We're going to the zoo...

It seems to be becoming something of a family tradition to stretch birthday celebrations out for as long as possible. Amelie loves all animals and so her birthday treat was a day out at the zoo.

Our nearest zoo is in the grounds of an ancient castle which makes for a pretty spectacular backdrop to the meerkat enclosure. This pair we posing just perfectly on their lookout post.

This tiger was most definitely the star of the show. I'm not quite sure how I feel about zoos in general, maybe it's good that species are being kept like this for us to see, so we can learn more about them, that our awareness of their situations in the wild is heightened, that a small child can appreciate how giant a giraffe really is and that they are real and not just in books. 

Naturally, in spite of the exotic species on all sides Amelie was just as enthralled by a pigeon. That's toddlers for you!

I know you're wondering where my drawing is. Well it's 9.20pm and I've not started yet, but I'll do my best and be back here later if I can!

Bye for now,


  1. Laura - I'm inspired by your drawings, but in post holiday blues and tiredness so my good intentions blah blah blah ....

    Still, September isn't over yet so I could still shine a bit.

    Meanwhile happy birthday to Miss Amelie. Is her birthday the 9 th? In which case she shares it with my son. ( well he was 26, not 2 but you get the drift) September is a great month for a birthday IMHO.


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