Cats

Summer Ghost

Clouds-in-the-Shed
As the pumpkins grin with Harvest mischief, and the smell of gunpowder hangs in the crisp air, I have the memories of a great summer to keep me warm.
Ruby-and-Chives Bamboo-and-Thistle

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All Hallows’ Eve’s a Comin’

Getting in the mood for the night of the wandering dead.Uncle Truffle from Kathleen Hale's Orlando the Marmalade Cat (His Silver Wedding)
This is Wicked Uncle Truffle from Kathleen Hale’s lavishly illustrated children’s book Orlando the Marmalade Cat (His Silver Wedding) which was a favourite of mine as a little devil. Read more about the wicked world of Kathleen Hale here.

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Hazy Shade of Summer

ginger cat and chive flowers

Little ginger cat

It’s a hazy shade of summer down on the allotment, everything’s blooming, colourful chaos. I slipped through security and wandered into the sunset, meeting a gorgeous little ginger cat who rolled around and posed for pictures. How do cats know it’s a camera? Little Ginge reminded me of the Late Great Sparky, my beloved super-sized tom cat who features elsewhere on The Vibes. The bees were buzzing in the dying rays of the sun, refusing to pose for the camera – just too plain busy! Good to see so many of them.

chive flowers Clevelys Avenue allotment chorlton manchester

Chives in the sunset

Cat in a Pot     ginger cat rolling on the ground

Bee in a flower at sunset

Bee in a flower at sunset

A print design I made from a picture of some blue flowers

A print design I made from a picture of some blue flowers

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Midnight at The Opera House

Cats at The Opera House ManchesterMuch as I’d like to show you some pictures of Cats the musical, there were no cameras allowed and particularly vigilant staff hovering over me for the entire show. The evening was spectacular, a riot of colour and the second half conquered it’s first-night nerves for a storming performance. The British show, currently touring in the UK is also the longest running touring show in the States and is based on T.S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

T.S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

Ben Palmer as Munkustrap Cats Musical UK Tour Photo Alessandro Pinna

Ben Palmer as Munkustrap

Cats the Musical poster

Cats the Musical poster

The Opera House Manchester

Spooky Old Theatre

The Opera House Manchester

The Opera House Manchester

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In Loving Memory

Sparky the Ginger Cat Mark

“Hello? Yes it’s true! It’s amazing – they just do exactly what you tell them to! It’s like they understand us. Mine’s got two legs so I guess that makes him a butler… or chauffeur if we’re in the limo. Yes…three meals a day and central heating. Fabulous. Ok – gotta go, he’s coming! T’ra!”

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