In the end there were 5 of them and over the last week or so, I've finally put them to their intended use.
Please welcome the coolest, newest rock group to hit blogland - Bearded Monkeys.
Featuring 007 and Titch on drums, on keyboard, Lily the Pink .....
... and Tipsy, and on guitar, Zero-X1 (alias Bluebeard the Monkey) and Captain Monkeypants!
They're currently wowing all the hippest venues around the house playing various smash hits and covers. Think 'Angels' by Robbie Williams but substitute the word 'Monkeys' for the Angels ..... I'm loving monkeys instead .....
Or ??? Anyone have any special requests for our Bearded Monkeys to perform?
Perhaps surprisingly, Miss Bertha has turned out to be one of their greatest fans...
In between gigs, the monkeys have taken to careering around the garden on 'their wheels' and discussing cookery!
Hairy Biker Monkeys (have you heard of the Hairy Bikers?)
I think they also have more hairy, geeky and intellectual ambitions too - I recently caught 007 and Zero-X1 huddled over a laptop arguing over the exact dimensions and definition of an Infinite Monkey Cage, or was it preferable to remain free Uncaged Monkeys?
I think they may be getting a tad confused - perhaps all that fresh air and exercise has been too much for them. Do they really think beards like those necessary to join the ranks of sexy science types like Simon Singh and Brian Cox?
- Composed using BlogPress from my iPod & finished off on a pc!
P.S. Anyone fancy a game of Words with Friends? I promise to be completely useless!
P.P.S. We have a new member of the monkey family - meet Chirpy next week!