Sunday, 7 July 2013

A Grande day at the zoo

My birthday is this weekend. Hooray, I'm older. I couldn't think of anything I wanted so I asked Jay to take me to the zoo.

After a small amount of dressing up and larking about, of course.



 


 

I wore as much animal jewellery as possible. My necklace is actually a little climbing cat. My brooches are a fox, butterfly and dragonfly.

Before we left I was presented with a cholesterol-laden breakfast...


 ...which, in case you're wondering, was muffins grilled with ham, tomato and 
SLICES OF CAMEMBERT CHEESE...

 ....and some 'real' gifts


Then off we went. I can't remember the names of all the animals apart from the obvious ones.

Like Mr Tiger. He was having his lunch in the shade.




I always call animals Mr Somebody. I don't know why. I am aware that girl animals exist.


Like this pretty fellow with his two lady loves.



This poor little guy looked so sad. All the others were jumping around playing and he just sat there staring mournfully at all the idiots behind the glass taking photos of him, or looking at the ground.







This pygmy hippo had an itch on its head or something. It was flapping its little ears furiously and opening and closing its mouth quite angrily. Then it would stand still as it waiting for something before beginning all over again.




The seals were so quick it was impossible to take a decent photograph of them.



Aren't these alien-looking? 



The penguins knew it was dinner time and refused to move from this spot. 
They. Were. Waiting.



Coati! What funny little creatures these are. They were continually running around here, there and everywhere, on some sort of industrious mission.




Sadly there was only one red panda in sight. I'm sure it must have had a mate somewhere. They are one of my favourite animals ever. Since it had its head in a bunch of leaves it was difficult to grab a decent shot of it.



I am pretty sure Mr Lion was eyeing off the children and wondering which would be the tastiest.



This peacock followed the elephants everywhere, from their pen to the feeding barn and back again.

 

The baby elephant was so cute.


We finished up at my favourite part of the zoo - the butterfly house. It's so magical and makes me feel like I'm in a fairy land. Some of the butterflies are massive and fly so slowly, especially these lovely green ones.








I did overhear one little girl say she found it scary. I suppose when you're small, some of the larger butterflies can be a little creepy. 

We didn't see everything because it would simply have taken too long. As it was, we walked around for about 3 hours which was enough for me. I'm older now, I needed a lie down, you know.

Happy weekend to all.

x

21 comments:

  1. Lovely outfits and brooches. You are both sooooooo gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing such fun pics, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY in advanced.
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    1. Thank you my dear! It really was a fun day.

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  2. Happy, happy birthday darling!!! Well you certainly look utterly divooooooon on your special weekend, your hair is looking extremely shiny and glorious and I'm lusting after your lippy!! Your boots are driving me crazy and how gorgeous are you in your animal jewellery for the zoo:). I remember your birthday last year when you had a 20s-themed party at home:). And why is it that male birds get all the pretty feathers? I nearly missed the two females rooting around for grubs and gossiping, while the fella was lurking nearby looking fab!!! xoxox

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    1. Thank you sweet thing! Gawd, my 20's party seems an age ago now! Isn't he a pretty bird? I almost missed his girlfriends too!

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  3. Happy birthday!!!! :D Your outfit is so cute. I really love pinafores. Hope you had a fabulous day, Dame!

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    1. Thanks Sean! It's a different style of dress for me and I really like it too :)

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  4. O, I haven't been to the zoo in years! In fact, I have never been to the local one! WTF?! I am a sucker for lizards and otters........
    What a splendid way to spend your birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    You girls look fabularse! Especially loving Jay's hair!
    XXX

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    1. I tried so damn hard to take photos of the otters because I love them too, but they were too nippy. They only stopped for the call of nature - not the most picturesque sight! And thank you! :)

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  5. Happy Birthday! I LOVE going to the zoo. My boyfriend are trying to hit all of the zoos in Florida this summer and so far we've been to 3. We're also making a long term plan to visit the sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica (if we EVER have the money...) Sloths are my favorite animal. Check this place out!!!

    http://www.slothsanctuary.com/

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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    1. Thank you! Oh, I do love sloths too. None at our zoo sadly. I would love to go there too.

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  6. Joyful birthday wishes, my dear gal! I adore that we're both July babies!!! What an awesome, fun filled way to spend your special day. I wish we had a zoo around these parts (the nearest is about a five hour drive away), so that I could follow your lead on Wednesday (my b-day). I love seeing what you wore and all the amazing critters, big and small, you visited that day. What a blast!

    Here's to an incredible, memorable, and totally happy year ahead for you!!!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thanks Jessica! I don't know why it's so special to have a birthday in the same month, but it just is! The zoo really was so much fun :)

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  7. Happy Birthday! Hope you're having a fabulous week and the best year EVER! You are both so beautiful. Big hugs!

    Sarah xxx

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    1. Thank you! I have been having a really nice birthday this year :)

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  8. Happy birthday to you!
    Sad monkey makes me sad. But lemurs make me happy! And seahorses! I missed those at London Zoo as we didn't have the time, I've always wanted to see one. The penguins made me laugh as the otters at London were the same! I couldn't go in the butterfly house as I have a moth phobia and butterflies are just bigger and brighter moths to me, but Andy went in alone, he said there was a mirror so you could check for hitchhikers :)

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    1. Thank you Melanie! The seahorses were very small and I never realised they had little fins on their back which propels them around... for some reason I just always thought they let themselves be buffeted about by the ocean currents! I have to admit I did duck when a particularly large butterfly flew straight at my head :)

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  9. Happy Birthday!
    You girls looked amazing!

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  10. What a fun day out! Happy birthday too by the way! You both look super cute (I really like the navy and yellow together!) and I'm glad you had such a great time. My favorite is the hippo! So funny!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  11. Happy Birthday!!! It looks like you had such a fabulous day and I am drooling over your breakfast...I want to try making some muffins like that when I get back to Australia :D
    Hehe I find it so funny that someone could be scared of the butterflies! I had the most amazing time at the butterfly house this week :D OH, and your comment about the lion hehe...and my what a handsome lion he was too!

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  12. No better way to celebrate then by going to the zoo! Such a great zoo you have there! I really need to go to mine more often! I really love your navy and yellow look!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  13. Ive been away from Blogger for ages so playing catch up today trying to read everything I've missed, your birthday looks like it was a lot of fun and you look gorgeous in your birthday outfit and sparkles. My favourite animals must be the otters, I can watch them for hours, but I love butterfly houses too though they always made my daughter freak out. Seeing Desiree's comment about your party last year makes me want to delve further back and read more, I could be here for a long time! xx

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