Tuesday, 28 September 2010

More Food :-)

We've been having a merry, foodie time for the past week or two.

We've been to pubs and to restaurants.  We've had riverside picnics and delicious home cooked food.  We've had cakes and biscuits and pies.  It's all been extremely yumdelicious!  And there have been many, many cups of tea.

And then, after family feasting and celebrations, we went with our older humans down to Salisbury for the weekend.  We stayed in one of our favourite pubs, where the beds are soft and fluffy and cosy and warm, and the pillows are down-filled and floaty, and the breakfasts are hearty and toothsome.

And then we went off to visit many animal friends at the Longleat Safari Park, where you drive around and the animals gaze upon you and come to say hello.  We didn't see any hippos, but we did see some rhinos.  We are not hornist.  Rhinos definitely count as family!  We had our friend Frank Lyon with us.  He was very excited to call upon some of his lion friends.  He was quite excited by his tiger friends too.  It was a mighty day.  And the sun shone and it was lovely and warm.  And there was a lovely Sunday lunch in a country pub.

And now the weather has turned foggy and autumnal and chilly.  We are at our country home in the warm and cosy living room, snuggling up with Marlo the cat.  We were going back to our city home this weekend - but the older humans are going to another food fair on Saturday.  We have found that visits to food fairs always result in extra tasty treats for us!

But cups of tea and lovely sleeps for us before then.

Oh - our photos are here

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Bath time

It's bath day.  Lots of bubbles in nice hot water
Bernard!!!  Don't forget the towels
Washing my face.  Mustn't forget behind my ears
Time to get out
Enjoying the steam room after our bath


We've been to York.  Our humans decided that they were going to explore the food festival markets to see what delicious things they could forage.  We decided to go too. You need a hippo's guiding hand when making food choices!

Beautiful York

We had a lovely time.  There were lots and lots and LOTS of delicious food things to sniff and gaze at and admire.  It was all very delicious.  We had a lovely time sampling.  And all the humans bought lots of food to take back to our houses.

While we were in York, we dropped into the Christmas Angel shop and had a quick word with St Nicholas.  We need to make sure he gets our Christmas wishes in nice and early.  Our needs and wants are modest, but we do feel that, being such a busy man, St Nicholas needs to be alerted in good time

Then, having had a very busy day, we had a lovely sleep in the car on the way home.

And now it's Sunday, and we hear tell of ambitious Sunday lunch plans.  Must Stay Awake!!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...
Whispering secret wishes to St Nicholas

Roasting potatoes for Sunday lunch.  Such pretty colours

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Stretch.  Yawn.  Snurfffff.  Sleepy?  What time is it?

Wrffffff?  Erm.  I'm not sure, Bernard.  Hand on.  I'll find out ...

Um - it seems to be about half past September

Half past SEPTEMBER?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?  Get up!  Hurry!  We seem to have slept in.  We've missed one birthday party, several Sunday lunches and a bundle of cake.  Much as I love my warm, snuggly bed - I love FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD just as much

I certainly think we should get up, Bernard.  I can hear the humans talking about going to a food market in York.  Food.  York. YUM!!

Hang on people.  Wait for us.  We're coming too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!