Monday, September 28, 2009

Wade in London

Wade has had a busy year and this Summer was no exception. He managed to squeeze in a visit to The Tower of London and Hampton Court. Here's his story.
Hampton Court is so big Wade can barely fit it all in. Still you get the idea.

He glances at the clock. Is that the time already ? He starts to worry, there's so much to see and his legs, well they are short, so he can only go so fast.

Now, if his legs were as long as the chap in the picture, he could fit the maze in. Still, he likes the trimmed bushes they remind him of an upturned ice-cream cone surrounded by lollipops.

Wade stops to admire the facade. Those tudors knew how to build. He wonders how many cups of tea and biscuits were consumed during the build.

Praise be, Wade gets a temporary reprieve and is given a walking tour of the rest of Hampton Court. Now he's making progress.

Wade at the Tower of London

Wade's feet hadn't quite recovered from his epic adventure at Hampton Court but he tries to keep his chin up.

This entrance doesn't look too promising as there's water on the other side. He decides to give it a miss.

Wade heard about big black birds from his cousin Ivan who was caught by one. Legend has it that these birds can't fly. Still, Wade keeps his distance, he doesn't like flapping wings and who can blame him ?

Classic tourist shot, Wade is all smiles with Tower Bridge in the background. He doesn't like to get too close to the water though.

Unlike Hampton Court, The Tower served as a prison as well as a fortress hence the rather small windows. Perfectly sized for Wade mind you.

A parting shot before going home, Wade really enjoyed his visits and feels most knowledgeable.

Thanks to Ciara for her lovely photos. I love getting updates on the FTB's so don't be shy. Even if they have just been keeping you company on the sofa, email a pic.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Marlene Part Deux Croatia and Greece

As promised this is Marlene in Greece and Croatia. As part of her cruise she stopped off at various points and here's what happened. Don't forget to check out my new blog.

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Marlene surveys the boats in Greece. So small compared to the big one she just came off.

Marlene poses for the camera in front of a scenic view. Its hard being an FTB celebrity sometimes but its her job.

The indignity of it all ! A ball lands on her sun lounger and catapaults her into the sand. It's a long climb to get back on top.

Victorious view from the Sun Lounger.

This is Marlene in Croatia. She doesn't know what these men are doing but they are taking it very seriously.

There are a lot of tourists taking photos still Marlene is clueless as to why.

Marlene takes a break and views the landscape below.

She loses track of time as she takes an unplanned nap. She is also sun burnt and isn't that her cruise ship ?

Marlene realises that she is stuck in Dubrovnik and doesn't speak the language. How will she ever get home ? TBC

Thanks to Uncle Richard for the photos.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sky, Constance and Brenda in Spain

The FTB's are back in force. So many blogs to publish. Apologies for the delay if you've emailed photos. The flip flop photo below has got to be one of my favourite FTB pics ever. I love it, so thank you Emily for your great photos. A side project which is in very early stages is Furry Travel Buddies - The Story so Far. A colour photo book in which the best photos of the last year and a half will be featured. It make take a while but that's the plan. I hope everyone had a great Summer and here's to Winter.

Constance, Brenda and Sky arrive in style ready for their holiday in Spain.

At the private pool, Brenda catches up on some tanning with SPF protection obviously. Meanwhile Constance and Sky drift aimlessly on a Boogie Board.

Sky and Constance get into an argument about holding the leash and Constance falls in while jostling for more control.
Its Brenda to the rescue, ever inventive she jet-skis on a flip flop to save Constance who is rapidly sinking.

Constance is in shock after her recent plunge, but more distressing is the damage to her hair do! Brenda knows how to get rid of frizz and sets about damage control.

The girls take a breather after the morning's crazy events and decide to stay on dry land for now.