Hello there Beastie friends! As promised, Paddy and Plunkett have hit the open road again, in search of Beastie-sized adventure! Although, since they’re on their way to Scotland, their journey really begins on a stretch of open water…
Hmmm… There is a lot of water around. It’s coming down from the sky too, by the looks of things. Hopefully it won’t rain for their entire trip!
Fortunately, the lads outran the clouds, and left them behind on the other side of the Irish Sea. They were glad to hop on a bus without getting their paws wet…
… And were soon speeding along the road to their next port of call – Glasgow!
Glasgow is the most populous city in Scotland, and was considered by many to be the “second city” of the British Empire during its heyday in the Victorian era. Although the city was hit hard by the decline of the heavy industries (especially shipbuilding) upon which its fortunes were built, it has bounced back in recent years. It’s earned a reputation as a centre of culture and style, while its industrial past makes it an interesting place to visit – for both humans and Beasties!
This was only supposed to be a brief stopover, but that didn’t stop the lads from getting to know some of the locals.
They might have hung out in the square a little longer than planned… Quick, get to the train station!
The boys got a few funny looks as they navigated the turnstile – honestly, you’d think people had never seen a Beastie before. But luckily they got to their seats just in time.
Well, I say seats – they find they get a much better view when they stand on the table.
“Where are we actually going, Plunkett?”
Wait a sec – did you not check where the train was heading before you boarded?!
Apparently not. But the Beasties’ haphazard approach to holidaying usually works out just fine.
“This is the life, Plunkett!”
“Yes, Paddy – not bad at all, is it?”
I’ll reveal where the terrible twosome landed in the next post… But if you think you already know, be sure to share your guesses in the comments!
See you next week!
12 thoughts on “Scotland Bound with Paddy and Plunkett!”
Ahhhh I can’t believe the boys were in my city! They’ll have to come for a longer visit one day, meet even more friendly locals 😀
Oh, that’s right! It’s a shame those two take off on their travels without thinking to invite me along… We could have had a crafty meetup! Look out for more familiar sights in upcoming posts though – it turns out the boys took quite the tour 😉 Cheers for stopping in, Hannah!
I’m going to guess it’s Loch SomethingOrOther. Did I win? P&P must have some special charm because anytime I’ve seen someone passes like that at a European turnstile (train, tube, etc) they’ve been given a hearty scowl and received many grumbling insults from the locals. I hope they manage to get some haggis on the trip!
Well, it’s pretty hard to stay mad at a Beastie. You’d know, right? 😂 Also, your guess is the best (and only) one I’ve had, so you’re currently topping the leaderboard! I’d better get in touch with Scotland and tell them to change the signs… Oh, and get them to send some haggis while they’re at it. Cheers for swinging by, Tammie!
Loch Haggis!!?? I hope no one steals my spot at the top of the Naming Charts.
Scotland, exciting! Great to see P&P already getting acquainted with a Glaswegian feathered friend. Hee hee, there are a few folks in the turnstile picture who definitely look curious about the Beastie goings on. I look forward to finding out where they end up! Edinburgh?? Or somewhere coastal? Ooh, can’t wait! 👍
Heehee! Yes, maybe those folks were just wondering why Plunkett climbed up and over the turnstile, rather than just sneaking through underneath. He’s too honest for his own good 😂
Hope you enjoy the second installment… Thanks for popping in, Shirley!
It has struck me that the adventures of P&P would make a marvellous book
Ohhhh, I would LOVE to do a book… There just never seem to be enough hours in the day! Sometime, hopefully… 😊
Can’t wait till next year when I visit Scotland! I will just talk to the boys for travel tips!
Yes, they’ve already done all your research for you… All you need to do is pack your bags and hop on the plane! Now THAT’S service 😁
🙂 thank goodness!