Monday, 27 April 2009

The zoo and carboot.......what a perfect weekend!!

On Saturday we took the kids to Colchester Zoo. If you haven't been before i recommend it, it's one of my favourite zoos. The penguin feeding is great!!

You can feed the elephants too!!

This made me laugh, it's like they are mourning the death of their friend!! Don't worry, he did get up!
My first experience of feeding a giraffe!

What a scary picture!! The people aren't us by the way.

It was a lovely day, and we had great weather.
My lovely nan used to have a collection of deers/ or Bambis as we used to say. Most of them went when my Grandad moved to a retirement home after she died. Now that my Grandad has gone into a home my mum and uncle are having a sort out. I have now become the proud owner of this Bambi. I love it.
I went to a carboot yesterday and came back with this little lot for £2.10!!
Some Humphrey Corner pics for the littlests room (they need abit of a clean). A lovely easter tin, Some lovely books that i read as a child, and an Alfie book (i love Alfie!!). And 1 little button, you can just about see it at the bottom of the Alfie book.
I also picked up this pretty glass bottle for 50p. Kirstie inspired me with her stained glass in her bathroom!!
I also picked up something lovely for A Thrifty Mrs for our freestyle swap. I've had to pack it away so i don't keep it for myself!!
Hope you have a good week ladies


Sal said...

Glad you had a great time at the zoo!
Love your Bambi! ;-)

bekimarie said...

Lovely photos!
I keep meaning to take the children to Bristol Zoo but the last time I went it wasn't very good.
I love your Bambi, I can remember my Nan having them.
Have a goo d week
Beki xxx

Shabby Chick said...

That looks like a wonderful day, my eldest loved the picture of the penguin eating a fish! And I like the giraffe with the spindly legs.

Love the bambi :)

Mel xxx

Dianna said...

The zoo looks fab. I'm only in Kent so may have to seriously consider there for a day out with my daughter (and husband!)

Kelly said...

i love penguins! we made a trip to marwell zoo over easter & had a great time! thanks for your comments about my little shoes, the green fabric is japanese & was from but don't think that it's there anymore? i know sometimes have similar fabric so they are worth checking (but they do seem a little more expensive!) hope that helps

OhSoVintage said...

Great photos, I particularly like the crocodile (or is he an alligator?). I was sorting out my daughter's books to give away yesterday but all the Alfie ones went back into a box, I have so many happy memories of reading them to her...many years ago.

Jemm said...

The zoo looks fabulous! You've also reminded me I need to be getting things together for the swap too :)

Tillybud said...

You got some great shots at the zoo! I love the giraffes - so pretty with those long lashes.

Redwoodhouse said...

Great photo's penquins are such fun aren't they. Great car boot finds, I have never been to one I must make the effort and go maybe this weekend.

Lace hearts said...

It looks a brilliant day out, and what lovely finds at the car booty. That zebra picture is so funny. x

Fete et Fleur said...

The zoo photos are phenominal! The one of the white tiger took my breath away.

Your sweet Bambi is one of the prettiest I've ever seen.