We had a special parkrun event with a picnic and some fancy dress. Thankfully some other runners joined in so that Mr Beet and I didn’t feel too foolish.
You know how some racehorses wear blinkers to help them run better. I think my eye patch had a similar effect as I did a massive PB (Pirate Best) of 26.51. Wahoo!!!!
An otherwise completely idle day was salvaged with a few elephant spots in the evening.
Bling Skeleton Elephant
Plant Mohican Elephant
Noah’s Ark Elephant
Tower of Elephants
Itsy-Bitsy Teeny-Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Elephant
Geese Elephant and scowling tourists
Giraffe Sunset Elephant
Gold Bejewelled Elephant
Greedy Elephant – look it has food. There.
Big Ear Elephant – this elephant is actually called Mammoth Metaphor and is at Somerset House. It’s not outside on the terrace like it says on the map, it’s inside on the Nelson staircase. Top tip.
For our parkrun picnic tomorrow, I baked some sporty gingerbread runners.
The delicate operation to separate the conjoined dodectuplets will begin when they’re cooled down.
I was round a friend’s house watching The Hangover on dvd and his parents came back to the house just at a bit featuring topless strippers and I felt really embarrassed, like we’d been caught getting up to no good. Had to pull myself together and remind myself that I’m pushing 30 and it’s ok for me to be watching 18 certificate films. Even ones with boobies.
An errand near Cannon Street was an excuse for some light elephunting
Phew what a scorching weekend. Perfect for the first barbecue of the season. We went a bit avant-garde with asparagus and banana:
But then back to basics with burgers and sausages.
Green Park is heaving with elephants
Oak Leaf Elephant
Polar Bear Elephant
Nora Batty Elephant
Big Bold Colours Elephant
Flock of Birds Elephant
Jump About Elephant
Concentric Circles Elephant
Sun Moustache Elephant
Scary Leopard Elephant
Hip Hop Elephant
Church Organ Elephant
Bowling Shoe Elephant
Meerkat Eastenders Elephant
Fancy Monkey Elephant
Tequila Sunrise Elephant
Discreet Tigers Elephant
From an article in the Times:
‘She is also indisputably and proudly Blackpool — warm, open, self-deprecating, insistent that what you see is what you get. She’s just been shopping, got a couple of things from Next and “this belt” — she fingers the broad shiny thing at her waist. “Dorothy Perkins, £3, love a bargain,” she whispers. “You can take the girl out of Blackpool, can’t take Blackpool out of the girl.” ‘
I guess since I’m not from Blackpool I must be cold, evasive, arrogant, artificial and profligate. Thanks The Times!