A Hamster's Eye View of Blackpool

A blog from a hamster cage

Posts From March 2017 click to access or hide

Look in here for how I got my name, a review of my cage...

Relocation! Relocation! Relocation!

One minute you're snuggled in a cage in Pets@Home, next you're moving house...

04-Mar-2017 | The-Hamster-With-No-Name

A New Identity

I've been given a name...after much debate.

05-Mar-2017 | Milku

I think I'm alone now...or am I?

I'm not convinced I'm the only hamster in the house.

06-Mar-2017 | Milku

The Best Cage Ever!

Who would have thought that I'd like my new abode.

15-Mar-2017 | Milku

Cage Improvements!

My cage just got even better.

25-Mar-2017 | Milku

Breakfast in Bed.

Call me lazy, call me cheeky, but breakfast in bed is my preferred option.

27-Mar-2017 | Milku


The livin' might be easy, but it's confusing me.

31-Mar-2017 | Milku

Posts From April 2017 click to access or hide

Look in here for recipes, famous hamsters, science and hamster places...

Wacky World

Some girls have all the fun.

02-Apr-2017 | Milku

If I was a human...

...I'd be good-looking and popular...obviously!

03-Apr-2017 | Milku

Holding out for a hero...

...and not finding one on the riverbank.

04-Apr-2017 | Milku

Space Hamsters

If I can’t rely on earth-bound hamsters as potential heroes, perhaps I should look to the skies.

05-Apr-2017 | Milku

Golden Hamster Saga

"Another" hamster who can write...

06-Apr-2017 | Milku

Hamsters Abroad

I think I’m living on the wrong continent.

07-Apr-2017 | Milku

Ready for the weekend...

Actually, no, there is too much disruption to my routine.

09-Apr-2017 | Milku

Gaming Hamsters

Forget books and TV shows, gaming is where it’s at.

10-Apr-2017 | Milku

Cooking with Milku

Suggestions for tasty hamster treats you can make at home.

11-Apr-2017 | Milku

Cooking with Milku Part 2

Another suggestion for a tasty hamster treat you can make at home.

12-Apr-2017 | Milku

Cooking With Milku - the third installment

And there's more...

13-Apr-2017 | Milku

The Hamsters

The hardest-working band in the land.

14-Apr-2017 | Milku

Here comes the sun

And by that I mean the celestial body rather than the "news" paper

15-Apr-2017 | Milku

Happy Easter

Chicks and bunnies! How do they carry Easter treats? You need an Easter Hamster.

16-Apr-2017 | Milku

It's classified.

After an short Easter break, I'm going to start looking at hamsters in science, starting with our taxonomic classification.

18-Apr-2017 | Milku

Arsenic and young hamsters.

Don't try this at home.

19-Apr-2017 | Milku

Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I possess

Especially if there are broccoli and mealworms in my snack dish.

20-Apr-2017 | Milku

Hedgehogs and Videos

You probably think I'm going to talk about Sonic the Hedgehog, but you'd be wrong.

21-Apr-2017 | Milku

Hamster Museum

There's one in Russia and, in my view, every country should have one.

23-Apr-2017 | Milku

International Sculpture Day

It's a-maze-ing...but not around here.

24-Apr-2017 | Milku

National Pet Month

I've missed it...and I've overlooked World Hamster Day. I'll have to invent my own celebration...

25-Apr-2017 | Milku

Favourite Hamster Haunts

I'm not hoping to interest the Ghost Adventures Crew here, just my thoughts on where hamsters may roam.

26-Apr-2017 | Milku

Marvellous Mugwumpery

Boris might know about mugwumps, but is he familiar with hamster etymology?

28-Apr-2017 | Milku

It's element-ary...

my dear readers, do you know the former names of the chemical elements?

30-Apr-2017 | Milku

Posts From May 2017 click to access or hide

Look in here for hamster haiku and limericks, Penfold, Dilbert, celebrations and more...

May Day

I think I'll celebrate Beltane instead as that comes with a feast.

01-May-2017 | Milku

Hamster Haiku

I could be a poet, but don't yet know it.

03-May-2017 | Milku

May the Fourth...

be with you.

