Sunday, 10 February 2008

Being The Pidgeon Police Can Get One Out Of A Tight Spot.....

Ok, its a glorious sunny spring like day here today, the same as it was a fortnight ago....... the 27th was a fortnight ago, and it also happened to be me dear matie Sharkies birthday..... he was snowed under in Maine with piles of the white stuff, and we had the most perfect warm sunny Sundee...... so, seeing as he aint here, I thought we would take him out for a birthday treat via me camera LOL..... cos if he was here then we would of taken him out on his special day.....

So, Jacob had his matie round for the weekend and I suggested to them that we go out to Beaulieu Motor Musuem, Palace House and Abbey..... this place is nestled in the heart of the New Forest and is only just under an hours drive away.....

It is the best motor musuem in the whole world.... :) and I love it, not only cos of the vehicles but cos of the history of the family that own it and still live in the Palace House.....

http://www.beaulieu.co.uk/motormuseum/introduction.cfm

Ya can get a feel for it on the above sight....

Well Jacob and his matie jumped at the chance, Brad (Jacobs friend) aint never been there before, so it was a first for him.....

So..... we packed a lunch (cos these places are sooooo expensive to buy lunch at) with loads of drinks and munchies and headed off towards the New Forest.... its a doddle to get to and I didnt even get lost once, which is also a first for me lol

We even took some little cakes in honour of Sharkies birthday :)...



This was the ticket to get in.... well bloody expensive if ya ask me lol

Beaulieu is the home of Lord Montagu and the lord often wanders around his estate, and in the summer there are outside exhibitions and rides on old cars etc, but that comes at a price.... in the summer the place is heaving with tourists and visitors and I DONT do crowds LOL.... so going this time of year on a sunny warm spring like day was just right..... just a splattering of visitors.... perfect...

Before we went into the building to see all the cars etc, we had a ride on the mono-rail that goes around the estate and through the top of the car building.... ya know, boys are never to old to enjoy a mono-rail ride lol..



Even though it dont look it, we was about 15-20 feet up in the air..... the little ride takes ya around the estate and ya can use it like a railway train and get off at Palace house to save ya walking there, but we just did the round trip, BUT... as we passed the gardeners cottages in the middle of the estate we spied a pen with huge chickens in.... I said... when we walk to Palace House we will go find the chickens - cos I LOVE CHICKENS - so it couldnt of been more perfect (more later on that lol)..



This is my Jacob and his matie Brad at the entrance to the building that houses all the amazing cars and superbikes and bicycles..... they hated me making them pose for the picture LOL.... they will fank me when they are older and have these photo memories to show their children...

Once inside their eyes lit up, there are some of the oldest restored cars in the whole world there, beautiful... and also many doodle cars... and record breaking cars like The Bluebird which in its day broke the land speed record.... its just a wonderful mouth opening place...



Mummy said SMILE lmfao...



This is that doodle broad Marlena Detrias (however is bloody spelt) car... it was drop dead gorgious....

Whilst we was in Maine during the summer, me matie Sharkie taught my Jacob how to ride antique Penny Farthings....Sharkie has a passion for antique bikes, especially Penny Farthings, oh that boy just so loved it and the time that Sharkie spent with him..... and one of the main reasons for going to Beaulieu for the day was of course Sharkies Birthday, and I knew there was something very special there that he would LOVE if he was with us that day.....

So Sharkie, this one is especially for you matie......Happy Birthday..



This is only the oldest BIGGEST penny farthing ever made, and this is the ONLY one left in the whole wide world... pretty special aye? :)



Heres the gumpfff that goes with the bike.....



There were many Penny Farthings scattered around the place and one just left against the fire exit lol..... ok, so I climbed over the rope to snap the above picture....but it was for a good course, its me maties birthday trip lol

I took so many many photos of the many bikes, just way to many to post here.....



Boys are so easy to bribe with a promise of a go on the simulator if ya pose infront of that car lol...



True to me word, 2 quid each and a chance to drive a simulator sports car lol... and they thought it would be a doddle lol WRONG :)

We made our way all around the musuem, stopping and looking in wonder at the beautiful cars of a bygone era.. and old double decker buses from when I was a kid... right up to the top new Formula one racing cars of today.... its a great day out, and I promise if I ever get a doodle visitor I will take ya there....



This was a picture on the wall lol I made me boy stand next to it lmfao....

Time for lunch....

We took our own grub but sat outside at the tables of the cafe place that was there, in the sunshine..... the boys did go and order a plate of chips to go with there sarnies... I didnt mind that..... it was such a warm day that inside the building they had their coats on, but outside in the sunshine Jacob just had on a T-Shirt lol crazy right for January......



