It feels like forever since my last post…I haven’t written anything this year…so let’s get down to the nitty gritty of it – Happy New Year one and all. I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and all the other shenanigans that year’s end brings. We, as ever, have been completely rammed at work – millions and millions of exciting twists and turns in the wonderful world of Barbados, and we were also lucky enough to have my family-in-law (well, some of them anyway) come and stay with us over the festive period.
From left to right, that’s my mum-in-law, Sue, my step-dad-in-law, Dave, and little Lou, who is nearly thirteen now…I have known Louis since he was a bump in Sue’s tummy, and he is all kinds of awesome. But, like most teenagers, he hates having his picture taken.
So it’s not the best place for him to come really…what with snap-happy Ferg so close by.
But we had a great time – the guys enjoyed the beach whilst we (enjoyed?!) the office. We had a few weddings over Christmas, and the staff parties (working and playing) and New Year’s eve (working) and everything in between. Hence why the blog has suffered somewhat these last few weeks.
And whilst we played with some of our family, our resident monkeys started to build their own. We have a dominant male on the resort that Sian has affectionately come to name “Morris.” We have seen him for the last two years or so – he once tried to break into the office on the off chance of finding some bananas, although he would be more likely to find coffee and muffins on my desk. Anyway, he recently hooked up with a lady monkey on resort called “Mummy”, and the two have had a baby Sian has dubbed “Monkini.” (This is the abridged version – but you get the gist.)
Anyway, baby has been growing at an alarming rate, and it is very, very cute to see them all playing together on the resort. Being a nipper, “Monkini” has a wonderful curiosity with everything and Morris usually lets her entertain this curiosity as he wanders around in a circle, snarling at anything that gets too close.
But on my birthday (Christmas Eve) during the slowest game of golf ever, we pulled out of a hole to let some people who actually knew what they were doing go by, and we saw Mummy and Monkini in a tree with no sign of Morris. He had obviously wandered off to find something for his girls, and we were able to get closer than ever before to the pair. I felt really bad because the sound of my shutter grabbed Monkini’s attention no end – and she kept trying to jump out of the tree to investigate the noise. Mummy gave me some horrible looks as she kept playing catch with her new baby, but it did make for some amazing photos:
This is just after Monkini jumped down towards me to see what all the noise was about coming from my camera…Mummy was NOT impressed.
We got the hint and left the monkeys to it, failed a bit more at golf, and then went home. I haven’t yet seen the monkeys in the new year, but when I do I shall post up some more pictures as baby grows up…it really is such a treat to have such a spectacle on your front door step.
So our birthdays and Christmas came and went, we partied and played and worked hard, and now look forward to another busy and sccessful year. I have LOADS of stuff to share with you over the following weeks, and I promise the blogs will start coming regularly again 🙂
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