Shane Jones and I found ourselves running hopelessly late with our Christmas preparations this year. Here's the reason why.
Meet little Alice, who is all of ten weeks old. She had a very rough start in life before being rescued by our friends Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison and taken to the Lost Cat's Home (part of the Lost Dog's Home). No longer lost, she has just found her forever home with us.
The following photos don't quite convey how tiny she is, or how adorable.
Directly below, Shane enjoys a pre-Christmas coffee and slice of Panettone with our new family member.
Below: on Christmas Eve, Alice and Shane read in bed, while visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
Below: if you're having trouble unwinding in the aftermath of Christmas Day, let Alice show you how.
She's a huge distraction, but as you will have already gathered, we're absolutely besotted. A rescue cat she may be, but it feels very much like she's the one who has rescued me.