Monday, 8 March 2010
Last year, National Geographic's Intelligent Travel blog had an entertaining photography competition called "Peeps In Places".
If you're American, you might well be able to guess what this is about.
If not, you might be mystified, as I was then.
Turns out that peeps are a kind of US marshmallow... in Easter shapes like chicks and bunnies. I was disappointed - we can't buy them here, so I couldn't enter the contest.
Oh well. Life moves on, and I didn't think about it much more... until just last week, when a friend mentioned that her husband had brought her some peeps from a recent trip across the pond.
I thought for a moment. I wondered briefly if I was about to make the strangest request of my life. And then I asked if I could borrow one.
"Will I want it back when you've finished with it?" she asked.
I confessed that I didn't know - and explained about the competition.
I tweeted a couple of folks at Intelligent Travel to check that the contest was on again this year, and here it is: Peeps In Places 2010
So without further ado: please meet Androcles II*, my newest travel companion.
He'll be coming with us on as many trips as he can - my friend says she'd prefer that he be well travelled than that she gets to eat him, and her daughter can hardly believe that the peep is going on holiday! We're definitely taking him to the Faroes, and I'm hoping he'll last long enough to come to Greenland, too.
I'll be sure to blog about his travels with us - and please wish me luck in the competition.
* My husband has a toy rabbit called Androcles. So this is our second one. I'll try not to confuse you by shortening it to Andy!