Oiche Samhain When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween.
A few weeks ago a stray cat had kittens in the workshop up on the loft behind the stored willow. The two little ones grew fast and were not afraid of human contact, in fact they seemed to want it. Two weeks ago the mother cat was gone, so I was hand feeding them in the loft during the week and Leiny was going up and down the ladder feeding them at the weekends. They became very independant and made the journey down from the loft themselves, much to the chagrin of our two cats and two dogs, all of whom seemed to be afraid of the two little ones. I named them Thing 1 and Thing 2. Today my friend Val took them to their new home on a big farm. I was sad to see them go, but glad they were going to a great home. Val sent me a text to let me know that they had settled in well and were sleeping in a big dog box with a fluffy blanket.
Five years ago I went on my fist visit to Cape Cod. Mel and Chris were working at the Chattam Bars Inn and I spent a wonderful ten days there soaking up all the new experineces and being inspired. We visited Nantucket, going from Hyannis port by boat early one morning and spending the day cycling around the island on bikes from Youngs bike shop.
I came home with inspired plans for the new bathroom we were building. The colours are blue and white, lighthouses and wicker furniture feature too.
That was the first of a number of visits to the Cape, I have been there in all seasons now and never fail to be inspired and excited by the landscape and the sea.
I am a community worker I was working full time until my cancer diagnosis in October 2013. I have been interested in crafts all my life. I am always knitting or sewing. I love the different seasonal crafts and spending time with family and friends.