Proof lmfao...

Whilst they went to order their chips I took a photo of me bag that was on the table LMFAO..... DONT ask me why, I just did..... have camera will snap :)...



This bags just about sums me up lmfao.....

So.....we came out the building with the cars and started to make our way towards Palace House.... remembering about the chickens we had seen from the mono-rail... we scouted about and couldnt for the life of us find where they could be..... we were confronted by a tallish hedge and undergrowth.... if ya listened real carefully ya could hear 'chickens'... so with Jacob and Brad in the lead we scrambled through the undergrowth and squeezed through the hedge and came out the other side smack bang next to a big chicken pen, with the BIGGEST chickens we had ever seen, and what appeared to be someones garden LOL... cos there was a swingset and climbing frame on the lawned area.... the chickens came up to the low fence to greet us, thats when we saw laying in the corner of the pen A DEAD PIDGEON... yuck, it had been pecked by the chickens.... ewwwwwww...

We began giving the chickens bits of what was left of our sarnies, when we heard a rather cross and loud voice...... EXCUSE ME this is private and you have NO RIGHT to be here...... bloody hell, it was only the head gardeners kid, she was about 12...... oh, I said, we were just curious about the chickens that we saw from the mono-rail....... GET OUT she screamed this is private, DONT make me go and get my father....... ok, Mel, think..... we have squeezed through the hedge onto private property and they could well lob out out of the estate and I aint seen Palace house or the Abbey yet LOL....... so I says.... did you know there is a dead pidgeon in your chicken pen and that is highly dangerous and very illegal (I had no clue as to whether either of these statments were true lol)...... where she replied....... there in the corner I said......... well, its still private here and Im going to call my father..........I wouldnt do that I say, and I pull out of me bag me credit card LOL and I says...... holding it up (she was about 25 foot from us and obviously didnt know it was a credit card and not Pidgeon Police ID).... this is a card to say I am a member of 'The Pidgeon Police' and I have a right to investigate all dead pidgeons found in chicken pens, especially those spotted from mono-rails (what the hell was I saying lmfao)..... so if I was you I wouldnt get your father unless you want me to arrest him...... anyways, make sure you take the dead pidgeon out of the pen and I will NOT report you this time...... with that Jacob says.... mum lets just leg it and he and Brad scramble back through the hedge leaving me standing there on me own LMFAO..... so, be warned I say, we will be back to check, and I turn tail and scramble through the hedge to find Jacob and Brad laffing on the other side...... it was just so funny..... but it saved our bacon and we didnt get lobbed out of the estate....



This is the entrance to the house, the Montagu family live in most of it and open just a tiny snippet of it to visitors, with the old orignal kitchens from yonks ago.... and I LOVES me a bit of history especially old houses....



Part of the Abbey where the monks lived.... this part is all intact and restored, where as the actual Abbey was destroyed and is only the ruins on show....



This is the little original chapel that the villages of Beaulieu village use each Sunday, it was very very pretty inside.... ya have to cross the moat from the village to the estate to get to it.....



These are the cloisters where the monks would of walked around and contemplated life.....

And how could I not buy the mug in the picture below lol..... it was in the kitchen gift shop...... usually gift shops in tourist places are well naff, but this one was just lovely..... so I bought it as a memory of the day and the Pidgeon Police, unlike the memories of the day that I will stack on the shelves of me mind, this mug will be stacked on me shelves in me kitchen cupboard :)



Its Fine English Bone China ya know :)

So we went home tired out, knackered beyond belief, but a lovely beautiful day we had......

So Sharkie..... Im glad ya little birthday parcel arrived in time for your special day, and I hope you have enjoyed your birthday treat out via my words and photos..... HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY DEAR FRIEND..... love you...

Enuff Twaddle for a Sunday TeaTime..... did anyone make it down this far? LOL
(all photos were taken on me camera)
x

34 comments:

Casdok said...

Bet you were knackered!
Love your bag!! :)

ciara said...

(((mel and anyone's for good english (or other) BONE...errr china)))sounds like a lovely day and as usual up to your shenanigans lol i SO NEED one of those bags...i love it! where can i find one?

Dumdad said...

Your post makes War and Peace seem like a short story!

The Pidgeon Police - inspired, inspector! Was it a stool pigeon?

Lisa said...

Thank you for the lovely tour. I love places like that...well the cars only so-so. Quick thinking about the pidgeon police! Too funny!

JBelle said...

Happy Birthday Ordinary Shark! And keep an eye out for the Pidgeon Police!

MarmiteToasty said...

