Thursday, 31 December 2015

2015 in 11 Pictures

Some months were better than others, for photo foraging. A distinct lack of postings, with not even one in April. Hence why there are only 11 photos!
 
 
January - un-Frozen End of January and watching the remains of snow and ice disappear.
 
February - Luscious, Lilac Locks 2015 proved to be a year of not getting out much, but I did get to the hairdresser and had my hair dyed with lilac slices. Loved this colour and may well go for it again.
 
March - My Little Tabba cat Only one post in March which was the loss of Tabby. 'Nuff said.
 
April - ummm, just didn't happen!!
 
May - I took part in #BEDM, organised by Elizabeth of Rosalilium. It was a productive, 19-post month. My choice of picture was of the baby blue tit, the last post of the month. What a cutie!
 
June - Happy Father's Day Me and my Daddy
 
July - Not Quite Bonjour A trough of French lavender. Had planned the trip of  a lifetime, to spend a week in a French chateau, crafting, visiting brocantes, and eating wonderful food. One day...one day... But at the moment, just trying to get the insurance company to pay out!!
 
August - Simply Irrestible Was offered the chance to try out hair extensions. Wow! I do really rather like them and how they look. Wow!
 
September - Sloan Ranger We did a trip out to My Little Vintage in Earls Barton, a lovely shop in a gorgeous little village in Northamptonshire, that is the first official stockist for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the county. We had some fine weather and it was a great project carried out in the garden.
 
October - Bed Hopping Both posts this month were of Insitu in Manchester. A totally amazing salvage establishment that I have wanted to visit for ages. I was not disappointed, it was brilliant. If ever you're near and you love 'old, quirky stuff', make a detour and have a mung!
 
November- Non-Wearable TARDIS Tuesday 2015was the year I met Kezzie. Not in person, (as yet), but via blog world. She has been a brilliant support to me and if you don't know her already, her posts are a joy. A way with words and lovely photos too. Kezzie is a fan of Dr Who and I saw these fun lamp bases and thought of her. As you do!!
 
December - The 12 Days of Tabby Hit a brick wall over everything earlier this month. To try and make something positive out of so much negative, I posted 12 days of Tabby...photos, GIFs and videos.  The bottom of my world really did drop out when she passed away. Gone but never forgotten.
 
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Wishing all of my stalwart readers and any passers-by a happy and healthy 2016!
Zxx

Friday, 18 December 2015

The 12 Days of Tabby - Day 12

My much loved, and missed, little lap cat.

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RIP my darlingest girl.
Zxx
 

The 12 Days of Tabby - Day 11

 Gosh, the penultimate picture day.
 

Bristol Temple Meads was the first place that Tabby decided to come out of the travel box on the train.
 
It started a long list of names...including Tabby Temple Meads and Tabby Turtleneck!
 
Once she tried out train travel on the seat, she was hooked. We only allowed her out on the long journeys, where there were the bigger carriages, that didn't have exit doors to the platforms, when the train stopped. I don't think she would've ever made a run for it, mainly because she was too comfy!
 
She did once get the 'run' of a carriage, when we were the only people in it and for some reason, that I can't remember, it was 'locked' so that it couldn't be accessed because we were stopping at a short platformed station, I think.
She had a little mosey around and then came back and curled up with us!

Bristol Temple Meads board by her ear


Wednesday, 16 December 2015

The 12 Days of Tabby - Day 10

A little bit of light summer reading.
 

 
Vintage-loving Tabby.
Zxx

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

The 12 Days of Tabby - Day 9

Fishing for compliments?
 
 
Last Christmas, 2014
Zxx


Sunday, 13 December 2015

The 12 Days of Tabby - Day 8

How do cats always find the most comfiest hide-holes?
 
 
Here's Tabby tucked into one of those jumper shelving-thingies that hang on a clothing rail.
Curled up on all daddy's things, including the Christmas jumper! Cheeky!
Zxx

Saturday, 12 December 2015

The 12 Days of Tabby - Day 7

Along with different foodstuffs our Tabs lived the high life in several rather nice hotels, (and in the case of one London hotel that didn't take cats, was smuggled in! Well, needs must and due to bad weather we were stranded in London for the night!)
 

 
Here she is lolling around at the Malmaison in Manchester.
First Class Tabby, indeed!
Zxx

Friday, 11 December 2015

The 12 Days of Tabby - Day 6

 
Queen of "The Stare"


Wednesday, 9 December 2015

The 12 Days of Tabby - Day 5

Enjoying the catnip that Daddy brought back from his tour to the States.
 
 
She's tried kibbles from all around the world.
International Tabby
Zxx


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The 12 Days of Tabby - Day 4

 
Cuddled up with Rudolph.
Zxx

Monday, 7 December 2015

The 12 Days of Tabby - Day 3

Clever Tabby...she's got me to learn how to download a GIF so that it stays as a GIF and doesn't revert to a static picture, like the last time I tried!
 
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It's almost like bringing her back to Life, in a weird sort of way!
Zxx

Sunday, 6 December 2015

The 12 Days of Tabby - Day 2

 
I am still sewing in all the 'tails' she left on this throw!
Zxx

Saturday, 5 December 2015

The 12 Days of Tabby - Day 1

I am missing my little cat so much at the moment. I think it is a combo of our first Christmas without her and the blooming grim, grey weather.
 
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So I am just going to post a picture of her over the next few days.
As least it is something constructive I can do in my miserable state!
Zxx