Monday, 20 December 2010

Snow Cats!

Abigail and Ginger are very curious about these bold white cats who have mysteriously taken up residence on the window ledge.




Sadly I have no pictures of the real Abigail and Ginger playing in the snow to share with you as the look they gave me when I tried to coax them outside would have withered Little Miss Sunshine. So instead let me take you on a little magical journey...

Down a road, not very far away, is a tea shop. It is the most wonderful tea shop ever, but the way to it had been blurred around the edges.



The news person on the television said 'Do not make any unnecessary journeys in the snow', but walking to a tea shop to eat a cupcake was suddenly deemed a very necessary journey to make. So the girl layered up until she was one foot taller and three foot wider, and set off down the road.

In her imagination she went this way...



...and fearlessly tracked snow leopards through jungles and fields...



In reality she walked along here - careful cars breaking the soft silence.



But it wasn't long before she was snugly tucked into her favourite seat, notebook open, tea brewing, and cupcake eaten.



You'd have to be as quick as a snow leopard to photograph this girl with a intact cupcake. But imagine the most loveliest red velvet cupcake - light, fresh, and just plain mmm-delicious, and you will know why the girl was smiling as she scribbled in her note-book.

30 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Of course the trip was necessary!! Good for you!!! And yay that the tea shop was actually open!!! Phew - some places should never close!!! :-)

Your snow cats are fab! Yay that the other Abigail and Ginger are inside in the warmth!!!

Take care
x

Fran said...

Tea shops, cupcakes ... always worth tramping through the snow for. Keep that scribbling up!

Pat Tillett said...

Red velvet cupcakes are always worth a journey...
nice bit of writing and photos!

Talli Roland said...

I wondered about you venturing out in the snow but of course, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do! Especially for a cupcake!

The Golden Eagle said...

Those are some cool cats!

That sounds like an excellent reason to visit the tea shop. :)

Al said...

What a gorgeous adventure.
Thanks for taking us with you.

Happy Frog and I said...

What a lovely post. I love the idea of the lady on the radio reading this post and revising her version of what a necessary trip entails. That would be good! :-)

Christine said...

I love your snow cats.

Always nice to have a walk with an objective! Not a tea shop within miles of here when I go trudging off into the white stuff.

rosaria said...

Absolutely delightful!

roxy said...

I loved the bit about snow leopards! And cupcakes and tea shops. The photos were great! Happy Christmas.

Emy Shin said...

I love the snow cats! They're so pretty. :)

Eliza said...

Sounds like it was well worth the effort. The cup of tea looks nice too, I'll just go and make myself one :-)

Maggie May said...

I expect the real cats are pretending to be snow cats out in the garden! If they have any sense they will be hiding in a warm place.
Lovely trip to a lovely cafe.
We can only imagine the cake!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Valerie Geary said...

Snow cats! Me-Ow! What a delightful little trip. Thank you for having us along.

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Love the snow cats!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

I'd be smiling too! I love tea and cupcakes in cold weather.

Maria Zannini said...

Abigail and Ginger probably thought you nuts if you imagined them being outside in the snow. That's for snow kitties only.

PS Those are the first snow kitties I've ever seen too.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

THAT'S what I really want to do today, walk to a tea shop with my notebook and people watch, write, and eat cupcakes. (<-- notice the plural there!) Instead, I have to take the children to the dentist and help them Christmas shop for their father and the cat. *sigh* Maybe I'll bake cupcakes later this afternoon....

Happy Holidays!!

Zara said...

I was staring for a while at the last photo wondering where a cupcake might be...until I read the continuation :D
What a lovely adventure you had!
Take care,
Zara

Pk Hrezo said...

I love the snow cats!!! My daughter's named Abigail. hee hee
Your tea shop trip sounded lovely. i don't blame you for making the trek.

Kathryn Magendie said...

I just loved this journey into warmth and tea and cupcakes ... so lovely!

And loooove the snow cats, too!

Out on the prairie said...

Snow cats are a riot, a new idea to try. I set a birdfeeder next to a window to amuse my cats.That was my baby Abigail sitting next to me last weekend, and now my hallways echo , even in a small home such as mine.

Hart Johnson said...

*snort* Oh, I adore pranking your cats! Love it! Your snowy paradise is beautiful!

fairyhedgehog said...

I love those pictures, especially the snow cats!

It's a great story, too, and I'm glad it has a happy ending!

Toyin O. said...

Very nice pictures, thanks for sharing:)

Jon Paul said...

Happy Holidays! And thanks for being so groovy!

Rose said...

I love the snow cats! wasn't the weekend weird- every journey felt like a battle, I wonder if that's how it is in properly cold countries all the time? they must all just want to hibernate all winter long!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Jayne...I love the two cats on the windowsill. They are gorgeous.
I can understand you undertaking the trip to the tea shop, as red velvet cupcakes are worth all the trouble.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Amanda said...

ah - those snow cats are brilliant!

happy holidays to you jayne♡

Jenny Beattie said...

Oh gorgeous pictures and a lovely tale; thank you.