2 Dec 2012

Storytelling Sunday: The one with the drunken monkey...

 Picture a dark night in January. In Leeds. The student bit - Hyde Park. One minute you are walking home from a social event chatting away to your housemate. Next minute you are on the side of the pavement wondering how you got there and what happened. The undercover policeman who just happened to be there fills you in that you were hit by the front of a car and flew five feet into the air and landed on your head.
My housemate, Cal, was busy wiping my blood on her jeans as she knew that I hated blood. I got rushes to A&E and they glued my head back together. I was due to start my second teaching practice and had to postpone it a week, whilst I got myself back together.
The above and below pics were the sight that greeted me when I got back from going to my family home for a few days. This monkey is my travelling monkey and has been everywhere with me including my symester studying in America. I thought that it was hilarious and made me feel like everyone cared about me.
The placard reads: Bad accident don't wanna talk about it!
The other special thing about these pictures is the hand knitted rug that was made by my South African gran. The sad things is that I no longer have it as at a picnic is was put into the wrong car and i never saw it again. So I am reminded of the kindness of my gran too.
Here I am looking a bit worse for wear holding the flowers from my mom:

Well I knew that it would make a great story one day. Even if it was a bit scary at the time!
                      Linking up with the lovely Sian at High in the Sky for Storytelling Sunday


  1. Thanks for joining in - loved the title. Definitely a bit scary story - hit and run accidents always are. Glad that you ended up o.k. The monkey photo made me smile :)

  2. oooh scary. Glad to hear you are ok. The monkey must have made you smile!

  3. Wow! That's some story..thank goodness you were okay. You pulled me right in with your student story today - and what a picture. Thanks Mel for this story and the others throughout the year. Much appreciated.

  4. Gosh! Glad you were ok. Love the photo of the monkey!

  5. Oh my! scary! glad you were ok. Such a shame about your grans blamket - can you make a duplicate?! I know it wouldn't be the same...you'd have the memory though!

  6. Wow, what a scary event! But that monkey was a great way to get a smile.

  7. The title of the post meant I HAD to click through ... and I initially thought it *was* the monkey who'd been hit! Sorry to find that it was you - but glad that you recovered safely and had plenty of TLC upon your return. Love the look of that crocheted blanket - I still have one made by by granny many, *many* years ago - perhaps this blog post might help yours re-surface?

  8. Oh my goodness and I am glad you were OK - the monkey photo is very sweet. Your family obviously care a lot! Did you ever find out what the undercover policeman was doing?

  9. That must have been a very scary incident! The photos are great, and it's nice you at least have a photo of what your grandmother made :)

  10. Finally catching up on blogs! now we have 2 macbooks (hooray!) You look so young in that pic! I remember I was working the night shift at Subway when I found out about it! Can't believe you lost Gran's blanket!


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