Maison De Moggy

Cafe with cats….what is this?

Have you ever been to a cat cafe before? Yes? No? Well either way I would highly recommend visiting my lovely work.

Maison De Moggy was the first ever cat cafe in Scotland and we are the first cat cafe in Europe to have the Sphynx bread and her name is Elodie and she is the big star for our show. We have been running now for 3 years, first in Stockbridge and now we have moved to our permanent location of West port, just down from the Grassmarket in Edinburgh.

In the lovely sea of beautiful yellows and blues of the cafe we have 12 Moggy babies! 4 girls and 8 boys of which we have 7 breeds. Each of our babies have different personality’s and they are all well looked after and loved by not only their parents or the staff but our lovely customers, regulars and visitors alike.

I have been a part of this wonderful Moggy family for about a year now and it has been amazing, the opportunity to work here has made all my crazy cat lady dreams come true. As they say if you work at something you love then is it really working?Before anyone asks do I have a favourite, you honestly cant choose one, each is so different and all so lovely. I can really see the difference in them and how they act towards me now to when I first started. You build the relationship with them more and more throughout working her and a few have now came out their shell towards me which makes me so happy. Jacques our oldest one, is known as our gentle giant, he’s a 5 year old white Norwegian Forrest cat and he’s a giant baby. At first he would run away and not be too keen on my petting him but now a days, especially in the morning he is so loving towards me, all ways wanting attention and groomed. He truly is a gentle giant! This was such a big deal to me and to Jacques as he only takes a liking to a handful of people and I am proud that I am now one of them.

Pauline our Maine Coon is similar as she only takes a liking to some people, and we had a connection straight away. Some people like to say it’s because she’s a big goth cat and I’m a big goth gal so that’s why, and I believe this. She is such an amazing cat. But don’t get me wrong she is a very sassy diva at times, especially when it comes to being stroked! Much like Coco, our black British Short hair, she only likes her head being touched, avoid the tummy at all times!!! Or if you don’t you will feel the claws, teeth and hear the scream.

In all I would highly recommend visiting our lovely cafe, not only for our fabulous coffee and delicious cakes but for our moggys who are the true stars! Each have their own personally which means you will definitely bond with one if not more of our stars.


Scottish Tattoo Convention

Hello again world! Here is my first sort of review blog post so bare with me, I’m a little rusty still, but I’m getting into the swing of things. On a side note I’m planning on having a more structured upload of posts so they are more frequent for those who read these bad boys. Also depending on my mood I’m in will depend on my style of writing as I am currently in a fabby mood this will come across more chatty, so here we go.

I am going to do a small review on the 8th annual Scottish tattoo convention, I know it’s a month late but I have had a lot on with work and birthdays this month, but as they say better late than never. I have been to the tattoo convention twice now and it never fails to impress me if I’m honest. Like last year it was held at Edinburgh Corn Exchange on the last weekend of March. However unlike last year we weren’t blessed with a nice hot day with sunshine as a few days before it had snowed in Scotland which no one was happy about at all. This year I introduced Jay to this beautiful world of ink and he loved it which I couldn’t be more happy about.

I will quickly do a breakdown of what to expect if you have decide to go to this next year which I highly recommend you do. There is a whole bunch of amazing and sadly some not too amazing tattoo artist from not only Scotland but different parts of the world. There is something for everyone’s tastes from classic traditional tattoos, minimalist work, black and white works, neo traditional, old school, modern and everything in between, you will most likely find an artist work you’d fall in love with. They are split in two rooms and the go within there studio as some studios have one rep and others have a few just depends.

However there is not only just tattoo artists, Dr Martians set up a stall and they do a competition to win different Dr Martin products that have been hand drawn on and are each unique which I sadly have never won, but third this is the charm. There also some other stalls, jewellery ones, pin up vintage style clothes as well as other clothes types, body modifications stalls, a stall to get a pin up makeover and this year we had hand painted old school signs and a kids face paint and stick on tattoo stall! There is also a stall for Cervena Fox’s signed photos and merch but we will get into chatting abut her later.

As you walk round the busy venue, you get to see each artist works, they usually have books of what they have either done or their flash sheets. Not ever artist is available for walk ups so you are best to organise times before that weekend if there is something you definitely want just so you aren’t disappointed. Oh and it’s not regular cheapest! As it’s in Edinburgh tattoo artist rates are a lot higher to where I normal go, and seen as it’s a convention if you are wanting a decent Pam size tattoo expect it to be £200-300 or up, so prewarning be prepared. I sadly couldn’t afford anything this year as the convention lay just before my pay day but I did splash out on some art work from the artist, merch and a very fitting new phone case with crazy cat lady on it. It was meant to be!

