Sometimes you just need to get away from it all – even if you’re an adventurous little woolly monster! So when Paddy and Plunkett were offered the chance to spend a weekend in Leamington Spa, they thought it would be a super opportunity to catch up on a little R&R. And how better to start their break than with a sedate stroll around Jephson Gardens?
Aaaaah, that’s better! Jephson Gardens are named in honour of Dr Henry Jephson, a local doctor and philanthropist who did much to promote the healing properties of the town’s spa waters. As a result, the small town of Leamington Priors (as it was then known) boomed, and became known as Leamington Spa. The final flourish was the granting of a “Royal” prefix by Queen Victoria in 1838, and now Royal Leamington Spa is apparently one of the best places in Britain to spend your retirement!
So, after a wander around the duckpond, a visit to some of the park’s busier residents…
… And a look at the sculpture garden…
…The boys were feeling pretty chilled out!
But they can never stay out of trouble for long… Um, is that really a good idea, Paddy?
“Of course! I’m being very caref… AAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRGH!”
Oh no! PADDY!!
But thankfully, help came along in the nick of time – thank you, friendly passing elephant!
Maybe that’s enough “peace and quiet” for one day! Time to hop on a boat home, I reckon.
See you next week!
22 thoughts on “Paddy and Plunkett’s Spa Weekend”
Helen, this is just wonderful. Very envious of Paddy and Plunkett’s Spa Weekend, looks like they had a marvellous time.
Thank you! And they certainly did… Well, apart from the close scrape with the crocodile of course! 😀
Love how they dressed quite dapperly for their spa weekend. Classy beasties.
Heehee, these two are always impeccably turned out – they could probably teach me a thing or two about style 😀 Thanks for stopping by!
I love Paddy’s jumper!!
Thanks! It should keep him warm this winter… I knitted it on really small needles, so it’s completely draught (possibly even hurricane) proof! He’ll be one cosy Beastie 😀
Lucky little devil! I wish I had the time to knit myself the same!
This is why I love working in miniature… A couple of hours and voilà! One completed sweater. And Beasties are a dream to knit for – no awkward lumps and bumps 😀
If they’d asked me, I would have been on the first plane out. They’re adorable beastie besties. (((Warm hugs all around))). xo
Awww, thanks! Have some monster hugs back 😄 Beasties do make excellent travelling companions, although not all of them are as willing to throw themselves into adventure/harm’s way as Paddy and Plunkett. Or, now that I come to think of it, just Paddy!
Paddy’s a darling. If I need someone to rescue me, I know who to call. xo
Yes, no-one could ever say he’s lacking in bravery! More Paddy and Plunkett capers coming your way soon 😀
I’m very much looking forward to the updates. Warm greetings to your Beastie family. xo
Thank you 😀
Only Paddy could go on a relaxing weekend away and come a cropper with a crocodile LOL
Ha! It’s so true… He’s really emerging as the tearaway of the two. So far this year he’s briefly been the captain of HMS Warrior in Portsmouth, attempted to “borrow” ThrustSSC from the Coventry Transport Museum and, as you say, played chicken with a crocodile! Whatever next? 😀
I dread to think LOL James Bond has nothing on Paddy 🙂
No indeed… Look out, Daniel Craig 😀
Great post, Helen! 😄
Thanks! Paddy and Plunkett will be back soon with more adventures 😀
Merry Xmas & happy holidays, Helen! 😊
Cheers! Hope you and your family are having a super Christmas too! 🎄