Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Let me entertain you

Now that we are well into the bleak month of January and the house has returned to its normal self after Christmas it has occurred to Katinka that she needs to entertain us! 

close encounter with books on music

As regular readers of our blog will know she has always been a bit of a 'tinker' with a nose for anything naughty. Her latest 'thing' is a keen desire to improve her knowledge of things musical. Some of our books on music -- including amongst others, tomes on the likes of John Peel, U2, and Bob Dylan -- line the top of the bookshelves in our living room. It seems that Katinka's New Year's resolution is to become better acquainted with these hardbacks and the musical information contained therein! The fact that it is lovely and warm so close to the ceiling is, of course, of no significance whatsoever.

digesting the info in the Faber Book of Pop

Katinka has even roped Shadow in on this act. He has taken to sleeping on the piano in Niall's study; happily dreaming of bright lights and performing center stage. Sadly, he is not keen on having this registered on camera. She, of course, has no such inhibitions!!

enjoying U2 and Dylan...

Progress is being made, both can now do very creditable impersonations of Stockhausen if we leave the piano lid open. We are awaiting their first recital with interest!!

14 comments:

ladybird said...

Will you be selling tickets to the recital? Martine

Niall & Antoinette said...

Absolutely!! :-)

Perpetua said...

What a lovely bit of light relief on a damp, grey day! :-) DD's cat has to make do with the top of the kitchen wall units, as the bookshelves are too full for even the thinnest cat...

the fly in the web said...

Record it....it will undoubtedly go 'viral' on Youtube....

GaynorB said...

Katinka has got great taste ...

the cuby poet said...

Katinka seems to know a good book by its cover! Roll on Dylan, John Peel etc.

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Perpetua - she's only just got room between her and the ceiling. It was grey and miserable here yesterday too; now clear blue skies and sun--lovely!

Niall & Antoinette said...

@fly - she's already saying to Shadow that they need a manager....

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Gaynor - but of course ;-)

Niall & Antoinette said...

@cuby - she certainly thinks so ;-)

Carolyn said...

What talented cats you have. One of ours studied computer programming by osmosis over many years. Sadly, he was never able to get a job in this field.

Niall & Antoinette said...

@ Carolyn - clever kitty! Shadow and Katinka are most impressed.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Ha ha it amazes me how animals can always find the warm places in a room.
Wish I could play the piano. My mother played very well, and my father was not bad, but he was excellent playing a Lowrey organ. Wonder why I never learnt? Diane

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Diane - I'm useless on a piano too; but my father was a very good pianist. The piano is Niall's [as are the guitars, mandolin, keyboard....and...] :-)