Snow Cat

This morning we woke to a winter wonderland. Cheers Storm Larisa.
The weather station was a bit under the weather
but by afternoon it had mostly melted. The staff at Alley Cats Cafe Bar and Music Emporium had managed to keep their cat snow sculpture intact in an impressive act of maintenance while all around everything was dripping.
Admin1 is reading Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell.


Haven’t seen anything interesting lately so here are our cats keeping the bed warm.
Admin1 is reading Righteous Prey by John Sandford (reliably entertaining). Admin2 is reading Bewilderment by Richard Powers which was much better than I anticipated after the snorefest that was The Overstory: a steal from Flowers for Algernon, which he quite rightly referenced, with lots of environmentalism and a serving of schmaltz but a good dollop of skiffy sensibility too.

Egyptian (Virtual) Holiday

Admin1 has been playing Assassin’s Creed Origins, a vast open-world game set in Egypt, circa 57BC. Some effort has gone into making it accurate, with consultant historians and linguists, and it’s undeniably impressive.
Here’s an eagle’s-eye view of Alexandria at sunset, taking in the Hippodrome, the museum, the famous library, the theatre, docks and ending up at the Ancient Wonder Pharos lighthouse, rediscovered in 1968.

There are also pyramids and the Sphinx…
…and, of course, cats:

Meanwhile, Admin1 is reading The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas and Admin2 is reading The Other Mother by Michel Bussi.

RIP Titan

We called him Titan because we thought he was going to be big but he was tiny and died of gut trouble before he was two years old. We will miss his calm nature, friendliness and lovely soft fur xxx