Time for Cat-Cam

July 24, 2008 at 11:00 pm (Cats) (, , , )

Anyone else chuckle at Mr Lee and his owner that attached a camera to him?

http://www.mr-lee-catcam.de/cc_index_en.htm

Hehe – the guy has gone into business!
http://www.mr-lee-catcam.de/pe_cc_o.htm

Hehe! Cats candid cat cam shots:
http://www.mr-lee-catcam.de/pe_cc_u.htm

Our Jackie Brown-Cat was gone from 7:30 am to 7:30pm

Jack the cat looking serious

yesterday. Quite worrying. When he finally returned, after shaking his treat container and calling his name, he of course acts like it’s no big deal.

Jack the cat looking serious

And his fur looked groomed. AND he smelled of tuna and dry food.

Some a$$hole has been feeding him 😉 He has definitely put on weigh. This photo here shows him in slim days.

Jack on the fence

Jack on the fence

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Deodorant: Life Lessons Learned the Hard Way, Part 2

July 21, 2008 at 8:52 pm (Me) (, , )

As a fan of natural beauty products, I’ve turned away from the standard chemical products that are on every shelf in supermarkets and drugstores.

Scares about antiperspirants have been so great that Unilever must have decided to fight the fire with this website, The Truth about Antiperspirants and Breast Cancer.

Conscious that body odor is not a great personal feature, I tested a few natural deodorants out to see what works best (for me). The natural deodorant products I’ve tried (there are loads more out there, so this isn’t an all-inclusive report!):

1. A solid stick deodorant based on natural ingredients
2. Roll-on based on Japanese spa minerals
3. Crystal deodorant (Ammonium alum – aka pure natural mineral salts)
4. Scented dusting powder based on natural ingredients

The verdict? The stick deo didn’t keep me smelling sweet all day long. Neither did the roll-on. The crystal deodorant kept my pits smelling fine, but armpit sweat got into my shirt, and made the shirt stinky. The dusting powder on it’s own didn’t quite do the trick either.

So, here’s my suggestion: Apply the crystal deo to freshly showered pits, making sure the pits are damp and the crystal is applied to the entire armpit area. When nearly dry, put a fine layer of dusting powder on your pits.

Given that the crystal deodorant can last up to two years*, meaning you won’t be responsible for purchasing lots of packaging over time, crystal deodorant  plus dusting powder is a clear winner.

What’s more, the dusting powder can be made at home with recipes found online.

Good luck!

*I dropped it and the lid cracked off – the crystal will outlive the packaging in my house!

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A Second Chance for Summer

July 16, 2008 at 10:09 pm (Me) (, , , , , , )

No, not in Britain, silly. That’s lunacy. No, here in my part of England it’ll  be a max of 20C/78F from now through the end of August. No running through sprinklers here – you’d freeze your ass off.

The Virgin sale to the US has been extended until August 4th. I dithered about booking a flight because of our financial situation, and the deadline was yesterday. Except, they’ve extended it. Excellent!

I have some nice friends in four states and a sister in yet another state who have said they’d give me a warm, dry place to sleep. Yay! I just need to work out if I want to do 5 states in 10 days or more or less. Plus there is making time to visit other family as well.

I will miss husband and the cats… but going to the US would be awesome-o.

Will decide another day if/when to go. It’s time for bed.

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