Heidi and the Giraffes

          Youngest Daughter isn’t well known for her advanced planning so when I had a phone call out of the blue asking me if I wanted to take Heidi to the zoo, it didn’t really surprise me at all.  I guess it should have, but I’ve become used to being surprised by Youngest Daughter and have learned to expect the unexpected.

13. Two giraffes.

          Youngest Daughter has always had a particular liking for the large wild animals, Son-in-Law 3 shares her liking too, which is probably just as well, and after their wedding at the end of last year, the savings weren’t quite in place for their planned honeymoon to Africa on safari, so they spent a night at a zoo.  How cool is that ?

14. Giraffe walking.

          I’m pleased to say that we share a particular liking for the giraffes, I’m not sure of Youngest’s reasons, but I like the apparent awkwardness of their long legs, and equally long necks, and the ease and grace they show when moving with them.

12. Two giraffe heads.

          Of all the animals Heidi saw at the zoo … “Cotswold Wildlife Park”  I believe she liked the giraffes best too, she completely ignored the camels, although the meerkats held her interest for a short while.

9. Giraffe head.

          I really should have been just a little surprised at Heidi being taken to the zoo, if you look into distance behind the next picture I took, Youngest Daughter and Mum-in-law are sitting on the grass while I’m pointing my camera … and so is Heidi … Youngest’s great dane.

11. Heidi in background.

          By the time I made my way back to them with the camera, one of the giraffes had ventured a slightly closer look at Heidi too.

16. Heidi head watching.

          More from before: a few of the “Furry Friends” which have touched the family.

Abergavenny market hall

          Not quite at the moving stage of packing up, I’m busy backing up to make sure I don’t lose anything electronically on route to our new location. According to my list of Who, What, Where and When, I only have two posts from a day I spent meeting up via train with Little Sister in Abergavenny so lets see if I can’t find a few more memories to share from the files.

4. Abergavenny market hall.

          The two posts I have done about our day out served to remind me of the heavy rain showers of the day… and the subsequent reward of rainbows.  During one of such a shower, we ducked into the market hall for shelter and were treated to a wonderful display of vegetables … hanging from the ceiling.

5. Vegetables.

6. Gardening tools.

7. Pumpkins.

8. Vegegable basket.

           More from before : a day out in “Abergavenny” in November 2013.

Low tide

          Even on a cold December morning, a quiet stroll along the prom, a glance through the wet railings at the low tide in the distance.  The damp sand thoroughly washed by the downpour of the night before…

25. Rained on railings.

          Yes… I could easily do this again… and again… and will do soon…

          More from before: various visits to “Weymouth“.