So my son will be five in a few months. His preschool gave him a box with a toy sheep, a toy cow, a toy bear, a toy zebra, and a rock. This is the story he wrote. He is a genius. That is all. Here is a picture of him trying to help theContinue reading “Blatant mum pride post”
Category Archives: Cat pics
Fishing for a Kitten
My son TJ is four (and three-quarters) and has a lovely relationship with our kitten, Zipper. They don’t always understand one another, or play the same way, but they love each other. Here’s a video:
Cat VS Tiger
I acquired this giant tiger, which Tim shall receive for Christmas. When I chucked it on the couch, Zipper PANICKED and FLED FOR HER LIFE. So I sat down next to the tiger and gently encouraged Zipper to overcome her deep and genuine terror. While I took photos. Then I put it onContinue reading “Cat VS Tiger”
The kids are having a sleepover tonight, so the house is unusually quiet. Zipper is very concerned. She still follows us if we go to the bathroom, so the notion of spending a whole night without two members of her litter is Just Wrong. Here is a nice pic of her, and a not-that-nice picContinue reading “Zip Zip”
IRON LIGHTS is on Amazon now, which probably means it’s almost everywhere! So to celebrate, Book 1: HEART OF BRASS is having a 99c promo. I’m posting it here for those of you on an RSS feed. https://www.amazon.com.au/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=felicity+banks And here’s Zipper, but sideways.
More Important Matters
So IRON LIGHTS is out (through my store and Dymocks Belconnen ONLY at the moment—it’ll be available everywhere in October, including digitally), MURDER IN THE MAIL is exhibiting at The Front cafe gallery… and all you really want to know is, “HOW IS THE KITTEN THO?” She is good. As you can see, she prefersContinue reading “More Important Matters”
She’s doing fine. Her playfulness is clearly demarcated from her cuddly times (which is very handy, because the kids know exactly when not to try to pat her), and is getting livelier as she grows in confidence (and presumably recovers from her operation). Today she had her first visit to our local vet, who gaveContinue reading “Zipper”
Book Week activity for pre-school to Year 4 kids
Last year, I wrote a story with my daughter’s Kindy class. This year I’m going one better (or at least noisier) and writing a story with my son’s pre-school class. This is a fairly fancy* pre-school, so even in pre-school the kids are encouraged to write their own names, and most can write the firstContinue reading “Book Week activity for pre-school to Year 4 kids”
Kitten kitten kitten!
Meet Zipper. Zipper and her brother were found at a camp site and taken to the RSPCA. I think what happened is someone’s cat had a litter and they were too embarrassed to take them to the RSPCA themselves so when the kittens were old enough they took them into bushland and let them go.Continue reading “Kitten kitten kitten!”
Here is our brand new kitten: I spent a lot of time considering possible names. I needed something that could be short or long (I tend to shorten names and then lengthen them, eg Annaleise–> Anna–>Anna-bananaramagram), that the kids didn’t hate, that I didn’t mind shouting into the night (not, for example, “Fire” or “Figaro”Continue reading “Cat Names”