Monday, March 19, 2007

A South African Love Story

This post is Annie's, not Eva's. I'm just doing my globe-trotting pal a favour.

The minute Presley and Priscilla, a pair of Jackass Penguins, laid eyes upon each other, they fell deeply in love.

Setting up home in a beautiful, white-sanded cove called Boulders, situated close to South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where ostriches abounded, the handsome couple looked forward to making petite penguins and living happily ever after.

penguins

Sadly, the people authorities decided that Presley and Priscilla and their increasing number of offspring were creating a nuisance to the local people residents —

family

— and moved the Penguin family to a different cove.

However, Presley and Priscilla decided they wanted to return to Boulders, as this was where they had met and fallen in love. So, placing all their belongings and offspring in two hefty rucksacks, they set off on the long journey home.

Unfortunately, in those days, there was no such thing as GPS and they had only the starts to guide them. Neither Presley nor Priscilla were much good at navigating and, instead of finding their way back to Boulders, they found their way to Cape Town, a sprawling, bowl-shaped city backed by a flat-topped mountain that looked just like a large table.

Cape Town

Exhausted and penniless, Presley and Priscilla fell upon a kindly hotelier who agreed to give them a room in exchange for fresh fish and a little entertainment of an evening.

True to their word, every day Presley and Priscilla made their way through the modern shopping and dining area of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront to the busy harbour to catch fish.

waterfront

But, grateful as they were to the hotelier and much as Presley’s night-time sing-alongs were proving a big hit with the crowds, Presley and Priscilla were becoming increasingly concerned about their offspring, who seemed content to spend their days perched on the floor in front of the television. So it was that one night, Presley and Priscilla repacked their rucksacks and set off once more in search of their beloved home.

…to be continued…
Will Presley and Priscilla ever find Boulders again?
What and who will they discover on the way?
If they do return to Boulders, will the people authorities let them stay for good or try and send them away again?
Find out in the next exciting episode of A South African Love Story — Coming soon at a blog near you…

P.S. Click on a photo to see a larger image.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Brown said...

Don't tease us, Annie. Post the next chapter.

I need to know if Priscilla and Presley find their original home, if their children ever give up their addiction to the tele...

4:55 pm  
Blogger India said...

Ah, I think I know what happens next... Does he develop a fatal fondness for deep fried banana and peanut butter sandwiches and she lands a part in Dallas?

9:29 am  
Blogger Sue aka MsCreativity :-) said...

ROFLOL!!!!!! Can't wait for the next episode...

Sue :-)

12:59 pm  
Blogger Eva said...

Riveting, Annie. I can't wait for the next installment.

Did P&P take their beloved offspring with them - great photo by the way of the entire family - or leave them stuck in front of the tv?

Is that what led to Elvis's demise, peanut butter and banana sandwiches? No wonder.

4:41 pm  

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