Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Monkey Nuts!

We have decided to stop snacking in the evening which has proved a little more difficult for my lovely partner.
As he insists he gets hungry an hour after his tea, I got him some monkey nuts to have instead of his usual biscuits, crisps and chocolate as I thought at least they'd be better for him.
When his one hour evening 'food fast' had elapsed, I trotted into the kitchen and came back with the big bag of monkey nuts which he took eagerly, his eyes wide with delight.
He then positioned himself on the sofa, punched a hole with his fist in a pillow to shell the nuts into, and began shelling in earnest until he had enough for a mouthful.
He did this over and over and over.
It kept him occupied for absolutely ages, as he quietly and methodically worked away for his nuts.
As I watched, it put me in mind of the animal enrichment programmes they have in the zoo,  and I couldn't help thinking as I saw his happy little face ... gosh, it really does work!

32 comments:

Rashmi said...

ha Deborah...ha ha..I am laughing loudly.....
You should write more...
Your writing is excellant..
It just touches the reader's heart..
Reading you makes me relaxed...haha...

Susannah said...

LOL, I love it! You ought to hide them so he has to find them too. :-)

Nezzy said...

Heeehehe!!! A man and his nuts!!! Sorry...I couldn't help myself. I do need to practice some self~control.

I just wanted to thank you for your sweet comments and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya enjoy the ride.

God bless and in the world of that silly old Granny Clampett, "ya'll come back now, ya hear???"

jaerose said...

Bless him! hope you took a photo ;) think of all the calories burnt off shelling the darn things too..lovely snapshot! Jae

Raven said...

Yay! You posted! I was wondering where you were. Glad to see you back. :)

That is too funny!! You offer a very vivid mental image of your husband hunched over his monkey nuts, and it's a hilarious one. hehehehe

Lynette Killam said...

Ha ha ha, Deborah...I'm sitting here having a great laugh all by myself!!
Although it's not politically correct to say so, we ladies often consider men to be a whole other species, don't we? I've tried to get my husband to give up on his sweets but it's not going to happen...and that means I'm tempted, too!

Thanks for the cheery start to the day...and do keep us apprised of hubby's progress...:)

Kim Nelson said...

Hilarious!
Now we know how to make them happy... just keep them very busy (and fed.)

Deborah said...

Your lovely and funny comments have really have made me smile and laugh, thank you all everso much for stopping by x :o)

Monkey Man said...

Monkey nuts??? I wonder what that translates into in American? Great visual.

jabblog said...

That must have been more entertaining than television - for both of you! Try roasted pistachio nuts next . . .

Tracy said...

You ARE a great writer...and you also made me laugh; men, they are such, well, such ummm...can't seem to put my finger on the word to describe them. oh well, just gotta love 'em!

Mamma has spoken said...

Laughing here because I can see him punching the pillow to make the place for the shells. However if that was my hubby I would be mad at him for putting the shells on my pillows :o/

Pearl said...

Imagine. A man enjoying his nuts.

:-)

HOnestly, I don't know what monkey nuts are, and part of me never wants to find out. It's just too delightful.

Pearl

earlybird said...

I bet you had some hoovering to do afterwards though!

Jenny said...

That must be why they call them monkey nuts. Too funny!

Dianna said...

Hi,
Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog today. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

How funny! Sounds very familiar. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Linda said...

This is so funny. I hope your partner doesn't read your blog. He might take offense. I love Susannah's suggestion about hiding them for him to find the next time. :)

Deborah said...

Thank you so much everyone for stopping by and for your comments x :o)

A Hootie Hoot said...

Ha ha ha, that was so funny! I can just picture him sitting there working so diligently on his monkey nuts.

I'm so glad you found my blog because it means I have now found yours! Can't wait to read more!

Peaceful Pandemonium said...

That is hilarious. Due to the great divide, I must admit, I have no idea what Monkey Nuts are ;)

Deborah said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Hooty Hoot and Peaceful Pandemonium x :o)

... according to my cousin in America, monkey nuts are called peanuts in shells over there!

Rekha said...

Enjoyed this....a visual post....Ican see the shelling, popping and crunching for myself.

trisha said...

i hope he never reads this post :)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

So monkey nuts are just -- peanuts in America? I had no idea! You could hang a sign on him, "Will work for nuts."

Olivia said...

lolsss

That's too funny n engaging.. what is it with nuts eh..?

Your words are making me giggly again!

Hugs x

Dave King said...

Belly laughs in order? Love it.

Deborah said...

Thank you everso much for visiting and for your comments, they really made me smile! x :o)

Tom said...

I am not familiar with the phrase monkey nuts so I wasn't sure if they were just peanuts or something else. I was going to google it to see what they look like, but then I realized that might not be the best idea.

Deborah said...

LOL ... monkey nuts! I see what you mean Tom, thanks for stopping by x :o)

Christine said...

Learn something new everyday, this was a lot of fun to read.

Deborah said...

Thanks for stopping by Chritine x :o)