Saturday, 29 September 2012

Zoo 2

Well Igot that a little back to front !still learning how to do this blogger thing! These are the end pictures of the last post.....

What,s a day out without a little trip on a steam train.




This was also a favourite,not a very good picture but this is an Axolotl. it can actually grow new limbs if it gets damaged.How cool is that. They come from Mexico .

And these little fellas were pretty cool too. Leaf cutter ants.
There were loads more animals to see but there was such alot of walking we didn,t get to see them all. That was what was so nice about it much space and trees. Next visit!Posted by Picasa

Time to go home....


We all decided it was about time we went to the zoo . .I,ve never really been a fan but i can see they have their place and we do have a boy that,s mad about animals. so back in July we ventured to Whipsnade zoo. I,d never been before and I have to say as zoos go it was pretty good. We had a great day and we were all completely exhausted by the end of much walking!  Here are just a few pictures but we were so taken with it we got membership for the year so there will be plenty more visits.



Oh the giraffes..amazing animals

Picnic on the hill.
We didn,t realise that the zoo is on top of one end of the Chilton Hills and has the most awesome view.It made my day to be able to sit and enjoy it.


What a sky

Stripes !


I love the Flamingos

..and the seals were my favourite.
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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Irish Wedding


Back in July the baba and I flew over to attend the wedding of a close friend .It was back in her home town..Dublin and the wedding was just outside the city along the coast near Malahide. It was a stormy day with a few torrential downpours that we miraculously missed when we moved from venue to venue.The bride looked beautiful and her man proud !!The reception was held in a Michelin star restaurant and the meal was absolutely delicious and moreish: the wine flowed,everyone was merry and there was something quite cosy being there and the rain beating at the window panes outside. The day finished at an oldy worldy Dublin pub with a traditional band. . A lovely day.
Oh yes !!there was one little blip ! My poor little baba gets carsick, as i discovered  not once not twice but four times.. Oh yes..sick all over Mummy. poor poor Mummy. It, was fortunate that there was wine to help ease the discomfort of smelling one,s front. ! Aah the joys of  Motherhood.. But wait ,there is more to this story. We were chatting about the whole sorry state of childhood carsickness and another friend said "Hear ,have you not tried newspaper ? try sitting her on newspaper,it will break the static . Give it a go."
So give it a go I did  and  hey presto it works. To think all these years I was under the impression it was motion sickness but no it is all down to static.That piece of advice saved our summer .
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Sunday, 16 September 2012

Glastonbury camping (June)

Well, we also spent a week camping on a lovely farm just a short walk from Glastonbury tower. The farm is called Paddington Farm and they offer accommodation and camping to groups. Yet again it was a very wet week .It was my first week camping just me and THREE  kids and was not without trauma as on the 2nd evening my boy slipped and split his lip up to his nose..eughh.. but we survived the ordeal and even carried on camping even though it was extremely  wet and muddy. My nerves were a wee bit frayed though but it was still the beginning of our camping season and i still had lots of energy !

Glastonbury tower


 A great view

The wishing tree at the bottom of the hill.

Glastonbury has an awful lot of this going on...crystals..pagan pursuits, natural springs , bookshops...lovely food in numerous cafes and eateries,all with a mystical spiritual commercial  touch. it has to be visited to be believed. It is reputed to be the gate of Avalon and the does seem to have some special magic in spite of all the commercialism and I did enjoy visiting.

 The yurts on the farm. It would have been  great to have stayed in one of these.
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