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So we were sitting on this boat restaurant in the harbour and wondering how #Enidcat was doing being waited on at home by the house sitter (very well it turns out) when who should stroll on board but Gastone complete with his lead. He sat on his chair eating the occasional fried anchovy and seeming very relaxed by the proceedings.

You leave the chair for five minutes.... #catoftheday #catsofinstagram #britishblue #enidcat #greycat

WOT? I can totally sit here if I want with one paw casually flung out and if you didn't see me because you were carrying a pile of laundry that is totally your problem. I shall sit here. As long as I like. Until I don't like. #enidcat #catoftheday #catsofinstagram

Yes I am sitting on the edge of the bath where I might fall at any minute. Wanna make something of it? #Enidcat #catoftheday #catsofinstagram

At least the book has one reader #shadesofgrey #Enidcat #catsofinstagram #catoftheday

No. It's my magazine not yours. I am holding it. It is mine. Gerroff. #Enidcat #catsofinstagram #catoftheday #catsagram @houseandgardenuk

For those of you who often remark on the grace and elegance of #Enidcat, I feel it is time to share the reality of what happens when she thinks the camera isn't pointing at her. After tea for example. It ain't pretty. #catsagram #catoftheday #catsofinstagram #vintagerug

If I have to speak to you about this again there will be trouble. #enidcat #caturday #catoftheday #catsofinstagram #catstagram

Well somebody is very relaxed on the new grey bedlinen @madedotcom #monochrome #Enidcat #catsofinstagram #catoftheday

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The many seats of #enidcat part two. As I said yesterday she has also taken over the garden sofa. This was early week last when it had just arrived and she was perching at one end. By last night she was sprawled full length. Luckily the armchairs have arrived so there was somewhere else for the rest of us to sit. Over on the blog today you can find out the details of the outdoor floor light (tap for tags).
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#mygarden #outdoorlivingroom #outdoorliving #greysofa #gardenfurniture #gardensofa #outdoorinspo #greycat #britishblue #thesepets

This is my sitting room, otherwise known as #enidcat's daybed. I sat on here yesterday. She was livid. She has also taken over the new garden sofa. Monday she was at one end, there was sharing. Friday she was in the middle huffing and puffing if someone else arrived. Her final spot is in the spare room where a floorboard has cracked under the rug. This makes a cosy dip - like you make in the sand at the beach. Here she spends her nights. We need to mend this board. There's going to be trouble.
There are more rooms over on the blog today. Minus cats. Some are in the new dark neutral shades that are coming, alongside grey, to swathe our walls in colour and depth. .
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#pocketofmyhome #myhome #style #howivintage #sassyhomestyle #britishblue #greycat #farrowandball #downpipe #pinkvelvet #cornerofmyhome #whatisee #vintagerugs #mondaymorning #interiorstyling #interiorinspiration #interiorinspo #darkwalls #darkneutrals

Yesterday evening I was invited to take part in a panel discussion with @rockettstgeorge and @claudiabaillie on how to create showstopping interiors. We covered everything from paint to lighting and where we find our own inspiration. I often look at hotels for good use of space and bold schemes, I said. Then someone asked about the next interiors trend. The 1970s are coming for us I said. That millennial pink is going to get darker and dirtier and morph into orange and before you know where you are you'll be hunting down a brown sofa. And then I went home, through the lobby of the @hotelmarylebone where the talk was held, and this is what I saw. The 1970s people. Just like Arnie, they will be back.
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#interiorinspiration #interiorstyling #hotelinspiration #1970s #1970style #orange #hotelstyle #geometrics #wallart #metallic #wallpaper #interiorsblogger

I am going to lie here looking all furry and relaxed and asleep. Then I might see if I can trip up the next person who comes past by suddenly moving just as they are poised to step over me causing them to wobble dangerously and swear and I will swear back in Cat and then shoot downstairs at high speed and go and sulk in the garden until I have forgotten why I came out here. Then I will slink back in and return to the stairs until the next unsuspecting person comes past. I might play this game all day. Or I might just sleep for 16 hours.
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#itstheweekend #andrelax #slowdown #catoftheday #enidcat #greycat #britishblue #takeiteasy #letsleepingcatslie

Saturday Caturday. The GCSEs are finished and we are all planning to spend the day doing nothing. Not that that's much change for #Enidcat who isn't the BUSIEST person I've ever met I have to say. Wishing you all a lovely weekend doing mostly what you want and some of what you must.
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#caturday #catoftheday #enidcat #itstheweekend #andrelax #slowdown #slowliving #saturdaymorning #greycat #britishblue #mycat #colourcombination #pinkandgrey

Shortly after I took this picture of #Enidcat doing her stretching exercises I had to pull her out of the hedge by her TAIL. Turns out it wasn't so much a yoga pose as - a now the honeysuckle has been trimmed I can see a tiny bird nest and I'm going IN pose. No sign of life in the nest and I think perhaps June is too late for eggs/babies (?) so crisis averted. This time. The vigilance goes on. Both her on it and me on her. That's my weekend sorted then. Yours?
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#catpose #caturday #catoftheday #greycat #mycat #mygarden #britishblue #whiteroses #yogacats #shadows #grass #slowliving #andrelax #takeiteasy #cobbles

For @mad_about_the_house and #enidcat - not sure if Enid cat has mentioned this to you yet or not, but she is currently starring in a great Ford Focus car commercial on tv in the US. Cool as ever of course.

