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Organic Hot Water Bottle?

Since the snuggie didn’t get much support in the last post, I’ve decided to go organic and use my darling cat as a hot water bottle to stay warm. I’m carrying her around like she’s a celebrity pooch in Hollywood. Like, she’s my BFF, you know. :P

Cuddly cat

Oh and if you drop by during the day, please excuse the dressing gown and flanelette pajamas. I thought I’ll just stay in them all day since they’re warm, cuddly and soft. If I’m not going out, I’m not getting changed. I may carry my pet around, but it’s not really The Hills here!

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Hello! I’m Charlie

Hello! I’m Charlie.

Hello! I'm Charlie

This is my mummy. She is as green as me most of the time.

Charlie loves me :)

I have a furry brother. His name is Olly. He doesn’t pay much attention to me.

Charlie & Olly

I have a sister too. Her name is Ifa. She is very nice. She tried to kiss me today but I didn’t want to be kissed by my sister! Eeewww! We sat together at the window though.

Charlie & Ifa

I love eating grapes. They are fun to pop with my sharp beak.

Charlie loves grapes!

I ate so much fruit and seeds today. I feel happy when I full. Do you know what I do when I’m happy? Have a good listen…


If you can’t see the video, click here to watch on YouTube.

Night night!

Oh hang on.

Mummy said that she’ll be talking about knitting next week, whatever that is. Bye!

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We have a baby!

A baby parrot that is. Meet Charlie. He is a 15 week old eclectus parrot and he has just joined our little family. :)

Charlie in cage

He came to us in a very unusual and extraordinary way.

My elderly neighbour, who claims to be close to a 100 years old, was standing on his front porch on Monday afternoon. He told us he was waiting for a delivery. Even though it was a public holiday, he insisted that this delivery will arrive very soon. He had just bought a very big bird, he said, the biggest in the pet store!

We laughed and waited with him. A stationwagon pulled up and there was a bird cage that filled the entire boot space! The delivery guy, Alex, carried out a smaller bird cage with a gorgeous green parrot in it. We oohed and aahed, cooing over this very large baby bird. We helped carry the large cage into our neighbour’s house and Alex put the parrot into the cage. Surprisingly, the parrot was rather calm!

“If you want to give the parrot away, give it to us ok!” I said teasingly as we were leaving. Undoubtedly, I felt a little concerned about how my elderly neighbours will go looking after a baby parrot. Parrots live very, very long life and are not low maintenance birds.

On Tuesday night, we had a bizarre phone call from our neighbour. He said, “I have good news for you! I want you to have the parrot! You are the best neighbours I’ve ever had and I want to give him to you!” My husband, Richard, was in shock and insisted that it was silly to give us such an expensive gift. The parrot and cage had cost our neighbour over $1200!

But our neighbour had made up his mind. The next day, the parrot was ours, on condition that it will never be returned to him. For the 3 years we have known our neighbour, he has given away a purebred burman kitten, 2 cockatiels and several expensive furniture. He said it’s his nature. He likes to spend money and give the things away!

Charlie! :D

So Charlie is our new blessing. We had several different birds in the past but they weren’t right for us and were rehomed.

Charlie, however, feels right. We fell in love with him at first sight. He is brave, intelligent and docile. He has quickly accepted us as his new flock. He had spent the last few hours on the sofa with us while we watched tv. He chatters a little and then dozes off when the room gets quiet. Charlie doesn’t seem too bothered with the two cats and they are getting used to him too.

It’s nice hanging out as a family after only 2 short days together. I’m so happy my baby boy has settled in so quickly. It’s like he’s been with us for years.

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Cats & crochet…

… often do not mix.



I think Olly prefers knitting. ;)

P.S. The video on how to tunisian crochet can be found here. Happy crocheting!

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Guess what?

Ball band head

You can put your blinkers on, ignore the sh*t flying around you and look ahead to something wonderful.

That’s right. It’s the weekend, baby! Woo!

Well, almost.

Happy friday all!

P.S. In case you were wondering, that’s a yarn ball band around Olly’s head. It’s my revenge for him stealing my WIP box. And no, he didn’t get hurt, not even a wee papercut.

P.P.S. Anyone doing anything exciting this weekend? We’re going on a family picnic!

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