Last month when we were in Oxford, Igor met some wooden friends:

As far as I was concerned, that was the end of it. But today, an unexpected parcel arrived in the post, a ‘thank you’ present from our friend for the Oxford trip, providing a new friend for Igor:

She suggested this could be Igor’s younger brother; he has been named Arnold.

Arnold is obviously Garry’s, but I was not forgotten either. The other animal is Horatio the hippo (hippos being my favourite animal, though you can tell from recent posts that seals come a pretty close second! – perhaps my love for swimming is fuelled by my love of these animals, or maybe it’s the other way round!)