Monday, 9 February 2009

Animals In A Cup

This is just a small TatBomb that I detonated yesterday. Bought for 50p from a charity shop, this delightful piece features two barely-identifiable animals, their features reminiscent of melted wax, peering dolefully out of a teacup.
We believe that the one on the left (with its inexplicable head-rose)is supposed to be a kitten, and the one on the right is some sort of puppy.
Yes, they appear to be melded together.

Tune in next time to see my sister's tit-for-TatBomb.
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Sunday, 18 January 2009

Cat in Makeup

Yeah, clearly the chronological thing isn't working out, huh?
So I'll just post 'em when I have pictures of them.

I found this *cough* delightful cat for under a pound in a charity shop. My sister was thrilled to receive it.

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Christmas TatBombs

As you may be able to ascertain from the title, I am a tad behind in posting tat at the moment. The reason? I like to post it chronologically, so you can all view the escalation of hostilities. And I lost my Christmas TatBomb.

So, picture this.

Christmas day. A family all together. Laughter, church, food, presents.
Being my family...

TatBombed to my sister from me:

I'n't she cute?

And vice versa:

Why, yes! Those are puppies in a 'basket'. I think I won, but it's a close-run thing.
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Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Aussie Ostrich

Sarah shared this with the blog, and I think the best way to explain it is in her own words...

Okay, I really have no one to blame for this but myself. Or maybe I could blame the woman who was hawking them a couple of days before Australia Day? However, once I did buy it, I thought of how it would be perfect for the Tatwars blog...

Green and gold (traditional Aussie colours) bird pen with a lovely green felt hat on. The tag dangling from it's beak is the worst part, I think - Aussie Ostrich. Australia doesn't even have ostriches natively!

Of course, Sarah, you should look at this as an opportunity.
Now, think of someone you know who'd be excited to receive a gift of it (Note: Not me!).

Thursday, 10 January 2008


This, my dears, is what is known as a TatNuke. A TatNuke is basically the same as a TatBomb, but it is so large or horrible or both that it brings a halt to the current TatWar between two people. The TatWar can be restarted, of course, but TatNukes tend to be such a nasty shock to the recipient that it's considered fair to have a time-out period. I TatNuked my sister with this.

This is pretty much the maximum size for a traditional TatBomb, and cost the princely sum of £3.99 (from a charity shop - I would not normally pay that much for a TatNuke). Please note the dog with the humpback, the socks hanging on the mast, and the badly sculpted waves.

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Saturday, 1 December 2007


This post (a present from her sister sent in by MadCarlotta) neatly illustrated a point I was intending to touch on - that of what a mistake it is, sometimes, to mention your likes.

There are some people who will, upon being informed of your liking of cats (or whatever), immediately file that information under the 'gift-giving' section. And then every gift you ever receive from them will in some way be related to your liking cats. These situations invariably end up with the pretence of delight when you are presented with something like this item.

Sunday, 25 November 2007

Little Mermaid / Sad Clown

When she moved into her new house, I TatBombed my sister with this little gift: a Little Mermaid hair clip that flashes red. (It's also unphotographable, for some reason.)

After a few weeks, she returned the TatBomb with a birthday present.
I think it's supposed to be some sort of sad harlequin clown.

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