Saturday, February 14, 2015

sunday at the zoo...

Seeing as the weather was looking promising, we packed the kiddo up nice and early this morning and headed off to Symbio wildlife park. We arrived just after they had opened, so it was nice and quiet and not too hot.

I honestly think she would have run and jumped on top of a kangaroo if we had let her - we were having to restrain her from getting too up in their faces (a couple of the bigger males were quite aggressive!) She just adores them, wants to feed and pat and cuddle them. If one of them started jumping, she was delirious with joy.

The reptile house would have to be her favourite spot, with the cotton top tamarin monkeys a close second (she cried when we walked away from them!) Unfortunately, the tiger was sleeping out the back somewhere so we missed out on seeing him, which was a pity as Evie loves the tiger (or "meow" as she terms all cats, big and small).

The highlight of the day was watching her talk to the echidnas and reach out to pat one - at which moment V and I both realised that yes, her arm was in fact small enough to fit through the bars, and we just about knocked ourselves out grabbing her in time. That would have been a major ouch, for Evie and the poor echidna!

We stopped off for coffee and gelato at the top of the mountain, before scooting home and bundling the kiddo into bed for a nap.

Now I am currently making Hay while the proverbial sun shines (geddit?), and meal planning for the week - loving the special Donna Hay fresh+light magazine! The miso-glazed salmon and brown rice parcels will most definitely be featuring on the menu.

Hope the weekend has been good to you all!

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely adore that Evie calls cats "meow". That is so cute. Sounds like you guys had fun at the zoo.

    I met Donna Hay the other week at work! She was so lovely. I should try some of her recipes (especially as one of my goals this year was to cook more) - the salmon parcel sounds amazing.