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When Richard and Karen left me with Tracy whilst they went off on the Trans Americas Expedition with Tracy's husband, Paul, they asked me to keep a record of my experiences. So this is it. My Blog. Hope you like it. Heffy xx (Marmite takes over end of July)

Thursday, 30 July 2009


A day with the Dinosaurs

Having read Paul’s Blog today and seeing the array of pictures I’m beginning to think that my best efforts are falling way behind.
Only just having joined the Beattie clan, most days seem to melt into another and sadly I don’t have tales of fantastic adventures, wonderful sights and stories of antics of others, but I’m doing my best to give you an insight into my world.

With another day dawning and the rain continuing in earnest, it’s beginning to feel like Groundhog Day. We’ve passed the four day threshold and are now in the process of exploring the rest of the house. Both Titch and I sat at the bottom of the stairs today wondering whether or not to venture further, after an awful lot of deliberation we did and was left traumatised beyond belief.
Do you remember that song “half way up the stairs is a stair where I sit”? So we did and watched the comings and goings until we heard a click and a bang and suddenly from nowhere it appeared.... tall and fat and bright purple... you guessed it, it was the Dyson. Titch ran for cover and I followed in hot pursuit only to be confronted with the floor from hell.
The bathroom, (and I’m still trying to fathom out the likes of some humans) has white tiled flooring, freezing to the touch, for us anyway and as slippery as a wet fish. There is no braking, so we both arrived in the bathroom, flew under the bath, out the other side and landed in a heap in the corner, although we did discover that Titch weighs 4lb as she landed on the scales!! Tracy did rescue us, made us sit with her whilst the dyson did its business and Titch sat on the stairs doing her imitation of a shaky spin dryer....

Exhaustion took over and before long we were sound asleep, snuggled up together sleeping on the chair. Tracy had taken the boys to see walking with Dinosaurs at the Manchester Arena, so there was a hive of activity as she and the boys arrived home. We have learnt quickly that this generation never actually stop their constant chatter and noise and yet they are so tiny. Sean was telling Carlie all about it, how the different dinosaurs had come into the Arena, the Raptors hunting for meat, the brachiosaurus looking for vegetation all whilst Huxley, the Palaeontologist gave a fantastic commentary on the life of dinosaurs and how they ruled the land and how they came to be extinct.

the man is standing at the bottom of the first tree

The finale was the T Rex, enormous in size walking around with its young, the mother roaring with power and the baby emitting a tiny squeak, it made the audience laugh. It was a fantastic show, the dinosaurs looked so real and at times it was hard to believe they were not. There is talk of another show too, this time with King Kong. Sean and Konnor said Paul would have loved it, but we all agreed he’d rather being doing his hardened motorcycling trip than watching dinosaurs rule the earth.

T Rex

Tomorrow, Tracy, Carlie, Sean and Konnor are going to Centre Parcs for the weekend, the boys are going to do all sorts of crazy stuff! Their words. Titch and I are off to spend the weekend with Katie, Brian and Bella. It’s going to be very strange returning there again, but Bella is always up for a giggle and we are a little bit older and a lot wiser now, so this weekend could be a whole lot of fun for us.......


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