Thursday, 26 August 2010

Kolo's Island

As you all know I live on an island off the south coast of England its not really called Kolo's Island its called the Isle of Wight. Many of you have asked me to show you pictures so here goes. These are not in any particular order but they are some of our favourite places. I hope you enjoy the pictures some of you may recognise some of the places that Lippe visited.

This is Ventnor it is a resort on the south coast of the island and is said to have the best weather in Britain. It is quite continental in appearance.

This is the longstone, it is very historic and I don't think we really know just how old it is, but it is very spiritual when you go there.

This is St Catherine's lighthouse on the southern tip of the island it is very beautiful .

Oh now how many of you have seen one of these? Most of England and the US have grey squirrels but our island is one of the few places that still has red ones. They are very secretive and you are very lucky if you see one of them.

This is the steam railway that I have been on with HenryandFriends and MrsFiddlesticks and Tim_Kirby it was fun.

Price Albert built Osbourne House for Queen Victoria as a country/seaside home. After he died she came and lived there for the rest of her life.

This is Newtown town hall, isn't it tiny, it is Georgian and it is not in use any more but it is a beautiful building in a beautiful village.

This is Newport the capital of the island. It is mainly Georgian with some Victorian buildings.

The Needles are a very famous landmark on the island they used to be joined to the island and some people believe they were joined to the mainland at Old Harry Rocks near Bournemouth.

The landslip is exciting there used to be lots of smuggling of brandy and tobacco there. The land slipped away in the 18th century and its a very beautiful place and quite exciting with unusual plants.

This is the best way to get to the island on the hovercraft it is the only passenger hovercraft in the world now and hovercraft are built on the island for the Canadian coast guard and Singapore police.

Godshill is very historic with a lovely little church on top of the hill. They say the people were building the church at the bottom of the hill but the stones kept being moved up the hill during the night, so they believed that god wanted the church on top of the hill and they built it there, that is why it is called Godshill.

Freshwater is very beautiful, the poet Tennyson lived there for a few years, his house is still there it is a hotel now. He used to walk on the downs there and he said "the air on the downs is worth a penny a pint".

Cowes is famous for Cowes Week yaht races, this is the Royal Yaht Squadron where the races are started using these cannon.

Carrisbrook Castle is fun if you like climbing onto the ramparts and looking over the island. King Charles I was imprisoned there before he was taken to Whitehall in London to be executed.

This is Bembridge Mill it is no longer used and you can visit in and go inside. It is in a field in a lovely part of the island.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Anipal Photo Hunt #2: Pawtraits

Well as you can all see I don't have paws, cos I'm a primate, I have hands. Now look at that hand!

My people say I have big slappy hands, what don't they get? I'm a baboon what do they think I should have paws, hooves, trotters!! All your paws are beautiful and elegant but I would look strange with paws instead of hands so here I am loud and proud!

And look I can hold a mug with my hands so they have their uses!

If you are a baboon long live big slappy hands!!

Saturday, 21 August 2010

New Football Kits for the new Permier League Season

Well its a new football season and we have been very lucky in our household we have all got new football kits for our team.

Mine is an update of my old one which was 5 years old, its easier for me to have football kits cos I can wear clothes designed for a 3 year old.

Leroy got his first ever proper Arsenal shirt from Build-a-Bear it is much too big and needs lots of pins but he is thrilled because he had a knitted one before with no badges, see how proudly he is displaying the Arsenal badge.

Even the official Arsenal support the Gunnersarus had his shirt updated from the old faded one he used to wear. You can see how great he looks. His shirt came from the Arsenal shop like mine.

We are all looking forward to the games now that we all have the right kit to wear. Hope we get to go the ground soon but we will happy watching in television or listening on the radio in our new kits. There are enough of us to feel as though we are at the ground with all the other supporters in their shirts.

Friday, 20 August 2010

You lookin at me!!

I'm joining in the you lookin at me photo hunt (if I can master the technicalities with my baboon brain)!

People have been looking at me this week cos I went out on the steam railway with some pals and I did get looked at not always for the right reasons.

You lookin' at me buddy cos I'm sure lookin' at you on that station platform!!

You lookin' at me sitting in this luggage rack pal, I'm a baboon I climb, its my job!

Yeah right y're lookin' at me driving away this train, keep on lookin,!!

That was fun being a baaaaad baboon! Keep right on lookin'!