ESSENTIAL ITEMS FOR A NEW CAT Before you bring your new cat home, you’ll need to buy a few essential items. These include a cat carrier, bedding, food bowls, a litter tray and scratching post. These will also need replacing from time to time. A CAT FLAP Giving your cat access to the outdoors can provide them with a huge amount of positive stimulation. Most cats benefit from having the freedom to come and go as they please especially if they’re young and you’re regularly out. We at Battersea recommend a microchip cat flap. These scan your cat’s microchip and only open for your … Continue reading OWNING A CAT CHECKLIST


Jason Momoa and action heroes are basically the same thing. The self-described “savage” has many different sides that the world doesn’t know. He is part artist, part big kid and overall softie. But what else do we not know about the rugged hunk? A Softie Really He was thrown into the public eye from the second he became Khal Drogo in the first season of Game of Thrones, but now the world knows him as Aquaman. The first Aquaman trailer has created a frenzy, so we will see what the future holds for this character. Yet for now, here are … Continue reading LEGEND: JASON MOMOA


Since it was founded in 2009, WhatsApp has become one of the apps you’re most likely to find on phones worldwide.  Today, it has 1.5 billion users in 180 countries – even more than users of its stablemate, Facebook Messenger, which is presumably why Mark Zuckerberg’s company were so keen to gobble it up for an eye-watering $19 billion in 2014. But lately, the app has come under fire. Back in May, it was revealed that malware had been developed that could potentially open up all of your WhatsApp data to hackers.  Since then, Facebook has patched WhatsApp so that the current version … Continue reading MESSENGER SERVICES


“Generally speaking, this is one of the most time-consuming and difficult moves out there,” says Hans. “Some guys, even in the World Cup race, cannot ride a good wheelie. But you’ll see kids riding them because they put the time into it.” Steps: 1. Adjust your seat to a low position. You’ll ride the wheelie sitting down, and seat position will help keep your center of gravity and balance. 2. Put the bike into a medium or low gear and begin at rolling speed. 3. Crouch your upper body so your weight is over the handlebars. 4. Turn the cranks … Continue reading HOW TO WHEELIE


Christmas can be maddening. Between the endless barrage of tacky songs, rampant commercialization, and saccharin sentimentality, some of us can’t wait for it to end.  Others have taken a bolder stance, however, and created new holidays for themselves. These holidays are celebrated with varying degrees of seriousness and good humor, but do offer alternatives to Christmas and the issues many people have with it. From the secular to the silly, here are five of the best.  The Winter Solstice Representing the shortest day of the year and the beginning of a long trudge back to days with reasonable amounts of sunlight, … Continue reading CHRISTMAS ALTERNATIVES


Ingredients US Customary – Metric 2 slices Vegan Sandwich Bread (or store-bought) 5-6 slices Eggplant Bacon (or 1/4 cup Coconut Bacon // amount as original recipe is written) 2 Tbsp Vegan Aquafaba Mayo or Hummus 1/4 medium red or white onion (thinly sliced) 1/2 medium ripe tomato (thinly sliced) 2 leaves green lettuce Instructions Toast bread (optional). In the meantime, heat skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add eggplant bacon (if using coconut bacon, no need to heat) and cook for 1-2 minutes. Then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side until warmed through. Remove from heat and set aside. To assemble sandwich, spread vegan mayo (or hummus) on the toasted bread slices. Then top one piece with … Continue reading VEGAN BLT