Sunday, 12 August 2012

Grogpaws

Hi I have never been to blogpaws but I had a real treat yesterday, I went to the Aussie version, grogpaws.  Despite being Aussie grogpaws was held in London so Leroy and I had to get the train to get there.  We got the hovercraft too but did manage to get any pictures on there.

 
You can see I am wearting my Union Jack t-shirt that is cos the Olympics is on and I am supporting TeamGB!  I had a whole seat to myself on the train.  Leroy sat with my person cos he is small and was wearing red so somebody might have sat on him.

We got to London and we had a little time to spare before grogpaws so we had coffee on the South Bank and then crossed to the North Bank (more familiar territory for us Arsenal fans)  we crossed on Waterloo Bridge so we got good views of London and the Olympic rings hanging from Tower Bridge.



I had my picture taken with this griffin but as my person is too short we seem to lose most of the griffin's body.  Occupational hazard of having a short photographer, be warned pals!

Then we walked along to St Paul's where the Corporation of London had kindly prepared a set for me to have a rest.



I had a little snooze before crossing the Millenium footbridge over to the Globe Theater where Leroy famously re-wrote Shakespear's plays last year, to include more anipals.  Glossing over that little episode we walked down and found the pub where the grogpaws meet-up was to take place.  We meet our dear friend Lexie (@dogstoyeveksy) who my person managed not to get a picture of with me this time.  You just can't get the staff!

On the way I managed to meet up with the Olympic mascot Wenlock and got a picture.  Yes same problem lost some of his head, short photographers, need I say more!!



Anyway eventually we met up with @borderpup's person and @bridietheborder with her people and then @WallasEKatt arrived all dressed in Liverpool kit!



Now as you can see Wallas is a really cook guy and we had lots to talk about football, the Olympics, cricket, its OK Wallas has English sympathies so we got on great.  Apparently it was the first time Wallas had been near Arsenal fans but Liverpool and Arsenal fans get on OK so no problems.  We had a great time chatting and doing what the name grogpaws suggests. 

Leroy and Wallas got on well, not sure what they were planning in this next picture but they didn't get up to anything bad so we will assume they were just comparing hoodies.



Despite Walls being from Liverpool and Leroy being a bit of a cockney they seemed to understand each other well enough!

I was very sorry when we had to leave to come back to the island and I was also sorry that my person managed not to get pictures of me with the BTs, but other people did so no doubt you will see those on Twitter I'm sure.

I am known for my hugging so I gave Wallas an enormous hug before we left.



Wallas is a great guy and we had a fantastic time.  After we left we went along to Borough Market and bought some nice bread for dinner, I would have taken a picture but it didn't last that long.  Then we got the train and the hovercraft and got home in time to watch Mo Farah win another gold medal!  Well done Mo, great Arsenal fan! Go Mo!!

It was a great day and we hope to meet more of you very soon.  Specially we hope to meet Karen as we had to leave before she got there but we are Londoners, we can't say away for long so we will meet her soon no doubt!

7 comments:

  1. DUSTY: What a lovely blog post about your trip to London and Grogpaws, Kolo. HURLEY: We enjoyed the pics, too, even if your photographer is short!

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  2. Lovely blog as usual!! Would have loved pics of of all the hooman beans too!!! XXXXX

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  3. Meowza that sounds like a pawsome trip and seeing all teh olympics stuffs iz kewl! *hugs*

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  4. So glad you had a great time in London and that you got to meet Wallas! (((hugs)))

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  5. oh wot a wundahful dey! im soo pleesd yew got too meet up fur grogpaws nd it looks lyke yew had a luffly tyme!

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  6. wot a grayt day yoo al ad kolo an lots of appy memrys for yoo to share. fank yoo .. uggs

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  7. Thats a loveley day my pal. We always get leaky eyes when we see our pals meetin. It do be wonderful fing to see. I ope you gets chnace to do it again....

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