~((((casdok))))~ yep, as knackered as the most knackeredness one could imagine lol.... aint that bag just brill :)..xxxxx

~((((ciara anyones for a bonk with a chicken bag over her head)))~ one day we will have a trip out and there will be NO shenanigans lol.... that bag I ordered from doodleland :) - I get a savagechicken cartoon in me inbox everyday and I bought it from that site, it flew all the way from USA lol..... here is the site - http://www.savagechickens.com/ - aint it just great :)..xxxxxxx

~(((dumdad))))~ oh hush it so dont lol.... I never really think what Im gonna type until I sit infront of me computer and then me fingers just go on and on and on with all sorts of rubbish lol....

And I KNOW pidgeon aint spelt like that BUT its a standing joke in this house how we once spelt it :)... stool pidgeon? nah, but it could of been a clay pidgeon lol...:) xxxx

~((((lisa)))~ of the cars were amazing, I LOVE old stuff, and the musuem have some of the first and oldest and only cars in the world... and motorbikes, like the first invented etc, and right up to superbikes and cars.... the musuem also has a james bond exhibition with many of the real cars and bikes from the real old bond films :).... and having the Palace house and the Abbey and gardens to look at, there is something for everyone..... Its NOT a theme park with rides though which is nice :)..xxxx

~(((JBelle)))~ he is an old codger now lol.... xxxxxxxx

buffalodickdy said...

Very neat day trip! Alot for one day- good pictures too!

Tori_Z said...

I've been there. I went camping in the New Forest when I was in Girl Guides and we went to all the places around there in between doing the usual camping activities (canoeing, archery, hiking, that sort of thing).

Loved the "pidgeon police" bit. LOL!

cynjo59 said...

That was a most enjoyable outing, via your words and pictures! I might have known the mug would have a chicken on it, after all that! Sure hope Sharkie enjoyed his birthday treat as much as we did!

OrdinaryShark said...

Mel-o that is one BIG ordinary! Notice it has two steps to get up rather than the normal one. And the pedal extensions, of course. I'm sure tht last bike by the fire exit was there so Jacob could give a demonstration ride on it. It just about the same as the one he was riding over here.
Thanks so much for taking me with you.

OrdinaryShark said...

Oh and thanks jbelle!

Akelamalu said...

LOL you crack me up Marmie! Pidgeon Police indeed - only you could think of something like that! :) The weather has been beautiful this weekend hasn't it? :)

toadman said...

Bloody hell.. the pigeon police! HA!! Wow.. you have GOT to come visit and see what sort of mischief you can get up to around here!

Also, I've always fancied myself owning a big manor house someday, being the benevolent "Lord of the Manor" and hanging out with the good people of the village down at the pub. I wonder if I could find some sort of noble ancestor?

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((buffalo)))~ well without the crowds of holiday makers ya can fit in a lot on a warm sunny day :)...xxxx

~(((toriZ)))~ :) aint it a great place, and the horses and cows roam around unpenned and everyone gets to use the 'common land' law :)...... have spent many many hours and weeks and months doing things in the new Forest..... Bury is a great little witches village there and Sway is well posh, just so much to see and do and not to do in The New Forest.....xxxxx

~(((cynjo59)))~ welcome to you, where ya did come from? lol - fanks it was such a lovely day out and me matie Sharkie was there with us in spirit :).... scroll back and read about me love for chickens LOL...xx

~((((((((((((Sharkie))))))))))~ there he is :)......oh you would of LOVED all the bikes, I will email ya all the other photos of your special day :) - we only wish you had been able to come in person... I would of even treated ya to a plate of chips LOL..... oneday aye? - hugs..... OXO xxx

~((((ake)))))~ well ya know me, I can always get out of a stickie situation with a few smart words lol and of course it was a kid, and Im an expert with kids talk LOL.....xxxx

~(((Toadie)))~ I think I might be locked up if I visited lol I do wish I could get over for the blobfest though..... I do have a week off at easter, its a shame its not then lol.....

oh, and I am gonna do a post before I disband in a few weeks, especially for you... about the next village and the squire and estate etc..... its right up your street and everytime I drove through it, I THINK OF YOU lol...xxxxxxx

MarmiteToasty said...

sigh..... remember the days when someone use to lob the cats out and turn the lights off..... ya just cant get good staff nowadays :)

nite maties.......x

His Girl Friday said...

the only good thing about lobbin the cat out the windee is when the dog in standing down underneath...;)

Great photos!!

Katrina said...

Great photos! Looks like everyone had fun. I LOVE your Savage Chickens bag! I'm coveting it now.

Thanks for sharing, Marmie!

Tori_Z said...

