So, I have just bought, at great expense, three Persian carpets with almost white backgrounds and ... my two black cats have started molting. There is fine black hair everywhere and the only way to cope with it is to vacuum. Water just pushes it into corners and sweeping sends it floating all over the place.
Any way, here is a picture of my wool-on-silk bedroom rug. I stood on the bed, wobbling woefully, to take the picture and even then I was not able to focus straight down so it looks a bit wider on one side. No matter; Click on the picture to enlarge it.
The apartment residents have all received a notice suggesting that we clean our sliding louvres with warm soapy water every four weeks. I must admit that mine are filthy at the moment and I had intended to clean them in the near future but every four weeks?? I have just spent the morning on my knees cleaning the tracks of the sliding doors. The louvres should be easier, they are not full of unreachable crannies, and I have yet to tackle the balcony floor. I need to get rid of my pot plants because they never get any sun and they are pale shadows of themselves - except for the parsley and Parsifal is working his way through that; he has all but demolished the thyme.
I have found a shop which sells fake geraniums, fake box trees and fake palm trees and as soon as I have worked out what to do with all my potting mix I shall go colourful in pots on the balcony. Parsifal has his cat grass ...
I realise that I rarely mention Poppy. She is a darling little cat, very cuddly and who thinks that her life's work is to be a lap cat. Unfortunately she has a voice likely to wake the dead and she uses it to good effect when she loses her favourite toy which is a small pink silk flower which she removed from an arrangement which I have in my bedroom. She hides it, forgets where she put it and then yowls until I get up and search for it or until she forgets about it again.