04-May-2017 | Milku

Cinco de Mayo

It's fiesta time...but no Ford cars involved.

05-May-2017 | Milku

Just chillin'...

and enjoying the weekend.

06-May-2017 | Milku

Multiple Universes

But only one Red Cross Week.

07-May-2017 | Milku

No socks, please, we're British...

or American, or whatever...

08-May-2017 | Milku

It's time for a quiz.

Are you a Mesocricetus expert?

09-May-2017 | Milku

We're up all night to get lucky.

If Daft Punk can do it...

10-May-2017 | Milku

Eat What You Want.

Provided you don't live in South Shore, Blackpool.

11-May-2017 | Milku

Penning a verse...

It's making me curse!

12-May-2017 | Milku

Boom Bang-a-Bang.

Never give up on you Eurovision...the UK might win again...eventually.

14-May-2017 | Milku

They're all together ooky.

But they are my human family.

15-May-2017 | Milku

With a rebel yell...

I tried to decide on a better alias than "The Hamster".

16-May-2017 | Milku

Let's get baking.

So your hamsters have some tasty treats.

17-May-2017 | Milku

Which team are you in?

Cupcake? Babe? Or Rex?

18-May-2017 | Milku

Crumbs, DM!

Penfold isn't a mole.

19-May-2017 | Milku

Go Hamster!

A new approach to outdoor adventures.

21-May-2017 | Milku

Planning to go wild.

My countdown to June has started.

22-May-2017 | Milku

Minecraft Milku.

A force to be reckoned with.

23-May-2017 | Milku

Mary had a little lamb hamster.

Surely hamsters should star in nursery rhymes?

24-May-2017 | Milku

Celebrate your inner geek.

Or cry "Truth, Justice, Freedom, Reasonably Priced Love, and a Hard-Boiled Egg!"

25-May-2017 | Milku

Blackpool Hamsters.

It has a ring to it but not as a name for a rugby team.

26-May-2017 | Milku

Need an excuse for a celebration?

Blackpool are back in League One.

28-May-2017 | Milku

I've got mail!

Hurrah! for Pets@Home.

30-May-2017 | Milku

Posts From June 2017 click to access or hide

Look in here for all our posts relating to the Wildlife Trust's 30DaysWild Challenge...

It's time...

to start doing randomly wild things.

01-Jun-2017 | Milku

Something's been bugging me.

There's been nowhere for my insect friends to live.

02-Jun-2017 | Milku

We're growing trees.

Just might need to learn bonsai techniques to fit them all in.

03-Jun-2017 | Milku

I'm a fun guy...

so we've been making spore prints from fungi.

04-Jun-2017 | Milku

The Vamps might have a wild heart.

But I've got wild art.

05-Jun-2017 | Milku

Ice ice baby.

A rainy day activity, but I'm not impressed.

06-Jun-2017 | Milku

Counting rings...

rather than stars.

07-Jun-2017 | Milku

I'm seeing red...

visiting the squirrels at Formby.

08-Jun-2017 | Milku

The cuts have started...

but these aren't due to politics.

09-Jun-2017 | Milku

A Japanese streamer...

will soon be blowing in the wind.

10-Jun-2017 | Milku

Forget Corrie and Eastenders.

Our soap is the best.

11-Jun-2017 | Milku

Planting cress, parsley and chard.

And they're growing.

12-Jun-2017 | Milku

I'm dyeing to tell you about this activity.

We're trying to get colours from nature.

13-Jun-2017 | Milku

Rocking all over Blackpool.

Actually most of the collection isn't local...

14-Jun-2017 | Milku

Marshmallows toasting on an open fire.

Smoke and ash getting in your eyes.

15-Jun-2017 | Milku

How does your garden grow?

Probably better than ours, but we have got some things to harvest.

16-Jun-2017 | Milku

At Formby Beach

The proper one...no squirrels involved.

18-Jun-2017 | Milku

Nesting seagull, crouching hamster.

And a visit to Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve.

19-Jun-2017 | Milku

The quest for beauty...

using bananas...

20-Jun-2017 | Milku

It's no yolk.

We've used eggs to condition our hair.

21-Jun-2017 | Milku

I'm pining...

for better weather.

22-Jun-2017 | Milku

Time for an update.

