The online home of Rose Anderson, Phil Gardner … and Dave the rubber octopus

About us

We are … two humans and a cat (you know that already). We live together in Chapel Allerton, a very nice suburb of Leeds; actually we’re just outside Chapel Allerton proper, but estate agents describe our house as being in Chapel A because it’s a desirable area.

Phil and Rose have been together since 2001, and we got married in April 2010. Cal joined us in 2015, a few months after our previous cat, Sophie, died. He and his sister Susan had lived with our friends Lois and Kirsty, but the vet suggested that the two cats would be happier living separately, and so Lois and Kirsty offered Cal to us while Susan remained behind. The vet was right: they have each blossomed since living apart.

Phil Gardner

Phil

Phil Gardner

Phil loves computers, cooking and cats,  as well as a number of  things that don’t begin with ‘c’ . He lives with an amazingly gorgeous, smart and funny woman, though he is probably regretting giving her access to editing this part of the site…

Phil: Non, je ne regrette rien! I also tend to love things beginning with ‘s’, including snails. (Though for some reason I don’t feel the same about slugs.) Speaking of small creatures, I have befriended woodlice for many years despite their tendency to eat apples and strawberries. I can’t criticise them as I share that tendency.

Rose Anderson

Rose

Rose Anderson

Rose is a Zen hypnochick who loves music, the natural world (especially the sea) & making jewellery. She also enjoys the extreme sport of smiling at people she doesn’t know. Like Phil, she is fond of snails, and we do our best to rescue snails (and slugs in Rose’s case) in danger of being trodden on.

Cal Zingiber

Cal

Cal Zingiber

Yip! Yip! … (Trans.: “Food! Birdies! Catnip toys!”)

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