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Mar. 19th, 2007

Another Monday, another set of technological setbacks preventing my posting this 'til late.

'See the Other Side', by Tatyana Tolstaya

I first encountered Tolstaya's fiction in the Guardian, some time in the early 1990s. I wish I could find that story again. I have both her collections of short fiction, but I wasn't aware until recently that she'd written a post-apocalypse novel, Slynx. Her writing is often labelled 'magic realist', but to me it has quite a different flavour from the Latin / Mediterranean writers (Marquez, Eco, Allende, de Bernieres on a good day) that I tend to associate with that style.
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My cats are refusing to drink tap water. They have just sucked up nearly a litre of Evian.

I can't help wondering if the recent fiddling by the water board (no mains water 8am - 7pm last week) has done something nasty.

Ditto the lack of water pressure in the flat -- have just been negotiating with Upstairs re shower times.

The cats usually get through a reasonable amount of water, but I've noticed recently that they aren't drinking much of the water I put down for them ...

... or are they just taking advantage of being the most spoilt cats anywhere, ever, in the history of the universe?
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This is what happened when I started running a bath. See previous post. Cats are clevver.
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