Yeah, it is a great place. Haven't been for a couple of years now though. But, I loved it when I was there. :)

The Rotten Correspondent said...

What a fun day! Your bag is soooo funny!

JeanC said...

"'The Pidgeon Police' and I have a right to investigate all dead pidgeons found in chicken pens"

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

You are one seriously crazy lady and I love reading about your adventures hehehehehe

OrdinaryShark said...

Now where is that cat. Drat. Hey you chocks ain't in here still are you. All's quiet on the Western front! Nighty Night.

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((his girl friday)))~ very funny lol...... :)..xxxx

~(((katrina)))~ aint that bag just the best and it really does sum me up.... I dont follow no crowd... Im an individual :)....and dont say WEIRD lol.....xxxxx

~(((toriZ)))~ we LOVE the New Forest and have spent many many wonderful camping trips there and just days out cos its with an hour away.... xxxx

~((((TheRottenC)))~ yep it was fun, the greatest thrill I get is knowing me lad/lads are having a good time and a memory builder moment.... click on the savagechicken site and nab yaself a bag :).... we could all be 'The Chicken Bag Sisters' LOL...xxxxx

~(((jeanC))))~ oh my, welcome, I feel honoured to have you comment here :) - and its NOT adventures lol its just life .... :)..xxxxx

~(((((((((((((((Sharkie))))))))))))~ now, why did ya lob the cats out the attic window LMFAO.... and oh my, Mabel WAS in here for well over an hour yesterday lol she was sitting on Jacobs arm and just wouldnt get off.... and then she sat on me shoulder while I was checking me emails lol it was funny.... I felt like a pirate with a parrot LOL......it was all quite on the southern front here when you posted, well except for me snoring lol... hugzzzzzzz xxxxxxx

Queenie said...

Happy birthday Sharkie.
What can I say officer, it was my brothers catapult, will you have to dust me dabs for evidence?

Queenie said...

Happy birthday Sharkie.
What can I say officer, it was my brothers catapult, will you have to dust me dabs for evidence?

Queenie said...

Happy birthday Sharkie.
What can I say officer, it was my brothers catapult, will you have to dust me dabs for evidence?

Queenie said...

This keeps happening to me WHY?

MarmiteToasty said...

~((((queenie)))))~ LMAO..... maybe your having a mini stroke? my friend asked me that yesterday when I couldnt get me words out proper lol.... I sounded like I was a tad drunk only I WASNT lol.. it was just where Im so knackered lol...

If I was a doodle I would take a nap now, just spend over 2 hours filling our court forms cos of a nasty arse piece of shit they call me X :) and its left me DRAINED.... but.... I have loads to do and me evening classes tonight... :( - Im thinking about hanging around Portchester Castle in the hope that me Knight in Shining Armour might be there LMFAO.... ok, to much waffling here xxxxx

susan said...

Your cup is beautiful.

You just gave that little girl a permanent memory. I wonder how many permanent memories of strangers you are in?

Have a great day/evening/whatever it is when you read this.

katy said...

Oh I have wanted to visit there but never made it, so cheers for taking me along.
if i ever do make it i will call and see the chickens to check if they have followed your orders re dead pidgeons LOL

Peanut said...

Haven't been to Beaulieu in yonks.. well, d'oh... how long have I lived over here...

Hey... next trip you take, will you go to that place near you where there are all the pigs? :o)

lol

MarmiteToasty said...

~((((susan))))~ hey you beautiful thang you..... yep the mug is lovely and it was dirt cheap, especially for a 'gift shop' and I knew that everytime I use it I will remember the HUGE chickens and the snotty kid LOL...

I doubt any strangers ever remember me, hell people I know dont even remember me LOL...xxxxxxxx

~((((katy))))~ hey, sorry I aint been around much :( just up to me eyese in poo here.... I dont even know if I can keep Twaddle going anymore .....sigh....... anyways.... yep its a wonderful place..... do you know I aint ever been any further up north then the Lake District.... aint that shameful lol..... Ive been to the states and all over Europe but not up north.....xxxxx

~(((((((Peanut)))))~ Ive missed you....... well funny as it is :) we went to the pigs the week before last :).... oh you would of soooooooo laffed..... maybe I will do a quick blob about it before I leave LOL.....xxxxxxx

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I enjoyed the tour and commentary, but if I were Sharkie, I think I would have much rather been there than stuck in the snows of Maine.

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((Saintly)))~ now wouldnt that just of been the cherry on the icing on the birthday cake :)...xxxxxx

JeanieSpokane said...

Marmie! I thought your story about the Pidgeon Police was just a hoot! Very clever!!! I wish I could think so fast on my feet.