Fun In The Winter Sun II – Monster Holiday!

Beasties at the Beach - Paddy Admires the View (H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties)It’s a hard life, being a Beastie… All that travelling, exploring and discovery can really take it out of a little woolly monster! Sometimes you just have to put your paws up and relax by the seaside. And that is exactly what Paddy and Plunkett have been doing these last couple of weeks! Let’s see what they’ve been up to since last time.

Well, Plunkett decided to really take a weight off, and check out the spa…
Plunkett Visits the Spa - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesAnd Paddy? Um, Paddy decided to check out something else…
Paddy, In Search of the Perfect Tan - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesBut what’s going on here?

Beasties Sheltering From the Rain - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“This is exactly what we were trying to avoid by coming here! Still, it seems to be easing up now…”
Beastie Road Trip In The Rain - H Crawfor/CrawCrafts BeastiesAnd sure enough, it wasn’t long before the sun came back out again…
Plunkett Catching Some Rays - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties… And the boys were able to get back to their sunbathing!

“Aaaaaaah, this is the life! Eh, Paddy?”

“Not bad, Plunkett. Not bad at all.”
Paddy and Plunkett Sunbathing - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesLater, they met up with some friends for drinks…
The Birds and the Beasties - H Crawford/Crawcrafts BeastiesAnd then there was just time to pose for one last photo in the garden before heading to the airport!
Beasties in the Garden - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“Hang on. Did you feel that? Is that…?”

Gaaaaaah! More rain!
Paddy and Plunkett, Marooned at the Airport - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“It’s not looking good, Paddy. The board says we’re delayed by 3 hours… Still, isn’t it lucky you remembered to pack the Travel Scrabble?”

“Ummm… About that…”

Uh-oh! Will the lads ever make it back home? Or will the combination of foul weather and a lack of miniaturised board games to pass the time prove fatal to their friendship? Stay tuned to the BeastieBlog to find out!


Mystery Solved!

Explorer Beastie Sunbathing on a Cactus

Hurrah! Thanks to an eagle-eyed Beastie fan on my Facebook page, I’ve been able to trace Explorer Beastie to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands! No wonder he’s looking so relaxed!

You know, I had always written Lanzarote off as an island of packed beaches and sprawling resort hotels, and I have to say that I’m surprised by what Explorer Beastie has found on his travels. It looks like he has definitely strayed from the beaten track…
Explorer Beastie on Path

…and discovered everything from crystal clear rock pools…
Rock Pool

… to prickly cactus trees…
Cactus Tree

… to out-of-the-way wine bodegas.
Beastie Bodega

He also seems to have had no trouble finding quiet beaches there, either…
Deserted Beach

… which he can claim all for himself!
Explorer Beastie on Black Sand Beach

All the same, I hope he comes home soon. I need someone to accompany me to the new Muppets film.

See you next time… I have some freshly-hatched Beasties for you to meet!