Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx

Monday, 19 January 2009

I wanted to introduce you to the newest member of our family - a kitten we adopted from the RSPCA yesterday. She is a dear little thing - although very timid having been abandoned when she was just a few weeks old. It amazes me that people can be so cruel as she is so pretty and has such a sweet nature. She is a complete ragbag of colours - tabby, tortie, ginger cross with white front paws and grey back paws and a stripy tail! We are working on a name - Jemima, Lyra, Matila, Ginger Maisy (this is Josh and Rosie's choice), Pixie, Petal are all in the running. Any suggestions gratefully received! She looks contented already, doesn't she!


bree said...


for starters!
congratulations (i'm very jealous!)


Anonymous said...

i'm a sucker for calling animals by old fashioned names (ie names it might be cruel to call children now!)

(just think of all pensioners and your a goodun)


Catofstripes said...

She is a sweet little thing. We also took delivery of some kittens from the RSPCA this week. Naming them took forever so I feel your pain.

What about Hermione?

Anonymous said...

Rainbow ? Susan xxx

Lucy said...

I'm not sure about names but she looks absolutely adorable! Awwwww x

Katiecakes said...

She's beautiful. My youngest also looks like an explosion in a kitty paint factory. Every colour under the sun.

I'm a firm believer in naming cats after foodstuffs, mine are called Marmalade and Muffin. If I can persuade my boyfriend to get another, it will be named Macaroni :D

Enjoy her growing up ;)

Katie xox

Anonymous said...


Stately As Two Galleons said...

She is GORGEOUS!!! What a fantastic addition to your family, Hannah.

As for names... how about Delia, Prue, Nigella or Fanny?


Anonymous said...

Hello Hannah

She's gorgeous and reminds me of a wonderful cat I had many years ago who was also a real mixture of colours.

She ended up being called Pickle because her range of browns and ginger reminded me of Branston!

She certainly lived up to the name too as she was a mischievious little madam who was always in a pickle!


Nicole said...

Hannah, there simply is only one name that will do.....cupcake!!

milhan said...

I think I have to second the name "cupcake" :D

The Liberty Belle said...

What a cute kitty! I'm happy she now has a loving home.

Tracey said...

What a cutie! I like the name Pixie!What about Taffy or Galaxy?