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.