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This week RISKKO and I went ‘up-north’ to visit my parents in the Midlands and to let RISKKO play with his doggy pal Sid. Sid is known locally as the Batdog and it wasn’t until I saw the latest Batman film ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ that I realised why. The film had several shots of the home of Bruce Wayne (alias Batman) known as Wayne Manor. This is the same somewhat splended house that Sid lives in. Therefore it did not take a genius to work out that Sid was Bruce Wayne’s dog and the big house near to my parents home in Wollaton was actually Wayne Manor. That would certainly explain a number of strange noises coming out of the grounds at night time. Let me share with you some pictures from our visit.
A hall fit for the reunion of two super heros RISKKO and Sid the Batdog at the residence of Bruce Wayne (Batman)
Side view of Batman’s residence “Wayne Manor” (known also as Wollaton Hall) not a million miles from Gotham City (and also not far from Nottingham)
It is rumoured that Bruce Wayne (Alias Batman), who shuns publicity, can sometimes still be seen walking through the grounds of Wayne Manor
As Batman makes way for the next generation of superheros RISKKO and the Batdog Sid plan how to save the World in the grounds of Wayne Manor
Bruce Wayne is a genious with technical gadgets and hightech low emission transportation like these motorised transporters used by staff at the manor (also known as the next generation of low carbon Batmobiles)
RISKKO has also found an environmentally friendly way of getting around Wayne Manor – he hitches a lift on the back of Freddy, Batman’s pet fox
At the side of the huge park surrounding Wayne Manor RISKKO and Sid take a rest before moving on to meet some more friends
Behind Wayne Manor is a lake with a beautiful uninhabited island. This is rumoured to have a secret entrance to the Batcave
The only things living on the secret Island apart from bats are the Special Forces trained guard-ducks like Daphne
Also living on the uninhabited Bat Island is Diedre Duck who is Daphne’s closest friend and another key part of the island’s intruder-prevention system. Dierdre is know as the Bat Duck with the killer bill
Here are Daphne and Diedre on Bat Island lookout-duty keeping an eye out for unwelcome stangers near the Batcave entrance
It is not only the ducks who live near Wayne Manor, so do my parents John and Christine Duggleby. As next door neighbours they keep an eye on the Manor grounds when Bruce Wayne goes on extended ‘Batman’ excursions.
No family portrait would be complete without the dogs: Christine and John Duggleby with RISKKO and Sid at the Bat lake (also known locally as the batty neighbours)
Wayne Manor also has its own reindeer who love it when RISKKO comes to visit
One of the Reindeer showing off its antlers
When RISKKO first arrived his old friend Rudolf the Reindeer was having a rest. He had had a very busy Winter delivering Christmas presents around the World.
…but Rudolf the Reindeer quickly noticed his celebrity doggy visitor RISSKO….and then he started to smile
As RISKKO climbed through the fence Rudolf the Reindeer pulled himself to his feet
Rudolf the Reindeer had an itch on his bottom that he just couldnt reach. The more he tried the more his nose became bright red. Fortunately his doggy friend RISKKO was an expert in scratching bottoms and soon Rudy’s itch had gone
Once the annoying itch on his bottom was fixed Rudolf the Reindeer was ready for action. Bring me my sleigh!
Rudolf the Reindeer thanked RISKKO for visiting and asked him to come again soon
After a fun day playing at Batman’s magnificant home it was time for our superhero RISKKO to leave Wayne Manor. He said goodbye to Sid the Batdog and asked him to look after Grandma and Grandad Duggleby while he headed off to Africa.
This weeks blog featured RISKKO the canine celebrity as guest of honour at Wayne Manor not far from Gotham City
All the pictures featured in this weeks blog were taken in the grounds of Wollaton Park, Nottingham also known as the former residence of Bruce Wayne
If you would like to learn more about Wollaton Hall and possibly visit this excellent building dating from the 1580s and its magnificent park land please check out the website which is here.
Wollaton Hall, Wollaton Park, Nottingham: construction started in 1580 and it first opened its doors in 1588. As well as housing Nottingham’s Natural History Museum it has magnificant grounds including its famous deer park and lake. It was featured in the Batman film ‘The Dark Kight Rises” (2012) as the home of Bruce Wayne (Alias Batman). It is rumoured that in future Batman films Bruce’s trusty Batdog ‘Sid’ may be asked to play a major role.