There is a twitter feed called Emergency Kittens for those who feel that the sudden appearance of a cute cat can help. In the same spirit I offer you #Enidcat who hadn't been seen all afternoon and was then discovered lying here in this position with a raised eyebrow and a "was there something you wanted" expression. Apparently this is the social roll. It means you can stroke her furry tummy. It's quite soft. It might help.
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#greycat #enidcat #mycat #socialroll #caturday #catsofinstagram #petpower #strokeacat #relax #slowliving

And that was May. Didn't hang about did it? Feels like this year has gone to warp speed. Thank you so much for all the patio love yesterday. Today's nine squares show the Mad May highlights including a visit to @thenedlondon, a shoot with @sohohome and a new camera which I am slowly getting the hang of.
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#may #monthlyhighlights #housetohome #olympuspen #styleitdark #myhome #cornerofmyhome #pocketofmyhome #mycat #greycat #enidcat #plants

Welcome mat, trip hazard or colour combination inspiration? You decide. I was leaning (literally) towards the second when I found her there this morning.
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#catoftheday #catsofinstagram #greycat #britishblue #enidcat #mycat #stairrunner #dotty #seeingdots #spots #interiorinspiration #interiorinspo #stairs #stairrunner #mystairs #pocketofmyhome

Sunday evening was going to be the healthy start to the week ahead but then the gardening happened. And the discovery that Her Imperial Highness Princess #Enidcat has not just been using the bushes to hide in à la Sean Spicer. A trip to Homebase, some mowing, tidying and cleaning up and the Martini has happened. It may happen more than once this evening.
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#sundayevening #styleitdark #cornerofmyhome #housetohome #theeyeshaveit #brass #howivintage #greyvelvetsofa #myhome #myhome #shadesofgrey #jr #sohohome #cheers #aperitif

Aaaaaaand relaaaax. It's Saturday. Not that #enidcat ever looks very different as this appears to be her default position. She's adopted our pink chaise longue, which was one of the items in #mytenthings that make my house my home if anyone fancies playing along today and giving us something to read over the weekend. Have a good day everyone.
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#relax #slowdown #itstheweekend #myhome #greycat #enidcat #caturday #catoftheday #britishblue #pink #vintagerug #madaboutthehouse

And that was April. This year seems to be rushing by. At one extreme the Mad House featured in @ekbbmag (last few days to buy a copy) and was mentioned in The Guardian. And at the other #enidcat climbed right up the chimney - you can see the picture just before she disappeared (by which time I had dropped the phone and moved from amused to aghast). Fortunately she reappeared almost immediately. Enjoy the rest of the long weekend and I'll see you in May. First and last 📷by @paullmcraig .
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#thatwasquick #thatwasfun #april #pocketofmyhome #victorianhouse #mycat #greycat #styleitdark #interiorinspiration #interiorstyling #itstheweekend #mymonth #mytenthings

Thought for the day: look at things from a new perspective. Everyone seems to think it's a bad idea to have a rug under the table but it does soften a space and bring in some colour. And vintage rugs like these really don't show the mess - that coffee and red wine just soaks right into the rich pattern. Also it gives Madam a comfortable place to lie from which she can see both back garden and front door. She's actually a guard cat of coiled spring-like intensity. What? You can't tell?
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#vintagerug #cornerofmyhome #catoftheday #victorianterrace #norr11 #thoughtfortheday #viewfromthefloor #greycat ##mycat#enidcat #persianrug #kilimrug #muuto #floorboards

And home sweet home. Ain't nothing like the comfort of one's own bed even if #Enidcat did spend most of the night jumping onto my chest and slapping my face, first with the velvet paw and then with a hint of claw. That'll teach us to go away and leave her with the house sitter for four days. Or not. Have a lovely weekend everyone. 📷by @paullmcraig for this month's @ekbbmag - still available if you want to see six pages of The Mad House kitchen and bathroom.
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So here we are in the ski resort, which is a summery 23C (we will need to go high to find those last bits of snow) and I took, I thought, the perfect picture of white cherry blossom against the snowy mountain. Only I was shooting through the restaurant window. The pictures are all blurred. So here's #enidcat. Who says yes, like many of you, she noticed her absence from yesterday's 20 things and says she is working on her own list. But thank you all for your lovely comments on mine. Now I must go and find some snow. Although first there is apple cake for breakfast which was a welcome gift from the reception.
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#catoftheday #greycat #myhome #mybathroom #styleitdark #butfirstcoffee #farrowandball #paintitgray #victorianterrace #victorianhouse #holiday

It's out! The new issue of @ekbbmag featuring the reburbished bedroom and bathroom of The Mad House. The pictures were taken by @paullmcraig, whose bedroom and bathroom also feature. Slide along for a sneak peek but there is more in the magazine as well as an appearance of #enidcat, who did finally agree to pose. Have a lovely Saturday everyone.
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#myhome #mybedroom #cornerofmyhome #shadesofgrey #interiorinspiration #interiorstyling #vintage #modernrustic #urbanglamour #madaboutthehouse #styleitdark #downpipe #farrowandball #floorboards #victorianhouse #victorianterrace

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