21 February 2007

Too Much Monkey Business ...

Our family is mad - it's official!

Somehow, about 25 years ago, P became known as 'Monkey' to Han and her 2 best friends. If he's not being addressed as Pauley, he's Monkey. Consequently, there have been numerous monkey gifts dropped at his feet over the years.

But today the postman delivered a humungous box for the birthday boy. It came from here. Isn't it great?

I'm not sure what is the most worrying - the gifts, or the fact that P currently has them lined up and has recently given 3 of them names! Monkey binoculars (I-spy monkey), a little squidgy blue one (Space Monkey), a supersoft long-armed one (Cuddly Monkey) and finally Stripey Monkey who's a ventriloquist. Press him tummy to hear Han's recorded Father's Day message. You can't see his lips move - he's so clever. And all this from a boy who's 63 today!

(Do I include this as 'A corner of my home'? Preferably not as it's a 'to do' area!)

Aren't I lucky to be surrounded by family who refuse to behave like grownups every day of the week. (They do sometimes, though, and that can be a bit tough!)

H has to of course, because she has a grownup job here. Before that she worked at Castle Combe and her first 'proper' job was here. How the other half lives!

No plumber today (no basin for 2 days, but at least the bath is functioning), so we're off to hit the high spots of Yeovil to find the birthday present I didn't buy on Monday!


OhSoVintage said...

Thankyou for your kind comments on my new blog, Sue.

Clare says I must introduce myself to you if we come to Shepton and I would love to see your stall.

Best wishes,

lettuce said...

oooh thats a nice slide format! I'll have to try that one too. What fun.

And what cute monkeys.
In our house its armadillos!

Clare said...

Hi Sue, you kept that family secret well hidden, didn't you?! So where were all the monkeys when we came to visit? (Don't tell me Pauley had locked them under the stairs in the dark!)

Glad to hear you had a nice meal last night - hope you are bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning!

Clare x

photowannabe said...

Delightful family and delightful pictures. Its refreshing to see and hear about such happiness.

Twinkle Pink said...

Hi Sue, I was sure that I left a message on your last post to say thank you for the mention. Sometimes I try to leave messages with blogs and they just don't seem to verify.

Anyway lets have another go. Just to say am glad to see another slide show going on, yours are great, they are fun todo. I would like to try you tube next.

Would love to catch up with all you girls that do Shepton and although I don't need any more buttons, laces and roses I feel the need for them .... I know it doesn't make sense to me either, but anyway.

best wishes Ginny

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Sue, Thanks for the reminder about Shepton, I hadn't realised it was so soon...!

Love all those monkies! Hope your lovely hub had a great day!
See you soon,