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When does an artist sell out? That’s what I asked myself today as I started this blog. And I have a feeling my answer is going to be, “in the off season.”

Let me explain a little, “god forbid I give you the whole truth,” who said that?

I received some fan mail from a er… um… ah! Fan. It happens when you are famous, good looking and rich and almost always I deal with the emails and letters personally, my bodyguards deal with them when they appear in person of course!

This letter was very nice and as it came from my old home country, (which I was forced to leave, well it was either me or the royal family and they are onto such a good con there they’re unlikely to ever leave) for a republic. My American readers will understand why I did that. Just look how well the US did after they kicked out the sovereign who had held them back so dreadfully.

The letter contained the usual stuff, words like handsome, talented, masterpiece jumped off the page flattering as they went. Then there was a bit about liking Cats as if that has to be stated, everyone does don’t they?

The correspondent went on to explain that they ran a Cat hotel in Buckinghamshire which I thought was a nice idea.

So I wrote back and as I wrote I became a little nostalgic for the things an expat misses, Dust free Cat litter, Black Pudding, I mentioned that only because that day I had read somewhere that it had been, quite rightly, Black Pudding had been hailed a superfood, and a few other things including Cadbury’s chocolate, or if ! didn’t mention that I should have!

Low and behold today I received another nice letter with some pictures of the Cat hotel and an inducement. The author asked when I was next in England and invited me to stay at the Cat hotel and be provide for and provisioned with the most amazing comfort and extra grand goodies. All I had to do, and here I refer to the first sentence above, is to write a little blog after the visit.

So I suppose the answer to my original question is definitely this artist sells out in the off season! Hang on that sounds a little too cheap!

Still the hotel is worth a mention the place looks lovely and being a Cat who is by far and away too clever for his boots I thought I would mention it twice. Now and after I have had a visit. That way I should get two complimentary stays tee hee! I wonder if it will be better that Mrs. O’Reilly’s which my avid fans will remember is where I stayed when the floods came!

The nice lady, Emma, at Longcroft, sorry can’t do the Cat’s ears over the ‘g’ sent me a few pictures and I thought in the interests of being upgraded to the hotel’s Penthouse I would share them with you!

Cat Hotel 2

I rather fancy the room with the Hydrangea, (pink flower on the table for those without green paws). Imagine the mess that’ll make when it’s ‘accidentally’ shoved off the table, if it isn’t too heavy of course.

Cat Hotel 1

Lastly here is the all important contact information I expect if you mention this blog you’ll get a complimentary copy of one of my books, expect nothing less!


About the Author

The Cat Portrait2

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.

Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”

I would like to tell you all about something new and rather nice that you can get from the Apple iBooks store, no not ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book you have been able to get that for ages, no something else rather wonderful. You can get John Woodcock’s brilliantly illustrated book the first in the series called ‘The Trams of Prague’

This heavily illustrated books created especially for iPads, Pods and Phones called Tram No 6 is the Naughtiest of Trams and it looks amazing.

If you would like to get this exceptional book the easy way, just click on this link:
Trams of Prague – Tram No6 is the Naughtiest of Trams

Don’t forget dear cuddly readers one and all that my translator’s heavily illustrated book has just been made available at the iBookstore or iTunes – what was it with Steve Jobs and all of the ‘i’s’?

To get whizzed straight to the store whatever it’s called just click on the picture of the cover of that wonderful book below.

Trams of Prague ePub Cover 2 1 13 225x225 75


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