Cats and other sacred things

Hello from Kenilworth in the UK! 

After a crazy week in Newbury, we sight-saw our way to the next sit, which is turning out to be lovely. We are caring for an adorable Burmese cat who is chatty, opinionated, and alternately feisty and cuddly. He nestles with me while I’m on the computer (he’s next to me right now), and he’ll jump into the bed and snuggle with me in the morning. I confess I have missed having an affectionate cat around!

I saw the most marvelous presentation* this week by Alex Woodcock, a former stonemason now PhD who writes and lectures on gargoyles and grotesques. I’ve been looking forward to this event for some time now, and I was not disappointed.