ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

After the Friday evening trip to the Harry Potter Studios, we decided to go to Whipsnade Zoo on the Saturday. We didn’t realise quite how hot it was going to be – 33 degrees! We were very warm and very tired after all the walking. Which there was lots of. It was more like a safari park that you can walk around than a traditional zoo because all the enclosures were so big. You could pay extra to take your car in so you can drive between them, which I kind of wish we had done so we could have sat with the air conditioning for a while. After we’d been there for 7 hours, I was really not in the mood for the 3 and a half hour drive home!

But apart from the almost unbearable heat, I really enjoyed the zoo. Because of the size of the enclosures and the fact that the animals had more space to roam around, I think it’s my favourite zoo I’ve been to. And even though it was so hot, most of the animals were still out in the sun, even though I expected a lot of them to be inside alseep. I also had my first ever Sea Lion show. I was so impressed, they’re so clever. The funniest part was the seal that had been trained to pick up a hose from under the water and spray the audience with it, very smart! I didn’t get any pictures of that though because we were right on the edge of the ‘splash zone’ and I didn’t want to risk getting my camera wet.

So here ‘s what you most likely came for, my pictures:

Holiday to Edinburgh – February 2013

I’ve been a bit slack about blogging recently; between work, gym and sleep, I’ve hardly had any spare time. But I have lost a significant amount of weight this year, so the gym is obviously paying off, and I’d gladly give up blogging for that to continue.

That said, here are (finally) the pictures from my trip to Edinburgh with Cameron from 14-17th February. It was an awesome time, we visited the Zoo, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Yacht Britannia. As well as having a lovely romantic valentine’s day date to see the new Die Hard film (which I will grudgingly admit was pretty good). It was a great weekend, and I would love to go back and explore Edinburgh some more, it’s my new favourite city.