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More Chips Please

June 10, 2024 Longrider 16

The Daily Mail runs with a scare story regarding the new law on cats being microchipped. Millions of cat owners face paying a hefty £500 […]

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Authoritarian Arsehole

May 10, 2024 Longrider 19

If in doubt, ban it. Lord Blencathra offered his ‘full support’ to the Bill before backing a call from Natural England chairman Tony Juniper for […]

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New Camera

July 19, 2023 Longrider 7

I’ve just bought a new camera. I have always eschewed the compact camera, preferring the sophistication of the SLR. As time has gone on, lugging […]

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May 14, 2023 Longrider 9

So… There’s this rat. We shall call him Ratatouille – I know, I know, it’s been done before. However, Ratatouille managed to fall under the […]

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June 22, 2021 Longrider 13

Many years ago, before we were married, the then future Mrs L had a grey kitten she called Penfold. At six months old he was […]

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Louis, Louis

June 9, 2021 Longrider 18

Some of you may remember this little chap. He stole our hearts twelve years ago and came back to the UK with us. Yesterday, I […]

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Okay, but…

August 14, 2019 Longrider 4

…Whatever… Scientists believe they understand why cats eat grass, even though it often makes them vomit. According to a study by the University of California‘s School of […]

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August 30, 2018 Longrider 7

A New Zealand council is planning to eradicate cats. A regional council in New Zealand has proposed banning all domestic cats in an attempt to protect native […]

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April 1, 2018 Longrider 10

Today, mostly, I am doing my accounts. Not helped by this fellow who thinks he can help (actually, he doesn’t. He just knows that irritating […]

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I’m Still Here

September 23, 2017 Longrider 5

It’s been quiet here of late. Personal stuff has been getting in the way. Work, Mrs L’s illness and this past few weeks I’ve been […]