Tuesday, 15 December 2015

A field trip

We went on a field trip at the weekend.
Yes, it's definitely a field
We have lots of those at home.
Why have we come all the way to Bath to look at a field?
Hang on, there's something in it.
Apart from grass.
Yes, it appears to be a Flash.
The Madwoman shrieked and yelled at him but he's going a bit deaf.
Well, that was the reason the Madwoman gave for him ignoring her at first.
But then he spotted the carrot and suddenly it was action stations.
So now you know.
If you want to get a Flash's attention,
forget all the jumping about and yelling like a banshee.
Just make a noise like a carrot.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Vacancy filled ...

We didn't realise it, but apparently the post of Whippoet Laureate was empty.
But there's no need for you all to rush to apply, because the vacant seat
has already been filled,
by none other than the wonderfully talented and whippet-loving Joan Lennon* (we shall not dwell on the kitties)

In an appropriate burst of enthusiasm to earn both our approval and her stipend, here is the haiku she composed in our honour: 


                                               Sleek and swift as swifts
in flight, you light on land just
once in every bound.

We love it Joan!
Your first gravy bone will be in the post later today!

* She also writes stonkingly good books, which it is often hard to drag The Madwoman's nose out of. Find out more HERE


And this is us doing zoomies like in the haiku.




Tuesday, 8 December 2015

All wrapped up

You never know what you're going to learn from one day to the next.
As it is nearly Christmas, this week we thought we would share some of the gift-wrapping tips we have learned while on walks at Chiltern Open Air Museum.

This is how you gift-wrap a wall

If you have a really big present, 
you can always substitute tinsel for wrapping paper.
This is how you gift-wrap a Visitor's Centre.
Animals can be more difficult,
but we thought this was a fair attempt at gift wrapping a horse

 And this is us, also all wrapped up, although against the cold rather than for Christmas.
The Madwoman says we look like special effects from Tron, but what does she know?


Saturday, 5 December 2015

Getting the Shivers

We went to the Christmas weekend at Chiltern Open Air Museum today.
By a miracle of modern science Mr Dickens was visiting too,
reading from A Christmas Carol.
Here are possibly the most famous opening lines ever ...

video

Sorry about it being sideways on.
But you know by now how inept the Madwoman is with a camera.
Maybe you could try lying down to watch it.
Just be grateful that she wasn't holding it upside down. You'd really get
a crick in your neck then ...

video

And here's Mr Dickens doing a bit more reading.
Fair gave us the shivers.
So we went home and hid under a fleece.