June 30, 2009

Pub Puns

Courtesy of "toothless Jimmy", at the pub last night:

A hungry traveller stops at a monastery and is taken to the kitchens. A brother is frying chips. 'Are you the friar?' he asks. 'No. I'm the chip monk,' he replies.

Palace fit for my Queen

Blenheim Palace was a rather grand place, but when I think of the future, I know I'd be happy living on an arctic ice floe with Glammy for the rest of my life.

June 28, 2009

Glammy finds an unusual perch

Couldn't resist taking this photo of Glammy @ Blenheim Palace.  Lucky cherub!

June 27, 2009

Copy Cat

Had an interesting chat with this fellow, who shared many stories with me, including the time he lost a game of poker ... (wait for it....) because he was playing with a cheetah.   

June 26, 2009

Glammy does the Congo!

Seems everywhere we go, Glammy is the centre of attraction!  She is wonderfully uninhibited and playful - no wonder these sweet little Asian kids quickly joined in!   

June 23, 2009

Dearest Glammy Glacier,

"I do love nothing in the world so well as you" - this quote from Shakespeare's play Much Ado About Nothing says it all.    Looking forward to sharing more of life's adventures with you. 

June 22, 2009

Romantic dinner for two

This ice swan filled with fresh fruit was the perfect finish to another perfect day spent with my Glammy.   Penguins, as you are well aware, spend a lot of their time on ice floes in the Arctic.  It was only natural to jump on the ice swan, but that seemed to attract a bit of attention by the other guests who are seen in the background, invading our personal space.   Yo, can you guys cut a courting penguin a break and give us some privacy?!!

June 19, 2009

"Slapsheare" in Love ..

Stratford is such a romantic place ... so it was an easy decision to go there with Glammy Glacier!   I could not agree more with the Bard's quote "Love is merely a madness"!

June 18, 2009

More Adventures at Warwick Castle!

Just a few more photos from our awesome day at Warwick Castle!  Hanging out on the trebuchet, King Henry VIII and a private viewing of KingMaker! 

June 17, 2009

Adventures @ Warwick Castle

Our adventure continues ... Warwick Castle was a most interesting place.  We met so many nice people, with the exception of one who had a rather disagreeable disposition.  Glacie was a little intimidated, but I told her to fear not, and reassured her that I am her protector.     

Reunited in Stonehenge

Glacie accepted my invitation and we met up in Stonehenge.  She was a sight for sore eyes.  When I spotted her in the distance, I was captured by her beauty, and time stood still.  I could barely take it in, was I dreaming?  Did she really come all this way to meet up with me?  Surely I am the luckiest penguin in the world. 

June 15, 2009

PSA # 2 - say no to crack!

Yes people, it's Slappy's Public Service Announcement #2 - be kind and say no to crack!

Mmmm.. fresh seafood!

Now that's what I'm talking about!! 

Planning my next adventure!

As you can imagine, I wasted no time replying to Glammy Glacier, proposing we get together real soon.  Appealing to her sense of adventure, I suggested we travel together to Stonehenge, by rail/bus.   I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!     

June 11, 2009

She likes me, she really likes me!!

Dear Slappy,

I find myself, surprisingly, missing you.  A penguin of my beauty and status has had to reject many a male penguin who have been way too forward with me, and I do not know why, but you do not fall into the category of never being called by me again.

There is something about you Slappy; it might be your height, or your attractive flippers, I don’t know, but I write you this letter in hope that maybe we can get together again.

Yours Sincerely,


June 10, 2009

Answer to Prayer!

Incredible!  My prayers have been answered!  This letter from arrived in the post this morning!
I'm soooo excited to open it but a little nervous too .... what will it say?  

June 9, 2009

Tempting ...

Now that my heart's been broken and I'm feeling so lonely, the thought of running away and joining the circus is tempting!

June 7, 2009

Tewkesbury Abbey

Spent a little time today reflecting on life at Tewkesbury Abbey.  Before leaving, I said a little prayer, and confessed I was a little too forward with Glammy Glacier.  Now I must move on with my life, it seems, without her.  

June 6, 2009

Daydreaming ....

Sitting here, alone, overlooking the sea, my thoughts drift to Glammy Glacier and how happy I'd feel if she were here to share this moment with me .... I imagine the two of us sitting together, flipper to flipper, cheek to cheek and my heart is warmed again.  But she's not here.  It's just a dream.

Sage advice from Sidney Snail

Travelled to the west coast of England this weekend and ran into my pal Sidney Snail.  Sid wanted to hear what I'd been up to, so naturally I told him about my Glammy Glacier, and how I totally "flipped out" over her.  Sid felt I should have "taken things slower" with Glammy before "coming out of my shell" with a public demonstration of affection.  Very sage advice indeed. 

June 4, 2009

Sympathetic ear

I just had to get out of the house, clear my head and think about how I'm going to win Glammy back.  I knew exactly where I had to go: out to the fields to talk to one of my most empathetic friends, Duncan Donkey, who was understandably very sad to hear my situation.  Duncan was at a loss for words as he's never been in love, or had his heart broken.  It didn't matter that he didn't say much; the best friends in life are those who are there for you, who listen and care.  As I continued my walk, the burden I carry felt a little lighter.  

June 3, 2009

Heart Broken!

Oh my gosh, I've really messed things up!  Things were going so well with Glammy.  We were really hitting it off and so much so, I foolishly thought my love for her would be reciprocated, so I made my move, planting a cheeky beaky kiss on her when she least expected it,  sitting in the tree.   Wrong move!  Glammy Glacier promptly informed me that she was not that sort of penguin,  informed me that she had to cut her visit with me short, and headed immediately to the train station.  I am completely gutted.    

June 1, 2009


Truly, the only thing captured is my heart.