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Monkey Business

Monkey was a ‘give away’ associated with a popular brand of tea ( CORRECTION INSERTED: on the TV ad, any fule kno that Johnny Vegas is the straight man to Monkey who is actually voiced by Ben Miller – the one that looks like Rob Bryden) – my Monkey arrived in a box of tea well before Christmas 2010 and has lived in my car ever since. He’s still wearing his Christmas jumper and I felt it was about time he had something else to wear so I bought him a daffodil.

The daffodil appeal is run every year by Marie Curie, a UK-based charity providing care for those with cancer – in this area they work closely in collaboration with the primary health care teams, most commonly providing night-time nursing to support those who chose to die at home. The care is free to the patient and the family. Some of you may remember I have done sponsored swims in previous years and though I am slow to get going, I plan to do the same again this year! (Now I’ve told you, I shall just have to get on with it…)

Here’s monkey sporting his new daffodil

and listening to his favourite author.

  1. March 14, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    lol πŸ˜€

  2. O Zangado
    March 14, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    A very worthy cause, Pseu. In Liverpool they planted one million daffodils in Sefton Park in support of the Marie Curie Foundation. That was ten years ago, but they are apparently still a riot of colour every spring.

    Sefton Park Linky


  3. March 14, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Pseu, good evening.

    I realise that this is really sad but, as they say in β€˜Private Eye’, shome mistake shurely?

    Any fule kno that Vegas is only the straight man to Monkey who is actually voiced by Ben Miller (the one that looks like Rob Bryden).

    In other words:-

    When your teapot needs a good filler,
    Trust a Monkey (who’s not a goriller).
    But if Monkey is speaking,
    Your facts need a tweaking.
    It’s not Vegas who speaks but Ben Miller.

  4. Bilby
    March 14, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Love the monkey! Good luck with the swimming. πŸ™‚

  5. Pseu
    March 14, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    In reply to JM,

    I’m so sorry.

    Here you go:

    and thank you for the pome

  6. Pseu
    March 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Is Ben Miller the other one that works with Armstrong?

  7. Pseu
    March 14, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    thank you OZ for the linky thingy to the daffs.

  8. Pseu
    March 14, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Better dig out the costume, BIlby. Are you going to join me?

  9. Bilby
    March 14, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I’ll start knitting, Nym! πŸ™‚

  10. Pseu
    March 14, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    CAN you knit daffodils?

  11. Pseu
    March 14, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Or costumes?

  12. Bilby
    March 14, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Yes, a costume, Nym; a (mostly) full length swimming costume. We used to joke about knitting such modest garments in happier times Elsewhere. Actually, I’ve forgotten how to knit, so it might take a while! πŸ™‚

  13. Pseu
    March 14, 2012 at 10:01 pm


    Buy one and join in?

    Swimathon: easy to log on here

  14. Bilby
    March 14, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Thanks, Nym, but I’m not a swimmer. I will happily sponsor you though, if you email the details to Ara. πŸ™‚

  15. sheona
    March 14, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Beware of taking up knitting again, Bilby. When I first heard I was to be a grandmother, I rushed out to get patterns, wool, needles and set off at a great rate. I ended up at the GP with a very painful elbow. “Have you been doing anything different?” he asked. “Yes, knitting”, I said. “Well, stop it!” was the answer.

  16. Bilby
    March 14, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks for the warning, Sheona, but I have no ambitions in that direction. I made a scarf … once. πŸ™‚

  17. cuprum426
    March 15, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Pseu – your #6 – yes, the very same. A rather intelligent chap is has a Ph.D in Quantum Physics – if you ever see the QI episode with him in it, do watch!


    And yes, he does look like Rob Brydon!

    Oo, and Pseu – if I promise to sponsor you, any chance of any ore of those ‘can you guess what it is’ photo competitions – I believe monkey was your first subject!

  18. cuprum426
    March 15, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Ah, silly me not reading the whole link – he didn’t complete his thesis. Never mind, still a clever chap!

  19. Four-eyed English Genius
    March 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Not sure is Mrs FEEG is trying to create a Russian doll set, but I don’t think it will work!

  20. Pseu
    March 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm


    I didn’t know they came in different sizes!!! I would like the twee one in front!!! ( but the daff would be too big for him)

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