It’s been a while since we heard from the boys, hasn’t it? But don’t worry, they’ve just been getting away from it all (locally) again! Now they’re back and ready to share their latest adventure – in Antrim!
Of course, at first they didn’t know they were going to Antrim. When Beasties travel, the luck of the draw prevails! This is how they planned their trip.
“Look, Plunkett! I think there might be another staycation in the pipeline. Shall we?”
“Hmmm… Maybe. Where are they going, do you think?”
“Does it matter? Come on!”
Ever the opportunist, Paddy knows exactly where the best seats in the house are.
“If we climb into the knitting bag, we’ll get to travel in the car, not the boot. Then we can look out the window all the way to our destination… Wherever that might be!”
However, Plunkett needs a little more convincing.
“Are you sure that’s a good idea, Paddy? That bag says ‘Colditz’ on it. Do you not remember the film we watched last Wednesday?”
“Ahhhh, it’ll be grand. Hop in!”
Well, he makes a compelling argument.
“If we end up in an escape-proof prisoner of war camp, Paddy, I’m holding you responsible!”
It looks like young Paddy might have made the right call, though.
“There! What did I tell you? Floor-to-ceiling windows, soft carpeting under our paws… And the humans will never spot us back here!”
But when the car stops…
“… Is this a castle?”
Well yes, it is. But fortunately, it’s Antrim Castle – not Colditz.
You wouldn’t mind being locked in here though. Look at these beautiful gardens!
The locals seem friendly too… And it looks like there might be a happy event in the not-too-distant future!
Huh. I always wondered where new scarecrows came from – I guess we know now!
More from the boys next week. In the meantime, stay safe wherever you are!
I should probably mention that the lads took this trip before the latest round of coronavirus-inspired restrictions came into effect on both sides of the Irish border! If you find yourself in a similarly Covid-ey place, please let the Beasties do your travelling for you, and enjoy their adventures from the comfort of your own couch 🙂
11 thoughts on “Paddy and Plunkett – Escape to Antrim!”
I am glad you shared that map images because I immediately thought: “Where?!?!”
I enjoyed the photos and stories of their adventures. The knitting bag is always the best way to travel 😉
Hahaha! Yes, as soon as I typed it I thought “wait a sec, chances are no-one will know where this is”! 😂 It’s nice up there though, as you will see! Cheers for swinging by, Tierney 😊
Wish I could stowaway in a knitting bag. Good to read about P&P’s antics again. Am intrigued by those very lifelike scarecrows
Yes indeedy! I’d travel in a knitting bag myself if I was small enough to get away with it 😂 Thanks for hanging out with the boys on their latest adventure, Mariss!
I agree with Tierney….who needs a plane when there’s a knitting bag about? And, although you might get soft carpeting in First Class, you certainly wouldn’t get floor to ceiling windows! I take my hat off to these two because they certainly know how to travel (even during a pandemic.)
Another vote for the knitting bag? Paddy’s definitely on to something there, I think. These two make stowing away look goooood! Thanks for popping by, Queen Bee 😊
Thank you for the latest edition of the beasties adventures! I enjoyed their back and forth banter. 😊
Hahaha! Yes, they’re quite chatty when they get going, aren’t they? Cheers for coming along with us, Cindy!
Wow – the legs on the scarecrows are eerily life-like. That pair both deserve scarecrow of the year awards! Always fun to reminisce with P&P on voyages past. 🙂
Thanks, Shirley! And yes, there’s clearly one talented scarecrow maker at Antrim Castle Gardens 😊
Cheers for stopping in!