I don’t think I had been to the zoo in at least ten years, so my friend and I decided it was the perfect day trip for the Summer holidays! Our local zoo, Colchester, has recently been rated 2nd best in the UK and 11th best around the world! It is home to over 270 species and is set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes. The zoo partakes in many different breeding and conservation programmes and helps to protect threatened and endangered species.
It has changed a lot since I went there as a little girl and has some fascinating new animals such as the adorable Red Pandas and the Sun Bears! We had a lovely day exploring the zoo, I even fed an elephant and a giraffe! We managed to catch a picture perfect moment when two sea lions had a cheeky kiss as they passed over our heads in the sea lion tunnel and saw two lions hugging! So sweet!
I also posted this photo in my last ‘Things I Love Sunday’ post – but I just love it, so I am including it again!
This is one zoo I would definitely recommend, not only for the animals and the awards it has won, but for all their efforts in helping to improve animal welfare standards, research work and education programmes. Hope you enjoy some of my photos!
Have you been to Colchester zoo? What is your opinion of zoos? Do you a favourite zoo or animal park? What is your favourite animal?
Good evening all!
It has been another busy but lovely week at home and we finally had some sun! I even managed to do a little sun bathing! I have a lot planned for this coming week and am working on loads of new posts! I am trying to start posting more frequently and regularly from now on so keep an eye out!
What has been making me smile this week?…
– Full rainbows in the sky after a rainy afternoon – Trip to the zoo, seeing sea lions kiss, lions hugging, feeding an elephant and a giraffe – Walks in the countryside – Playing pooh sticks in the River Stour with my friends (who remembers this game?) – Seeing the utterly amazing ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time‘ at the Gielgud theatre in London – Spontaneous invitation to a Golden wedding anniversary celebration – Late night baths and listening to Classic FM – Staying up late with my Grandma and laughing our heads off – And my cousin giving birth to a beautiful baby boy!! Lots to celebrate this week! –
Hope you all have a great week!
I have been a bit behind with posts these last two weeks, but I have just got back from a lovely Easter weekend at home in England! Each trip home always seems to take so long to arrive and I wait with anticipation and excitement for the time to come to make my way to the airport, then when I am finally there, time absolutely flies by at a rate of knots!
This weekend was no exception, but I had a lot of fun and managed to squeeze in so much, including seeing all my family and friends, catching up on the gossip – mainly provided by my Grandma – a spot of shopping, some fresh air and walks in the Essex countryside, eating lots of yummy food (including my Mum’s roast beef! Delicious!) and of course plenty of chocolate! It was Easter after all!
Typical English countryside…super muddy!
An old ship wreck on the banks of the River Stour in Essex
Easter eggs galore!
See you in the Summer England!