Day trip to the Cotswold Wildlife Park

It was a beautiful sunny late September day when we went to the wildlife park.

We started with the walled garden complete with penguin and lemur enclosure. The garden is small but spectacular and still very much in bloom. They had a few angles trumpets we also have at home. You walk around the lemur enclosure and stand just a couple of feet away from the penguins. This is close to the entrance and you have a shop with the usual sorts of gifts and a small windows where you can order a hot dog and a coffee.

Further into the park where the main house is situated, you can find a much larger restaurant. The food is simple and when we visited had been under hot lamps for a while so was not particularly appetising but this is normally the case I find with these sorts of places.

 
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Entry to the park is £16 and you can take dogs into the park although not everywhere. I recommend taking the little train that goes around the park as it gives you a good idea of what there is too see and where it can be found. You cannot drive through the park but its small enough to see everything in half a day. I think my favourite part was the tropical greenhouse where there are a variety of birds, sloths, rat-like creatures running around your feet. It reminded me a little of Kew Gardens and the Eden Project.

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BBQ Summer 2018

The end of another summer holiday from teaching and it was time for the annual gettogether. BBQ in our garden.

It took a while to get ready. New turf as the old grass was ruined. Take down old shed and build new one. Repairs to decking etc etc, clean pond and count fish (60).

We don’t have a huge garden so it was a bit of a squeeze at times. It was great to spend some time with family, friends and work colleagues. Two of them are the leaving the country shortly and so it will be a while before I see them again.

 

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Mindy having a little lie down before the BBQ begins

 

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The quiet before the storm. Setting up the BBQ

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The spirits are delicately balanced on the end of the log flume.IMG_1271IMG_1272

George and Ruth with their Pavlova. Yummy!

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Anita showing her manners -wonder if her parents see these pictures?

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England – 6 Panama – 1

Sunday was football BBQ in the garden.

Started the day with an early morning car boot at Taplow, followed by some last minute food/beer shopping.

13.00 was time for the World Cup. We set up the projector in the garden and watched the football over burgers, sausages, chicken, Pimm’s and Beer. What better way to spend a hot Sunday afternoon during the World Cup? And a win!!

My brother unfortunately fell asleep after too much Pimm’s and fell foul of some fun on our part.