Have our 30DaysWild activities worked?

23-Jun-2017 | Milku

Watching the wildlife.

In Stanley Park and Brockholes.

26-Jun-2017 | Milku

Wildflowers at Brockholes.

And some winged creatures.

27-Jun-2017 | Milku

Ancient runes.

And wooden art.

28-Jun-2017 | Milku

Day 29 of 30DaysWild

And the struggle to find nature.

29-Jun-2017 | Milku

Posts From July 2017 click to access or hide

Look in here for all our posts relating to aliens, a new bed and muesli and football...

There were no teddy bears in the woods on Saturday.

But there was an alien invasion in Stanley Park.

03-Jul-2017 | Milku

Fans of Newton might be celebrating the anniversary of Principia.

But the Newton house at school had mixed fortunes in sports day.

05-Jul-2017 | Milku

International Kissing Day.

You know you want to get involved.

06-Jul-2017 | Milku

Do recommended cage sizes need to be reviewed...

If wild hamsters burrow down to depths of 2 metres?

09-Jul-2017 | Milku

I'm not sure I see the joke in some cartoons.

Maybe hamsters have a different sense of humour to humans.

10-Jul-2017 | Milku

Anyone for tennis?

Not me...I'm counting the days until the football season starts.

11-Jul-2017 | Milku

I'm camera shy.

I certainly wish xenon hadn't been discovered.

12-Jul-2017 | Milku

Embrace Your Geekness

It's the day for doing it and no one should complain.

13-Jul-2017 | Milku

Guinea Pig Appreciation Day?

What's worth celebrating there?

16-Jul-2017 | Milku

Celebrating Robert Hooke's birthday...

And hopefully a swimming gala win.

18-Jul-2017 | Milku

No need to make my own entertainment this summer.

There is a football tournament to watch.

19-Jul-2017 | Milku

School's out for summer.

I'll have to find some ear plugs.

21-Jul-2017 | Milku

They took the hint.

My humans have bought me a lovely new bed...and some delicious muesli.

22-Jul-2017 | Milku

I love my Pets@Home Totally Tropical Bed.

But I couldn't eat a whole one.

24-Jul-2017 | Milku

Carpe diem.

I'm going to enjoy myself while I have the chance.

26-Jul-2017 | Milku

Travellers return.

And a night full of football.

28-Jul-2017 | Milku

The answer is forty three.

It's 43 years since England have beaten France in women's football.

30-Jul-2017 | Milku

Posts From August 2017 click to access or hide

Look in here for musings about Everton, the summer holidays and more...

I predict a riot a result.

But my humans don't believe me.

01-Aug-2017 | Milku

My career as a football pundit didn't get off to a great start.

But the result was the right one.

04-Aug-2017 | Milku

Sisters are doing it for themselves.

But probably should be doing it for each other today.

06-Aug-2017 | Milku

No need to head South to the Jurassic Coast.

Dinosaurs have taken over Stanley Park in Blackpool.

07-Aug-2017 | Milku

They're going away again.

Hope this time they visit Hamsterley Forest.

08-Aug-2017 | Milku

They've been to Hamsterley!

And now it's time to rest and wait for an Everton victory.

12-Aug-2017 | Milku

I'm an Evanovich Readers' Pet.

Disclaimer: other authors are available...

14-Aug-2017 | Milku

Get ready to wince.

It's Tell a Joke Day.

16-Aug-2017 | Milku


A new element.

20-Aug-2017 | Milku

How can today be Poets' Day?

It's only Monday...

21-Aug-2017 | Milku

Beware the 22nd August.

History tells me to worry.

22-Aug-2017 | Milku

I'm nervous.

Everton are playing Hajduk Split again.

24-Aug-2017 | Milku

A league of their own.

Everton have made it into the group stage of the Europa League.

25-Aug-2017 | Milku

Somewhere over the rainbow...

There's a Lego unicorn...

26-Aug-2017 | Milku

Fire safety advice.

Don't buy a rabbit.

28-Aug-2017 | Milku

Art and fighting in Yorkshire.

Us Lancashire folk think that's normal for Yorkshire...without the art, obviously.

