Delaware was very excited, as he knew the parcel contained a new monkey:
The welcoming committee
Having ripped open the outer packaging, we discovered another pretty parcel inside .....
..... and we noticed that the new guy was bursting out of his tissue paper:
We took this as a good sign, indicating that he was pleased to be here and was eager to be unparcelled. Of course, it could just have been because he'd eaten too many bananas / chocolates / tea bags (please delete as applicable) - but we won't make him feel bad about that, if so. Even the chunkiest of monkeys are welcome around here.
But anyway, back to the grand unveiling:
We were very glad to welcome him - not least because it means there's one more mouth around to help use up all the tea bags! Hooray!
Get drinking, HP8: there's plenty more where that came from.
And as if HP8 wasn't exciting enough all by himself, another parcel arrived too: a faberooney monkee beer mitt that I was lucky enough to win in Monkee Maker's opening-of-shop giveaway, AND some tasty choccies. Hooray again!
So it's really been a splendid day all round. Thanks so much for the kind prize and for HP8, MM; and to everyone else, I recommend you visit the excellent Monkees 4 U next time it opens its doors (if you haven't already), and get yourself a monkee. 'Cause you can take it from me: they're fun to have around. Just ask Del-boy.