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Sunday, 22 February 2015

We're going to the zoo..

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Coat: Marks and Spencer // Camera Bag: Grafea // Dress: Handmade (NL 6223 in Liberty Queue for the Zoo fabric //
Hat, gloves, tights: Primark // Secret Garden trainers: ICED by Irregular Choice

Last weekend's guiding adventure was a trip to the zoo with the guides, as part of their Kenya challenge badge. I'm trying to think back and reckon it was probably six or seven years since I last went to any zoo, and more like 12 or 15 years since I'd been to Chester Zoo, which had changed a lot from what I remember. 

It was a fairly cold day and the girls I was accompanying managed to have a few tears and tantrums between them, which was annoying, but on the whole we had a good day and saw plenty of animals. I'm not entirely sure I'd go again. I liked the butterfly house best, but my photos all turned out pretty blurry in there due to the humidity making my lens steam up. Annoying.

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18 comments:

  1. Haven't been to a zoo for years...Chester was possibly the last one I went to actually. That wee giraffe is adorable : )

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    1. I think the baby giraffe was the cutest!

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  2. Well,despite the tantrums, I bet it was nice to go somewhere different !x

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  3. I love going to the zoo! Any kind of day out with children (Or teens) in tow is never as relaxing as it would be if you were alone!

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    1. No, that's true. I was pleased they'd made up by the time it was time for the bus home.

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  4. Ha this is so funny - I've had such an urge to go to the zoo lately. On Friday I was even contemplating getting myself to Twycross (the closest one to me) but was going on and on and on about how I wished I could go to Chester Zoo because it is my favourite and my best :)

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    1. Oh how strange - we had a spare ticket as well, wish I'd known!

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  5. Going to the zoo is one of my fave things to do, but of all the zoos I've visited (and that's a lot), I've never made it to Chester yet. A friend of mine at college did his work experience there, and I think I also applied... I ended up choosing two zoos closer to home in the end, but I hear it's a great zoo. The little giraffe is adorable! xx

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    1. I think it's supposed to be a good zoo. My favourite will always be the Welsh Mountain Zoo, though.

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  6. I love a giraffe, they're my favourites. I've been to Colchester Zoo within the last 5 years, it's a pretty cool place.

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    1. I think they're so cute. Particularly that baby one.

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  7. I think Chester was probably the last zoo I went to. I love the lion enclosures there, they're such majestic looking beasts.

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    1. Oh, they really do. We found it amusing how they were the centre of everything - it seemed - every way we went, we seemed to end up back at the lions.

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  8. Awww I love the elephant and lion. I've only been to the zoo once in Edinburgh when I was 10, so quite a while ago! I refused to go in the butterfly house though as I am utterly terrified of moths/fluttery things.

    Your pink camera bag looks awesome against your green coat. By the way I have used my camera bag loads since I got it, can't believe I went without for so long, so thank you again :)

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    1. Aw, thanks. I'm getting used to taking my camera around with me. I don't know why I like the butterfly house so much when I'm so scared of moths!

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  9. Aww, love Chester Zoo! My grandparents lived only a couple of miles away and we used to stay with them during the summer holidays so it was something we ended up doing every year. Haven't been back though since about 2009, think a trip is needed there soon! :-) xx

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    1. Do it - I couldn't believe how much it had changed since last time I'd been!

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