30-Aug-2017 | Milku

Posts From September 2017 click to access or hide

Look in here for musings about ice cream, Everton, the end of the summer holidays and more...

Parma violet ice cream!

And a whole lots of fun at Apple Jacks.

01-Sep-2017 | Milku

The last day of the summer holidays.

That calls for ice cream...

04-Sep-2017 | Milku

Peace at last!

The last stragglers have returned to school and work.

06-Sep-2017 | Milku

Twenty four hours.

But so much to be aware of.

07-Sep-2017 | Milku

Wonderful Weirdos.

I'm sure we all know one or two...

09-Sep-2017 | Milku

It's in your genes.

One reason why you might have a large appetite...

11-Sep-2017 | Milku

Hopefully Everton won't be nice tonight.

Time to bounce back after Sunday's defeat.

14-Sep-2017 | Milku

No country for young hamsters.

Or even for my old humans, I hope.

17-Sep-2017 | Milku

Oh baby please.

Give a little respect to me.

18-Sep-2017 | Milku

Yo! Ho! Ho!

And a bottle of water...

19-Sep-2017 | Milku

That's the way to do it!

Let's celebrate Punch Day!

20-Sep-2017 | Milku

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like.

And I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

22-Sep-2017 | Milku

Phew! They won!

And I thought history was going to repeat itself.

25-Sep-2017 | Milku

My ancestors ran wild in Syria.

What did yours do?

27-Sep-2017 | Milku

Everton are in action again.

I'd like a win, please, Ronald.

28-Sep-2017 | Milku

Posts From October 2017 click to access or hide

Look in here for lots about Everton defeats and a few other things...

October, the end of our peak birthday season, but...

The month when the clocks go back to GMT.

01-Oct-2017 | Milku

Don't get your fur in a knot.

It's actually Fair Trade Month

02-Oct-2017 | Milku

World Animal Day.

It's my time...

04-Oct-2017 | Milku

Do an act of kindness.

Help one person hamster smile.

06-Oct-2017 | Milku

Curiouser and curiouser.

It's Curious Events Day.

09-Oct-2017 | Milku


Not me...I'm just well-furred.

11-Oct-2017 | Milku

Red is a Blue?

Shouldn't cause problems...touch wood.

13-Oct-2017 | Milku

These are but wild and whirling words, my lord.

Rather like our weather later today.

16-Oct-2017 | Milku

I'm keeping my beard.

Even if it is No Beard Day.

18-Oct-2017 | Milku

No need for a knee, jerk.

Dig out your braces not your suspenders...

20-Oct-2017 | Milku

Now is the autumn of our discontent.

Everton...results...need I say any more?

23-Oct-2017 | Milku

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.

Koeman leaves...now, we're holding out for a hero...

24-Oct-2017 | Milku

The Battle of Stamford Bridge.

Will Unsy lead the Toffees to victory?

25-Oct-2017 | Milku

It's almost Halloween.

I'm ready to gnaw through a pumpkin.

29-Oct-2017 | Milku

Posts From November 2017 click to access or hide

Look in here for more about Everton defeats and a few other things...

Cook for your pets!

The way to a hamster's heart is through his stomach.

01-Nov-2017 | Milku

I need ear plugs...

Girls are loud!

02-Nov-2017 | Milku

Pens! They're the best friends you can have.

Everything I know about people I learned from pens.

03-Nov-2017 | Milku

If a story is in you...

It has got to come out.

07-Nov-2017 | Milku

Open Sesame.

Oh, hang on, it's been open for 48 years...

10-Nov-2017 | Milku

Food, food, glorious food.

It's National School Meals Week!

13-Nov-2017 | Milku

We're getting crafty.

And helping to stop bullies.

16-Nov-2017 | Milku

Human-Animal Relationship Awareness Week

I try to avoid my humans, but if it's just for one week I'll try to bond with them.

20-Nov-2017 | Milku


Is it me you're looking for?

21-Nov-2017 | Milku

Black Friday?

Yesterday was definitely a Black Thursday for Evertonians...

24-Nov-2017 | Milku


The school's great, but I think we still need the beer...

27-Nov-2017 | Milku

Don't worry about a thing.

'Cause every little thing gonna be alright.

30-Nov-2017 | Milku