I took the girls out to the country this weekend, to a manor called Haus Rüschhaus. Nestled into the woods, this mini palace was the summer home of architect Johann Schlaun, the man famous for Münster's palace, among others. The gardens are great for rambling, and there are great trails through the forest. 
It was on one of these trails that Eloise LOST HER MIND. The shrieking, oh my goodness. I thought she'd been bit by a snake. "Mommy!!!! A SNAIL!"  And then, "Can we keeeeeeep him?" Needless to say, one bus ride later Shelly the Snail found a new home in a tupperware container. He's an outgoing snail, as far as snails go. He loves lettuce, broccoli and strawberries for a treat. And he likes to be sprayed with water. Guys, I have a slug in my house and I love him.
If you haven't seen the above video then your life is incomplete. Oh how I embarrass myself with snort inducing laughter. Watch it, be happy and smile. It's worth it.  
sarah
25/5/2012 03:07:54 am

I love Marcel the Snail!! Now only if yours could talk too.

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Tara
25/5/2012 08:06:27 am

I'm working on it!

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Chris
25/5/2012 07:04:43 am

Watching Tara lose it (yes, snorts and all) while watching Marcel the Snail is the funniest part of it all. And who came up with Shelly's clever name?

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Tara
25/5/2012 08:10:14 am

Eloise was the name giver. No stretch of imagination went into it. "Oh, look at his tiny shell. Hi Shelly!" She's REALLY excited to show you. Oh, and Claudia picked out her outfit tonight that she's going to wear when you come. It's Irish. AND she's put a box together with shirts she's deemed too small for her and an alligator and pink bracelet for Charlotte. I think she's going to go into a coma when she sees you.

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Chris
26/5/2012 02:45:59 am

please tell Claud-bot that I'm even MORE excited and that Charlotte misses her cousins a lot and can't wait to see them. do we really think Shelly is going to make it another week? :S




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