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Mum's Monkey 21 Jul 18
A Most Romantic Place
Our holiday book of choice this year has been The Island by Victoria Hislop, a story discovered by Darrell, which is set in Elounda, where we are staying, the island of Spinalonga which was a leper colony until 1957, Agios Nikolaos (where we’ve …
Mum's Monkey 20 Jul 18
Our Cretan Breakfast Of Choice
Darrell’s frequent trips to the local supermarket have brought us the most wonderful breakfasts of a Cretan type nature each morning ……..
Mum's Monkey 19 Jul 18
King Of The Lunchbox
Bless him, when it comes to all things of a Cretan lunchbox type nature Darrell has not been found wanting.
Mum's Monkey 18 Jul 18
Though Darrell has been putting together the most excellent lunch bags for our delectation each day, it wouldn’t be a Greek Odyssey without the odd beach comestible …….
Mum's Monkey 17 Jul 18
Our Most Favourite Flag
Naturally the Union Jack (Flag) is our most favourite flag of a national type nature …… …….
Mum's Monkey 16 Jul 18
The Truth Will Always Out
We are still a little taken aback by the palatial holiday apartment we have been given at our hotel complex ……..
Mum's Monkey 15 Jul 18
Best Holiday Must Have Ever……..
Well, I think we have Nigel to thank for our best holiday must have ever this year.
Mum's Monkey 14 Jul 18
Sea Legs Required.
Last night we decided to go for an evening meal at Kalidon, the floating restaurant on the quay that Darrell has had his eye on since we arrived.
Mum's Monkey 13 Jul 18
We Do Love A Greek Church
As you know, we love a Greek church and as such we have been checking each day to see if the church we spotted in the middle of Elounda is open so that we could have a little peek inside and then light a candle, a long held Greek odyssey tradition…
Mum's Monkey 12 Jul 18
A Bit Of Sculptural Culture In Agios Nikolaos
We think we must have done a big circle round Agios Nikolaos during our day there, until our feet got the better of us and we could walk no further.
Mum's Monkey 11 Jul 18
Nigel Finds A Greek Treasure
I have to say that Nigel has quite an art for finding the quaint and quirky of a Greek café type nature.
Mum's Monkey 10 Jul 18
Exploring Agios Nikolaos
As there were a few storm clouds over Elounda we decided to leave “our” beach for a short getting a taxi to explore the pleasures of Agios Nikilaos round the bay……..
Mum's Monkey 9 Jul 18
The Elephants In The Room
The covers on the sofa/beds in our holiday apartment lounge area have a very definite African theme to them, which Darrell says must be a current, de rigueur, must have in Greece ……… …… but to be honest I just can’t see it, Greece is just…
Mum's Monkey 8 Jul 18
Home Thoughts From Abroad
I couldn’t help noticing that sometimes Darrell drifts off into his own little world when gazing far across unbelievably blue sea to the mountains.
Mum's Monkey 7 Jul 18
Crete Brings About A Change In An Almost Implacable Holiday Habit …….
Partaking in a pre and apres dinner cocktail has always been very much part of our holidays of a foreign type nature …….
Mum's Monkey 6 Jul 18
Nigel, Found Without …….
I have a sort of feeling that this is going to be a holidays of swings and roundabouts as regards to our fortunes ……….
Mum's Monkey 5 Jul 18
We’ve Got Wings ……….
I have to admit that when we arrived at our hotel at stupid o’clock this morning, we were all totally incapable of taking anything in, we just went into what we thought was “the bedroom” and collapsed on either one of the twin beds.
Mum's Monkey 4 Jul 18
And So …… Our Crete Odyssey Begins
The eagles have landed …….
Mum's Monkey 3 Jul 18
A Wolverhampton Development Of A Bus Type Nature …..
We’re staying with Lu for a couple of days before we jet off to the hotter climes of Crete as her house is very convenient for the airport and while we are here , well, Nigel just couldn’t resist a trip into Wolverhampton on the bus to see what…
Mum's Monkey 2 Jul 18
Look Out Romantic Island Of Crete, Here We Come …….. Well Almost
Passports – check, EHIC cards – check, an ample sufficiency of euros and a few pounds for emergencies and the airport – check ……… ……..
Mum's Monkey 1 Jul 18
The Times They Are A-changing
Well, after much planning and the poring over of plans, Darrell and Nigel’s room has been emptied ……… …… and The Towers is now full of the carcasses of new drawer units, cupboard and shelves and all the other paraphernalia that goes with …
Mum's Monkey 30 Jun 18
An Art Installation ….. Or Something Missed By The Bin Men
As you know Nigel had a habit of finding things on his daily meanderings…….
Mum's Monkey 29 Jun 18
A Late Addition To Our HoliBob Packing ……..
I thought we were almost packed for our Cretan Odyssey ……..
Mum's Monkey 28 Jun 18
And There Was Light …….
