Just popping in quickly to show you a new visitor to the neighbourhood. This little cat (who looks too well fed to be stray me thinks!) has decided she likes noisy, boisterous children. Whenever they are around, she appears and doesn’t seem to mind being chased by Toby. The children are just squealing with glee when she is around – it is just too cute to watch.
For a while now, Isabella and I have been trying to convince Daddy that its time to have cats again (our dear Millie and Amber who we had for 13 years died over a year ago). Kitty (as she has been named) has won him over. I think we may even have upped the bargain from one kitties to two…watch this space.
As I was observing my two little ones with Kitty this morning it struck me how this cat just loves to play and I guess that is why she is so drawn to being around little children. Play is such a powerful thing – even for us as adults. I am so guilty of being in the responsible, serious, grown up world too much of the time. One of the reasons I love mosaic making is that I feel like I am at play when I am making. Playing and creativity are so closely intertwined – that feeling of having fun, getting lost in something, discovering…
I reckon one of my intentions for this year is to get a good balance between work and play. Ask me in 10 months how I did, won’t you…?