Saturday, March 9, 2013

luffing life...

Despite an overly busy and often stressful past few weeks, its been good times of late in the KittyCate household. Life has been good, and I am very grateful. Despite V's continued absence for work, he is expected back next week, and I cannot wait! Already planning his homecoming dinner

Packed up and sent off a birthday gift to a lovely friend this week - isn't it easy buying for people with similar tastes to yours?

I have been receiving some truly spectacular spam the past few weeks! Spamtastic! Green eggs and spam! Shall I go on? Some of them are so hilarious that I almost want to publish them for a laugh. Are they actually written by real people, or are they computer-generated?
Witness the hilarity:
"I've read a few excellent stuff here. Definitely value bookmarking for revisting. I surprise how much effort you put to make this kind of magnificent informative website."
Has anyone else in the Blogosphere been experiencing this?

On that note, I had a comment last week accusing me of trying to write like Faux Fuchsia, and not "staying true" to my own writing style. Having read the post in question several times, I can only assume it was because I used the word "luffing"? Quelle horreur!
Well, you know what they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and I make no secret of the fact that I am a FF Fan. I guess some Faux Fuchsia-isms have simply entered the popular blogging lexicon!

In other news - our household is expecting a new addition sometime towards the end of August

I am nearly 4 months along - this photo was taken several weeks ago, so the bump has increased somewhat since then, but selfies are just plain impossible when your official photographer *ahem* husband is away

Drinking my mineral water from a champagne flute does help somewhat - sort of

I have been switching sushi for bento boxes...

And coffee for tea - sometimes haha. I'll never quite kick that habit I'm afraid!

Remember this post? And this one? Well, this happened the other week. Another FIGJAM moment. Oh yeah. Figured I'd better get used to it, lots more to come from hereon in!

The ballet continues unabated - much to my joy, I've been able to attend 3 classes a week, when I can get to them - thanks Miss M and Miss K for putting on some extra classes for us ballet-mad crazies! haha

Extreme sookiness from this one lately, along with a weird obsession with lying right on my stomach - she cries if I push her off! I'll be complaining less when the weather gets a lot cooler

How insanely cute is this little treat from the weekly produce markets? These guys have the BEST homemade goodies, seriously, seriously good

Nommmmmy victoria sponge with cream and berries - and the little packet of english breakfast tea, nawwww!

Enjoyed a good coffee and banana bread, and a luffly chat with my sister today - hanging out with my niece is both exciting and scary for things to come! heh

Embrace the Faux Fuchsia-isms people


  1. Congratulations!! So exciting you are expecting a little one and it is amazing that you have been able to overcome your fear of needles & blood testing! All the best for your pregnancy xx
    p.s. Luffing your post 11/10 !!

  2. Oh wow! Congratulations :) :) That's such amazing news! For the past few weeks I was getting lots of spam comments too, yep, just like yours.. ended up making sure commenters couldn't be anonymous. So thrilled you're still doing ballet- I've been loving it lately, aiming for an exam in october (bit scared, there's pointe work involved!) xx

  3. Congrats!!

    That is very exciting news, all the very best to your little one and your new family.

  4. oh wow cate, congratulations! what wonderful news :) so happy for you and V xx

  5. I'm so excited for you! Lovely news! Xx

  6. Congratulations! saw your post on the forums in the pregnancy fashion thread and raced over to the blog for confirmation haha! such wonderful news, so happy for you!

  7. Congratulation! It is said that pets can sense pregnancy which may explain your cat's strange behaviour.

  8. Congratulations! I'm sure you're going to be a wonderful and extremely stylish mother.

  9. Congratulations on your upcoming addition to your family!
    My kitties been sleeping on top of us too lately, they must be sensing the cooler change :)

  10. Congratulations! Your kitty probably just wants to cuddle the baby ❤

  11. Congratulations beautiful lady!!! How exciting! Will you be finding out the sex. That sucks that your husband is away for work so often! How did the first trimester treat you?

  12. Congratulations. Hope your pregnancy has been treating you well and you aren't getting too much morning sickness.
    My school friend suffered from trypanophobia too. She passed out during school injections. She has overcome it now though.
    As for FF-isms.... A lot of people use the term "luffing" and 11/10 etc etc. Geez, people are silly.
    Take care of yourself.

