Thursday, 18 October 2018

Thursday Tussle

Now it was a good idea for me to stand to one side when Sampo and Mesistart tussling. 
Mesi tries to tart her way out of a full on face wash.
But Sampo can be quite forceful.
She gives as good as she gets.
And is victorious with her stinkeye.
She celebrates her victory with a luxurious bath - by herself.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018


These are deceptively sweet toes.
Deceptive because they lead to the Queen of Snark who is assiduously avoiding looking at the camera.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Monday Multi-tasking

As Loyal Readers may recall, Äiti teaches from home on a Friday using a video link. Now last week the student had a test and some of them asked if it would be possible to show us felines on the screen while they did the test - to help them. Äiti was dubious - we would distract the students too much maybe. But, she gave in and set up the link with a camera pointed at the beddie on the kitchen table.
Amazingly Lewis was in on the action too. Perhaps it was because we were given loads of food in order to sleep through most of it. The sudents all worked hard at the test and Äiti did see some of them looking at the screen - smiling of course. Clearly we are far more interesting than hydrocarbons and climate change.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Snuggly Sunday

Six of us on a blanket, with no treats involved, or electricity.  We do admit, it is a snug and comfy blankie. So Äiti says she make more of them. We wonder what other geometries she will invent.

And we thank you for your questions about Leimu, and Äiti is instructed to do a post soom to answer them.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Stunned Saturday

Sampo is stunned. Finally Äiti has stitched together all the (alleged)rectangles she crocheted about two years ago.  However the stitching leaves a lot to be desired. 
But it's a blankie,and comfy. Even if it is an offense to the visual cortex.

And to make it even worse, here's a jigsaw of it.

preview108 pieceSampo on the blankie

Friday, 12 October 2018

Firey Friday

And we have another amphibian in the house; a fire salamander (tulisalamanteri in Finnish). It is tiny (about 6cm long)  and has a huge tank. Äiti used to keep these back in Bristol, many years ago and is delighted to have this littl'un.
Apparently they are not tasty and ooze white liquid from their skin if threatened. 
The name comes from the story that these creatures dash out of fires and are born from flames; actually they hide in logs and dash out for safety when those logs get hot. But Äiti likes the image of being born from fire and has decided to name it (we do not know if it is male or female) Leimu, which means flame.