Trillian’s new house

When I first introduced Trillian on the blog (almost four years ago), I was warned by several people that calico cats are all bonkers and I have to say our little girl conforms to type.  The shower in our new house, apart from being a wonderful size, has a shower tray with embossed dots on it and it took a while for Trillian to realise they weren’t as mobile as she obviously hoped.

We let her out for the first time here just yesterday and it took her all of three minutes to express her gratitude with a poor little mouse.  We were following her closely around the garden, so were able to rescue it and return Trillian to the house in disgrace.


office cat
Psychotic killing machine? Moi??

I know you’re dying to see more pics of the studio and I promise I will oblige soon, but I’ve been focusing more on the office end of the room first.  It’s definitely coming together though and it’s a great feeling.

A crazy calico cat

trillian box

It’s been a while since you saw anything of Trillian, so I thought I’d give you an update.

She loves to hang out in the craft room

Trillian craft cat

especially if she can catch a sunbeam.

Trillian sunbeam

She’s healthy and crazy as ever and expects complete subservience from human slave no.1 and 2.   She likes to remind us from time to time of our inevitable fate if we don’t comply with her every whim:

The poor hapless victim is a Kong Wubba mouse which I have to say is one of the most robust cat toys we’ve ever found.  You can get them on Amazon – and no, that’s not an affiliate link of any kind, I am just genuinely impressed with any toy that can survive the kind of abuse Trillian gives this one!

She is not a very cuddly cat, but displays her affection with a casual nudge of the head as she weaves around your ankles.  Unless you have treats of course, in which case she will reach up and hold your hand in both her front paws and nibble the treat from your fingers in a very endearing way.

But you live with the consequences if you forget to put the treats away.



She declined the opportunity to be interviewed for the blog, but her agent did issue the following statement:


I think that means “hi”, but it could also mean “feed me”.  Yeah, probably the latter …





Dreaming of a White Craft Room

In about two weeks time, we will be moving house and I’m really looking forward to setting up my new craft room.  For a while I’ve been gathering images of inspiring crafting and office spaces on Pinterest and I have lots of ideas about how I’m going to set my new space up.  Before Christmas these ponderings got me humming my own variation of White Christmas and Adrian built on it and came up with this …