Monday, June 27, 2005

Boxing match!




Today we re-enacted the Battle of Trafalgar in honour of it's 50th Anniversary. We're well up on our history round 'ere and I played Nelson, Lenny was Lord Wellington and Cecil was Napoleon. Actually there was a bit of a scrap over who would play Nelson and seeing as I got a poke in the eye I ended up looking most like him. Cecil didn't mind, as his mum always said he looked a bit like Napoleon and in fact on her grandfather's side you can trace the family line back to one of his girlfriends who was born in 1283.

We all had boxes as boats tied round our waists (see pic) and we just kept charging into each other until the war was over. It was pretty accurate we reckon. I had to pretend to kop it at the end and Lenny said something about Cecil had to give me a kiss (Nelson's last words apparently), but I weren't having none of that.
Barry chicken then appeared and made bizarre roaring noises and started biting our ankles. After a swift kick where it hurts, he explained he was one of the big lions in Trafalgar square that would have eaten half the French Navy. We felt very stupid as we'd forgotten this important fact and apologised to Barry for leaving that bit out and kicking him. He's a bit of a stickler for facts is our Baz, and if you want to know anything about history or volcanoes, he's your chicken.

21 comments:

Fat Tony said...

Did Nobby take part? Historical accuracy is very important. I bet there were loads of hedgehogs involved in the battle.

Fat Tony said...

Of course the hedgehogs would have spiked the French guns.

Derek said...

Nobby's actually on his way to the Russian Front. I told him to take a bobble hat as he'll catch a chill but he just said "Whatever". It'll all end in tears you know.

Fat Tony said...

the Beeb man this morning said all the hedgehogs are mysteriously disappearing. They've obviously all been sent to the Russian front.

Menaceman said...

Russia brings back bad memories.....Memories of my history exams!

Gertie said...

Pah my master said the History exam was relatively alright. Stalin and his manic tendancies and penchant for western films. Is there a dicator like animal on your farm Derek? I want a war.

Paws said...

Haven't we got a war going on already? Against a CERTAIN GIANT PIGEON???

Fat Tony said...

Coo! I'm not standing for that!
This pigeon's got enough on this plate - or would do if Big Vanessa didn't keep nickin' all me grub!
Anyway, what's a ghost fish gonna do? guppy someone to death?

Gertie said...

Is that a challenge?? I've personally MET Nelson, and he has a grudge about Pigeons pooing on his statue in Trafalgar Square. I could easily get him to get his navy and blow you to smithereens. I think.

Molyan said...

Woah, guys! What about peace on Earth?

Peas are my favourite vegetable.

Menaceman said...

I'm more concerned about the fact that Gertie has SEEN Nelson at the current moment in time!

Gertie said...

Well I AM a ghost fish. Nelson - lovely man, actaully has his arm back in ghost form - smells of mothballs though.

Derek said...

Cor what a big head that Nelson ghost is, sitting around in Trafalgar Square admiring his own statue. Is he getting pooed on by millions of ghostly pigeons too?

Do ghosts actually poo?

Fat Tony said...

Pigeons rule! It's official! there are more pigeons than any other bird - so watch out, Paws and Gertie, you're hopelessly outnumbered!
Nelson's hat is very good 4 target practice.

Gertie said...

Nope ghosts don't poo, eat or sleep, which is why so many choose to be reincarnated after a while -GETS VERY BORING. Nelson isn't that big headed - his hat size has only been increased 3 times since he died.

MIKE DA HAT said...

I have a ghost at my house he doesn't smell of Mothballs but he does smell of TCP. Do sheep believe in ghosts? I've never heard of any ghost sheep now I come to think about it.
Meanwhile did you and your farm yard pals catch any of Live 8?

Derek said...

Ooh. Is that true? Do you really have a ghost? We have an old barn which if you're naughty you get locked into overnight and Lenny reckons there's a ghostly scarecrow that peers through the windows and taps on the door. I haven't seen it myself and I've been in there enough times.

Saw a bit of Live8 which was funky. Were you there?? I texted for a ticket, but no joy...

Menaceman said...

Derek, with you being a sheep and all, couldn't you just kind of wandered in and blended in with the scenery?

MIKE DA HAT said...

Yes I really have a ghost. He's pretty boring never says much and smells of TCP. NO clanking of chains or wailing.
Yes saw Live8 (on TV) Brilliant.

Derek said...

Menaceman - I did try and wander in pretending to be Robbie Williams, but after 5 minutes of my version of "Angels" they kicked me out. Not surprising seeing as I can't sing for toffee. Or any sorts of sweets actually.

Mike da Hat - Wow! That's spooky. Have you ever tried talking to the ghost? Is it visible or just a smelly ghost? I'm fascinated by ghosts, can't you tell? I'd love a ghost in my barn, but the others won't let me have one.

Menaceman said...

You mean you know where to get one, Derek?!? O.o