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Cats – The beautiful Lucy, Tilly and Skittles

Ever since I can remember, I have adored animals, from cats, dogs, goldfish and horses, to gerbils, hamsters and guinea pigs. We have always had animals who owned us in our family and some members of my family even have a beautiful Black Angora rabbit.

I do believe that until you can love an animal, you cannot love other people and this is the theme in a new film coming out called Kedi, which I am dying to see, looks beautifully shot and very endearing.


Another great cat film is Street Cat Named Bob (also a book)


In fact, my favourite London theatre show as a child was Cats The Musical (fond memories). I also had a Black cat at that time called Licorice, because of her amazing fur; Black on the outside, or tabby and Brown on the inside.


Currently, my Black domestic short haired cat called Tilly Linley owns me and I adopted her from Cats Protection In January 2014 and she has  thoroughly changed my life and rescued me.

Tilly Linley (AKA Princess Nibbles Taylor-Loft, which is hilarious with links to Taylor-Swift. Mr PP, say no more  😂  Taylor-Swift-revenge-nerdsMini)  Is the baby in my life. I heard about Cats Protection and adopting a rescue cat from my very good friend Lady C and here is her beautiful cat below, called Skittles (AKA Princes Bubbles Catogen – Smythe), also in a collage (graphics produced by me from scratch in Adobe Photoshop) together with Tilly, since Tilly and Skittles, nor Tilly and Lucy (AKA Princess Whiskers Purville – De Mimsy Pawpington and featured in the opening picture with Tilly) will probably never ever meet. It is a lovely way to see them together. In fact it was also Lady C’s idea to do the collages, so thank you so much sweetie. This shot of Skittles by Lady C is extremely good in composition and lighting and was such great quality to work with. She definitely has an eye for photography, like her father Mr T had. Lady C has also said the same of me and I am very flattered and will look into taking more photos with a quality camera some day soon.


The collage at the head of the post is Tilly with the delightful Princess Lucy (AKA Princess Whiskers Purville – De Mimsy Pawpington), whose name was derived in a very funny Summer Cat Sponsorship New Summer 2017 magazine published by Cats Protection, which you get a free copy of, if you are a Cats Protection Sponsor, like my very good friends Mr C and Mrs S are, who are and are now owned by Princess Lucy.

These collage images demonstrate my love of producing and creating graphics from scratch and as such, I produced a graphic for Cats protection for their #iheartmycat campaign, idea courtesy of Mrs S from her Cats Protection magazine and I posted it to their (Cats Protection) Twitter and Facebook account here:



Low and behold, last month, Mrs S and Mr F surprised me by showing me their current Summer 2017 magazine published by Cats Protection that they had received and asked me if the cat published in the #iheartmycat section was Tilly. YES, I exclaimed, overjoyed and proud, it was Tilly and I showed them the original photo that I had used to create the image for the #iheartmycat post and Cats Protection Summer 2017 publication. I am so proud of her and despite being amongst the most unpopular type of cats (Black cats) to adopt from rescue centres, there she was, the very first picture published in the magazine.

Facebook post of the #iheartmycat campaign and discovery of it on Tilly’s Facebook page


Original image of Tilly Linley that I used in the #iheartmycat campaign image


I will always adore her, as I have all of my cats and animals that I have met, loved and cared for. She is responsible for improving my health and wellness and I would highly recommend adopting a cat and not encouraging farming animals.

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Blooming Lovely!


It happens every year with flowers throughout the year at different intervals and so….

….I have decided to start a more professional and polished blog here today, that I will post to at intervals, inspired by friends that I have met along the way to becoming a qualified beauty therapist and taking a little inspiration from my self, my enthusiasm for fashion, beauty and design and the changing world around me.

This blog is about beauty found from within as well as beauty found on the outside.

“You have found yourself” a friend said today and after many years of useful searching, researching, training and experience, I find myself in the best profession that I could hope for; the beauty profession. This is now my passion and I really honestly love it!

I draw on my knowledge and experience of the health industry, computer science, the arts and design to bring together a blog that I hope will inspire some and bring a smile to others faces.

I do believe in late bloomers and I feel that I am one of them. I also believe it is never too late. I only wish I had found this vocation earlier in life, but then I would not have as much knowledge, experience and training to bring to the mix.


my favorite "doodle by andre"


'It's Never Too Late' Framed Wall Art.

George Elliot.



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My first blog post

Welcome to the very start of my blog, with my very first post with a little light show to get you relaxed and in the mood for future posts and a beautiful panorama of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

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This is the space that I will use to write blogs for you that will be rolling to express ideas, looks, beauty treatments and products, as well as art and design, that will hopefully inspire you and uplift you.

I hope that you enjoy my blogs, as much as I do writing them and creating images for them.

The following look was something that I played with and created today, involving a lovely Pink ikat printed summer dress from Asda, French Connection sandals in Dusky Pink, some hair chalk and minimal makeup over self tan with bronzing pearls and Maybelline lipstick and nails (see Hard as Nails Blog).

collage Ikat Look

I got into more detail with ‘looks’ in my blog on Lookbook for outfits.

Here, within this blog space, I will test drive products and go into much more detail in future with the beauty products involved and and inspiration with completed looks.

Pink Ikat Dress Asda

Dusky Pink suede sandals 2010 – French Connection

Silver jewellery – handmade by me

Silver stainless steel watch – River Island

Nails – Maybelline Colour Show ‘Chrystalise’ in Red Excess

Self Tan mousse – Ibiza honey (dark) and tanning mitt

Bronzing Pearls – Poundland

Mascara – L’Oreal Paris Mega Volume Miss Manga Punky Noir (Black) TK MAXX

Lip-gloss – Maybelline color pump in Pink – colour 10 – Poundland

Hair chalk in Blue, Green and Yellow – Poundland



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Miss’s quotes


“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”— George Eliot