Sunday, January 22, 2006

With one mighty bound…

Actually Penny was doing things the hard way — I saw this morning leap onto the fence, then climb up the top of the side wall, then leap the last couple of feet up to the windowsill. Only then, with the window obstinately shut, did she leap onto the planks to sit and survey her domain.

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Feline Ingenuity

The extension works are close to topping out now, with the two storey part up to the eaves.

I just spotted something moving by the spare-room window; and thought to myself “No — that can't be a cat.” — but it was. The Burmese had climbed up onto the platform under the window and then clambered up onto the sill; probably by taking the ladder, rather than doing a series of Tomb Raider style gymnastics.

So she has figured out how to get around the removal of the conservatory which used to allow her to do the same climb to demand entrance.

Monday, January 09, 2006


After a month in which we progressed only to footings, the walls (outer skin at least) are almost one storey high after a day's work. The disintegrating section of fence between the new wall and the boundary which I'd been intending to remove when waist-high is now inaccessible unless the whole fence comes down. Which it may have to.