Yes, there really is a place called Spitbank Fort
and that's where the peeps went…….
They starting building it in 1860
to defend Portsmouth harbour from Napoleon
no, not that one, his nephew, Louis Napoleon
butt, with all the budget cuts etc, the messing about politicians do
the threat had long gone before it was finished
There was never a shot fired in anger from it!
And I bet it did feel like Alcatraz to the 260 soldiers stationed
on it for 6 months at a time!!!
(they chose peeps that couldn't swim
to stop them swimming back to shore!)
There were hooks everywhere on the walls
for them to hang their hammocks from
Every space was used
Luckily, Mum and Dad's room was more luxurious
(although Mum could have made the bed before taking photo!)
Dad was very happy to find a guitar
which he immediately set about tuning
Mum was happy to find the bottle of champagne,
which she immediately set about drinking!
And look what she saw from her window…..
one of Reilly and Denny's ships
(hope you're feeling a bit better Reilly)
Talking of boats…..
Mum and Dad sailed past this on their way to the Fort
It's taking part in the America's Cup Race this year
You saw it here first pups!
All this took place WITHOUT me!!!!
But don't worry…I did get to share this….
Mum's cake from work….A PUG Burfday cake!
They nose her so well don't they, hehe.
Loves and licky kisses
Mom would have thought that was Alcatraz BOL...!ReplyDelete
The cake looks so cute and yummy! Please courier a slice to me pleeeaasee Princess?
I've seen that Spitbank fort too, on our way to the IOW - mum says you were really lucky to have stayed there, she would love to know what it is like inside, but then mum can be nosy, lol...♥williamReplyDelete
OMD that is like being on a ship that goes nowhere!!! Quite the experience. At least you got cake, your Leftbehindedness!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH LEAH.......THAT LOOKS LIKE A MOST SPECTACULAR BDAY CELEBRATION FOR YOUR MUM!! WELL DONE TO YOUR DAD!!! OH I LOVE THAT CAKE I BET IT WAS DELICIOUS TOO. DID YOU GIVE YOUR MUM THE BACK OF DISRESPECT WHEN SHE CAME HOME?ReplyDelete
WE MISSED YOU WELCOME BACK
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF
What an amazing cakeReplyDelete
Wow, that sure sounds like a fun trip. Love that the priority was opening the champagne. My kind of person. What fun to see all that. That is such a great cake too.ReplyDelete
The mama said if we win the euromillion tomorrow then she will buy this place (my dad is fine with that idea, he knows that there no postman can come with shoe boxes). And if I live there I will invite you and you can eat as much cakes as you want and we cool our feet in that bottled bubble water. ha! I only have to ponder about the right numbers...ReplyDelete
what an awesome place to stay and to watch the ships go by.ReplyDelete
Your pup is such a cutie, love reading your blog. Thanks for the post!ReplyDelete
What a cool place. Do you hafta spit there?ReplyDelete
Lily & Edward
OMD OMD that Fabulous PuG cake and surrounding PUP Cakes... THOSE are to WHINE and WHIMPER fur.ReplyDelete
And your peeps had a SONG and a SIP.... RIGHT AWAY... THAT is super Duper....
OMD what a Fabulous HISTORIC location....to have spent the Special time in... OR should we say ON since it is ON an Island...
Well the accommodations there on Spitbank Fort are a LOT nicer than those on Alcatraz. Pretty cool getaway.But it doesn't look like there is much to do there but THINK, DRINK and SiNG.
Well Leah, it had to be somewhere special, to be worth abandoning a Princess for, and I guess that fort is a pretty special place (though it would be more so were dogs allowed, of course).ReplyDelete
What a cool place to visit - wish we could hear Dad play that guitar:)ReplyDelete
That cake surrounded by all those pretty cupcakes sure looks tasty.
Woos - Ciara and Lightning
Oh Oh Oh!!!!! we love that cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
the rest was nice too but We LOVE that cake!!!!!
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel
That place looks so COOL! But why on EARTH didn't they take you? Seriously. That stinks. That cake, though - how cool! Did you get a taste?ReplyDelete
Ha, ha very niceReplyDelete
That sure looks like an interesting place for a trip. We can't believe you weren't able to go with them.ReplyDelete
What a cute cake!ReplyDelete
Wow, that looks lovely BUTT of course it was not because you were not there! We bet the champaign and guitar did not bring them the happiness that you would have!ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
OMD! What an incredible place to visit! That cake is adorable!ReplyDelete
I think this is another place for me to add to my "bucket list." What a place, and what a cake!! :-)ReplyDelete
That would be the perfect place to celebrate....if they allowed pups ;-)!ReplyDelete
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
What a fun trip for your peeps and that cake! It's just fabbers!ReplyDelete
Looks like they had a pawsome time and that cake is the best!!!ReplyDelete