You might think I gave my better half a so-called *boomerang* present, but it was a cooking tool he has wanted since our trip to Morocco in 2005: a red flame tagine to prepare meat and veggies stews in the Moroccan manner.
Can you detect a theme here? I got two very funny cat books to add to my collection of illustrated fairy tales.
The two books could not be more different: T.S. Eliot's rhymed stories are narrative poetry and accompanied by old fashioned illustrations; Simon's Cat's black and white illustrations without caption are modern and minimal story-telling which relies on your interpretation - and that's the fun. And yet they both chronicle similar behaviours and habits of the most interesting creatures on earth.