Back at the Zoo

Mine and Ellie’s zoo memberships run out at the end of February, so we took the opportunity on Sunday to make one more visit.

We started by going to the chimpanzee talk. Two of the chimpanzees had what looked like a proper fight, one wielding a stick. The zookeepers were at pains to explain that they were just being “playful”, although this was the “most playful” they’d ever seen them.

Another highlight was the pelicans. Ellie was quite taken by them because they followed her along the boundary of their enclosure.

Finally, we went to a “Meet the Reptiles” event, at which Ellie got a chance to hold a snake. I passed on the opportunity.

And here are some of the other animals we saw.

 

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Ellie’s First Pedal Bike

Yesterday I took Ellie to buy her first pedal bike, which was her birthday present from us. Here’s the one we chose!

We haven’t taken it out yet because the rain hasn’t let up for a moment. But here she is testing it out inside.

Garden Enhancements

Our back garden is in a right state. We haven’t had the time to give it much love and care since we moved into the house three years ago. Still, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

A couple of recent enhancements though.

First, we have upgraded from a “hole in the fence” to a gate as the entrance for the garden.

Garden Gate

Secondly, I’ve added a couple of annexes. 😉

Bird Box and Bee & Bug House