You don’t just wonder round in silence either, there is a number of different acts on durning the whole weekend. Different performers such as the circus preformers, Cervena Fox and also the miss pin up competition. As well as all of these there are different commotions through the days for the tattoo artists based on their works, however I have never been early enough to see them.My all time favourite performance was done by Cervena Fox of course, I met her last year and again this year. The fact that she remembered me and asked me specific things and how I was getting on with them meant a lot. If you don’t know she is a British goddess, who is also a model, performer and tattoo apprentice. She is honestly so lovely and was so nice to me and jay, we spoke to her before her amazing performance and then again after. Her performance was a lot different than last years but still amazing. Last year she did a fire based performance but this year she was trying out a new routine and hung from chains and even covered herself in fake blood. A good time you say and I must agree it was. Before we left we said our good byes with her and I bought her last signed model photo of her and her husband in stormtrooper helmets, which I’m sure some of you might be familiar with, she added on to it and signed it to me and it meant a lot. I cannot wait to go back next year and have a wee chat with her again.

In all it was a really good day and Jay really enjoyed himself, there is loads to look at and do with the added help of small food vans out back and a bar you are content there for hours. I am definitely going back again but this time with more money. Now bring on London tattoo convention in September, I cannot wait. I hope you enjoyed this little chit chat informal review, as I said I’m still rusty since I’m new so bare with me. I will leave the link to the website if you want to see the list of the artist who came out this year, it also has links to their Instagram so you can see there works, and thanks or reading

Maison De Moggy

Very brief intro to Maison De Moggy

Hello again You may or may not know my job title is Cat Nanny! Yup that really is a job, and I have to say it’s probably the best job title to ever have. Especially when I am a crazy cat lady. I wont lie, if I was asked where I saw myself this year I would have never of said I would be working at Maison De Moggy.

As a customer a few years ago I dreamed of working here, working in your slippers, getting to spend time with the babies one on one and just getting to work in such a relaxing environment. I’ve only been a few times before I worked there, so I knew how peaceful it is and how the it sort if runs and works. Although I must admit I never knew all the cats names off by heart when I first started, especially how you say Guillaume name. However, almost a year later and I’m a pro and feel like I’ve really come out my shell with this job. I’ve really become more outgoing, energetic and also gotten over my anxiety.

The most recent customer experience I had before working there was when I took my mum for mother’s day last year. She absolutely loved it there as she is also a fellow crazy cat lady so she was right at home. I’m sure the day we went was a Tuesday, it was after I had an interview at the art university we went to the cat session for the 1:15 slot. It was such a great experience to share with my mum, she loved it and she got her favourite cake, rocky road. The staff who where there at the time were so friendly and welcoming. Because it was quiet session they were more one on one telling us all about the cats and what they like. I remember talking to my mum about how amazing it would be to work there and let alone a few months later I do. It was really enjoyable time and I would recommend it to anyone who like cats or just needs an hour away from life. It is definitely a relaxing place and very therapeutic.

I have to say this is by far the best and my favourite job I have ever had and I love it so much. This is just a little overview of my first experience at Maison De Moggy. I’m going to later do more on what it is about, what to expect when you get there and also about all the wee babies in the cafe.

Any question you have feel free to ask away

Get to know me · Personal

Hello world!

My name is Kelli, I’m your not average Scottish 21 year old, I am an art and makeup lover. Which may seem average but to top things off I am officially a Cat Nanny at Maison De Moggy in Edinburgh. I am a colour loving busy bee who loves to take new opportunities as they arise and go on adventures with my partner in crime, Jay.
As you can probably tell I am a new to blogging and this is my first every post. It has taken a while to write this as I have the new blogger fear of failure. However, I have finally overcame myself and i am really going to dedicate set time to get this up and running, even if it is only for my self. You may pick up on some writing mistakes here and there throughout my posts, I am dyslexic and it will happen. I have a program to try and pick up on these mistakes and people to read over it but as much like in the past things will get missed, so bare with and some of my typos. Half the time the are amusing typos so hopefully they will bring out a simile like the do most people on my social media’s.
So what’s in my blog for you well I am hoping it will be somewhat entertaining, with your classic reviews post but also some fun cat post, which I mean who doesn’t love. It wont just be about my beloved babies but also my work babies, in total 14 cats. There will also be some tips and tricks on different beauty things which have helped me on a number of different things over the past while. To start things off I will hopefully gets posts done every two weeks or every week. I have two jobs currently as they are both part time and I am trying to save, emphasis on the trying part as I am slightly a shopaholic.
Blogging for me is a chance to get back into writing and prove to myself I can do this, but with who ever reads it I would love your involvement, suggestions on what you want to see and read, and I’m just in general here for a chat, I’ve been told I’m a good listener and if someone out there needs that then I am happy to help. I’m not doing this to get money or thousands of followers etc. I am wanting to do something fun and its a mini project for me. In 3-6 months if I have created a small community of people interested in this then that would mean the world and even if I don’t but i am still enjoying myself with this then I’m going to stick with it.
This is only a short sort of intro about me and just an overlook of my life and what’s up to come. I really wanting to really dig in to this project and get started now that i have finally done my first post. So stay tuned and in the next few weeks you will be introduced to the cutest cat posts and also an insight to my bony life