Thursday, 29 March 2012

Cats- Pecking order!

We have 3 cats and a dog named Merlin. People who see them always ask do your cats and dog get along? They do! Merlin likes being surrounded by cats and they in turn ignore him unless they want company. A more interesting question is do our cats all get along. The answer is that there is a pecking order and as long as they all follow the order they get along quite well.
Our eldest cat Chile is 12 and cranky with sore joints. She must be going deaf because she has taken to screaming loudly when chased by the other 2. The middle cat is a huge Main Coon called Sumo, he is 8 and swats the other two for fun occasionally. Generally he is very laid back and the observer! Our 3rd cat is Dragon is 1 year old an has all her kitten traits.. If she enters a room with Chile in it there is a lot of throaty growling from Chile and occasional hissing from Dragon. As long as Dragon follows the pecking order they all cope and can be found snoozing on the same bed together once in a while.
Life without pets would be very sad.!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Fictional Role Models for our teenagers

Do you really think that Bella Swan from Twilgiht is a good role model for our teenagers?
She spends all her time mooning over a boy, not just any boy but a vampire no less. She lets him stalk her and spends all her time trying to get him to turn her in to a vampire too. Not im my opinion a healthy persute for teenagers.

Don't get me wrong I love Vampire Fiction and have read all the Twilight books and seen the films. But having read and just seen The Hunger Games, which is very good by the way. Thers is finally a female teenage heroine that teenagers can relate to. She is fighting for her life for her family and against the system. Boys and girls alike can relate to her.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


Today I set up Creative Whims, a blog for allmy whims and a creative outlet.
What have you created recently?

I have just self published 2 books with
One is vampire Fiction and a lot of fun called ONE GOD TURN. A new Vampire.

The other is a book with 12 POSITIVE Birth Stories for PREGNANT women who are preapring for labour and birth.
Why do all our firends and family insist on telling us birth horror stories as soon as they know we are pregnant?