Friday, September 26, 2008

London Zoo

Following on our tour of London days out for families, we went to London Zoo which is located in Regents Park. Regents Park itself is a great place and the zoo is like a Brucie Bonus.

Another bonus (considering we're talking about London) is that it has a fair sized car park. We were actually able to drive in! A first for us, and a blessed relief from that cursed Jubilee Underground line (It's closed more for maintenance than it's open for business)

So here we were in this beautiful zoo with all manner of weird & wonderful animals. What did Emily want to do??
....Yep..on the fairground rides!

She soon got into the swing when she started exploring all these whacky animals....

.....& use dad & mum as the duty kid carrier!

In all honesty, Sharon & I enjoyed it as much as the kids.

It obviously tired them both out.....especially Hannah!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

F1 Highs & Lows

Over the past fortnight, the best and worst of F1 has to offer. After the debacle of the Belgian GP, I was ready to think that, perhaps, my love of the sport was slightly misplaced. The race itself was great, and if the stewards hadn't been so blatently Ferrari biased, it would have stood up as a damned fine race.

Then Monza. What a race! What a weekend! Vettel did well and deservedly won a tough race. He's going to be one to watch in the future.

What was the greatest thing about Monza though, was the actual racing that was taking place all along the grid. There were some very brave drives in arduous conditions.......

......perhaps all is well with F1....perhaps if they can drive out the corrupt and professionally inept and let the teams and drivers do their job

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Odds Farm Park

We took the kids to Odds Farm Park in Wooburn, Bucks for a day out. Luckily, the weather was with us as it's wholly an outside adventure where you can see & feed a myriad of farm animals.
This was a keep that held rabbits. The idea is that you can get in and stroke them. They didn't count on the squeals of Emily....hence..the swift exit of all bunnies!!

......I did manage to show her one that was in a cage!!!

We got some animal feed thinking that Emily would like to feed the goats & sheep. Unfortunately, she was a little scared & decided to run about like a crazy girl!

......saying that, Sharon enjoyed feeding the animals!!!

The farm park also has loads of actvities for kids.

All in all, it's not a bad day out. It cost a total of about £16 for a two adults (children under 2 go free) and a small bag of animal feed. I think it was good value for money considering it's a full day out in the fresh air in a child friendly environment.

It certainly tired out Emily....guess who ended up carrying her back to the car?!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

A great poem

On my wanders around blog, I came across a really beautiful poem about a soldiers lot in life. Please go & visit at anndi's blog.

I'll not reintroduce it here. Visit her blog. It's really worth it.