Happy New Year everyone. We hope 2010 brings you lots of lovely things, many exciting adventures and lashings of yummy things to eat.
New Year’s Day is certainly a Hippo and Lion festival, and we celebrated it in style. First we collected Grandmother Gwen and went with her and Frannie ‘n’ The Builder to the Swan @ Stoford, where we had a magnificent pea and mint soup. The humans all had shepherds pie. Hippos, of course are more or less vegetarian. We do eat the occasional fishy thing, but definitely not shepherds. And even if we did, I doubt we could manage a whole one each. And neither could Frannie or Grandmother Gwen, although The Builder managed to scoff all of his shepherd. Frank, of course, is a lion and does eat shepherds when he can get his paw on one. However, he is only a very tiny lion, so gnawed on some of Frannie’s left over shepherd.
Then we took Grandmother Gwen back home and went for a drive in the New Forest. We found a hippo skating rink (although not for Frank - doesn’t matter much if hippos crash through the ice and into the water!!) and a seesaw, and even a climbing frame. We saw lots of small horses. It was all very exciting.
And then we came back across some pretty countryside and back to the flat, where we spent a lovely evening watching children’s films. We’re having such a lovely time.
It’s dark and cold outside now. This means, of course, that we should all be in bed, tucked up cosily and asleep. Can anyone explain to us, then, why Frannie and The Builder are sat in their bed each messing about on their laptops? Especially since there is no internet to amuse them!