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Blog featureMum's Monkey 23 Apr 17
Lucy Calls Upon Darrell’s Haute De Rigueur Yet Again
Darrell got a call yesterday morning from Lucy asking if he would be up for a bit of a boudoir mooch around John Lewis.
Blog featureMum's Monkey 22 Apr 17
Close Season On The River ….. For Some
It’s been very quiet on the platform at the bottom of our bank, as it’s the close season for fishing, there won’t be any fishing on the river now until June 16th.
Blog featureMum's Monkey 21 Apr 17
CV’s At The Ready
I think there could be an atmosphere of rife competitive job application and CV putting together when Darrell and Nigel get a whiff of this brilliant career opportunity…… ……..
Blog featureMum's Monkey 20 Apr 17
Lidl Greek Week
Our next Greek Odyssey to the Island of Corfu is fast approaching, and Darrell, I am happy to say is within a half centimetre of getting into his budgie smugglers! And, as if to further remind us, today sees the start of Lidl’s Greek Week, a …
Blog featureMum's Monkey 19 Apr 17
Not To Everyone’s Taste
I guess every town has a couple of art critics, and Evesham is obviously no exception, after I found an offending piece of art that had caused so much displeasure that the “offended one” had decided to wrap it round a bollard! I have to admit …
Blog featureMum's Monkey 18 Apr 17
Evesham’s Easter Windows
The Festive activities at The Towers over Easter were a most excellent distraction from preventing Nigel musing too much of Village Easter Fayres past, back in The Homeland.
Blog featureMum's Monkey 17 Apr 17
Our First Evesham Easter
Well, what can we say, except, that yesterday was a really lovely day, a day that we hope Bertie and Iris will always remember, even if we were, yet again, a little remiss on the taking photos front when things got exciting …….
Blog featureMum's Monkey 16 Apr 17
He’s Been ……….
Oh my goodness me, Nigel “dun gud” with his festive hedge betting …… We woke up this morning to find that some very wonderful Easter treats had been left at the bottom of the bed in the basket that Nigel left …… just in case.
Blog featureMum's Monkey 15 Apr 17
Nigel Hedges His Easter Bets
Well, it’s beginning to look a lot like Easter chez The Towers …… Nigel is full of springtide awe and wonder …… …..
Blog featureMum's Monkey 14 Apr 17
Getting Ready For Our Easter Guest
The Towers has been a hive of activity as we are expecting a full house for Easter, while I have been attending to my online Tesco grocery order, Nigel and Darrell have been preparing our guest room for Lucy’s state stay! Her room is fragrant with …
Blog featureMum's Monkey 13 Apr 17
Mum's Monkey 12 Apr 17
Following on from todays earlier and as I was at a loose end, I decided to take myself off to Flavours and avail myself of a scoop or two of their Easter Egg Gelato, purely for the purposes of research to check it was up to Darrell and Nigel’s …
Blog featureMum's Monkey 12 Apr 17
We Really Need To …….
We really, really, really need to wander up to Flavours at the top of town in the next day or two …….
Blog featureMum's Monkey 11 Apr 17
Another One of Nigel’s Finds ……….
Out for a mooch yesterday afternoon, Nigel happened upon, of all things, a hamster (or similar small creatures) cage! For Nigel the streets of Evesham have truly been paved with gold, back in the homeland, Nigel may have found the odd glove or coin …
Mum's Monkey 10 Apr 17
On Saturday we had the most wonderful reunion with the PE Lady and Chris from Finance from our infamous days working at the “Girls School”.
Blog featureMum's Monkey 9 Apr 17
Rivals In Love
Nigel has a rival for Iris’s affections …….
Blog featureMum's Monkey 8 Apr 17
A Change Of Tradition …..
Today is Grand National Day.
Blog featureMum's Monkey 7 Apr 17
An Influx Of Ducks
The weather has been a tad unpredictable of late, it hasn’t really been safe to venture out without taking an umbrella or cagoule……..
Blog featureMum's Monkey 6 Apr 17
A Film For Lucy?
The Regal Cinema is offering Hidden Figures for this weeks cinema goers delectation ……….
Blog featureMum's Monkey 5 Apr 17
Nigel is very curious about a sign he passes every time he goes to collect Iris from Nursery…… …….
Blog featureMum's Monkey 4 Apr 17
Nigel Does The Cotswold Wildlife Park
While Darrell has been going up,down and everywhere with Lucy looking for high end materials for the upcoming renovations of Maison De La Lu, Nigel decided to take himself off to The Cotswold Wildlife Park, wallpaper and paint not particularly being …
Blog featureMum's Monkey 2 Apr 17
A Perfect Job For Nigel?
Nigel was in town mooching and is often his want, he likes to spend time reading the cards that are often put up in shop windows.
Blog featureMum's Monkey 1 Apr 17
April Fools Day 2017
Look what Darrell found on the internet ……..
Blog featureMum's Monkey 31 Mar 17
Darrell Embraces His Inner Kelly Hoppen.
The project management for the renovations of Maison De La Lu is progressing well, however Lucy text Darrell to say, if he was up to it, she would pop up to Evesham so that she could take him to look at wallpaper.
Blog featureMum's Monkey 30 Mar 17
The Most Boring Film Ever Made?
Nigel hasn’t been very impressed by the film that has been showing at The Regal over the past few weeks, even if it is an Oscar winner …….
Blog featureMum's Monkey 28 Mar 17
A Post Especially For Dianne, Our Wonderful Friend In Orange Abundant and VERY Hot Florida
We know our friend Dianne loves everything British …… …… so Nigel decided to give her a little treat today by showing her his favourite row of houses in Evesham.
