The bear necessities – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 091016

The bear necessities - Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 091016

We went to Whipsnade Zoo last Saturday, it’s a firm favourite that you can read about in my post from yesterday.  There were so many highlights but we did rather love this brown bear – the Bear Necessities.  I wonder what he’s thinking?  

Enjoying a visit to Whipsnade Zoo in October

Enjoying a visit to Whipsnade Zoo in October

Last Saturday Monkey and I had arranged to meet up with my Dad’s cousin J.  We meet up every year at one of our favourite places.  We would be enjoying a visit to Whipsnade Zoo in October, our first such visit in the autumn.  The weather forecast wasn’t promising, so I… Continue reading »

Wild Life Big Adventure at the Watering Hole Playset from Schleich

Wild Life Big Adventure at the Watering Hole Playset from Schleich

Regular readers will know how much Monkey and I love visiting Zoos and Wildlife Parks.  It’s quite common that we return home with a new Schleich animal to add to our ever-growing collection.  Monkey loves recreating our days out and having adventures. We’ve been having so much fun recently with… Continue reading »

Enjoying a day out at Zoo de Lagos in the Algarve

Enjoying a day out at Zoo de Lagos in the Algarve

When we were in Portugal last month my parents suggested a day out at the zoo.  When they told us that there were no ‘big’ animals there, I wasn’t sure how Monkey would react. He does love his Giraffes and Rhinos after all.  But I have to say, my fears… Continue reading »

Looking after our garden birds

Looking after our garden birds

As winter approaches ever more quickly, it’s a time of year when I try to ensure we do our best with regards to looking after our garden birds.  Food becomes scarcer for them and although we have a few berry laden plants in the garden, not all of our feathered friends like… Continue reading »

Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 270915

Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 270915

Last weekend we visited a family favourite – the Bedfordshire Steam and Country Fair.  We saw countless steam-powered vehicles, from traction engines to cars.  Monkey was in his element.  As we wandered around the grounds we stumbled across a quiet corner and met this chap. He looks rather curious don’t… Continue reading »

Virry – app review

Virry

We love wildlife here as you know and one day I want to take Monkey on Safari in Africa. Until that time, we have our trips to the Zoo to keep us entertained and books to inform. I recently discovered an app which will really help Monkey learn more about the… Continue reading »

The B&W Photography Project Week 33 #bwphotoproject

The B&W Photography Project

The B&W Photography Project Week 33 with PODCast and this week I’m getting snappy! We visited Crocodiles of the World last weekend and this chap was more than happy to show me his teeth. I was really pleased with the photo in colour but the teeth really do stand out in black… Continue reading »

Keeping pets safe on Bonfire Night

Keeping pets safe on Bonfire Night

I love Bonfire Night and Fireworks – to me there is something magical about the whole experience.  When we were kids our back garden was large enough that we could safely have a bonfire burning, fireworks illuminating the sky and we’d stand on the patio making shapes with our Sparklers. … Continue reading »

Making cakes for the birds

making cakes for the birds

We do love cakes in this house!  Yesterday Monkey helped me make some lovely Blueberry Muffins – they taste good!  This afternoon we decided we would be making cakes for the birds instead. It’s getting more autumnal every day, and I’m conscious that our feathered friends will need some help… Continue reading »