Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

Who would have thought it, but Santa knew just where I was - look he even brought me a present!

I've partaken of a traditional British Christmas. The house still smells of roasting bird and there may be a stray roast potato still knocking about somewhere. I'm not sure I like brussels sprouts much though - perhaps they are an acquired taste (or maybe I shouldn't have mixed them with bananas).

There were a lot of sleepy bodies about after that feast. I took the opportunity to get up to a little mischief. Me and the angel had quite a nice chat.

Some old woman in a crown came on the TV and spoke in a posh voice then we played games. The others got annoyed when I beat them at blackjack.

All in all, a fabulous day.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Christmas in the UK

What a journey... When Sophia told me I was going to the UK for my first trip abroad I was ecstatic. Perhaps I would get to meet the Queen... at the very least I'd get to try some Yorkshire pudding (does it come with banana custard I wonder?). I packed my little bag and got ready for a luxurious flight across the Atlantic. Some mix up must have occurred at monkey baggage handling at the airport because somehow I ended up freight. No nice cabin crew to tend to my every wish, not even so much as a dried up sandwich for yours truly. No, I was bumped around the cargo bay with parcels of socks and hand knitted Christmas jumpers. And let's not go into how cold it was... my brass monkey cousins know a thing or two, I can tell you.

Anyway, enough of the trip. Let's focus on my happy arrival - on Christmas Eve a cheery postal employee carried me up the path of Lisa's welcoming house. My days of darkness were over as she sliced (carefully) through the cellotape and pulled me out of my cardboard travelling carriage (aka parcel box). Blinking in the shining Christmas lights I found myself looking into two sets of blue eyes. A lovely lady who was unfortunately having a bad hair day and a cute little boy who gave me a warm and welcoming cuddle.

Ah, this was more like it. After a refreshing banana milkshake and a packet of monkey nuts I was ready to start my adventures.