And the answer is....

Thank you so much to everyone for your comments and suggestions on my last post. There must be something wrong with my eyesight, I think! The name of the print on the pyjama bottoms (I can't believe I've just written that!) is, of course, Fantastic Mr Fox! A special well done to Morwenna at Bluebells & Butterflies who got the actual name right in her comment!
Most people thought the same, too - I thought that Kary from My Farmhouse Kitchen was going to give me back some credibility for a moment....but no, in the end, she too saw Mr Foxy!

I, on the other hand, was quite convinced that it was an Eagle Owl, especially as they're nocturnal birds & associated with sleep! What others (ie. everyone!) sees as the tail, looping behind his back, I saw as two wings, one tucked behind his back & the other gesturing. Oh well, I shall admit defeat & book an appointment at the optician!

China update: I'm falling in love with this girl, she is the dearest dog! Sweet, gentle & calm. Even Alice is learning good manners from her and learning to share her Mum & Dad! She's still our best girl, of course - we've only borrowed China after all, but I will be sorry to see her go! I won't think about that yet , as Natalie has only just landed in Australia!

I have to take a chocolate cake out of the oven now...the smell is just amazing! Luckily it's an order & not for us, or I would be getting ready to dig in - in the manner of Frank Barone from Everybody Loves Raymond !


  1. I find it so endearing that you thought it was an owl with it's wings tucked all funny! At first I thought it might be a squirrel, but then I noted th long snout and knew it must be a fox.
    So glad to hear you and Chine are falling in love, and that Alice has accepted her.

  2. Rachel and Alice and China..hey you girls....

    enjoyed the post about the fox. cute pictures foxes and owls both so much...

    glad to hear that China is doing so well...she sounds like a sweetie...don't you just want to love her and make her feel special after what she went through...and YES ! extra hugs for Alice too.....

    hmmmmm do i smell chocolate cake? i think i do.....yum.....

    more later, my friend
    kary and buddy

  3. Hi Rachel,

    What a cute post:). Those pj's are like one of those magic eye puzzles (although, I was never able to see the image on those things). I like that you made the owl association though; I feel like you should get a prize for creativity and thought! :)

    I'm glad to hear things are going well with China (and glad to hear that Alice is approving). I hope to see some photos of the two of them soon:)


  4. Oh ratzzz Rachel, I too thought I saw wings and a mouth that resembled a beak. At the time I was wearing a darling felted pin that was made for me by Kary at My Farmhouse Kitchen. And guess what, it was an OWL!

    Hey, visit Old friends from Marblehead, Mass who moved to Britain and started a wonderful bookstore. They host special events and meals and the next one will feature book designers, especially interesting, the designer who did Conran's Eco Book, which is splendid.

    Wish I could go to the even. Cate and Nash are the owners of Much Ado. They're great people


    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  5. Well, thank you for the lovely foxy picture! Glad that you and China and Miss Alice are getting along famously, where is the cake Marie? Just going to smell the kid's heads to suck in 'the fountain of youth' as Frank would say! Thanks Rachel, the pyjamas caused a heated debate in our household! Love love love


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