An owlsome weekend

I had the most brilliant Bank Holiday weekend EVER.

On Saturday, we went to see owls. OWLS! Ant bought me a falconry experience for my birthday so we drove up to Forge (near Machynlleth) and it was amazing. This is me having a nice cwtch with my favourite owl ever in the whole wide world. Her name’s Mog:image


Mog is a little White Faced Scops Owl. You know, the ones that do that crazy thing when they feel threatened. She was adorable, even if she pooed on me.


Mog loved Ant too. Actually, all the owls like Ant. He’s like some sort of owl whisperer. I knew there was a good reason to keep him around, he attracts owls!image

On Sunday we had a little lie in (as much as the cats would allow) before walking to Riverside Market (because sausages) and had lunch at Pieminster. Coffee and pie on a Sunday – what more could a person ask for?! This was actually not the pie I ordered, but it’s the pie that I ate. I think it was actually nicer than the pie I ordered so I was pleased at the error!image

Many lovely new records have come to live with me in the last couple of weeks. This weekend I acquired the new Tigercub single, Neu 2, Suede and Gruff Rhys’ American Interior which is just bloody lovely. image


in which Bethy goes a bit Instagram-mad and then takes over the UK…

I think my favourite thing about my nearly-new phone is Instagram. I like the round corners and white border. I could live without the filters if it just gave me corners. This was my weekend in Instagrams…

Squirrels for a project that might never happen

This beagleface that I can’t resist!

Me and my Godpup (also – me wearing contact lenses)

Knitted Cthulhu (from the Pedal Power vintage & handmade fair) driving my car

Continuing my own adventures in blanket-making. Boy and girl babies can have blue and purple, right?


The new Muse album arrived on Saturday (it was released today – score)


In other exciting news we went to .cn for a meal last night and saw a traditional lion dance. I want a Chinese lion now. Also, this week I am curating the @PeopleOfUK Twitter account.


Happy October everyone.


Here’s a question: “Hydref” is Welsh for both “autumn” and “October”… but if Wales was on the other side of the world then it would not be autumn in October, so would one or the other be called something else???