Friday, 11 April 2008

Guest post 2 - Monkeying Around at Bristol Zoo!

Greetings All,

NBM here again - I have been let loose on VC's blog to break her hiatus due to the excess of work she has to do for her dissertation oops - I shouldn't mention the D-word... She is doing v well though and I am v proud of her for working full time as well as writing it :)

Anyway, enough of me waxing lyrical about VC, onto what you've all been waiting for - my monkehs meeting the monkeys at the zoo.

The monkehs (Wilmington in particular) do like meeting animals of the aquatic variety so I thought I would treat Rose and the monkeh who lives at work with me (he doesn't get out much, you know, as he lives in a drawer at weekends when I forget to bring him home...) to a trip out in the sunshine last weekend.

As soon as we got into the zoo the little critters escaped in an attempt to reach monkeh nirvana:

...wow - I wish we could go play in there...

They were so pleased to be running wild and free that I couldn't keep control of them at all, and they snuck off to have romantic moment in the trees:

...oops - you found us...

These two are obviously becoming firm friends and next they ran off to see how tall short they were:

...save us NBM, all these animals are huuuge!...

So of course, I came to the rescue (after a bit of laughing of course!) and took them to see the very non-scary little mice in the (zoo) kitchen...

...poo, these things stink!...

After all the excitement our last stop was to see this:

...Mummy!...

I think you'll agree, Rose seemed quite taken by the Gorilla mum and baby :)

That's me for now, VC will be back soon, over and out!

NBM xx

10 comments:

Kitty said...

Crikey ... Rose has got her hand on that other monkey's ... erm ... naughty bits :-O They obviously got on VERY well up in the tree.

Fabulous pictures - and nice to 'meet' you NBM. Hope all is going well for VC and her 'D' thing.

Take care both. xx

lauren said...

oooooooh! lovely monkeh photo essay--well done, NBM! glad that you are taking the monkehs out and about to have adventures and "get in touch with their roots"! but yeah, i fear kitty's got a point...someone needs to talk to them about "naughty bits" and photos...we don't need two little monkey equivalents of paris hilton, now, do we??! :)

lauren said...

ps to VC: good luck with (ahem) the "D" word!!!!!!!

trashalou said...

Rose and Monkeh sitting in a tree K*I*S*S*I hang on! that isn't kissing! Rose you are one very forward young lady.

NBM it is lovely to hear from you. Send VC our best 'finishing the unmentionable soonest' wishes. She will live through it, I promise.

Random Reflections said...

I too thought exactly the same about where Rose has her hand (do monkeys have hands?). I think that tells us something about how the minds of people who read this blog work...

Working Mom Knits said...

*astonished that my fellow commenters examine the postie pics so - - - closely. They must all have children old enough to ask questions*

Great update NMB!

Love and ink cartridges to VC.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I really think you need to have a certain little talk with Rose - her behaviour is unbecoming in a young monkey-lady!

Good luck to VC on the dreaded D word!

Lucy x

Monkee Maker said...

Hi NBM,

Fab monkeys-at-the-zoo-shots .... when will you be starting your own baking/biking blog??

I'm amazed you weren't frisked on leaving the zoo, by attendants who wanted their monkeys back ....

Good luck to VC on the whole diser... dissi....D thing, and I hope she'll be back to monkeying around soon.

:)

Lesley said...

Great job NBM!! Sorry VC can't come out to play because of the dreaded D but so good that she sent you to keep the fun going :)

Rose is certainly one assertive young monkeh. Good to see she's taking things into her own hands...as it were.....

Fab zoo photos and that gorilla baby is soooo cute!!

xxx

Gina said...

Lovely Monkey photos NBM - I didn't even notice anything naughty - have to go back for another look!
Best Wishes to VC and that D thingy!