Sunday, 4 November 2012

Monkeys, steam and family.

The family have been and have now departed and we are at Hinckley for another week or so, eye tests, appointments at the quacks, all the things that house dwellers spread along the year, we cram them in when we get the chance.
They arrived p.m. Thursday and Friday we were off to Twycross Zoo.

It was a cold and breezy day so most of the primates were huddled indoors watching the humans do funny things, sometimes you could almost believe they have intelligence.

Aren't they big!
It was on the 1st of December 2009 that we saw the emu on the Coventry towpath,

this is a rhea, not an emu, but it's the closest I can get this year.

These fellers look fed up because I wouldn't buy car insurance, well there are limits.
Yesterday the Battlefield Line had the pleasure of hosting us, I was hoping for some exotic locomotive and what did they serve up?

A G.W.R. 2884 class 2-8-0. Oh well, any steam is better than no steam and 3803 is certainly an impressive engine.

Unusually for two small children they were more excited with the steam engine than with the previous day's monkeys.
At Shenton we walked up to the battlefield centre, the one where the Battle of Bosworth, "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse", wasn't fought.

The grandsprogs insisted that I take a photo' of Richard III's banner, they didn't know anything about it but they liked the pig on it.

I've just raked through my archives and for those who missed it first time round here is the famous emu.
Boat seems very quiet now the family have gone.

Watch this space..............

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