This was ages ago but i just realised that i didn’t blog it and as i’m trying to keep a better record of what we do, i thought i would quickly pop some pics and so on in.
This was a Brownies trip and like last year, we all went for the day. Fran went off around the park with a different set of girls who had been her contemporaries before she left and had a lovely day, swapping email addresses at the end. I was sorry not to spend the day with her, given she was also at school at the time so i didn’t feel like i was seeing a lot of her, but she had a ball.
We started the day with the safari tour; this tested my ability to be calm rather a lot (especially as just after we left the enclosures the driver of the coach accidentally opened the safety door at the back!) but it was fun and interesting and the kids loved it.
The zebras caused great hilarity by commencing wild bonking as we went past. Inevitably, this was the point where the coach came to a complete stop for ages. I was in hysterics at the things the Brownies were saying, including that they were “kissing with their bottoms”. How exactly does teaching your kids that instead of “having sex” make it any more polite?!?!?!?!?!?!
I can confirm that zebras are hung like a mule 😆
We had a good cooked lunch there which was notable mostly because Josie chose to sit with Fran and some girls she didn’t know at the complete opposite end of the room to us so Max and i got a grown up lunch with other adults. Was one of those “my baby is growing up” moments.
After lunch we watched a really good talk on parrots and were wowed by the birds. Unfortunately the sun was so bright i couldn’t see to take pics well and none of them really came out. (The big thumb print on the lens also didn’t help 🙁 )
We met up with Fran for the sealion show, discovered the difference between seals and sealions and Fran fell in love with the idea of performing with them for a job. Have to say, i could totally imagine her doing it too!
And then home in time for tea.
I have to say the coach bit mostly left me cold (after 90 minutes of getting there i would rather have been out and walking) but otherwise it was a lovely day out. We are considering the keeper week for next year for the big 2 as i think they’d adore it.