Cat and Christmas tree

Kitten playing under Christmas tree

Rory’s first Christmas

When we just had Valentine, we bought some lovely vintage sixties glass baubles. Valentine never goes near the decorations. But when we got Rory as a kitten we decided we’d go with fake tree and cheap decorations in case he was different. Well – of course he was different. Anything shiny, dangly, sparkly – he’s on it, in it, chewing it.

So for several years we stuck with the fake and cheap and regularly shouting at Rory to stop chewing the lights.

This year, though, Steve had got sick of the fake and the cheap, the shouting and the kitten-proofing. So we bought a real tree in a pot, and against my better judgement put up the vintage sixties baubles.

So how’s it going? Well, apart from some interest the other morning when the decs were sparkling in the sun (he is obsessed with sparkles and reflections) he’s kept away. I don’t know if it’s the real tree – smells funny and is pointy – or if he’s grown up… Let’s see if we, and the tree, can make it through the holiday season though!

 

Cat and Christmas Tree

Oohh – what’s that shiny thing?

Cat and Christmas Tree

Oohh there’s another shiny thing up there…

Cat and Christmas Tree

The shiny things torment me.

Cat and Christmas Tree

Posin’

Christmas lights

My photo-a-day theme for Christmas week was lights.

Christmas tree light on our windowsill
Christmas lights photo

Crescent moon and neighbour’s lights
Christmas lights photo

Christmas lights and (brief) snowfall
Christmas lights photo

Made by swinging a small string of lights
Christmas lights photo

Outdoor lights out of focus
Christmas lights photo

Lights reflected in my spoon during Christmas dinner
Christmas lights photo

Battery operated lights displayed in a wineglass
Christmas lights photo

Photo a day Year 4 week 14

This week we have celebrations, birthday toasts and memories of school days.

Photo a day year four week 13 (the last week of 2012)

This week I concentrated on close-up festive images. We have fibre-optic lights, a Lego Father Christmas and reindeer cupcakes.