Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Well that was the Easter weekend

and did we do anything? No, not really though I have just remembered what I wanted to do Sunday, ahh well, next Sunday will do.

Saturday I had to go and get another ball of wool and Dragonslayer decided he wanted to come with me, so I made him drive. Near Hobbycraft I spotted a Waterwheel, never noticed that before, so we went to investigate.

I have looked on the internet, but cannot find any pictures or description of what used to be here, it is in Havant, just next to the A27.

Next was a visit to Burger King, well it was lunchtime and very, very cold. So cold in fact, that I managed to catch a cold, which showed itself Sunday lunchtime and is the reason I am up this early today.

Visit to Hobbycraft successfully completed, and the Dragonslayers first visit to said shop. He commented on its size and the number of husbands trailing their wives with the shopping basket, wonder if they got husbands to pay for their goodies, perhaps I should have had a basket and let him carry it??

Sunday we had snow here

well, in the air, nothing on the ground.

Sunday also saw the arrival of this fellow

The first person he met was SS3, who must have thought the new arrival was cold, what with snow and him being from a warmer climate.

I must admit he took some persuasion to take the hat and scarf off

Meet Rilla, our new arrival.

Then came the introduction to the resident gang

They were all rather timid/frightened of this large stranger.

and tried to hide from him on the other side of the bed

until Titch decided that as most animals look after babies, he would risk a handshake

Then they all joined in. The fact that Rilla had brought supplies with him, might just have influences them a little bit

They were soon firm friends and having a feast

Let me introduce you to the "gang"

Schweetheart, the oldie here. A rather scruffy, dirty monkey with a thoughtful nature. Came from the West Country.

Squillie, came from Apenheul in Holland. In fact he is the second one of these we have had as the first ran away at McDonalds in Guildford. He is a very nosy character.

Munkea, another quiet character. I was told firmly how to spell his name by SS2 & SS3, I am not sure that is how I would have spelled it, but they insisted.

Titch, who normally travels everywhere with me, enjoying looking out of the car window. I have tried to get him off his dummy, but he clamps down hard on it, so I let him keep it.

He does have a twin brother, who lives in SS2's car, but he is very camera shy.


Totty Teabag said...

Rilla Grilla? I wonder if there is a family connection to Ninfant Griller somewhere in their ancestry? I am glad he has settled down so well into his new green environment.

Monkee Maker said...

Wow, you've got quite a collection of monkeys there, they're brill!

And oh, many a happy hour I've had trying to force my hubby in through the doors of Hobby Craft. Sadly, Halfords is in the same area and he's much happier in there .... or should that be "luckily", so he can't see how much I spend ....