|A Hectic Week|
It has been a hectic week for me. An almost last minute request for a Roman costume, tunic, armour and helmet, to be made by Monday night and to be worn first thing Tuesday morning by an adult Roman Centurion at a school assembly.
After shopping around in Malton and York I finally found what I needed, the fabric for the armour being most difficult, but I found some silver oilskin eventually and then got to work. Yesterday I was in panic mode for a while, not sure if I was going to get it finished in time, but I did.
Jet relaxing on my unmade bed, they always look so comfortable I hate to disturb them. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
He found the red feather boa I had bought to use in the Centurion's helmet, lying on the table and promptly sat on it, unfortunately I didn't have my camera handy to take a photo of him.
Rappy also on my bed attending to his grooming, I caught him sitting in this funny position.
He has continued to nag me whenever I run off down the road to take photo's. Trying to sneak out when he is not looking is not as easy as I thought, he is ever watchful of his mama.
Rappy brought us a special present this week, a rather large rat, he was very proud of himself. I just wish he had not dragged it through the cat flap and brought it all the way upstairs to leave it right in front of the bathroom door on the landing.
We told him he is a very clever boy and a very good hunter, so I am sure it won't be the last one.
Calli is also a very good hunter, a real mouser. She regularly brings a mouse home, and in spite of the fact she is very well fed, she insists on eating her mice. Mouse meat must be very tasty. They never eat the rats though thank goodness. She has been elusive this week, I think she is rather camera shy.
And below, the cause of my recent panic.
The costume will be worn by an adult during the presentation of a Bible story in a school assembly.
'Open The Book' is popular in a number of schools here and the children really enjoy it, especially when they sometimes get to take part and dress up too.
P.S. To see some pics of Western Scotland and hear my daughter sing 'Farewell to Tarwathie' - an old whaling folk song - click on the video near top right.