Queen and Latifa


Q&L Seasonal Card 2010

Posted on December 7, 2010 at 1:39 PM Comments comments (0)

Seasons’ Greetings to all my friends and blog readers!


As I have done for a number of years now, I’m not sending out paper greeting cards for the usual reasons. Without wishing to be a preachy, environmentalist, save the planet nutter, it is clearly better for the environment to send an electronic card rather than chopping down trees to say what can be said on my blog. Beyond this, as always, the money I save by not paying for paper cards is given to a charity. This year, unsurprisingly, I have once again decided to give a donation to the RSPCA Manchester and Salford branch. So you may not have a paper card from me that you’ll throw away in January, but you did get goodwill vibes and the satisfaction that some money went to helping out poor kitties in the situation that ‘Tifa was in before I adopted her: homeless and with nobody to love them (yet!).


Also, I would find writing out cards incredibly tedious, and those other two convenient reasons give me a good reason not to!


Another thing that using this medium allows me is the opportunity to do something a little more personalised. So here you go, a proper Q&L seasonal greeting for you:







I say it every year, but one the biggest things that I am proud of in my life is that I have made a huge amount of truly fantastic friends all over the country and, indeed, the world. That’s you, that is. I am humbled that I can consider so many decent, amazing, and diverse people as my friends. Thank you for being one of those people that make my life awesome.


And with that, all that is left for me to say is that I hope that you have a relaxing and enjoyable seasonal break, and a prosperous and happy New Year.



Have fun,



Mark & ‘Tifa



Posted on December 20, 2009 at 11:42 PM Comments comments (0)

 A few weeks back, someone linked this youtube video to my facebook profile (please note that there are non-family friendly words in this video):



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As you do when someone sends you a link that they think you'll find funny, you click on it. I did, and I did indeed find said video amusing.


However, within seconds of the sound of another cat going on in her 'territory' (Chez Q&L), 'Tifa had bounded into the bedroom (where the PC is) and was hissing and screaming and bouncing off the walls.


Whoops! I clearly need to be more careful of the kitty related things I access in the diva kitty's flat!


M x 

I Can Has Lolcat?

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 1:06 PM Comments comments (2)

Oh hai!


As someone who uses the internet and likes cats, you're probably aware of the concept of 'lolcats' that are displayed on websites like I Can Has Cheezburger. I really love lolcats: they make me, well, lol.


I want 'Tifa to be a lolcat, but this is proving more difficult that you might think. It's not like I don't take lots of photos of her, because I do. It's not like she doesn't do stuff that's particularly cute or daft that'd be appropriate lolcat material, because she does. It's just that I never seem to be able to combine cute kitty with queen with camera.


I'm always impressed by the pics on lolcats, as the people who took them are either incredibly lucky to snap them at the right moment, incredibly clever to be able to set them up, or (worryingly) even more obsessed about their kitty than I am inasmuch as they constantly follow them around with a camera.  I am determined to make the diva kitty a lolcat, it just seems that I need to wait for some luck as I'm not going to chase her with a camera or attempt to disturb her into doing something funny (that's more than my life is worth!).


However, watch this space as I have a cunning plan, and it might just work!


M x