1 The cat is enjoying her cat cave that Mr P made for her last winter. She looks so cozy and warm and is totally sheltered from the wind and rain. I've got it against the wall and the opening faces a covered bbq, letting in very little or no wind. It takes a lot of calling to get her to come inside.
2 A phone call to my sister ends up lasting two and a half hours! We had a lot of catching up to do. Note to self, don't wait so long to call again.
3 The arbutus wood is perfect for night. It's a hard dense wood that burns incredibly slowly. By morning there will still be coals so it will be easy to warm up the house if it needs it.