Nelly

Nelly Nelly wishes she had wings. She doesn't mind being an elephant but would really rather be a ladybird.

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Nelly was checked in by Jan Heslop at Bolton on September 5th, 2016 20:36

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Nelly's Story

Nelly returned to Bolton via the postal service from Tilos, where Karen looked after her admirably. She has been crashing with Jan Heslop for a few weeks while awaiting her next adventure. Tonight I handed her over to Grace Beasley and on Wednesday she will be going on a long and exciting journey......

About Nelly's Keeper

Nelly returned to Bolton via the postal service from Tilos, where Karen looked after her admirably. She has been crashing with Jan Heslop for a few weeks while awaiting her next adventure. Tonight I handed her over to Grace Beasley and on Wednesday she will be going on a long and exciting journey......

Nelly was checked in by Karen Graham at on July 26th, 2016 06:38

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Nelly's Story

Nelly would like to take this opportunity to apologise for being such a lazy elephant and a bad correspondent. The time that she has spent on the Greek island of Tilos has lulled her into lethargy. "Tilos is so laid back that one cannot help laying back with it!" says Nelly. She actually came to Tilos with the hope of volunteering her services to the refugees, but it seems like, as soon as Nelly arrived the situation for the refugees changed and they stopped arriving to Tilos. A shame because she was hoping to go and spend some time with a refugee family when her time on Tilos was coming to an end. Her keepers know many refugees who are now living in Europe but, after long talks on the subject with Nelly, we decided that the refugees had too many problems settling into their new homes, and too many serious worries about their families back in Syria, to be ready to receive Nelly as a guest. Therefore, she has decided to return to her previous keeper who is in touch with more people who will appreciate Nelly's services. She has, however, been on several adventures on Tilos in between long periods of sleep! So, now Nellie will bid farewell to current keeper and look forward to whatever other adventures are in store for her.......

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Nelly was checked in by Karen Graham at Bolton, UK on December 15th, 2015 20:04

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Nelly's Story

Nelly has only just arrived to Tilos after a very long and uncomfortable journey. Just sharing a Coca Cola with me in the village square was all the adventure she could manage for today! Maybe tomorrow I'll be able to tell her that she's arrived to the home of her ancestors ... the famous dwarf elephants of Tilos.

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About Nelly's Keeper

I'm an English woman who has lived permanently with my husband, Charlie, on the Greek island of Tilos for the last 10 years. We are volunteers who help the refugees when they arrive to Tilos from Turkey by small boat. This has been my life for the last 18 months and I miss them when they're not here........

Nelly was checked in by Jan Heslop at Cdad. Quesada, Alicante, Spain on December 2nd, 2015 12:43

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Nelly's Story

Nelly and I parted company on 18 November. I was very sad to se her go but I am sure she will be well looked after by her new Keeper, Karen Graham. Nelly is currently still in transit to the Greek island of Tilos at 2nd December. Nelly enjoyed her stay in Spain and gathered quite a few followers on facebook. We have been to the beach and gathered shells, visited several bars and restauarants, and made pals with some chickens at a friend's finca out in the countryside. She is travelling in a designer jiffy bag, and although she wasn't keen on the mode of transport, when I told her the lengths refugees from Syria go to in order to reach Tilos, she apologised for being a wimp and clambered in. Good luck on your journey, Nelly! I am sure you will meet some interesting and deserving people .xxxx

Nelly was checked in by Jan Heslop at 03179 Formentera del Segura, Alicante, Spain on October 24th, 2015 17:19

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Nelly's Story

Nelly arrived in Spain on 27 September and is having a splendid time. She has dined in a cave restaurant, had tapas in several local barsin Formentera and Benijofar, has viisted the beaches at El Pinet and San Pedro and gawped in amazement at a huge 100 year old fig tree near the town if Almoradi. She is currently sleeping off all the excitement in Jan's handbag.

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About Nelly's Keeper

An elephant lover from Smithills and former software testing consultant for the big boys. Happily taken early retirement to enable extended trips to places I love, including Costa blanca South and Crete, A member of Smithills Chapel Fellowship, I enjoy the craic there, also the valued friendship of Joy and Anne at Cafe Create.