Now we are us

Mr L

Mr L (he's shy)
Mr L (he's shy)

Life partner: geek, soul-mate, and provider of funds for fibre purchases. Willing wearer of hand-knitted goods and appreciator of baked items. Third time lucky. Nothing would be the same without him.

Lulu

Lulu
Lulu

Feline: Bengal cross cat acquired in the year 2000. Striped, spotted, and a mean killing machine. Tolerates people, loves dogs, hate cats. It was Lulu who introduced us to the breed, and the point at which the rot set in…

Teddy

Teddy, communicating with the Mother Ship.
Teddy, communicating with the Mother Ship.

Feline: Bengal F3, brown marbled. Poshly-named Gaylee Tijah Gamille. Not too bright. Indolent. Incredibly handsome. Loves a cuddle. Doesn’t know where his own bottom is…

Treacle

Treacle-kitten, knocked out in the summer heat
Treacle-kitten, knocked out in the summer heat

Feline: melanistic Bengal. Posh name Adfursh Wildheart Raven belies the fact that he is the outcome of an incenstuous relationship (his pedigree has two identical sides.) Treacle is as wicked as he is black. Characterful, dominant, and vocal.

Suzie

Suzie and treat
Suzie and treat

Canine: Border Collie cross: rescued by the RSPCA, after being subjected to horrendous cruelty, and re-homed with us in 2000. Permanently damaged. Very needy. Sometimes a bit on the silly side. Can bounce higher than any dog I ever met.

Griff

Griff out on the hill
Griff out on the hill

Canine: Border Collie: taken up as a stray and re-homed with us in 2003. Big on affection, short on brain. A great big wuss.Very hairy. The most photogenic hound ever. Obviously beaten in a past life, he is scared of anything reminiscent of a stick and jumps out of his skin at the slightest noise.

Nell

Nell in her first year adopted a taste for things spherical
Nell in her first year adopted a taste for things spherical

Canine: Border Collie: with us since a pup -  August 2007.  Quiet, slightly nervous. Highly intelligent. Plain adorable.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

It has been bugging me

It has been bugging me

Come for a nature walk in the French countryside with me and Nell – I apologise for the image-intensive post. … Continue readingIt has been bugging me

Recent movements of the: Two Snails

On yer bike!

On yer bike!

We have invested in a pair of folding bikes that can be carried in nessa’s luggage space.… Continue reading On yer bike!

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Home from Melle, we set about cleaning the van in preparation for going out again. At the moment we are hoping to go out for at least one night every week in continuing efforts to break the cats in (or down!) Mr Snail was cleaning the bathroom. Although we haven’t used the shower we had… Continue reading Van Nessa : Her Leak