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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.

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

I'm going to keep staring at it until you give it to me. I will never stop. I will not tire. I will have it. #enidcat #catoftheday #catsofinstagram #caturday

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

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

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

I'm not entirely sure you want to be in there #enidcat #catsofinstagram #catoftheday

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

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

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I seem to have been showing details of this room for the last couple of weeks so here is the full space. But it's a changin'.... not the walls (obvs) they are staying in gorgeous Down Pipe, but that chair in the window needs to go. The seat cushion needs recovering and I don't love it enough to spend the money recovering it (dm if anyone wants to give it a home) and Madam #enidcat has mullered the chaise longue to the point where it needs rebuilding and recovering. I'm thinking a zany print. Auditions will commence in the Autumn. In the meantime have a lovely Friday everyone. .
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#myhome #myhouseinaugust #howivintage #sassyhomestyle #styleitdark #farrowandball #myFaBhome #downpipe #greysofa #darkwalls #pocketofmyhome #victorianhouse #victorianterrace #rockettstgeorge #ruglayering #floorboards #itsfriday #slowliving #andrelax

Last week I was feeling bored with my sitting room but then I saw it from here - a rare occasion when I managed to sit on #Enidcat's pink chaise longue (she came in and shouted at me twice) - and the light was good and I remembered that I actually love all these colours together after all. Sitting room you are safe. For now. Collecting some new chairs for the library this week though so that room isn't...
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#cornerofmyhome #myhome #pocketofmyhome #myhouseisneverfinished #styleitdark #howivintage #sassyhomestyle #monochromemonday #brass #palmtreelamp #interiorstyling #interiorinspiration #myFaBhome

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

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

Last weekend I read a piece about the ten basic things you need in a house and I started to think about the ten things I need to make a house a home. And so I thought I'd make a hashtag #mytenthings and here are mine. And I'd love you to play along. I have tagged some others who I thought might join in to get the ball rolling. Here they are:
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1 The kitchen table: because it is where the family gathers, where small children craft and big ones do homework. Where adults drink wine and laugh and cry. For family meetings and business start ups. For friends and relatives. And even the cat.
2 The television: because it brings people together around a shared screen rather than everyone on their own individual one. Because the news is curated by professionals and not by what the internet thinks you want to see. Because a good programme can make you laugh and cry and start a conversation.
3 The fiddle leaf fig: because I have kept it alive for nearly a year now. Because I love how it softens the straight lines and hard edges of the kitchen. Because it's green and living and brings the outside in.
4 My Grandmother's Chinese lacquer box: because it belonged to her and her mother before her. Because it is filled with treasures from seashells to scarab beetles. Because it is really a box of memories that remind me of her every time I walk past.
5 The pink chaise longue: because I bought it for my husband for his 40th birthday. But really I bought it for us. Because now it belongs to #Enidcat who has adopted it.
6 A small round silver pot with a broken lid: because I bought it at a flea market in Paris and which has travelled through life with my ever since holding earrings and screws and notes from my children.
7 My Stelton coffee press: because it is plastic and won't break. Because it is double-lined and keeps the coffee hot for longer. Because it is Danish and they believe that form and function is a marriage of equals. Because I believe that too. .
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#persianrug #mytenthings #myhome #goldlight #brass #palmtree #mysittingroom #fromwhereisit #enidcat #playalong #joinin #styleitdark #jr #coffeetable pink #vintagerug #vintage

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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