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Mum's Monkey 15 Jul 14
Darrell has an Awful, Awful, Truly Awful Nightmare Of Gigantic Proportions–Part 2
Poor Darrell was in quite a state as he continued to tell Nigel and I about his truly, truly awful nightmare, it was sooooooo real he said and made us promise him that it wasn’t a cruel trick and it wasn’t, wasn’t, wasn’t true.
Mum's Monkey 14 Jul 14
Darrell has an Awful, Awful, Truly Awful Nightmare Of Gigantic Proportions – Part 1
Oh mon dieu …
Mum's Monkey 13 Jul 14
Tonight Matthew ……. We Will Mostly Be Supporting ………
For one night only we have decided, after MUCH heated debate to become honorary Germans and will support said team in their quest to lift the World Cup …..
Mum's Monkey 11 Jul 14
Mostly Eating …….
This week we will mainly be applying mustard of a Francais type nature to all our savoury dishes of choice.
Mum's Monkey 10 Jul 14
It seems ages since we planted the “seed balls” Hugh, Darrell’s best friend and mentor, who lives the showbiz life in Notting Hill sent us and Nigel hasn’t taken his eyes off them as per our instructions …… …….
Mum's Monkey 9 Jul 14
The PE Lady’s Strawberry Jam– A Robustly Honest Review
We have received several e-mails from followers asking us about the PE Lady’s Jam and anxiously wanting to know when we were going to review it …..
Mum's Monkey 8 Jul 14
If Nigel Gets Stuck …….
The other day, when Nigel was in the garden, just pottering …
Mum's Monkey 8 Jul 14
Nigel has been much musing of late as to what a Booze is, what they look like ……..
Mum's Monkey 7 Jul 14
A Gift Of A Jam Type Nature.
Last night we received a text from the PE Lady saying that she had been pottering in the kitchen as you do on a Sunday afternoon and had made some strawberry jam, using some of the real strawberries that she had picked that morning and wondered …
Mum's Monkey 6 Jul 14
Darrell Finds De Rigueur Dans Debenhams.
Darrell tells me that according to Hugh, his best friend and mentor who lives the showbiz life in Notting Hill, the future is well and truly “ flocked …….
Mum's Monkey 5 Jul 14
Today, Nigel will mostly be eating ………… …… an ample sufficiency of Peperami sticks …… nom, nom nom, nom, nom!!!! He’s a little bit of an animal…
Mum's Monkey 4 Jul 14
Darrell is Robustly Impressed
Shazam, Darrell’s best mate from work has bought a new car and couldn’t wait to bring it round to show it off to Darrell …… ……..
Mum's Monkey 3 Jul 14
Unlimited Peas and Chips ……
Nigel was almost beside himself when he spotted this sign outside a local hostelry that he passes every day on his way to work ….
Mum's Monkey 1 Jul 14
Glum, Glum, Glum, Glum
Oh dear ……..
Mum's Monkey 30 Jun 14
OH DEAR–PROBLEMS WITH PHOTOGRAPHS ….
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear …… Darrell was trying to clear some of our photos on Picasa …..
Mum's Monkey 30 Jun 14
Nigel’s Chocolate Of Choice
Nigel is usually exceptionally experimental with his confectionary, but at the moment he has become unbending in his penchant for Dairy Milk Oreo …..
Mum's Monkey 29 Jun 14
It Can’t Be Carnival Time Again?
OMG, all of a sudden you realise just how fast the year is flying by when you realise that Carnival Day has come round again again…..
Mum's Monkey 28 Jun 14
My Saturday Afternoon Guilty Pleasure
On a Saturday afternoon, usually when Darrell and Nigel have gone swimming or to town I settle down on the settee to indulge my guilty pleasure …….
Mum's Monkey 27 Jun 14
Well, It Didn’t Take Long To Find Out ……..
Yesterday, the window of the only gift shop in the village was bare, “Save,” observed Darrell “…..
Mum's Monkey 26 Jun 14
What’s Coming Next ……. The Great Debate
It’s always a very exciting occasion when the only gift shop in the village decides to change it’s window display …..
Mum's Monkey 25 Jun 14
No No Big Brother
A number of people have e-mailed asking us where our usual sage comment and review of the new series of Big Brother has been, knowing what robustly avid followers we have been in the past …..
Mum's Monkey 24 Jun 14
A Very Muted Evening Ahead …….
We have been in two minds as to whether we should embrace tonight’s England v Costa Rica match, and after much debate, none of it heated, we have decided that it would be churlish not to continue our support and be seen as fair weather supporters…
Mum's Monkey 23 Jun 14
Isn’t She Lovely, Isn’t She Wonderful
Before we went over to Worcester to see our little baby Iris, we decided that we ought to make a card for her, so she will know that we are her “Fairy” Uncles and how much we love her …… We have to confess that we are strangers to the double …
Mum's Monkey 22 Jun 14
On To Us A Child Is Born …
Yesterday, we had the most wonderful, wonderful news imaginable …… Tom and The Lovely Laura’s baby has been born and we have become Uncles ……it’s been emotional at Castle Greysquirrel ……..
Mum's Monkey 21 Jun 14
Our Noveau, De Rigueur Kitchen Accessory ……
Following on from Wednesday’s post, (because The World Cup got in the way of posting) …
Mum's Monkey 20 Jun 14
We’re Gutted!!!!!!!! Heartbroken…… And Gutted …….
Last night promised so much …… England v Uruguay …… …… we had so much buoyant hope in our hearts ……..
Mum's Monkey 19 Jun 14
It’s Almost Too Much For Us To Bare!!
