Sunday, 27 October 2013

Chilli Tweet-up

Hi everyone, many of you will know that there was a big tweet-up in London yesterday.  I went along with my cousin Freddy.  We had to start out early so I had a snooze on the train on the way.

Freddy didn't seem tired but I was, we had to run from the hovercraft around to the harbour station, instead of getting the bus, because the roads were closed off for the Great South Run.  We had to go round a long way and only just caught the train.  Phew!! We just made!!

When we got to London we wanted to get pictures of the lovely food at Borough Market, but it was so packed we couldn't even see most of the stalls (my people are not very tall)!  So we made our way down to Bankside to meet our pals.


We all met up at Pizza Express (well who doesn't like a pizza).  Here I am with TourGuideTed, BooBooBearGreen, Chilli_Bear, WilliamSheep, @boderpup's bear friend and other pals.  You may spot a couple of rehomed baboons there.  It is such a treat to meet up with the rehomed baboons.


Here they are, in front of me in the middle is Nuriah the belly dancing baboon of WigglePawty fame, who lives with @dogstoyevsky.  Then the lighter coloured baboon is Tony (after Tony Adams), who lives with @BooBooBearGreen and then we have little Bob who lives with @TourGuideTed.  We caught up on what they have been up to in their homes.  They all seem very happy.

Of course we caught up with BooBoo, our fellow Arsenal fan.  Look at the great Arsenal rucksack he gave me.  Its just the right size for Mini-Kolo.  It also had an Arsenal ball inside and sunglasses.  We had lots of presents.  So much chocolate from everyone.  Thank you so much everyone.

Notice BooBoo's lovely T-shirt, @TourGuideTed got T-shirts and bandanas for the Tweet-up.  Mini-Kolo was a little chubby for the T-shirt but he loves the bandana.

We caught up with Chilli as well in his T-shirt, what nice chap he is.  I am a little concerned that Mini-Kolo is misrepresenting me here.  Our pal @BerniceBlu'Jae says he looks like a hippie, I am more concerned he looks like a gangster!  Oh well he didn't misbehave so I guess he is OK.
We loved meeting everyone, sadly we couldn't go on the river or the London Eye as the others did, because we had to get back for the ferries.  We also are sorry that we didn't get to chat with everyone so much.
Thank you everyone for the chocolates and presents.  We really enjoyed BooBoo's cooking, he made cup cakes with Bailey's topping, Yummy!!!!!
I hope Chilli has a good rest of the holiday, I wish the weather was a bit less wild, autumn is usually a bit calmer here.
Thank you for reading. HUGS HUGS HUGS

Monday, 21 October 2013

Update from Baboon HQ

I haven't blogged for a few weeks.  That doesn't mean that nothing has been happening at Baboon HQ, just that its been busy, busy, busy!  I have a few things to update you on.

Firstly we had our 81st rehoming.  Our dear friend Breeze (@kittehboi) agreed to give a home to a baboon and he arrived in late September.

Toby, because of his fine toes, is a relation of @Bertie_Junior's Arty.  He can be seen wrassling with Breeze and also climbing the bookshleves to satisfy his desires for climbing and reading.  Thank you Breeze for giving Toby the right happy home for him.

82nd rehoming is underway, with a baboon on his way to LA.  More about that when he arrives.  Funny how there is no shortage of baboons volunteering to go to California!!

We have also had a couple of new arrivals at Baboon HQ.  Now this was not planned as Baboon HQ is full to the ceilings.  However, these two were definitely meant to stay here.


Meet Ozil!  Guess why he chose that name!  Ozil came for rehoming.  However, he needed a wash and after his adventure in the washing machine he needed to sit on the Baboon HQ radiators to get dry and, like other permanent residents of Baboon HQ, during this time we bonded with him.  Don't you just love his outfit!!


This is Chesney.  He is named after the Arsenal goalkeeper but with an easier spelling.  We were fascinated by him because he looks like a lot of the baboons here, but he is so much lighter coloured and he has a handsome tummy button that you can see.  We couldn't resist him because we were so fascinated by a baboon who looked like us but was so much lighter coloured.  He is the same size as Roko and the other smaller baboons who look like me, bigger than Minio-Kolo and Lukasz.  We chose his name because of his big goalkeeper hands.

Then on Thursday Mini-Kolo met up with @MarthaBBear for dinner, we first met at the picnic in July and Martha was here on my island again.


We went to the Steamer Inn in Shanklin as they do scampi and chips.  Martha's adopted baboon, Barney, was keen to share my scampie and chips.


Matha brought along Barney and Chris the Leicester City penguin, we had a fun evening with lots of chatting.  Hope to see you next time you are here Martha.  We did miss TourGuideTed because he wanted to be there too, but we had fun anyway.

Next big adventure next weekend, I will blog after the big London Tweet-up!!

Thank you for reading. HUGS HUGS HUGS!