Tuesday, May 18, 2021


 You saw my movie at the weekend of me chewing on the green grass in the weekend.   It's something I like to do.  Mum thinks I like it because it's tasty.  I'm seldom sick after eating grass, mum thinks I like the roughage and need my fiber.  Just like she needs to eat her greens too.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Autumnal Evening

 After a rainy but warm day the skies are clearing, dragging in the cooler weather.  Streaks of Grey and orange lit up the skies before it got dark tonight.  
Mum tries to keep dinner simple and quick, tonight was a simple tray bake.  Kumera and sausages baked for 20 minutes, then chopped broccoli, red onion +red pepper mixed in.  Olive oil and lemon squeezed on top with salt and pepper and back into the oven for another 20.  Mum said it was delicious and gave her leftovers for another meal.  

I had a feast - it was a good one with lots of gravy.  Time to snooze now.

Sunday, May 16, 2021


 Well it's been a quiet day here.  Mum stayed home with me and we just chilled.  It was windy and cool outside and mum put her slippers on and didn't move further than from the bedroom to the living room.  She did venture outside to put the rubbish out and to feed the birds.

I had a quiet day today too and did much the same as mum.  Purrfect.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Friday, May 14, 2021

Signs of Winter

 So there have been signs of winter creeping in.  It could be the dark mornings or nights, it could be the coldest night of the year.  Mum says it is me rediscovering my heated bed.  First time mum has plugged it in since October 2020.   I have been in it all night and all day.

Thursday, May 13, 2021


 On the way to work this morning there was a large rainbow sitting right over mums side of town.  Such a pretty sight to start the day.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tuesday, May 11, 2021


Mum got home last night and found the present i left her on the bed.  Dead mousie number 2.  I'm teaching her to hunt.

Monday, May 10, 2021



Mum was at her friends house last week and saw there beautiful chicken just sitting quietly in the garden.  Such beautiful feathers, mum never knew that chickens could have such dark iridescent plumage.

Sunday, May 9, 2021


 Mum took this picture on her way to work during the week.  This morning it was not quite so clear.  At 6.20am as she left, it was drizzling and dark.  Still its only a 30minute walk to work.  Time to listen to a podcast and think about the supermarket shopping list.  Mmmm - nachos for dinner.

Saturday, May 8, 2021


 Another quiet Caturday here at chez Q.  Mum was working the early shift up at 5am.  Still she was home with her dinner at 4pm which was nice as early tea for me too.  It avoids the junk food feasting if she eats early.  

Friday, May 7, 2021


 Just chilling here on a Friday.  Mum worked I slept.  Mum had soup and toast for dinner and has been nodding off on the couch, so she is off to bed at 8.30pm as she has to be up early for work on Saturday morning.   

Thursday, May 6, 2021


 The weather has been lovely the past week with warm sunny days and frosty nights.  Today was the first rain in some time, but it was only a light drizzle and didn't last too long.  Mum used it as an excuse to not do too much.  

She almost missed getting the recycling out in time this morning.   She may have heard the truck pull up and had to chase it a bit to get her two bags in.  Good one mum.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021


Mum had a day off today   I got dragged to the vet for my arthritis injection.  So I came home and sulked for 8 hours.  Mum did the chores and then rewarded herself with a library visit and then went to the movies to see Nomadland.  She enjoyed it, but wouldn't rave about it - 3.5/5.  On the way home she saw this little window.  Cute!!

Monday, May 3, 2021


 Well that's a surprise.  Mum got home tonight and the new electric blanket had been delivered.   She only ordered it on Sunday an and it was here by Monday.  Good job Briscoes.  I was so snuggled up on mums bed tonight that mum didn't want to disturb me and she will put it on the bed tomorrow. 

Sunday, May 2, 2021


 Last night was the chilliest of the year for us with the mercury dropping to 6degC .  We know our Canadian/Russian/Swedish friends may mock our shivering but it is chilly for us.  Mum had switched the electric blanket on but when she popped into bed it was stone cold.  It appeared that it chose this particular night to die.  Even I climbed between mums knees for a snooze for 30 minutes, the first knee snuggle of the year.

Mum got straight onto the Briscoes website and doing the electric blankets were half price this weekend, so a replacement was ordered (they are always having a weekend sale so no one pays full price there).  And hallelujah she got an email to say that her order has been packed and sent.  So we're on parcel watch.

Saturday, May 1, 2021


 More fruits from the autumn harvest - passionfruit from our garden.  Mum didn't get to have any last year as the painters took them all.  They are sweet and mum is enjoying them as there will be none left on the vine by next week. 

  It's a quiet night tonight as mum has to work in the morning  and it's frosty tonight.  So after Call the Midwife she's off to bed with her book.

Friday, April 30, 2021


 It's getting darker earlier than ever now as winter approaches.  These were the skies as mum turned into our street tonight, a sky if peach shades with a scattering of little grey clouds.  Home just in time to switch the lights and heater on.  

Thursday, April 29, 2021


Mum came home and when she came home she noticed that the covers on the bed were rather rumpled and not tidy as she had left them in the morning.   On closer inspection she saw that I had left a gift for her on the bed cover   A rather dead baby mouse - thankfully in one piece.  Mum did give me a pat and called me a good girl before the body was disposed off.  

Also the zip zag cover is a towel.  I love when mum takes it off her hair after the shower and rush to sit on it and have a snooze.  In fact mum played a game tonight - Bag or Towel and I could not choose so slept with my top paws on one and bottom paws on the other.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2021


 I don't really like posing for photos.  As I've got older I have less tolerance for mum pushing the camera in front of me.  She loves me and tries to have some quality time without having the pressure of having to model.  

