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Poll – Where’s Monkey?

Today was the deadline for the Where’s Monkey poll so now we will reveal the answer to the photograph.

I arrived at the Team GB hotel.

Monkey was proud to serve his country but where was he?

We can now reveal the answer to our reader’s poll.

It wasn’t T in the Park or his birthday celebrations. It was in fact the Team GB hotel at the London 2012 Olympics.

Read about our wee monkey adventures in the 2012 Olympics here:

https://britisharmysgtmonkey.wordpress.com/category/sport/olympics/

Congratulations to all of those with the correct answer. One of you successfully guessed the correct answer. Please contact our webmaster on our usual webmaster email to claim your prize which is a signed photograph of our wee monkey personally signed by our wee monkey. We will email the photograph to you.

Our next readers poll is here:

Admiring the view from the summit.

Monkey is on the highest mountain of Britain but where is he?

Now you have to vote for where you think our wee monkey is:

Please vote and the judges will reveal the answer on April 30th 2013.

Good luck in your voting.

The webmaster team

N.B. A clue to the place and country of this photograph can be found on one of our wee monkey previous travel blogs.

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My kayaking trip to North Berwick in Scotland

Today I went sea kayaking around the coast of North Berwick in Scotland. North Berwick is a little fishing village off East Lothian near Edinburgh. It is popular with day trippers and tourists from Edinburgh as North Berwick is famous for its sealife and seabirds. Close to North Berwick in the Firth of Forth are many little islands including Bass Rock, Fidra, The Lamb and Craigleith. Each of these islands are famous for seabirds. Bass rock being the most famous for the largest colony of Gannets anywhere in the world whilst Craigleith is famous for it colony of Puffins. It is therefore understandable why so many people go to North Berwick for sea kayaking and I was going to paddle in my own large adult size kayak – I am only 30cms tall. My auntie was guiding me around the islands, she is very assertive when it comes to leadership and she does scare me at times.

Me in North Berwick looking across the beach towards Bass Rock.

Our trip was to start in North Berwick.

North Berwick was a wee nice little seaside town.

I was excited getting my own adult size kayak for the day. However, none of the spraydecks and buoyancy aids fitted me because of my wee size.

Our group consists of four adults and me!

It is recommended to wear a bouyancy aid when kayaking unlike me in this photograph. How naughty of me but you all know me, I am a daring cuddly toy willing to take risks.

The kayak was big but I was able to cope with my paddling.

I couldn’t keep up with the adults.

The others were leaving poor wee me behind!

We soon reached Fidra island and we were going to stop here for lunch.

The island is now an RSPB reserve for seabirds protection.

We stopped for lunch here and the island had a lot of bird poop everywhere. After lunch we headed back to North Berwick.

I was getting the hand of my paddle strokes.

North Berwick was 4 miles from Fidra island.

After six hours on the water we returned back to dry land.

I was knackered and my wee cotton fur was soaking so my auntie hung me out to dry on the washing line in the back garden.

For more information on North Berwick please visit:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Berwick


Monkey at the the London 2012 Olympics

Today was the final of the “Extra Super Skinny Lightweight” weightlifting contest.

I was representing Team GB in this event.

As the only cuddly toy entering the Olympics this year, I had no opponents! To win the Gold Medal, I just had to lift the 1.5 kgs weight.

With a week of intense training, I was confident that I could lift the 1.5 kgs weight and take the Olympic Gold Medal.

I was ready…. and on live TV.

The whole country was watching me.

I was about to lift this weight for the Olympic Gold Medal.

I gave my best but my best wasn’t good enough as I dropped the weights.

I dropped the weights!

The weights landed on top of my wee head.

I was hurt!

The Team GB vet assessed the bump to my head and sent me to bed to recover.

Poor monkey!

I was given a damp cloth to ease my bruise.

My Olympic dream was over – I failed!

On twitter I wrote to my fans:

“I came to the Olympics with all I had but my best was not enough. I am sorry to let you all down.”

– The End –


Training for the London 2012 Olympics – part 5

My training was over and I was ready for the games. The London 2012 Olympics starts tomorrow!

Today, I flew with Team GB to London and to check into my accommodation at the Olympic Village. I was excited to represent my country.

This photograph is me checking into Team GB accommodation area:

I arrived at the Team GB hotel.

Can I win the Olympic Gold Medal for my country?

To be continued….


Training for the London 2012 Olympics – part 4

Tomorrow I fly to London and to check into the Olympics Village which will be my home for the duration of the games.

I am so proud to serve my country and to represent Team GB in the weightlifting event.

Today, my trainer wanted me to run the back garden lap ten times. Each lap of the back garden is 10 metres. So that was 100 metres that I was to run today, which is a lot for a cuddly toy that is only 30 cms tall.

I knew I could do this run.

Each lap of this feared dreaded course is a staggering 10 metres.

I knew I could do this course.

I made good speed.

Years of army service had made me super fit.

I ran around the first corner.

I made it around the second corner of the circuit.

I was half way around the first lap of the training track.

I was getting tired as I ran towards the third corner.

Almost there….

On the final leg of the first lap, I began to stagger and I accidently ran into the rose bush. My auntie wasn’t happy having her flowers trampled on.

Staggering around the course.

I completed the first lap but I couldn’t go on anymore for the next lap.

I was knackered after the last lap and I collapsed onto the lawn.

I staggered onto the lawn and fell to the ground. My trainer wasn’t happy.

The Team GB medical officer had to give me mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

With three days to go to the Olympic Games, I still had a lot of training to do if I am to win an Olympic Gold Medal.

To be continued….


Training for the London 2012 Olympics – part 3

With six days to go till the Olympics I was pacing up my training for the weightlifting contest.

Today I was issued my OFFICIAL Team GB uniform. Unfortunately, the unform did not fit me as I am too small. But the issued lapel pin I was able to pin to my hairy chest – it did hurt a wee bit.

This is my OFFICAL Team GB photograph:

This is my OFFICAL Team GB profile photograph.

This photograph is my OFFICAL Team GB lapel pin:

Me proudly showing off my OFFICAL Team GB lapel pin.

I was eager to lift 1.5 kgs in my training gym this afternoon and I decided to use the “Snatch” method for lifting my weights as I fell over in my last training session using the “Clean and Jerk” technique.

I was ready for this:

I was confident that I could lift it this time!

But, I fell flat onto my face!!!

I think I broke my nose!

With six days to go, I must get myself up to standard if I am to win the Olympic Gold Medal. Can I do it?

To be continued….

For more information on Team GB please visit:

http://www.teamgb.com


Training for the London 2012 Olympics – part 2

Today I was busy in the spare bedroom which has been converted into my Olympic Games training gym.

However this morning, officials from the UK Anti-Doping Agency came to my doorstep in an unannounced surprise visit.

Obviously they were here to check that I was not taking any performance cheating drugs. As you guys know, I am a honest wee little monkey and I am not a cheater. Only idiots use drugs.

But rules are rules and the agency officials wanted my wee wee sample. So I went to the bathroom to produce my wee wee sample.

Having a wee wee….

Well the agency officials then tested my wee wee sample for any illegal drugs.

My wee wee sample under investigation!

I got the all clear and I carried on with my training. It is only nine days untill the Olympics.

To be continued….

For more information on the UK Anti-Doping agency please visit:

http://www.ukad.org.uk/