Blog featureMum's Monkey 28 Mar 17
I am always on the look out for something a bit different to tickle our taste buds at The Towers to broaden our comestible horizons, so when I saw “Crunchy Cheese” on the supermarket shelves, it would have been rude not to purchase a pack for our…
Blog featureMum's Monkey 27 Mar 17
Much Excitement–The Caravaners Are A Coming …..
Nigel came home from his afternoon meander in a very excited state yesterday, there were a few caravans and camper vans pitched up on field of the camp site across the river, “The open season for camping and caravanning must be here ” he mused…
Blog featureMum's Monkey 26 Mar 17
Easy Like Sunday Morning …..
How our lives have changed so much in the past nine months……… …… there is no way Nigel could ever have imagined that Sunday mornings would start with a bacon sandwich on much seeded bread and a latte in Moo Moos on his way to collect the …
Blog featureMum's Monkey 25 Mar 17
A Task Of Great Responsibility.
Last night Nigel and I stayed over at “The Family Tree”, so named by Iris after Stickman, her favourite story ……….
Blog featureMum's Monkey 24 Mar 17
Open Wide Please Sir!
Yesterday afternoon Nigel paid his first visit to our new Evesham dentist …… …..
Blog featureMum's Monkey 23 Mar 17
The Final Frontier ……. Ikea!
Again, it was an early breakfast and roll call by the car for Darrell and Nigel this morning.
Blog featureMum's Monkey 22 Mar 17
No Carpet Burns On Darrell!
Yesterday Lucy, Darrell and Nigel were on a mission to find a de rigueur stair carpet for Maison De La Lu! Breakfast was at 9 o’clock sharp with a roll call, with tape measures, beside the car at 9.30! According to Darrell things did not start too …
Blog featureMum's Monkey 21 Mar 17
From what I can gather Lucy is taking no prisoners back in the homeland, in getting as much import as she possibly can as to what is de rigeuer and en-trend or just plain common or naff as far as wooden flooring her mansion is concerned from Darrell…
Blog featureMum's Monkey 20 Mar 17
Getting The Confirmation That We Long Suspected
We have long suspected that the fishing pegs below The Towers were the prime spots for fishing along our stretch of the river, as they always seem to have someone fishing there, come rain or shine.
Blog featureMum's Monkey 19 Mar 17
Darrell And Nigel Get A Better Offer
Sadly, we never made it to Spirit Fest yesterday, for all our hype and excitement Darrell got a better offer! Lu text him and said that if she picked him up, would he like to go looking at wooden flooring with her, he had done such a good job at The …
Blog featureMum's Monkey 18 Mar 17
One Of Our Barges Is Missing ……
Poor Nigel is in a bit of a state, the barge that is always parked directly opposite us wasn’t there when he opened the blinds this morning …….
Blog featureMum's Monkey 17 Mar 17
Charity Shop Find Of The Week …… And A New Piece of Domestic Equipment Due At The Towers
As you know Marmite is our very favourite savoury spread of choice, so you can imagine my delight when I found this cookbook for just 60p in one of the charity shops in town.
Blog featureMum's Monkey 16 Mar 17
Betting Is A Mugs Game!
What we love about Evesham is that it’s a lot like us, it likes to work with a theme! Admittedly, we are pretty much strangers to the turf, but this week you can’t miss that it’s The Cheltenham Festival where it’s all novice chases, handicap …
Blog featureMum's Monkey 15 Mar 17
A Letter From Castle Greysquirrel
We have stayed in touch with the Cheryl and Andrew, the couple who now live at Castle Greysquirrel and exchange little notes and cards now and again.
Blog featureMum's Monkey 14 Mar 17
Another Scary Quandary For Nigel
There is a skeleton in the window of a house we pass when we go into town on not the so scenic route ……..
Blog featureMum's Monkey 13 Mar 17
A Reminder Of The Past
Nigel and Darrell popped into Amber Café in town for a quick coffee after Music, Rhythm and Rhyme at the library as The Bear, where they usually go, was full ……… It turned out to be an emotional occasion for Nigel as the selection of sauces …
Blog featureMum's Monkey 12 Mar 17
Tweet Of The Day
Because The Towers is on a small estate, at the end of a road to nowhere, it is a very, very quiet place to live, the main sounds we hear come from the birds…… …….
Blog featureMum's Monkey 11 Mar 17
A Date For Our Diary
Nigel spotted a poster for an event of great interest to us all while he was out mooching in town ……..
Mum's Monkey 10 Mar 17
Because we are already familiar with Ritter Sports Chocolate we knew we were in for a treat, and thought we would be less formal in our considerations and adjourn to the sofa to conduct our review.
Blog featureMum's Monkey 9 Mar 17
A Very Confused Nigel
There are a couple of posters up the road that is causing poor Nigel much puzzlement and head hurting ponderment.
Blog featureMum's Monkey 8 Mar 17
A Possible New Life Choice For Darrell?
Darrell is always open to new “life choices”, as you know, he is no stranger to vegetarianism because of Hugh.
Blog featureMum's Monkey 7 Mar 17
Poetry Sells ……..
Darrell has noticed a new and growing phenomena on TV over the past few weeks …….
Blog featureMum's Monkey 6 Mar 17
Random Objects ……. In Random Places ……..
Sometimes, you can see random sort of things that make you think, how did that get there ………..
Blog featureMum's Monkey 5 Mar 17
Tiffin Spot Of The Week – Herbies Coffee House
Yesterday I thought I might treat myself and try out Herbies Coffee House in Evesham’s Market Place.