Saturday, 24 May 2008

Totally wild

Oh, what a fab fab fab fab day!

We went to a Safari Park with the girls (of course!) Woburn Safari Park isn't too far from us, and today being the only predicted good weather for Bank Holiday weekend, we seized the day. We were a little worried, in case the girls got scared of the up-close-and-personal view of the animals (they live wild and you drive round in your car) but they (and we) loved it.

There weren't hundreds and hundreds of animals there, but what you did see lived beautifully naturally and behaved that way. Highlights were a Siberian tiger trotting towards us, the face was just amazing...2 black bears rolling and playing in the sun...a pride of lions sunning themselves on a little hill, with big daddy lion watching us very carefully a little behind them....and monkeys climbing all over the car!!!!! Oh, honestly, my face ached from smiling, I can't tell you how magical it all was. Florence has a wicked, deep tummy chuckle, and we were all in fits as these monkeys clambered over the windscreen and we could hear them scampering on the roof (we took my old shed car so if they started getting 'rippy' it wouldn't be as big an issue!)

Both girls later had their first go on a Bouncy Castle, Alice had to be dragged off, then a good hour in a toddler playground while we attempted to shove something other than crisps and snacks down their throats. I can wholeheartedly say it was the BEST day out, ever.



KeepinUnity said...

Days like this are what its all about,makeing the happy memorys is what gets ya through the crappy ones,sooo pleased yous had a wonderfull time xoxo