Take Your Dino To Work Day(s)

Hi Mikey!

Things in Vienna are still good. Today and yesterday I have been a career dinosaur. I got up early in the morning, drank some more of that coffee stuff (It’s still yucky) and then went out and about.

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I had grapes for brekkie. Dino’s gotta be healthy.

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This was a more dino-friendly drinking option but I think I’m going to stick with dinotea.

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Waiting for the bus!

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I even got my very own seat.

I went with Shelly to where she works. I waited on the bench beside her and when we got in the bus, I got to sit in my own seat.

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I stayed in Shelly’s bag and napped while she was working, but she brought me out for lunch.

After work we had to go grocery shopping. We went to Merkur which is a HUGE place with lots of places to hide, so naturally I decided to run off to play hide and seek. First I hid inside an Easter ornament..

Took her ages to find me in here.

Took her ages to find me in here.

Peekaboo!

Peekaboo!

Then when we went to buy vegetables I disappeared again. Shelly wasn’t so enthusiastic this time. She said I had to stay near her and stop running off because someone might mistake me for a turnip and try to buy me. I got annoyed right back and called her the turnip head. Things got a bit heated. We made friends again shortly thereafter though.

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Our walk home was lovely and we stopped to look at some trains out the back of Shelly’s building.

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I decided to be a helpful dinosaur and check the mail for Shelly.

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And then I sliced the bread! I was knackered after this one and wanted to go to bed but we went out to town.

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Plenty of room for a dino on the tram at night!

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When we got home I was really tuckered out and I snuggled in with Puffalump. Puffalump is even wiser than Yoda.

This morning I got up early again. No coffee this time, I’m not making that mistake again. Today was an extreme sports day! I got to ride the handlebars to Igor’s office.

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I even helped to park the bike and lock it. I am getting to be a real profi with all of this human stuff. Perhaps when I get back to Ireland I can get wellies like yours and help you and ganga doing the gardening.

I got to meet Igor's colleagues

I got to meet Igor’s colleagues

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We had a very serious meeting

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..and followed it up with some serious cake.

I am going to sign off for now and help Shelly make some banana bread!

Spotty bananas!

Your buddy,

x

Stowing Away

Dear Mikey,

I hope you’re not mad at me but yesterday afternoon before your Aunty Shelly left to go back to Vienna, I hid in her bag. I didn’t really think it through and I just wanted to go travelling. All dinosaurs want to go out on the open road, I saw the opportunity and I took it.

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Shelly found me when she got back and she was annoyed. She said that you wouldn’t know where I am and that you would be worried, and that I should write to you and to tell you where I am. I am going to adventure around for a while but so that you know I am ok, I will send you pictures and stories.

When we got to Galway to her friend’s house, I put my head outside of the bag. I could smell food. I climbed up onto the table (and nobody saw me!) and I ATE THE CHIPS. They were delicious.

Yummy chips! We didn't have these in the cretaceous period. I'm a vegetarian so I didn't eat any of that stinky chicken.

Yummy chips! We didn’t have these in the cretaceous period. I’m a vegetarian so I didn’t eat any of that stinky chicken.

I jumped back down to the bag after I ate all of the chips and giggled to myself when I heard Shelly and Amy wonder where their chips were. I was so full from all of the chips that I fell asleep.

It was really dark when we left Galway. I waved bye bye to the city and was a little bit worried but I felt safe when I snuggled into Shelly'S bag to have a nap until we reached the airport.

It was really dark when we left Galway. I waved bye bye to the city and was a little bit worried but I felt safe when I snuggled into Shelly’s bag to have a nap until we reached the airport.

We got off the bus in the airport and went through security. Shelly looked like she was still asleep, and she was rubbing her eyes a lot and trying to wake up – it was still dark outside and someone said something about 4:15am. I didn’t care too much, I had made Shelly’s hat into a sleeping bag.

The coffee says "Szeri". I thought her name was Shelly?

The coffee says “Szeri”. I thought her name was Shelly?

Shelly got coffee. It seems to be a magic drink that makes you wake up or something. I don’t know. I tasted it, it was yuck.

We went down even more corridors to find our gate. I got to ride the travelator!

It was wobbly and I was worried I would fall but it was ok!

It was wobbly and I was worried I would fall but it was ok!

Sorry for the silly face in this one. I was just SO EXCITED. That's my airplane in the background!!!

Sorry for the silly face in this one. I was just SO EXCITED. That’s my airplane in the background!!!

It is very important to read all of the security information.

It is very important to read all of the security information.

I had a snack when I got on the airplane and then settled in for a nap.

I had a snack when I got on the airplane and then settled in for a nap.

I woke up in Slovakia!

I woke up in Slovakia!

When I woke up we were in a whole other country called Slovakia. But we weren’t staying there, next stop was Vienna in Austria. We had to drive there and when I climbed out of Shelly’s bag in the car, she saw me! I got to ride up front for the whole journey after that.

Look at the sign, it says Wien, which Shelly said is German for Vienna. I don't know what German is though. I just smiled and nodded because she wouldn't stop talking. I think it was because of all of that coffee.

Look at the sign, it says Wien, which Shelly said is German for Vienna. I don’t know what German is though. I just smiled and nodded because she wouldn’t stop talking. I think it was because of all of that coffee.

So anyways, we got back to Shelly’s place and she introduced me to all of the other little guys living there. They all seem really nice. She told me that she would help me set up this blog so that you know that I am ok and then I have to go to bed. She even made me a little dino bed!

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This is the sparkliest pony I have ever met.

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This is Yoda. He’s really old and talks a little strange. He’s nice though and said if questions I have, to him I should go.

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This lady is a little full on. She’s a princess. Lumpy Space Princess. She ran away from home too and lives in the forest now. She told me to get my lumps away from her can of beans.

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There are other dinosaurs here! They’re really nice guys and we’re going to have tea together tomorrow.

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I went down one shelf from my new friendly dino friends and landed in the middle of a sword fight. They were shouting something about “precious” and one true ring. I left them to it and kept exploring…

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This robot gave me a big fright. He has sparks in his tummy! But he’s friendlier than he looks. He’s joining me and the other dinos tomorrow for dinotea.

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The BIGGEST dinosaur I have ever met!

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On the way to the next room I got lost in the forest.

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There was another new friend sitting on top of a picture. She wasn’t too chatty though.

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This bear has travelled a lot. It’s been to Hungary, Poland, Ireland, Austria… All over!!

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This guy just kept calling me Gunther and talking about princesses.

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I even got to go to outer space!

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I wanted to read a book. This one has a dino on the front so I thought it might be nice but Shelly said “not tonight”.

Well anyways, It’s my bed time now.  I hope you had a fun day too and I hope you sleep well tonight. I will tell you more adventures next week! Tell your Mom and Dad I said Hi and give Beth a dinokiss from me.

Your buddy,

Dinosaul

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