When we’d all assumed that snow had passed us by again this winter, the weather changed for the colder. Here, we’ve got a few inches, nothing spectacular, but there are lots of reports of accidents on the roads. I suppose that people just aren’t used to driving in bad weather any more.
LT is away this week, but he kindly got in plenty of wood and coal for me, because I went down with one of those vague winter bugs last week that is taking a while to get over and I haven’t a lot of energy. I slept a lot and ate very little, that’s about all there is to be said about it. Eloise cat and I are having a few quiet days now, which is actually rather boring. I’ve watched daytime TV two days running – I’m going to start enjoying it if I don’t watch out. LT may return to a different sort of wife, who sits with the remote to hand and insists on having the television on at all times.
Those outdoor cats are becoming fussy, or else the quality of cat food is going down badly. Either Rose or I buy supermarket own-brand for them – I get Co op, she gets Tesco or Sainsbury’s. A few months ago, I had a feeling that the Co op recipe had changed, it looked more sloppy and less meaty – and the cats didn’t like it. They tolerated the sort in jelly for a while, but then didn’t want to eat that either. They liked Whiskas though, as well they might. LT bought some Waitrose brand but they turned their noses up at that. Now, they aren’t eating Tesco either.
They can forget it, I’m not buying Whiskas for them. Eloise cat rather likes the Tesco and I’m not giving them her usual expensive brand either. They can just have dried food and I’m not being bullied. Though I shouldn’t forget that I’d said I wasn’t ever going to feed them at all, and gave way on that within days. At least one of the chickens has started laying again – the big black one is laying an egg most days, which is rather useful because the two things I’m best at eating at present are poached eggs and Lionel RichTea biscuits. I’m such an egg snob, I only eat them poached if they’re freshly laid by our own chickens.