Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Holidays to all our Friends!

Happy Holidays to all our dear human bloggy-friends from the Neckmann family in Giraffe World, Camelopardalis Constellation!

The family were so eager to see the lovely little tree-house where I took refuge when lost in the snow, that we decided to spend our Midwinter Holiday here!

We took neckloads of festive food, with enough to share with any of the tree-giraffes who may be around. It's quite full in the little house with all our duvets on the floor, but it's gloriously snug and fun.

Have a lovely holiday, and stick your necks out for your dreams!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Which way neckst?

For days and days I stayed in the warm little tree-house refuge, watching for a lessening of the snow, and reading. Oh the cosiness and comfort of roasted nut casseroles and winter fruit loaf, but how I missed my family! I hoped they were reading this blog, so they wouldn't be too worried about me.

One magenta-hued afternoon the snow seemed to have stopped, and I stood outside on a branch and surveyed the landscape below. It was time to set off to find my way home ...

I walked long across snow-covered hills and valleys, craning my neck to see what lay ahead. All was well until I reached a frozen river that opened out to a large lake. All ice-covered and daunting to a giraffe with a tendency to clumsiness! But where else could I go?

Tentatively I stepped forward on to the ice. As I slithered and swayed, I caught sight of what looked like a strange sea monster in the distance. Crash! Distracted, I landed flat on the ice, and quickly crawled my way back to the shore.

A terrific sound of cracking ice followed, and I was startled to see the ice moving up rather than down! As I gazed in consternation, imagine my surprise when heard a merry voice raised in song: 'Gurgle, gurgle, gurgle!' From beneath the ice rose the familiar and oh-so-welcome shape of Necktune's Chariot, with Captain Gurgle grinning at the helm! Behind him the dear faces of my family beamed and I heard Necky Becky shrieking 'Dad, Dad!' Maureen stood in the doorway and held out her hand.

What celebration on the way home! The non-stop party we've had since arriving back at Necky Knoll House!

Thank you dear tree giraffes for your cosy refuge. And thank you to Blogger, for it was from seeing my posts and photos that Captain Gurgle was able to work out my whereabouts!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Lost - and safe - in a Tree!

What a night I had! Yesterday I was lost in the snow, wandering round and round in the mountains with no idea where I was going. It was such a comfort, having my Intergalactic mobile phone, and being able to communicate with my human bloggy and twitter friends! But I had no means of contacting my fellow giraffes to find my whereabouts.

I suddenly had the idea of climbing a tree. As a magnificent sunset shone all around me, I surveyed the landscape.

Nothing recognisable. Tired and weary, I was turning to climb down, when I saw a small green doorway. Beyond the open doors was a lovely little room, with food, a warm cosy bed, and even some books. Oh bliss, oh safety! I had found one of the resting-houses created by our rambling tree-giraffes!

'Thank you', I sighed. I climbed gratefully into bed, and drifted off to sleep.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The Snow is getting deeper!

We've been drinking so much hot chocolate that we've already gone through the supply I brought the other day! I'm walking to the village again to get some more.

It's such a beautiful sunny winter's day ...

The snow seems to be getting deeper. I can't quite see where I'm heading - hope I'm going the right way!


A big THANK YOU to Solitary Walker, for his comment warning me I was heading for a ravine!

Now I've got to work out where I am and how to get to Neckelchester village and back home to Necky Knoll House!

Sunday, 28 November 2010

A Lovely Snowy Evening Walk!

After our nexuberant Sledging Party last night we had run out of hot chocolate, so I volunteered to walk in to Neckelchester village to buy some more. It was early evening, and I decided to go through the woods instead of by the road, and what an enchanting walk it was!

Everywhere was so still and peaceful. There is a tranquillity about woodland in the snow that cannot be found anywhere else.

Coming back, the stars shine in the magenta sky. I have hot chocolate in my bag, and I am happy.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

More from our underwater nexpedition!

(c) Durham Artist Ingrid Sylvestre, North East England UK

Hello again, dear Bloggy-friends! We've all been nexceptionally busy catching up on everything back here at Necky Knoll House. Our main sprout-harvesting season has begun, and we're also in the middle of our November Dream Digging time.

However, I've managed to go through some of our photos and films from our underwater nexpedition, and thought I'd start by posting our recording of Captain Gurgle singing his famous Tea Shanty! Necky Becky had a great time with some of the prompting and chorus.

If you'd like to join in with the song, the lyrics feature in an earlier post, which also introduces Captain Gurgle. There are also more of our songs on our Nex Factor YouTube Channel.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Back from under the Ocean!

Hello again, dear human bloggy friends!
I hope all is well with you on planet Earth!

What a very long time since blogging ... and what adventures we giraffes have had! We've been on a fantastic nexcursion with Captain Gurgle in our new submarine, Necktunes' Chariot. I wanted to keep you all posted during our underwater journeys, but couldn't get the Interneck. Then I dropped my neckbook computer into the sea, and have had to wait till our return to buy a new one in Raffsburgh.

There is so much to tell you ... Captain Gurgle sailed Necktune's Chariot down and down into the depths of our Camelopardalian seas. We sailed past ancient giraffe citadels which have been submerged for centuries.

As the submarine went deeper and deeper, we caught glimpses through the portholes of floating seaweed, and shy giraffe sea-creatures.

Giraffe sea creatures - Raph's Ramblings by Ingrid Sylvestre UK artist & author
And what wondrous life there was on the seabed! All these nexquisite little persons chatting together among the rocks.

We managed to film this friendly Fringey, who waved at us and sang it's little sea song! I hope you enjoy it, and look forward to visiting you all over the next few days.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

The Interneck is running slow!

I don't know about you friends on planet Earth, but our Interneck has been running really slow ... I have considered sending my comments to you by snail mail, as it may be quicker!

There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with our phone connecktion ...

So I looked through my telescope to see if I could spot anything amiss in the space between our worlds. All looked peaceful and harmonious.

Maureen suggested I speak to our computer nexpert, Nekky Tekky. Rather surprisingly he told me to bring the bus, the family, warm clothes and skis!

I followed his instructions, and we all set off on a journey to our polar regions. As on planet Earth, many of our server farms are situated there to keep the servers cool. Nekky Tekky suspected this may be where the problem lay.

The family wandered around enjoying the ethereal scenery, while Nekky Tekky muttered around in the server farm.

We were summoned by his triumphant squeal, "Pengrins!"

Our problem, dear bloggy friends, has been caused by colonies of pengrins warming their bottoms on the heat rising from our underground servers and blocking the intergalactic cyber-waves!

We didn't have the heart to move them, so I'll just have to put up with slower blogging ... I guess it'll give me time to eat more chocolate biscuits while the comments load up!