I went with my youngest son's Year 6 class to Drayton Manor Park & Zoo in Staffordshire yesterday and apart from getting soaked, I managed to come away with two more of the subjects I needed:
I'm never very keen on seeing animals in zoos and did think the cages were a bit small there. I have to say the best conditions I've seen for animals in captivity were at the Jersey Conservation Zoo a few years ago. We went there for the weekend for our son's 2nd birthday (and he slept through it!)
That same son (at 11) is definately braver than me for theme park rides. I just about managed the gentile horses bobbing up and down on the carousel but he went on this roller coaster ten times!:
He didn't go on this, though, would you?:
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This weekend I'm going to (once again), be attending our annual (free!) Leamington Spa Peace Festival. I go every year and it is such a creative place, full of colourful music, crafts, good music and interesting people. You can see what it is like from my photos from last year on my set in my flickr account here.
I was hoping that the weather would be better this year, but the forecast isn't good. Brollies and wellies (flowery ones) are at the ready!...
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for visiting,