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!


Paddy and Plunkett on Holiday - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Fun in the Winter Sun, Part One!

Paddy and Plunkett on Holiday - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesIt’s been a while since we heard from Paddy and Plunkett, and now I can reveal why… These two intrepid Beasties, clever little monsters that they are, decided to head south to escape the rather grey and gloomy winter we’ve been having! Like I always say, it’s pretty easy for a Beastie to sneak aboard a suitcase or stow away in a handbag… after that, it’s just a case of choosing where they want to go.

And this time, it was destination Gran Canaria! A bit of sun, sea and sand always helps the Northern winter pass a little more quickly. The boys made landfall after sunset…
Paddy and Plunkett Arrive at the Hotel - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties… And made sure they got an early night, so they could make the most of…
Breakfast with the Boys - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesFry-Up Time! H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

…The breakfast buffet!

Recipe for a healthy Beastie: One bowl of cereal with fruit juice, then a big ol’ Full Irish, and then…
BAKED GOODS! H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties… Hit the baked goods!

“Hey Plunkett, grab me a few of those Beastie-sized doughnuts from the basket in the middle, would you?”

Next, feeling pleasantly full (but having effectively bankrupted the hotel restaurant), the boys headed out to explore! First, they found a giant sundial… A much more useful thing here than at home in Ireland!
Paddy and Plunkett at the Sundial - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties(Loving the sunglasses, lads!)

Then, a jaunt on a penny farthing bicycle!

“Gaaaaaah! Paddy! Why do I always let you drive?!”
Paddy, Plunkett and the Penny Farthing - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesAnd now, a quick cup of coffee – just to keep their strength up.
Caffeine Break for Paddy and Plunkett! H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesIt’s also a good opportunity to check out the photos they’ve taken!
Paddy and Plunkett on Camera - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesSo far, so good… But it’s not the whole story! Be sure to drop back in next week for the second instalment! See you then…