Monday, 21 November 2011

RAF Museum Hendon

 The Monkeys wanted to go and see the airplanes at the museum.

Most of the airplanes are rather old so can't be touched but there is an interactive section where little ones can sit in a helicopter or a glider. There are also lots of things to try out about physics that pilots need to know.

The museum was surprisingly empty so there were lots of chances to try everything out and have a go. Everybody's favourite was the beach ball that one had to balance over a stream of air and then shoot through a hoop. Little Monkey was too little to hold the air stream but he had a blast to fetch the beach ball.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Time in the Park

See the lovely sunshine? The child running around? So why did I have to drag them out of the car in the park on a day like this so they could have a run around?

Surely it can't be because I would take funny photos of us?

Or because the playground was too empty?

Or because we would run through the leaves?

Hipstamatic Friday

It was a lovely sunny Autumn Day.

Thursday, 17 November 2011


Big Monkey and I found this little passenger on top of our car trying to hitch a ride. Not sure we went her way though as it was way to cold for a wasp this morning.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Tropical Zoo

We went to the Tropical Zoo in Kew yesterday. They rescue exotic animals from people who can't look after them, from Heathrow airport exile and quarantine, the RSPCA and occasionally when fished out of the river Thames.

They have loads of different animals, fish, birds, reptiles, toads... luckily they only one that have been found in the Thames were turtles at least no crocodiles were mentioned. They had one enormous one that I wouldn't want to meet anywhere.

There are lots of chance to meet some of the animals up close. Little Monkey was a bit worried and wanted to be carried. He mostly stayed well back but would occasionally touch one or the other. Strangely refused to feel the chinchilla which absolutely everybody else gave a cuddle. I never managed to take a photo though, as he was very quick and then turned away.

This one was our favourite, she was a very friendly iguana lady and let us all have a stroke without getting annoyed. 

Daddy Monkey got to hold a real life dragon - a bearded dragon from Australia that is. Very pretty and cute he was I thought.

Big Monkey was fine with the python, really! She commented on how funny it felt when the snake moved.

Big Monkey liked all of them but said that she was slightly disappointed that they only had one cuddly animal to  pet, the chinchilla.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

and fun was had by all...

Today I was lucky enough to spend a day with these lovely "ladies". You know Missus Wookie.

This is Missus Wookie's Mum.

This is our residential messy player and artist Miss L.

We meet once a month to create cards and scrapbook layouts. Missus Wookie's Mum had created lots of layouts but chose to have a photo with her cup of coffee taken. Fair enough, vats of coffee and tea are always consumed otherwise no creativity would be possible. Chips, too, are a necessity and  the Fish&Chip shop does good business particularly thanks to Miss L. 
Yes, I think it can safely be said that we all had a great time and lots of fun. 

Hipstamatic Friday

At the local soft play centre.

Big Monkey is practicing.

Little Monkey is playing Mummy.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Aye mateys...

The pirates are here:

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Hipstamatic Friday

We went to the park with the best playground.

Little Monkey brought his "scooter-mo-bike".

He got to climb on his "boat".

Big Monkey pushed Little Monkey on the roundabout and still managed to pull silly faces.

The Autumn colours are still fabulous.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Daddy Monkey's Birthday treat

Last weekend Daddy Monkey and I went for Afternoon tea at the Parklane Hotel as a treat.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Thank you cards

Yes, made some more cards with scraps and the inspiration of Mojo Monday. The background on the Thank you Card is a painting by Little Monkey.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Autumn colour

Cottoneaster in my garden