happy!

Cat Love

All photos where taken using my iPhone.