Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Trip to Chester in Cheshire

The Cheshire Cat is to us felines as what Elvis is to beans. As such, a trip to the town of Chester in the Cheshire county could not be passed up during our two month stay here in the UK. 

The Chester town centre

While Heather's mum and dad went off to marvel at the Roman ruins, Heather and I went on the hunt for a photo of a real life Cheshire cat. Being the county of the famous Alice in Wonderland character, we were convinced that a cat encounter was inevitable...that is, until we realized that Chester is far from your average hokey pokey town. It is a hustling bustling metropolis, packed with boutiques, cafes and restaurants - hardly the right place to meet and photograph furry friends. 

The Chester Roman Amphitheatre

However, all was not lost! We decided to settle for second best by searching for some interesting cat related products. And of these, we found quite a few. 

Our first encounter was with these lovely Moggies, an adorable series of paperweights produced by Caithness Glass! 

Far from a real Cheshire cat, but a start nonetheless!

Farther down the road, we happened upon these useful and equally adorable moggie doorstops. Wouldn't it be nice to come home to one of these little guys sitting by your front door?

Near the end of our walk around the town, we spied this splendid German-made Rollie in the window of a fashionable furniture boutique. The perfect guard for your shelf of knickknacks!

And finally, on our way home, we were tickled pink to see this Cat Crossing sign. We definitely need more of these on our streets to keep us kitties safe from those mean machines on wheels!

Located between Aberdyfi and Tywyn

So, while we didn't meet up with an actual Cheshire cat, we did pool together quite a bit of moggie material! Perhaps we'll have some better luck over the next couple of weeks!


Fuzzy Tales said...

Our human especially likes the door stops and Rollies. We've never seen a "rollie." Adorable!

Alas, the mom doesn't get excited about Roman ruins for some reason. (Neither Greek nor Roman. Actually, not even Egyptian.) But Neolithic and earlier Stone that really piques her interest!

The Island Cats said...

What a cool town Chester is! We like those doorstops!! Too bad you didn't find the Cheshire Cat but we hear he can be quite elusive!

pee ess. regarding our neighbor's hibiscus is a perennial so it comes back every year. Our neighbor planted hers about 2 years ago and we can't believe how big it has gotten in those 2 years!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Hallo! Thanks Everso for stopping by our blog and leaving us a sweet comment! We had to come and visit your blog, too and luv it!

Teri said she thinks those Rollies would make excellent doorstops!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

But, of course, the Cheshire Cats were all around you! They're invisible! (Except for the occasional ghostly grin :-)

Nice to meet you, Fluffy.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

OMC! We LOVE that "cat crossing" sign ~ we would like one! It's awesome! Milo is thrilled it is a Tuxie too.

Fluffy and Heather said...

Oh my, Spitty, we never even thought of that! No wonder we were SOL! XD
We know, Milo and Alfie, it is a fabulous sign - the first we've ever seen! I think they're up for sale, but goodness knows where.
Nice to meet you too, Teri, Curlz and Swirlz! We think your blog is lovely!