We were up early yesterday as we were taking our owners to London for a big day out.
We walked down to the railway station at Macclesfield. weeing as much as possible as we were going to be on the train for 1.45 hours. The Virgin train was half an hour late but, no worries, we just walked around Macclesfield station and completely emptied our bladders on the station pot plants.
We had a great trip down and were most impressed by the Virgin train, it was very quiet and smooth...
Elaine held on to us because we didn't know how close we could get to the guard, this one seems to have lost his horse!
Apparently some bloke lives here who runs the country. He must be important, the coppers protecting him had bloody machine guns!
We were going to ring up our mates back in Oz and tell them what a great time we were having and how we were allowed to travel on all public transport free, but we couldn't reach the bloody receiver :-(
Sam said, "quick, get here - there is a narrowboat going underneath us". It wasn't, but I did tell him that one day we would be going down the rather large large canal below us ...
By now we needed some grass, man - so they took us to St James park where we had some very close encounters with some funny looking rats that can climb trees. Apparently they are grey squirrels, we both went mental at them and wanted to kill the bloody things!
Whilst we were in the park Elaine rang her niece Josie, who lives in London....blow me down - she was sun bathing in St James Park...
We met with Josie and she loved us and we loved her, she said that an old Queen lived down the road and that we should go down the road and check her house out as it was much better than the bloke that runs the country's place!
Plus, she had been an old Queen for 60 years and there was a bit of a party going on. Now we know why mum and dad has made us wear these bloody Union Jack cravats around our necks all day, plus lots of tourists had been taking photos of us!
They were erecting this huge stage outside her house, we asked about tickets and apparently its corgis only, bloody short arses!
We were getting a bit hot by now so the old man and Josie had to carry us a bit, I also think that the old man was gagging for a beer!
This is The Queen's pad behind me, she was having a garden party around the back and we saw lots of very well dressed people some had lots of chains around their necks; I thought that we were the only ones that wore bling.
We even spotted an older London bus but is was going the wrong way!
By now the old man had now been joined by Elaine and Josie and they were all whinging that they wanted a beer - what's wrong with water?!! Josie suggested Camden which is pretty close to Euston, to get the train home
We ended up in a nice little pub called The Engineer, where they all had a few pints, we had a little sleep and then people came and made a big fuss of us!
It was getting close to 9pm so we left the pub and caught the tube; apparently lots of people travel on these hot and sweaty things every morning and night going to work....stuff that! We had to laugh because every time that we came to the escalators we had to be carried - wish I was a St Bernard :-)
We hugged and kissed Josie at the station, we said that she can stay on our floating kennel anytime and help Elaine with the locks.
As soon as we got on the train, that was it - I crashed out under the seat ...
Sam crashed out on mum, who crashed out as well - as for the old man, well he just sat there and drunk a bottle of red on his own!
When we got off the train it was a quick 20 min walk back to the boat.
We had a good night cuppa and were in bed at midnight It was such a fantastic day, they reckon they might take us down there again because there is something going on where people run in circles and have swimming races etc. They said that they had been to one of these Olympic things before in Sydney in 2000, we wern't born then. They said that the atmosphere was great! Also they have hired a car for this long weekend coming up as it seems like there are a few parties going on for this Queen bird - and as a special treat we we are going to the Crick boatshow on Saturday to look at lots of Sardine cans and bits that go in them.
Love Bombo xx