Cat Morley

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Handsome & Special
My parents arrived this evening. We're going to Paris in for a week but they have some time in London beforehand. Dragonette’s cats, Handsome and Special have been shipped over from Canada and the...


It was Tom's parents last night tonight, so we took them for dinner at the Skiddaw. I think we managed to give them a fun-filled touristy visit.


Biting My Tongue All Week
Today we went for a look around the the V&A. There's an amazing glass chandelier in the entrance way. I also loved the jewelry section, with all the sparkly rings, which are arranged to make a ...


Autumn Comforts
This morning we went for breakfast at the Narrowboat Cafe in Little Venice. It’s feeling really wintery outside now and Tom took this amazing photo of the canal. On the way home we stopped in to ...


Acid Tongue
Tonight we went to see Jenny Lewis (from Rilo Kiley) at Koko in Camden. I was reviewing it for Clash and we met up with Kate Price who treated us to drinks. It was a pretty good gig but a little mo...


Day Of The Dead
We’ve been preparing for Halloween and the new issue of Snippets is almost ready to launch, so here's a sneak peek of what to expect. I also made some Clay Sugar Skulls to give to my family. I dus...


The Devil's Girlfriend
This evening I made a Devil Horn Fascinator so that I could get a head start on my Halloween crafting. I made a pair of clay devil horns, which I covered in red glitter and then attached them to a ...


Paper Dolls In Paper Dresses
We went down to Canary Wharf today. It was strangely eery there with the falling stock market and job cuts. I like walking between the big buildings, it makes me feel like I’m in The Borrowers.


I was recently interviewed for Lola’s Land. I’m going to be their new resident DIY diva, so keep an eye out for my projects on there! I've been implementing some more of the techniques from Gettin...


Holland Park
I picked up lots of craft supplies from MacCulloch & Wallis, which is craft heaven with three floors stuffed full of hard to find bits and pieces. I’m also going to be making fascinators tonigh...


Warwick Avenue
We walked past Duffy at Maida Vale tube today... I wish it had been at Warrick Avenue so that we could have sang at her.


How To Win Friends And Influence People
It’s really starting to feel like autumn now. We've been going on lots of walks in the park and keeping warm with take out coffee. We think the lamp posts in Green Park look like the ones from Narn...


Concrete & Glass
Drowned in Sound has been running out of the Mews again this week, so our home office has been very busy. This evening we went to the Concrete & Glass festival (as Drowned in Sound) were spons...



Canal Museum
We waved goodbye to Calum at the station this morning which was sad. To cheer ourselves up we decided to go on an adventure and stumbled upon the Canal Museum. It was a lovely day to be next to t...


Today we jumped on a train to Ascot and headed to the racecourse. My Dad got Tom tickets to a beer festival in the grounds of Ascot, so we could bet on the horses and drink beer - a winning combin...


Going Down To Thimble Island
Drowned in Sound was being run out of our Mews today, so Calum and I were turfed out. We kept ourselves busy with a trip to the National Portrait Gallery.


A Tightrope Walker Risking It All
Calum and I spent the day at the Tate looking at all of the art. I like to rush around and see all the work, whereas Calum likes to read all the signs, so it was hard for us to keep pace with each ...


Calum in London
Calum is here to stay for the week. It’s only his second visit to London, so I’ve been showing him the sights. We started off with bento in the park at Embankment. We then took in the sights of Co...


Zombie Strippers
I found fabric heaven today in Goldhawk Road, a street filled with fabric stores. I’d been planning a winter coat for a while (specifications: furry hood and heart shaped pockets) and I managed to ...


Work In Progress
We went to see Mark Thomas tonight at the Soho Theatre with Tom and Tony. He was really good even though he was only warming up for his new tour. I had a really tasty cocktail called a Creme Brulee...


The Best Cake In The World
We had this amazing cake at Roma’s Cafe next to Maida Vale tube today. Mmmmm! Recently I’ve been perfecting my folding technique, so that my clothes take up the tiniest amount of space possible.



The Faint
Tonight we went to The Faint at Cargo in East London. They were so so good but the venue was like a cave and got so hot, so it was one of the sweatiest gigs ever. We danced until we felt like we mi...


Notting Hill Carnival
It was the Notting Hill Carnival this weekend. The parade route comes within a block of our house, so we woke to the bass of reggae music playing from the numerous sound systems set up in the stre...


We had breakfast at the hotel before heading off on the second leg of our Manic Street Preachers pilgrimage to Blackwood, their hometown. The hotel owner asked why we'd ever want to go there and wh...


As part of our birthday fun, we got in the car and headed to Newport. My Mum and I have always wanted to visit Wales as we're Manics fans. We did a little sigh for Richey as we passed over the Seve...