These are the last videos of 2013. We uploaded a clip of Wolfy Hood dancing to Jingle Bells at Liverpool’s Christmas Market. Go on, watch him dance with gusto!
We also wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We actually did so in English, Spanish, French, Welsh and German!
Now, give it a go!
English: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Spanish: ¡Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo!
French: Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année!
Welsh: Nadolig Llawen A Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!
German: Frôhliche Weihnachten und ein Glückliches Neues Jahr!
Greetings girls and boys and boys and girls,
This is Clovis reporting. We have not been active as of late as we had been travelling a bit but here we are again, ready to start the year and hoping you are all having a fantastic time.
At the end of 2013 Wolfy and I uploaded a couple of vids. You can watch them and learn a bit more here.
Now, one of the things we loved doing during the holidays was shopping. We indulged in the Manchester Victorian Market and the more popular Manchester German-style Market. There we met a fantastic friend called Jos, from The Netherlands. He had kindly posed with Wolfy but unfortunately we lost a few image files. 😦
We also visited Liverpool’s classic Christmas Market and had some fun dancing to Jingle Bells. There is video evidence of Wolfy shaking it!
Now, do you want to see some piccies? We have selected a few but you may find some more in our little Facebook page! Vampire hugs and may 2014 be a great year for you all!
Me, about to enter the smaller but not less marvelous Manchester Victorian Christmas Market.
Wolfy at a vintage stall (Manchester Victorian Christmas Market).
Wolfy posing in Liverpool.
Me and the Christmas Penguins.
Me and the Russian Dolls (Liverpool Christmas Market).
It is Halloween, kids!
Clovis wants to dress up as a vampire and Wolfy wants to go as Little Red Riding Hood… However, Clovis is a vampire and Wolfy is a young wolf in la Little Red Riding Hood costume. One would hardly call that “dressing up” in that case…
We have just uploaded a new video. It is called “Bad Comedy Night”, starring us Clovis and Wolfy.
We were trying to become professional stand-up comedians, but show business is no laughing matter. It is a lot harder than it seems. Wolfy cracked his best rubber chicken jokes but his audience seemed to be a little demanding. We still think we are a fantastic comedy act. Maybe one day people will queue to see us perform live but in the meantime, we need to find better jokes!
How are you doing girls and boys?
I am deeply sorry for not writing an entry about September’s fantastic Full Moon, also known as “Harvest Moon”. I have no excuse, perhaps I was too happy staring at it, howling and thinking about its fantastic shine that I forgot to write my Full Moon blog entry.
Well, this October 18 we had an amazing Lunar Eclipse. Did you get to see it? If you did, allow me congratulate you. How lucky you are! This was the last Lunar Eclipse of the year. By the way, do you want to know what we Moon-savvy wolves call October’s Full Moon?: “Hunter’s Moon” but let’s not go hunting. Let’s just look at the amazing night sky!
Now, to celebrate this fantastic event I decided to upload on Youtube one of my howling videos. This time, it’s in Welsh. You might just learn a new thing or two in this language:
Mae’n leuad llawn: It is full moon
Diolch yn fawr iawn: Thank you very much.
Enjoy my videos and see you soon when the Moon is beautiful and round!
Hello, boys and girls!
How was last night’s howling? Mine was excellent, thank you. The Moon was as wonderful and howlable as ever! Now, I must mention that this August’s full moon is what we wolves… and astronomers call a “blue moon”. Ever heard the expression that goes “once in a blue moon”? No? Oh, well, it does not matter. I am a young wolf so I do not understand it either. I guess it refers to things that happen quite rarely.
Anyway, let’s get back to business.
Since a full moon roughly rises once a month, we would normally think that there are always 12 great full moons to howl to throughout the year but this is not really so. Sometimes we get a bonus. In reality, it takes 29 and a half days for a full moon to grace our skies again but then we have 28 or 29-day months like February whilst other months are 30 or 31 days long. So what happens? It may be that in a given year February could be left without a full moon, for example (poor, poor February) whilst lucky March gets two full moons (one at the start and one at the end of the month, yay!). This second full moon in a month is called a Blue Moon.
Wait a minute. This August we do not have two full moons, why is it called a Blue Moon then?
Well, there is also a blue moon when we get a bonus full moon in a season. Each of the four seasons has three full moons but sometimes in a single season we may get four, hurrah! This summer we are having four amazing full moons. When this happens, the third full moon of the season is called a “Blue Moon”.
Do you think this is complicated? Check this link out for more moony information: http://news.discovery.com/space/astronomy/blue-moon-rises-explainer-130820.htm
See you on the next full moon.
It’s Full Moon time again. This is really exciting for a wolf like me, even more so because it is on Monday. I know, Mondays are usually not that fun but this one is. In old folk tales it is believed that a full moon on Monday is lucky. It could be a silly superstition but, in any case, I am going to make a wish and howl my best for it to come true!
The next full moon is on the 21st of August. If you want to keep track of the moon like me, or any self-respecting wolf for that matter, visit the Full Moon Calendar website: http://www.fullmoon.info/en/fullmoon-calendar.html.