Monday, September 26, 2016

Stamps at Home

Hi Stamps is retired from his travels and is sitting on my bookshelf watching the world go by.  He fondly remembers the the 2012 Paralympics and enjoyed watching the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

He keeps a watchful eye on my new charity MyRecovery Buddy.  Little cushions made by lovely people all over the world for people in recovery from addiction, eating disorders or recovering from any trauma.

He try's to jump into the pictures that I post and many of the people who hosted him on his travels remember him fondly.

I'll be posting some more photos as he is going to help me with my current charity projects Little Wooly Hats for the Innocent Big Knit and of course MyRecoveryBuddy. Details of both of these charities can be found on Facebook just search the appropriate name for more details.

Love Gerry

Plenty of pictures to follow

Here's some to get started.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Stamps At The Paralympics

Stamps gets ready to board the Javelin Express to take him to Stratford International
 station for the Olympic Park

Stamps takes his seat on the train, he's looking forward to his day out!
Stamps arrives at the Olympic Park for London 201 Paralympics

   Stamps has a walk around the Olympic Park and stops to pose in front of
the Cycling Veladrome

and in front of the Olympic Stadium

Stamps stops for a chat with one of the Gamesmakers
  Stamps stops to pose in front of the Aquatics Centre
before heading in to watch the swimming events


 Stamps has some help to check the time with the Official Timekeeper!

Stamps takes his seat in the Aquatics Centre

and watches the preparation and warm-up before the swimming programme starts!

Stamps waits for the competitors in one of the swimming events....
and cheers them on to the finish line!
 After enjoying the swimming event, Stamps leaves the venue and enjoys
 the view of the Olympic Stadium and the Orbit Structure lit up.
Stamps thoroughly enjoyed his time in London and is looking forward to his next adventure

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Stamps enjoys a Royal Day Out in London

Stamps took a souvenir photo of Buckingham Palace

and then paused for a photo at the Palace gates

 Before visiting the State rooms at Buckingham Palace, Stamps enjoyed a visit to the Royal Mews to see the Queen's horses and carraiges. his 1st stop was at the State limousine

 Stamps was impressed with the Glass Coach,

and would have liked to take a ride in the State Landau!

Stamps thought the Queen's Gold State Coach was much bigger than it looked on the tv during Jubilee celebrations!

 Stamps stopped to talk to Daniel while he was having his breakfast! Daniel told him he was one of the Queen's horses and he, and 7 other horses, had pulled the Queen's Gold State Coach for the Jubilee!

After the Royal Mews, Stamps visited the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition in the Queen's Gallery

Stamps takes a rest after all the information he learnt at the exhibition

Stamps had a lovely visit seeing the State rooms at Buckingham Palace (he wasn't allowed to take any photo's) and after tea & cake in the Palace Garden Cafe he paused by the steps looking out to the Palace gardens

Stamps crosses the lawn heading for the Palace grounds at the end of his visit but stopped to admire his view of the Palace in the Background
Stamps enjoyed his Royal Day Out and he having a well earned rest now catching up on Wimbledon on the tv!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Stamps has a great day out in London

Stamps enjoyed a lovely day out in London on June 2nd for the Queen's Jubilee weekend, after all the rain he's seen since he's been here, he was pleased he didn't need his umbrella!
Stamps arrived at The Mall in time to watch the Guards rehearsal for the Trooping the Colour

and takes time out from watching the Guards to pose for a photo.
On his walk along The Mall Stamps stopped to have chat about his travels with one of the Guards

Stamps makes some friends on his day out chatting to one of the Police Horses!

After coming down The Mall, Stamps walked through Admiralty Arch on his way to Trafalger Square.

Stamps checks the countdown to the 2012 Olympics clock in Trafalgar Square
Stamps enjoyed a visit to Westminster Abbey, although he couldn't take any photo's inside the Abbey, he had a helping hand to pose for a photo in The Cloisters!
Stamps walked across Parliament Square and could be mistaken for a demonstrator!
After a nice lunch on the banks of the Thames, Stamps headed for Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament
Stamps pauses on Westminster Bridge after seeing the London Eye, he thought the height of it was very scary!
All that sightseeing can wear a hedgehog out! Stamps takes a rest in Green Park before heading to the tube station. He really enjoyed his day out and is looking forward to another day out to Buckingham Palace

Monday, May 21, 2012

Stamps can't decide what he'll do!

Stamps has been relaxing, he watched the TV coverage of the olympic flame arriving on Friday evening and has been planning on what sights to see in London - Big Ben or the Changing of the Guard first? decisions decisions…

Help him decide.  What do you think he should do first.  Let him know by commenting.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Stamps in London

Hi Stamps has arrived in London and is already settling in. He's even made a new friend lol!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Stamp's Vist to Lovely Carlow, in Ireland


Its been a while since Stamps went travelling and when DrivingMissDaisy said she'd love to a visit from him.  She lives in Carlow and showed him the lovely sites there.  He really enjoyed himself and is currently back home resting.  Eating loads of Easter Eggs and generally enjoying himself.

Anyway here's the pictures from Carlow.

The first place Stamps went to visit in Carlow was the Brownshill Dolmen. It is the largest of it's kind in Europe.

Stamps enjoyed visiting the Dolmen also know as a Cromlechs and having his picture taken.

The sun came out for this pic :)

Stamps is sunbathing on a 5000 year old capstone!

Stamps getting a helping hand from DrivingMissDaisy's other half.

Our next outing brought us to Altmount Gardens. It's is a very beautiful place.

Stamps wanted to befriend Altmount's resident peacock.

Frolicing in the flowers :)

The swan wanted to bring Stamps for a swim :)

Stamps sitting on the wishing chair.

Taking a stroll trough the daffodils :)

Just hanging around :)

Stamps has his Xmas tree picked out already :)

That's it from Carlow.  If anyone would like a visit from Stamps please let me know.


Geraldine and Mel aka DrivingMissDaisy.