Christmas came and went, it was a small and low key affair, with various traditions observed and continued, though this year came with added kitten sitting. This led to the rather amusing scenarios of the troublesome duo exploring new surroundings, learning the limitations of my mothers patience (fyi not at all long) concluding the plastic tree is not for consumption and that H2O from the running tap is vastly more exciting than that in the bowl....All this before the wrapping paper fiasco.
And so some cute piccies....Archie finds himself a comfortable spot
As does Oscar
Archie begins to plot shenanigans
The lure of Christmas wrapping proves to enticing for a couple of kittens
Archie pulls his best 'I didn't do it' face
Oscar is busted
And at the end of the day it just proves all a little too much
The blizzard and snowy conditions abated just prior to Christmas day, much to my disappointment....another year without a white Christmas, and the more familiar dull, grey and generally depressing murk and rain returned. The all time worst kind of weather for me and therefore my mood was in danger of plummeting to a depressingly low standard....save for a few things:
My family, in their wisdom, had treated me to a wii with a few games included...one in particular a rather addictive case of animated fun, and after barely a month I can consider myself to be fairly masterful of all things Mario Kart...to the point where whipping the arse of my sister, her partner and my father is starting to get a little boring ;-)
On a particularly cold, murky and down right icky day mother produced an extra pressie in the form of a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle...a few hours later it was complete and I raided the spare cupboard for more...then moved on to e-bay...like some kind of rabid puzzle fiend I continue to seek out and solve jigsaws, slapping away any hand who dares interfere with my task of finding just the right piece and then destroying it again before anyone barely gets a glance of the finished picture to move onto the next....I'm even starting to dream in 'puzzle'....is that weird?
Before my jigsaw obsession takes complete hold, there is one more thing which has been keeping me in check...focusing my inner moppet to all things geek. A long time coming I decided to go to London for, what has become an annual, Wolf Gateway to Sanctuary Convention. There had been talk of this particular convention coming to an end...recession, series ending, general lack of interest...you can take your pick of the reason. So when this was announced with three guest I've met before but thoroughly enjoy being around and listening too, I could hardly turn down the chance....especially if this was going to be a farewell event. And to be quite honest I missed my cuddies (con-buddies, for those not yet ofey with my nonsensical witterings)
It was to be a kind of test for me after recent months and to be honest could've gone either way, but thankfully I had most excellent time and for a whole weekend got to be...me! But more on that another time.