I have to admit that there have been a few dark days Chez Le Towers of late ……..
Mum's Monkey 27 Jun 18
Do Not Block The Entrance
The temporary duck pond that tickled Nigel so much the other day is now drying up …… However, this is no bad thing, it had caused the little fella no end of worry knowing how many huge lorries must have passed over it each day.
Mum's Monkey 26 Jun 18
Swings And Roundabouts Of A Confectionary Type Nature ……..
With great sadness our Evesham confectionary emporium of choice, Mr Chills, is no longer ………………… However, all is not lost ………..
Mum's Monkey 25 Jun 18
Ducks A Waddling And A Paddling
There’s a rather large puddle, near the bridge, at the top of our estate ………..
Mum's Monkey 24 Jun 18
Doggy Swim Suits?
Hugh is passionate about his four beloved basset hounds who are often to be seen walking through Notting Hill in the latest Prada, Gucci or Dolce and Gabbana collars and bandanas But, Nigel doubts very much if they would, sadly, ever be seen in the …
Mum's Monkey 22 Jun 18
Nigel Makes Darrell’s Day
Nigel knows all to well that Darrell is a martyr to his rigorous beauty regime and there is nothing he appreciates more than a bonnet de douche to keep his hair covered when he gives it a deep conditioning treatment, or reversely, to stop his fringe …
Mum's Monkey 21 Jun 18
I Just Daren’t Tell Darrell
It hasn’t gone unnoticed by my good self that the bathroom showroom up by Tom and The Lovely Laura’s has undergone a total refurbishment ……..
Mum's Monkey 20 Jun 18
No Nigel, No ……
I seem to be doing an awful lot of “oh dearing” at the moment ……..
Mum's Monkey 19 Jun 18
Evesham Under Evasion
Poor, poor Nigel, yesterday he was so terrified that Evesham had been invaded by Storm Troopers that he ran all the way to The Towers to warn Darrell and I to prepare for a siege, and hence there being no time for any other photos …….
Mum's Monkey 18 Jun 18
What Have I Done?
I admit that I didn’t look too closely at Darrell’s plans for his and Nigel’s room, but Darrell has reasonably good taste and I trust that anything he has come up with will not be too outrageous.
Mum's Monkey 17 Jun 18
More Changes At The Towers
It has to be said that Darrell has never been truly happy with the set up in his and Nigel’s room, he has said, on many an occasion, that it just doesn’t flow ……….
Mum's Monkey 16 Jun 18
A Minor Irritation
The name probably has a very deep and significant meaning, pertinent to an ancient historical Evesham type nature ……..
Mum's Monkey 15 Jun 18
Oh my goodness, it’s a really good job you can’t smell this post as it would almost certainly make your eyes water.
Mum's Monkey 14 Jun 18
It’s Not Every Day ………
It’s not every day ……..
Mum's Monkey 13 Jun 18
Oh my goodness ……..
Mum's Monkey 12 Jun 18
The Start Of “The Season”
There has been much activity on the riverbank these past few days, the grass has been well cut and a few branches cut back …… …….
Mum's Monkey 11 Jun 18
Derek’s In Evesham
Darrell and Nigel were casually flicking through the Evesham Arts Centre programme, and would you believe ……….
Mum's Monkey 10 Jun 18
Spotty Stop Off
Sadly, we’re homeward bound in a slightly interesting condition, but decided to make a quick stop to break up the journey, have a bite to eat and let Young Master Bertie get some fresh air and stretch his legs.
Mum's Monkey 9 Jun 18
Out Damned Spot
Oh dear …….
Mum's Monkey 8 Jun 18
Being An Uncle …………..
Mum's Monkey 7 Jun 18
Spending time on my own with Young Master Bertie, away from home is just ………..
Mum's Monkey 6 Jun 18
Home Sweet Caravan
Our caravan, just outside Weston Super Mare is perfect.
Mum's Monkey 5 Jun 18
Bonding With Bertie In Weston Super Mare
With Nigel and Darrell having their own adventures over the past week or so, I decided that I should follow suit and have a few “boys only” days away with Young Master Bertie in a caravan, booked at the last minute, in Weston Super Mare.
Mum's Monkey 4 Jun 18
A Most Romantic Start To Nigel’s Day
Nigel had a very romantic start to his day as he walked up to Tom and The Lovely Laura’s this morning……..
Mum's Monkey 3 Jun 18
We’re Soooooooooooooo Smart!
Following on from yesterday, there have also been exciting developments Chez Le Towers, we have been propelled into the exciting world of the Smart Meter.
Mum's Monkey 2 Jun 18
Much Exciting Developments Across The Water.
I couldn’t help but notice how much noise the seemed to be coming from the other side of the river, behind the marina …….
Mum's Monkey 1 Jun 18
Oh Joy …….
The Water Park down in the park by the river is now up and sprinkling ……..