Category Archives: Cats

Still life with Chino, or, Study in beige

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Do we have a kleptomanicat on our hands?

Deposited on our front deck today: one Maori poi. Plus a miniature poi that may actually be a cat toy. Is this the start of something big? Perhaps he’ll add intimate garments to his repertoire, or will he specialise in … Continue reading

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Playing with filters

I’ve just found a filter plug-in that does a very different job of simulating a watercolour effect than the watercolour filter that is baked into Photoshop. It doesn’t handle the darkest areas convincingly and these parts need from further work, … Continue reading

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Wall frames up at last

Great progress on the house extensions this week. The weather’s been good, Bruce is over his flu and now we have walls! Only framing, but at least it’s starting to feel like a room. I came over from Wellington last … Continue reading

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A street cat named Bob

I’ve just finished reading my first print on paper book this year. Cover-to-cover reading, that is – I still refer to printed books professionally and I still produce them in my own publishing business. But other than that, it’s been … Continue reading

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Espresso cat

Another freezing winter day in Martinborough and Chino has found a new warm place to park his bum: our espresso coffee machine.

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Our new grandcatchild

Dan and Beth have a new cat, Bruce, and he’s friendly and cute. Not a Burmese as we’re used to, but jet black like our late lamented Frodo.* Our very new daughter-in-law Beth is in the background. *Some unkind people … Continue reading

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