Weekly Blog No 123 – Welcome Hamish

Hello Human and Furry Friends

My name is Hamish aka Beano, I was born on the 11th Feb 2018 with 3 other siblings. I’m a ginger tom with striking blue eyes and supersoft fur. I’m 8 weeks old and I will say I do look rather cute. I have left my mother and gone to live with 2 humans and a small dog called Lottie.Lottie is bigger than me but I will soon out grow her ha ha. She doesn’t know yet but very soon I will be boxing her ears with my big furry paws. She constantly watches my every move and continues to wash my ears. Doesn’t she know she’s not my mother and clearly isn’t ginger. I do nudge her with my head to annoy her but she gets out that pink tongue again. I do like to snuggle up to her to sleep and I do try to nick her food as well. My human parents are on to me and keep lifting up her dried food.My human parents have started to call me Beano because I’m full of beans. I’m always exploring and even found a hole under the kitchen cabinets certainly hasn’t seen a duster for a while. Too be fair my human parents couldnt get in there to clean without removing cabinetry. Im starting to learn to not run if Lottie barks, I used to run behind the tv. I’m starting to learn the word NO too because I keep attacking the table lamp and playing with the tv cables/cords. I think I’m starting to respond to the name Hamish.I’m being ever so good because I’m using the litter tray and I know where my food & water is so I help myself. I’m 9 weeks old tomorrow and I will be going for my first injection at the vets. Eek I ain’t looking forward to that one.I will update you again soon, until next time. X

Weekly Blog No 103 – Cancer Update/Lighting

When I’m having a good day, I will try to be very productive. My level of productivity is nothing to what it used to be. However I’m very realistic too, therefore I don’t have any expectations in regards completing tasks on a daily or weekly basis. 

Following my appointment with my Oncologist last week, there could be another cancer surgery in the not distant future. This will be my fourth cancer surgery to date. Nevertheless this all depends on an additional scan and surgical meeting. My body had been through enough trauma already. Let’s see what happens. 

I had a Neurology appointment this week due to a recent development of migraines. They only thing that appears to kill the migraines is  either Coke or Pepsi. My Neurologist has prescribed 2 new meds to combat the pain. I have to give it a few months, if that is unsuccessful she has recommended an injection to the head. I would like to avoid that one to be honest. 

In the meantime, house renovations must continue. I’m looking for lighting at the moment and I want to find something unique, compliments the interior and achieves the desired effect. My first port of call is an external light, most properties in the U.K. will have a wall light outside the door. I’m looking for a porch light that hangs down from my open porch ceiling. I want to light up my entrance door and not the street as wall lights seem too. 

Bathroom lighting is my next goal. I want good lighting near the vanity mirror. Excellent lighting for make up application and when Mr Zebrakat is shaving would be beneficial. I will have an appropriate ceiling light as well so that both options can be used.  I’m considering something spectacular for the hall entrance and maybe wall lights over the stairs, like I did in Canada. It is an added feature to the walls that don’t usually accommodate anything.

The kitchen will have a combination of island lights, a suitable lighting fixative over the dining table and downlighters. I did like my lighting arrangement in my Canadian home. I was only using the lighting in the space that I was using. 
In the living room I’m going to remove the existing wall lights and just go with razzmatazz light fitting in the middle of the ceiling. I want to create an ambience of coziness with table lamps rather than a room full of bright lights whilst was tv.

I’m still considering our bedroom and the other rooms lighting options. I don’t want do bobby basic, as I believe lighting does finished a room. In my Canadian home everyone would comment on my lighting as they enter. It’s the smaller things that draw your eye, not necessary the wall colour.  

If anyone can recommend retail stores with amazing lighting please do.