Monday, 21 April 2014

Adventures: Knowsley Safari Park

Hello there! First of all, I'd like to wish you all a belated Happy Easter. I hope you were all spoilt with chocolate gifts and days off work! Since the move, I've managed to get myself a little job in a local shop where my sister works, and I was working yesterday afternoon before a delicious roast dinner with all my family, cooked by mumma bear of course. I'm still adjusting and trying to find a new routine with blogging, studying, my new job and being in a new place, but I'm getting there. Today I'd like to share with you photos from our adventure to Knowsley Safari Park earlier this month. We were lucky with a warm sunny day and near empty Park!

There were so, so many animals! Lots that we didn't expect to see, a lot more variety than we'd imagined. It's totally up to you which way you decide to do your visit, we chose to do the drive round safari part first and the walk around part second. The animals were so much closer than you'd think, in the lion enclosure we must have sat a bit too long taking photos as they started coming over - at which point we moved on! The baboon enclosure is optional - you can drive round it or through it at your own risk. We chose to drive through it and noticed that the car in front had a baboon on their bonnet who didn't want to get off! But we kept moving at a slow and steady pace, so the baboons didn't bother us. Our highlight of the day was definitely feeding the giraffes! We happened to be in the right place at the right time and after being given a bit of lettuce, felt a big sloppy giraffe tongue licking it from our hands! It was amazing! We couldn't leave without a quick trip to the gift shop for a new keyring, and we can't wait to go again! Have you ever been to Knowsley Safari Park? What was your favourite bit?

You can get 25% off admission until Sunday 27th when you book online!

P.S. I tried my best to label the animals but sorry if I got any wrong!

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Little Five Friday #11 (late!)

Hello again wonderful readers, I haven't half missed blogging and catching up with you all lately. It's been a hectic time, Mark and I made the big move on Sunday. It's taking some adjusting and some settling in, but I think we're getting there. Mark started his new job as a postman yesterday, and I've got myself a little job in the local paper shop to get us by for now. My next OU course started last weekend too, so I've got lots of organising and studying to do! Next job on the list... clearing out my old wardrobe here ready for my mountain of clothes!

1. We went to Knowsley safari park and it was amazing! I couldn't recommend
it enough, and will be doing a post with all the photos soon.

2. I started watching the BBC series Hair, and I'm loving it! I didn't know
what it was about when I saw the adverts, but now I'm totally hooked. Have you
been watching? Who's your favourite?

3. It was my first Mother's Day as Rufus's momma and he (Mark!!) spoilt me!
They got me a beautiful big bunch of daffodils and this pretty card. Which
Rufus promptly nibbled on for me!

4. Last week I met Sam of All I Know Now for some shopping in Liverpool. There
was definitely cake involved! It was so lovely to meet Sam and to put a face to the
name (so to speak!). It was the first time I've ever met a blogger, I was nervous
but I had a fab day and hope to see Sam again! Check out her blog post here.

5. Saturday just gone was my last day at work. It was sad to know I wouldn't be
working there again, with the lovely people I work with. I was very spoilt with
cards, chocolates, vouchers and more - I'm so lucky to have met & worked with
such wonderful people and I'm going to miss them all!! Even the customers!!

6. Sunday was of course moving day. Fitting everything in the car was a task,
and we've still left things behind. I left most of my clothes as we're visiting
soon, so we'll bring more then! Unpacking was worse than packing!! Finding
space for all of our things hasn't been easy, but it's slowly getting there.

Please bear with me whilst I'm catching up, things will get back to normal soon :)

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