Paddy and Plunkett – Escape to Antrim!

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!

Ireland Showing Antrim
Map borrowed from Wikipedia

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.
Paddy and Plunkett plan a trip - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“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.
Getting Away From it All - Antrim - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“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.
Destination - Colditz? H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“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.
Travelling in Style - Paddy and Plunkett in Antrim - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“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…
“Paddy…”
A Castle - Antrim - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“… Is this a castle?”
“Errrrrrm…”

Well yes, it is. But fortunately, it’s Antrim Castle – not Colditz.
We're at Antrim Castle! H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesYou wouldn’t mind being locked in here though. Look at these beautiful gardens!
Antrim Castle Gardens - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesThe locals seem friendly too… And it looks like there might be a happy event in the not-too-distant future!
Scarecrow Family at Antrim Castle - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesHuh. 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!

PS…

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 πŸ™‚

11 thoughts on “Paddy and Plunkett – Escape to Antrim!

  1. 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 πŸ˜‰

    1. Hahaha! Yes, as soon as I typed it I thought “wait a sec, chances are no-one will know where this is”! πŸ˜‚ It’s nice up there though, as you will see! Cheers for swinging by, Tierney 😊

    1. Yes indeedy! I’d travel in a knitting bag myself if I was small enough to get away with it πŸ˜‚ Thanks for hanging out with the boys on their latest adventure, Mariss!

  2. 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.)

    1. 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 😊

    1. Thanks, Shirley! And yes, there’s clearly one talented scarecrow maker at Antrim Castle Gardens 😊
      Cheers for stopping in!

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