Monday, 8 September 2014

The bubbling up of a memory!

First of all, welcome to Chris via Bloglovin and Debbie via here.

The other night, we sat down to watch the first instalment of The Zoo. It is a series about the start of Chester Zoo and looks like it will be quite interesting.

All of a sudden DB piped up "I remember Mr. Mottershead, he came to pick up a chimpanzee from our Grand-dads house"

"A chimpanzee, when did you have a chimpanzee" I asked flabbergasted. We have been married a long while and this was the first I had heard of it!

"I was about 9 and must have been at my Grand-dads house. I think my Uncle B. had brought one back from the British Cameroon's in Africa". His Uncle specialised in tropical medicine so guess he had spent a lot of time abroad.

The chimpanzee wore a nappy and lived freely in the kitchen/living room. He can't remember if it was put somewhere safe overnight:)

My next week of meals on the menus tab have now been added.

 




8 comments:

  1. Actually, words fail me! How bizarre! On both counts!! Lx

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  2. I enjoyed this programme too DC. Can't imagine a chimp being allowed to come freely into the country nowadays though. x

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    1. When we read up on it, it was quite common to buy all kinds of exotic animals in shops such as Lewis'. I'm always alarmed when I still hear of puppies and kittens for sale in the shops as I thought that wasn't allowed!

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  3. I think I'm the same as Lynne :-) I'm looking forward to the rest of the series, I like anything with Anne Reid in.

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    1. Should be a good series and I am getting to quite like the lead chap, Lee Ingleby in most of his roles.

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  4. Randy, I don't give out my email, if you want to speak here, leave another comment (which I won't publish).

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  5. Hi thanks for the mention the other day, we watched The Zoo, and really enjoyed it.

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