When I went to meet Tigger in Borough earlier today, I passed in front of a block of flats where they have recently planted some trees or shrubs with stakes to hold them steady. On top of one of the stakes was this fellow:
A moment later, he started down the pole:
and I then realized that someone had hung a bag of peanuts on the infant tree:
So, he would go down and collect a peanut then run back up to the top to eat it or…
eat it on the ground, which is good too! But…
eating on top of the pole…
is best of all!
Now, what about the journey? Well, on Tuesday last week (January 11th), Tigger got a courier run to Sheffield and, naturally, I wanted to go too. Unfortunately, when we tried to buy train tickets on Monday evening, all the cheap ones had gone. I felt that the price I was offered was just too high so I stayed at home, participating in Tigger’s trip by email and Blackberry instant messenger.
So, when Tigger got another trip to Sheffield for this Friday (tomorrow), I was determined not to miss out. As soon as we knew about it we went for tickets. Rail fares have gone up recently and I didn’t manage to get as good a price as I used to but I decided to take it anyway.
After the mild spell that we enjoyed at the end of last week, the weather has become colder again and if it’s cold in London, I don’t doubt it’s going to be brass monkey weather in Sheffield. So I will be dressing up in full winter gear just to be on the safe side.
I will report on our trip in due course. I am very fond of Sheffield and there is plenty to see and do indoors on a cold day, so we should be able to keep ourselves entertained.