Saturday, April 29, 2017

Smelly Cat

Jet is a rescue cat from the Blue Cross. He's 13 years old, very big and very timid. Consequently he uses a litter tray as he's to nervous to 'go' outside.

He's recently been diagnosed with diabetes. As we work to get his daily double dose of insulin right he still drinks a lot of water which is one of the symptoms. This means when he goes to the loo.... he's a bit 'loose' and very smelly.

Just now, he made the worst ever smell I've ever encountered. I had to pull my tshirt over my nose to clear the litter tray.

As I was going to find the air freshener, the doorbell rang. It was my brand new neighbour popped round to introduce himself.

I was too embarrassed to invite him in... he must have smelled... I only hope he didn't think it was me!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Zoom Zoom

So me and Nelly are in the deserted hospital car park. She's learning to reverse the car.
As we're zooming backwards she says,
"Mum, there's no cars behind us, right?"

"No love, but there is a bloody big hospital."

Seriously though. The most fun. I love it when she drives.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter with The Finks

Easter is the time to celebrate new beginnings,  the joy of life and rebirth.
What's Mr Fink doing on his day off?
Building a gun.

Happy Bank Holiday everyone.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Very drole

Picture the scene. Fink family barbecue with Mr and Mrs Glum plus Billie the feral garden rabbit. Billie has a reputation for being antisocial. Just think of the rabbit from the end of the Monty Python film, The Holy Grail. Also... my first name is Bel.

Mr Glum: I've heard your rabbit is antisocial and grumpy.
Mr Fink: A bit like Bel.
Mr Glum: Is it true you can't pick the rabbit up?
Mr Fink: No. You just lift her up and flip her on to her back and she's fine.
Mr Glum: A bit like Bel?

I laughed all afternoon.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Goodbye Mouse

Last night Mouse, our family cat, was hit by a car and killed. A kind person took him to the emergency vet and they contacted us.
Mouse was a very big character and a big game hunter. He packed a lot into his short life and we are devastated at his death.

I went to the vet this morning and said my goodbyes.

I was put in touch with a local lady who wrote on social media last night that she'd  seen a black and white cat hit by a car and took it to the vet. I thanked her and told her all about Mouse. I even sent her a photo of him with his prized rat.
She said, "That's not the cat I took to the vet."
Even at this sad time... It is good to smile.

RIP Mouse x RIP black and white cat x

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Dammit Janet

In April, The Finks head North to join The Foggs. We're heading for an evening of audience participation at the live Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Tradition dictates that the audience dress up as cast members, add their own dialogue to the scenes and in certain theatres, throw rice, toast and squirt water at set places in the story.
Today I finished my costume.

You'll have to wait and see who I'm dressed as.

Friday, January 8, 2016


One of the castors has come off my work chair.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Mythmus

Shouty Grandad gave Nanny a lovely gift for Mythmus.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Filthy Beast

Normal workday routine. Put up bait for lunchtime. kitchen floor tiles were cold so i popped into the hallway to put my shoes on.
I returned to find our cat with his head in the butter.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Do you do voodoo?

It's official - I'm psychic.

I was at work, heading out to make a cuppa.
I decided to take my nail clippers to the tea room with me to trim my nail while waiting for the kettle to boil.
As I was walking along the corridor, I hear a nurse say to her patient, "If we had some nail clippers, I could trim that nail for you."
Hey Presto! I produce nail clippers from my pocket.

How's that for NHS service? We know what you need before you do!