Talk about a shock to the system! Winter hit me with a vengeance the second I got off the plane. Seriously brrr! I can only imagine how our Mauritius kitties must have felt – poor little things, being locked up in little boxes and having to go from one aeroplane to the next in this very cold weather.
Drika, our housekeeper had our home right and ready for our return and it was heavenly sleeping in our own bed under our own linen. There are sadly quite a few things around the house that require some attention and repair but we will get to each one in turn.
We were home for all of a day before we flew out for a family wedding in the Midlands, Natal. It was all very hush hush as it was a surprise for the groom, our nephew; Pete’s Godson. It was a beautiful wedding and I thrilled that we were able to share in their wedding weekend.
Our little kitties are adjusting to their new environment but are starting to get a little frustrated with being locked up and me with the litter boxes – I am used to all of our cats having the use of the outdoors. The first introduction with our other cat went okay (I think) – she was not too keen on the new arrivals and all they wanted to do was play with her. We did a couple more “introduction” sessions and are now allowing them all access to the whole house before we let them go outside for the first time. Right now for the most part, everybody seems to be staying in their own corners and only venturing out a little way. I am sure they will be settled and more accustomed to each other in a few more days.
I have not cooked in my own kitchen yet – well with the exception of scrambled eggs this morning as my Mom flew down from Johannesburg to look after our fur children while we flew to the wedding so we are eating all our dinners at her and my Dad’s holiday home , soon to be their retirement home. Thank you Mommy – not sure what we would have done without you being here to look after us for the next couple of weeks while we find our feet again.
I have missed being in contact with everybody and I am looking forward to catching up with you all soon. The house “TLC” is going to take a little longer than anticipated – there are quite a few things that have deteriorated over the past couple of years. I will share more of our being at home ventures soon and look forward to catching up with you all, I am really missing reading all of your posts.
Till then, stay warm. xo