Category Archives: Friends

Into the Blue

Dear Friends, Since I’ve started travelling the world, I’ve met plenty of superstars and celebrities and, even though I’m famous too, it’s always a thrill when I meet another luminary. Last week was extra-special because I spent a day with the world’s newest hot shot. He was handsome and sporty and, despite being in constant …

Continue reading

Life in the Fast Lane

Dear Friends, Last Saturday, I learned from the Colorado Traveling Ducks that it was National Squirrel Appreciation Day.  After meeting a fleet-footed squirrel in Manchester, I definitely have an appreciation for their speed and agility. Did you know a squirrel moves fast? If you blink you’ll miss it. That’s what almost happened to me. I …

Continue reading

Opposites Attract

Dear Friends, Last week I went on a cruise with my personal assistant Mrs ET. While she was gallivanting around the ship, I spent my time watching the world go by and making new friends. Meet Mr Penguin and Mr Elephant. We had plenty in common: a love for travel and a keen sense of …

Continue reading

Dressed For Success

Dear Friends, There’s no doubt about it – Hawaiians are snappy dressers. Some Hawaiians don’t even need to be dressed to impress, while others accessorize to perfection. Even my best buddy Manny got into the spirit with his beautiful shell lei. I was filled with admiration for the relaxed Hawaiian style and I really wanted …

Continue reading

All My Friends

Dear Friends, Did you know that Hawaii is the shrimp capital of the world? I didn’t, until I went there. I met so many different shrimp, each with their own laid back outlook on island life. There was Surfer Shrimp, who took me on a wild ride over on the North Shore. Hula Shrimp gave …

Continue reading

Watching and Waiting

Dear Friends,  I’ve been whale watching with my old buddy Manny. We sailed on the Ocean Spirit, a sleek catamaran, out into the Auau Channel off the island of Maui. Manny and I were given the job of Official Whale Spotters. We watched and watched and watched until far away in the distance we spotted …

Continue reading

Bananarama

Dear Friends, Have you ever seen something that is larger than life and been a little disappointed? Do you remember when I went to the Big Banana hoping to find the biggest banana split on record, only to have my dreams dashed? It was a sad day. Thankfully my belief in bananas has been restored – …

Continue reading

We Are Family!

Dear Friends, After reading my last letter, my good friend Yvonne commented that I should reconnect with my extended Castor family. This week I was invited to a family reunion and, with Yvonne’s comment on my mind, I was happy to accept. The love of travel and adventure must run in the family because my …

Continue reading

Slow Boat

 Dear Friends, You know how much I enjoy doing work experience. It’s great fun to spend a day in someone else’s shoes. But sometimes it’s good to sit back and let that person just get on with it. That’s what Manny and I thought when we sailed from Bruges to Damme on the paddle boat Lamme …

Continue reading

Shiny Happy People

Dear Friends, I’ve been learning on the job again, this time at the Happiest Place on Earth. That’s right; I’m now a fully trained employee of Tokyo Disneyland. Recently I joined my fellow cast members, as Disney employees are known, in some practical training in customer service and ride organisation. I was fortunate to spend …

Continue reading