Tag Archives: Manny

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Ain’t That Peculiar?

Dear Friends, Manny and I should have known something was up the day we went to the Natural History Museum in London. All the signs were there but we weren’t very observant. We were much too excited for our own good! There were some very strange creatures hanging around outside. They were all smiling, but not …

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All My Own Stunts!

Dear Friends, There’s nothing more fun than revealing your inner child in a playground. When Manny and I came across this wonderful park in Frankfurt we revisited our childhoods and our imaginations ran riot. This park was a dream come true with swings, slides and even a Viking ship and we decided to try them …

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Be Our Guest – Weekly Photo Challenge – Extra, Extra!

Dear Friends, This week Manny and I were out in the bush enjoying some well-earned rest and relaxation after our stint at the World Cup . It was really nice, until an extra guest joined in. We weren’t sure if he was friendly or not, but given that his name was Bearded Dragon, we decided not …

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Great Balls of Fire

Dear Friends, The 2014 FIFA World Cup starts today! Manny and I have three teams to support – Germany, Australia and USA – we’re spreading the love in the hope of achieving some success. In honour of this spectacle of fabulous footwork and amazing ball skills we decided to get in the groove by going to a warm-up game. The roar …

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Morningtown Ride

Dear Friends, I’ve had lots of work experience in the past. I’ve been a tour guide in Brussels, a park ranger at Fox Glacier and a member of the Bavarian Mountain Rescue Service. This week I learned how to drive a train! Call me old fashioned but one of my favourite songs is that old …

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Sail On Sailor

Dear Friends, Have you ever been mistaken for something completely different than what you are? I’ve been mistaken for a Canadian beaver and a teddy bear in the past, which is not so surprising. But I was absolutely astounded when a canal boat captain in Bruges thought I was his tip! Let’s go back to the beginning of …

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Waterloo! – Weekly Photo Challenge – Monument

Dear Friends, When Abba sang that famous song about Napoleon and his defeat at Waterloo they didn’t realise that 40 years on their words would inspire a bear and a beaver to undertake a monumental task of courage and endurance. We decided to climb the Butte du Lion at Waterloo. The Butte du Lion, or …

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