We are very much enjoying the World Cup …..
Mum's Monkey 18 Jun 14
Spend, Spend, Spend, Spend, Spend?
With their £24 Bonus Ball winnings burning a hole in both Darrell and Nigel’s pockets there has been much robust debate chez Castle Greysquirrel, though, for a change not heated debate, to be honest it could have been classed more as debatable …
Mum's Monkey 17 Jun 14
OMG. OMG, OMG …. Darrell And Nigel Win The Bonus Ball At Work!
There was much excitement chez Castle Greysquirrel on Monday morning when Darrell and Nigel logged on as usual to their work e-mail account to see the Bonus Ball results as run by our beloved PE Lady.
Mum's Monkey 16 Jun 14
England 1–Italy 2
Our apologies for our very unbelievably late response and reaction to England’s first match in their quest for World Cup supremacy on Saturday night …… …… time and fatigued conspired against us.
Mum's Monkey 15 Jun 14
Nigel, World Cup Fashionista!!
Since Darrell created Nigel’s cut price replica World Cup strip he hasn’t taken it off!!!!!! It’s now rather stiff and so he will have to be parted from it for an hour so this week whether he protests too much or not! However, it seems that his…
Mum's Monkey 14 Jun 14
Alan Titmarsh Type Moments Dans Notre Jardin!
When Darrell returned home from his last visit to London to see Hugh, his best friend and mentor who lives the showbiz life in Notting Hill he found two small packages secreted amongst the clothes in his suitcase ……… …… the said packages …
Mum's Monkey 13 Jun 14
Darrell Makes Tentative Enquiries And Plans For Our Summer Holiday 2014.
Darrell nipped into town yesterday afternoon, he said that he was a man on a mission, and as we were a day away from it being June, it really was time that we gave some robust consideration to our summer holiday 2014…….
Mum's Monkey 12 Jun 14
A Little Prick Too Far?
Darrell is still thinking about Hugh’s ear piercing, nothing flamboyant, just a discreet but tres, tres de rigueur (and quite romantic in a certain light), pearl earring! But, as you know, Darrell very much prefers to be a stranger to sharp objects…
Mum's Monkey 11 Jun 14
Nigel’s World Cup Make Do And Mend
Nigel has been pestering for an England strip for the World Cup, but prices for replica kits are pretty prohibitive and then ……… you’ve got to find one small enough to fit the little man …..
Mum's Monkey 10 Jun 14
Our Team For The Works World Cup Sweepstake
Mr B, one of the teachers at school asked if we would like to be “in” on the staff World Cup Sweepstake, we have to admit that we did debate the £2 entry fee for about five/ten minutes, before we sensed that Mr B was losing the will to live …
Mum's Monkey 9 Jun 14
World Cup Fever Strikes Castle Greysquirrel
As the shop next door has put up their flags in support of England’s quest for the World Cup, we decided that we should finally shake ourselves and do our bit too because that is what Andy would have done, and couldn’t believe our luck when we …
Mum's Monkey 8 Jun 14
Quelle Nuit …… The BGT Final, The Morning After …….
What a triumph …… we can’t tell you how much we enjoyed The Britain’s Got Talent Final …… it just kept getting betterer and betterer as the evening went on …..
Mum's Monkey 6 Jun 14
Time To Say Goodbye
Darrell’s trip to London to stay with Hugh was indeed fleeting, but he had promised Nigel and I fervently that he would be back in time for the Britain’s Got Talent final tomorrow night, as we had already been parted for The Eurovision Song …
Mum's Monkey 5 Jun 14
Hugh’s Jardin De Londres ….. And Plans Afoot For Castle Greysquirrel.
Hugh, Darrell has said, has been absolutely effusing about this years Chelsea Flower Show ……..
Mum's Monkey 4 Jun 14
Hugh – De Rigueur, De Rigueur
To say that Hugh is at the leading edge of all that is de rigueur in the fashion world is an understatement …..
Mum's Monkey 3 Jun 14
Darrell Is Beckoned By The Robust Call Of London …..
When I see a familiar glazed, far away look in Darrell’s eyes and sense that he is becoming a little restless I know that he is feeling the powerful draw of London and needs the company of his best friend and mentor Hugh who lives the showbiz life …
Mum's Monkey 2 Jun 14
Castle Greysquirrel Gears Up For The World Cup?
It has come to Nigel’s notice that the shop next door to Castle Greysquirrel has already started to make preparations for the World Cup in the summer …..
Mum's Monkey 1 Jun 14
Britain’s Got Talent ….. Did You Really Think We Wouldn’t Mention It?
We have had quite a few e-mails from several of our fans signed “concerned” saying “Oi Boys, …..
Mum's Monkey 31 May 14
Darrell Does Am-Dram With Pre-Theatre Noms Noms!
Hilary, one of the ladies in the office, knowing that Darrell had a thespian leaning, asked if he would like a ticket for her latest play …….
Mum's Monkey 30 May 14
An Unexpected Shared Moment By Proxy
How very, very kind …… …..
Mum's Monkey 29 May 14
Nigel came home last night is a complete state of flux, he’d nipped into the poundshop on his way back from work and had treated himself to something he had wanted for ages …….
Mum's Monkey 28 May 14
Garden Plans Afoot
There is much excitement and activity dans le bottom of our jardin …..
Mum's Monkey 27 May 14
I Spy …..
I spy …..
Mum's Monkey 26 May 14
A Five A Day Faux Pas …..
Oh mon dieu, we seem to have found ourselves with an overwhelming surfeit of fruit this week …..