Monday, April 26, 2021


 It has been a 3 day long weekend this weekend which has been just lovely.  The weather was better than forecast, with three warm and sunny days.  The evenings are cooling and mum has the heaters turned on which I am enjoying.  

I got to go out in the garden with mum and show her my favorite sunshine spots.

Sunday, April 25, 2021


 Mum is feeling better today.  She went to bed last night with a fever and sore arm but as the day went on today her temperature has almost returned to normal.   It is ANZAC day here and mum would have liked to go to dawn parade she would have felt a bit too wobbly to stand outside for an hour.  

So she slept in and just pottered about.  She cleaned the windows and did the dishes and more washing.   She might venture out and about tomorrow.   Me well I enjoyed my sleep in and was begging for my dinner at 4pm and back to bed by 4.15pm.  

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Wiped Out

 Well its the day after her 2nd Pfizer vaccination and mum is wiped out.  The day was sunny and hot for autumn, so mum filled the washing line with towels and her uniforms.  She took herself out for a walk and after 1.5 hours she had to admit defeat and call a taxi to bring her home.  She just feels like she has a bad flu but no sneezing or coughs, just achy with a bit of a headache.   I'm going to be a good nurse and snuggle up next to her.

Friday, April 23, 2021


 Yippee Friday is finally here.  Mum survived the bus strike and managed a solid 15,000 steps today, so this evening she is planning to sit on the couch and barely move.  She also went and got her 2nd Covid vaccination today.  It was busy at the clinic as someone fainted after their injection.   Mum felt fine but most of her colleagues have felt a bit rough the day after this 2nd injection.   Mum plans to have some orange juice and an early  night.  

Do you like the soft focus photo?  Mum has no idea of how to put the special effects on her photos, it all happens when she accidentally presses pushes some button.   She should look at the instructions sometime.

We hope you are all excited for the weekend and have something fun planned.

Thursday, April 22, 2021



Our days are getting shorter here and it is getting dark as mum comes home.  She is enjoying walking to work in the morning while the weather is nice, which is good as the bus drivers are on strike tomorrow so it will be a brisk walk too and from walk.  Mum will be getting her 10,000 + steps in tomorrow. 


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


 Today was cloudy with spots of rain, so mum was glad that we got to enjoy the windows open and get all of the washing done yesterday.  Today mum  ventured out only to go to the library, to return some online shopping to the post office and to get some groceries.  Mum and I  do feel relaxed though.  

Monday, April 19, 2021


 Mum picked the harvest red tomatoes that were poking through the fence tonight. She popped a couple in with tonights pasta dish and will have some for salad with tomorrow nights dinner.  And she found some of their parsley growing through the gaps too.  

Sunday, April 18, 2021


 Just sunbathing again before mum goes to work.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Caturday Snoozer

 I found a cozy spot to take my 10 hour nap until mum gets home.  How exciting to get my dinner at 11.30pm and to howl at her for an hour.

Friday, April 16, 2021


 Mums working and very busy.  She'll describe my adventures over the weekend. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021


 Mum worked late this evening, so she came home and gave me my dinner.  I then urgently curled up on the mama bed in heat mum calls the snuggly buggly position.   Mum has some shifts coming up and is going to try  and focus on the positive things about working late and enjoy the days at home and try and sleep in and spend some time in the sun with me.  Once I get my beauty sleep.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Double Feature

Today's forecast was for rain and as it was a precious week day off mum thought she would treat herself to a sleep in and a day at the cinema.   Her 08.30am sleep in was somewhat ruined by a middle aged lady 5am toilet visit, and a 6am cat biscuit barf on the carpet.  

Mum still managed to get herself up and ready and had time to visit a couple of shops and the market on the way to the cinema to pick up a roll and an apple.  She saw The Father first.  A somewhat grim movie about a fathers struggle with memory loss.  Olivia Coleman is always a delight,  and Anthony Hopkins is just perfect in the title role being so talented at playing the charming and bewildered father whose life is swirling around him.  I did manage to nod off several times so its a 3.5/5 from me.

The Courier is a post war based on a true story spy thriller with Benedict Cumberbatch playing an English businessman duped into working with a Soviet spy.  Ladies at the cinema were telling us their stories about spending lockdown with Mr Cumberbatch and his family.  The movie was interesting, a 4/5 Sunday Night Masterpiece Theater Movie.

So mums tired and hopefully she'll get to sleep through the night tonight.

Monday, April 12, 2021


 Today was a sunshiney day and we tried to soak up the sunbeams as rainy Autumnal weather has been forecast for the days ahead.  Mums day off is tomorrow so she has made herself some plans and booked some tickets.  She'll fill you in on Tuesday.  

Sunday, April 11, 2021


Mum loved that there are some flashes of green out in the gardens on her walk home.  She worked today, and was glad to get home to see me.  I had my nose right up at the door, calling out to her as she arrived home.  Happiness.

Saturday, April 10, 2021


As mum walked home she could see that the rain clouds were settling over the city.  A great afternoon to come home and sit with me on the bed.  As usual she says she was reading her book but we ended up napping together.  Perfect!!

Friday, April 9, 2021

Home Grown

 The neighbors tomatoes are getting nice and big.  We guess since they are growing on our side of the fence they're ours now.  Just waiting for them to turn red.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Morning Friend

 Om mums walk to work she often passes this friendly kitty who always has a morning hello and appreciates a little pat.