Monday, 28 December 2009

Father Figure

That's all I wanted, something special
Something sacred in your eyes
For just one moment, to be bold and naked
At your side

Sometimes I think that you'll never understand me
Maybe this time is forever, say it can be

That's all you wanted, something special
Someone sacred in your life
Just for one moment, to be warm and naked
At my side

Sometimes I think that you'll never understand me
But something tells me together, we'd be happy....

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Xmas Bliss!!

My Mr Amazing
Happy With His Xmas Pressie

I was going down for the third time
My heart was broken, I thought that loving you was out of the question
Then I saw my reflection
Saying please don't let this go

Tell me, I guess that cupid was in disguise
That day you walked in and changed my life
I think it's amazing
The way that love can set you free

So now I walk in the midday sun
I never thought that my savior would come
I think it's amazing
I think you're amazing

Friday, 25 December 2009

Last Christmas

Mikey, Tali, Asha
Xmas 08

And Look at us now - Xmas 09
Tali, Mikey, Asha

Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart,

But The Very Next Day,

You Gave It Away (you Gave Me Away),

This Year To Save Me From Tears,

I'll Give It To Someone Special (special).

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Easier Affair

The "haters" have done it to me again darlin....but I'm over it now. Steve gave me a big hug and said, "I wish you wouldn't let people upset you so easily." But you know..and I hope that maybe you do, your so precious to me. I don't understand why someone who I have invited into my home would think it appropriate to slag you off when they know what you mean to me. And they do know, because I took the time to explain it all to them once on a long car journey. What she said was hurtful to me, cut like a knife, but I was good, I said, "Let's not go there...please, best we don't go there today." Steve understands what you mean to me, and knowing how sensitive I am he changed the subject. But why do these people do it? it fun to them? In their shoes I'd respect the other persons feelings and shut up...but heho..we are not all the same it seems, some of us seem to get a kick from hurting others!

Well let me tell you people
It's an easier affair
Not livin' my life with other people on my mind
No, got nothing to hide from anyone
'Cos i'm walking on new air
Just living my life
Better believe i'm gonna get what's mine
See I don't have the time for the haters

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Xmas Cards??

Tali - Anyone seen my Kids?

Group Photos


Mr Amazing!!!(Louis)

Mr Mikey

Tali's Kids - Asha and Mikey


Saturday, 19 December 2009


who along with his mum and sister, was a stray kitten at a Garden Centre before he came here to live with us.

Most of you know that my official work title is “Cattery Manager” of Freshfields Animal Rescue (North Wales Branch) Though most of the time with only 3 cattery staff I feel like a general dogsbody, but this week was different….and I’ve had a horrible week!

Last year 4 semi-feral kittens came into the rescue centre. A white male was quickly re-homed but his black brothers and dark tortie sister where proving to be harder to rehome. As they turned 6 months they where neutered and moved from the kitten unit into the main cattery. From then on their characters really improved. I suppose they where seeing so much more and having the contact necessary to help them on their way through life. That’s when Felix arrived, he was a lovely chap and was put into the pen next door to them. Within a week Felix had gone down with flu and of course the babies got it. By now christened Fitz and Freddie they boys where much worse than tortie Jenny: within days she was back o her feet causing chaos and was lucky to find a loving home. Fitz also recovered quickly but little Freddie was struggling. The antibiotics prescribed by the vet help and he showed some improvement.

That was 2 months ago. Yesterday Freddie was put to sleep. I have struggled and cried and prayed that little man would find some strength to survive but yesterday I had to make the decision that it was time to say goodbye to little Freddie. His Kidney where failing and there was some liver damage, he had become jaundiced and the flu like symptoms had returned. The little man no longer had the quality of life he deserved , he was loosing the battle and I had to help him. Today I’m gutted! Freddie never had the chance of a normal life, he lived within the confines of a cattery. He never felt the sunshine on his coat, he never caught a mouse and never sat on anyone’s lap in front of a fire. But little Freddie was loved and he has left a lasting impression on my heart.

So why are you reading this here? Why Not? It has helped me to write it down and if it makes one person do the right thing then I’ve achieved something in the memory of little Freddie. Think about it: Get your female cats spayed and please god neuter the males. After all think of all those litters one male can sire in a year. (and of course FIV-The Feline Aids Virus is now prevalent) All those little kittens, do they deserve to spend their lives as “unwanted” in a rescue cattery or worse still scavenging through bins to feed their own by now unwanted feral kittens?

In one year we have hundreds of cats and kittens at Freshfields, varying in ages from 6 days to 16 years. Can we not all as animal lovers do our bit to try and improve the situation and give cats like Fitz who is still “Waiting,” but now alone, the chance of a perfect life!
written in 2006

December Song..Er I Mean Snow!!!

The Gang
Asha, Mikey, Finlay, Louis and Tali


Kiri and Kai


Friday, 18 December 2009

The Strangest Thing

OMG..Now are you sitting comfortably? My acquaintance known here as Anna saw George on X Factor...Anna said she didn't realise George could sing like that, and he came over as a nice man...Yes actually she quite liked him! OMG no wonder it's snowing!!! Mind you I kind of gathered she didn't know her arse from her elbow when she previously heard a heavy rock song and said, "listen Rhian, your kind of music!"

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Heel The Pain

How can i help you
Please let me try to
I can heal the pain
Won't you let me inside
Whenever you want me
You know that i will be
Waiting for the day
That you say you'll be mine

For the second day in a row, I was lying there in that chair with my mouth open...(don't be rude!!!) The fear worse than the pain that had by now been numbed. A conscious decision to remove my mind from my body took me to a better place. My thoughts again turning to you. Thank you for helping me through another bad day, thank you, you again helped "Heel The Pain" for me.

Monday, 14 December 2009

There May Be Trouble Ahead

Jamie's First Xmas

But I'm Helping...Not!!!

Look didn't I do well
And so I dreamed of Christmas...Yes,
I dreamed like you....

Sunday, 13 December 2009

This Is Not Real Love????

Why, when I'm a 41 year old "supposedly" mature woman can this man still make me go to pieces? A TV appearance from him and I have a million butterfly's in my stomach, my heart is pounding so loud I'm sure Steve can hear it from the other side of the room. My palms are sweating and I'm shaking like a leaf. What is this hold he has on me? I wish someone could explain it to me because I'm damned if I understand it! Would I change it? Never, not in a million years. Would I change him? Hell No, I love my bad boy, all the complexes and controversies make him who he is and I adore him. Life is certainly interesting being a George Michael fan.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

One Things For Sure

He's got The
(se)X Factor

So excited I could pee my pants!!
ta Geri for this image

Friday, 11 December 2009


Simba 10/1/96 - 8/12/08

Hard to believe it's over a year since our grumpy, but lovely old man left us.

Krizzie - 8/7/00-11/12/07

Stolen from us far too young...

Krizzie Pup and Simba
Always loved, Never forgotten.
You Have Been Loved

Friday, 4 December 2009

Meet Jamie

At Work I care for hundreds of kittens in one season, I often think..aww I could live with you, but never do anything about it. (Last one I bought home was Tia in 2003)But this little fellow just got to me. I burst into tears and just couldn't put him down, I had to bring him home. He was not the most glamorous kitten I've seen this year, but for some reason this little man stole my heart in just 2 minutes.