  13. Congratulations! Such happy news! All my fave blogs seem to be having babies at the moment! :) I think the kitties know something is up!! xx

  14. Congratulations!!! How exciting! xx

  15. Congratulations! So many pregnant bloggers this year!

  16. Exciting times ahead!!! Congratulations!
    My little one was due the 2nd Sept but was born the 23rd Aug and my Niece due on the 6th I think or close to then and born the 31st Aug so you never know!!!
    Might just make it in as a winter baby or possibly hold off to be a spring Chick?!?!?

    I'm not even blogging ATM and the spam is horrendous!

  17. CONGRATULATIONS! There seems to be a vogue baby bo I'm happening, so exciting.
    Can't wait to see maternity and baby outfit posts.

    Poo poo to the FF comment, it's fan language, who wouldn't use it?

  18. Congratulations and such a stunning photo!

  19. What fantastic news! Congrats x

  20. Congrats congrats what fab news.

    Pffftt to the FF comment some ppl have too much time on their hands

  21. Ahhhh so excited for you!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    Are you going to find out the gender? And you're going to have your own place now too! How wonderful :)

    Keep us updated on the bump!
    All the best.

  22. Congratulations! Must be such an exciting time for you and V!

  23. Congratulations to both you and your husband! It must be such an exciting time :)

  24. Aww that is so exciting!! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to see all the cute baby gear you get!

  25. Congratulations to you and your husb! Such an exciting time, I am looking forward to seeing your maternity style :)

  26. Dear Florence,

    Thrilled for you and the machine! There is nothing nicer than a Baby!! Congratulations.

    And don't listen to anyone who tells you it's "hard"- it's going to be a joy and you will not have to time cost your day- Hooray!

    I don't think you write like me and who cares if you do.

    Luff reading your good news, FF xxxxxxx

  27. Congrats beautiful girl - so so happy for you and V !!!

    such wonderful news

    so looking forward to many more bump pics

    wen xo

  28. Congratulations! I'm due on 18 July and its such a super exciting time. I'm luffing it!

  29. Congratulations! Exciting times ahead.

  30. I did congratulate you on your instagram, but I'll do it here again - CONGRATULATIONS!

    That's brilliant news. I hope it all goes swimmingly. You have so much to look forward to! xx

  31. Congratulations Cate. Your baby bump is already gorgeous. Very excited for you & V and looking forward to your pregnancy posts. Being a Mum is the best!!!

  32. Long time reader, first time commenter...

    A huge congratulations to you and V, what exciting news! The black and white photo of you is beautiful, pregnancy is such an amazing body changer, make sure you take lots of pics so you can look back at the journey : )

    Cats have a funny way of sensing things, they really are so intuitive and oh so helpful in the colder months!,

  33. OMG!!! I never ever use that term, but I seriously have goosebumps when I read that you're pregnant. So happy for you lovely! So so happy :)

    Excuse me while I read the rest of your post now x

  34. I luff you :) [HA, I said LUFF!]

    The polish is on my fingers and the candle is burning next to me - just happened to open your blog up right now and see the photo! Great minds... xx

  35. WOW! Congratulations to you and your (now increasing) family! How Adorable!

    - KK xx

  36. Congratulations, how wonderful!

  37. Congratulations!!!! Very exciting news :-)

  38. I read FF too and picked up the 'luff'too haha BTW Congratulations!! what an exciting news. very happy for you.

  39. A big congratulations on the baby news!! That photo is beautiful x


    Oh my I am so excited for the both of you - what fantastic news!!
    (love that photo of you and your bump btw!!)

    Sending lots of love

  41. Stoppp ittttttt!!!

    That photo is stunning, stunning!!!
    You look so beautiful.

    I'm so happy for you. I miss being pregnant it was such a special time.

    For the record I just had sushi for the first time yesterday since I got pregnant, 16 weeks post birth. TOO LONG.

    Do not leave it that long!!!


  42. A month late to comment, but I wanted to backtrack & see your announcement. My goodness, that picture of you - stunning. So so stunning. I am SO excited for you, congratulations, lovely lady.
    Heidi xo