Posts from the “Travel” Category

Wow! Dublin Zoo was so cool. Huge expanses of water everywhere make it seem like there are no animals in cages. They have elephants! Hurrah. I miss the hefalumps at London Zoo so it has been an age since I have been so close to one of my creased friends. Also it makes the Gorilla World at London Zoo look like a very small bedroom in comparison to a whole stately home. The gorillas live on a big island and look really relaxed. Here is a bit of  video  of what I think are some chimps just padding about a bit. The other cool thing about the zoo in Dublin was when I showed my London Zoo card and wondered if I might get a little discount, I got in free! yipee. I wonder if London Zoo is so hospitable to overseas visitors…….I will find out.

Song of the Day –Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head

I was  the paint shop  again this morning as I am decorating my office, which is taking days as it was painted shades of purple and orange, which are a bucket to cover up with brilliant white…we are talking coats and coats. The young man who mixed my paint ( oh I am having a bit of yellow too) mentioned that he had this song in his head…I told him about the German word ‘earworm’ for a song that gets stuck going round and round your head. He told me he has had this song in his head for at least a month and the annoying thing is that he can only remember the first line…now that is annoying. He  knew the second line was something to do with red and that that it rhymed!

My biggest chuckle of the day came from these 2 signs I saw in 2 shops in a very classy Georgian shopping  arcade in Dublin..The idea of  posh children,  high  on caffeine, running back to nanny clutching real live fluffy bunnies was too funny  for me not to let out a large guffaw! The grammatical error in the woolly warning does not distract from the image of unruly children  being turned into jumpers. I like it here.

SONG OF THE DAY -Rabbit in your Rucksack

who knows…you might not have seen this yet….if you have, it might have been a while. x

…..really not sure. Quite a friendly face, seems to be the strong silent type though, possibly a bit cold, and I have to admit I don’t even know his name which is a bit rude as we have spent a whole night together. I am not sure yet if he is my type, he is a bit unnerving.  Where ever I am in the bedroom he is sitting there opposite my bed…staring at me. he has not mover yet. I have told him to desist but I think he might be a trifle hard of hearing as well as unable to speak. I can see my time with him is going to be a bundle of laughs. Well it is early days…I did notice when I turned the light on  in the middle of the night that he was still staring at me with that wry little smile and upturned eyebrow.   As I shall be sharing my room with him for the next few days, I will try a to attempt a  little light conversation this evening, maybe get some nibbles in, I am assuming he may be quite literate, you never know we might just find each other tolerable. At the moment I am yelling ‘bring back Mr P.’ he is much better company! Though there is a certain likeness. Am I just replacing like for like? A serial monogamist who has a thing for finely sculptured features? Top of the morning to you…..Later!

SONG OF THE DAY – Could it be I’m Falling in Love -The Detroit Spinners 

Wow! What a fantastic workshop that was today, thanks to 25 amazing teachers who took the time out to come and spend the day at the Ark with me…on a Saturday!

The Ark is an great  place. Lovely staff. I am so looking forward to my return visit in a few weeks. Next time I visit, I am staying longer and I shall be singing with classes of kids and families – that’s all type of families click here.   I had a bit of a walk round Dublin after the workshop  -it was a bit full of crazy excited rugby fans and Ireland had just won!  I saw Oscar Wilde ( well a statue of him in the park, and I cannot for the life of me understand why this photo keeps turning on its side, even in death he continues to be a rebel…baaa!) a green post box, the grounds of Trinity College, and ate a fantastic rib eye steak (vegetarians look away!) as I  need to keep my strength up for the mammoth journey home tomorrow, which will be a culinary desert for a gluten free person. Ferries and trains have never had a window for the ‘special diets’…Wish me luck!

VIDEO OF THE DAY – Stop it!

Listen very carefully now..this video will save you a fortune in therapy bills. ha ha!