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Isafari
09-06-2012, 07:40 PM
:wave: Hi everyone
Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes and texts I've received today. I've had a wonderful birthday :yes:

DH made me a cake and I had a slice for breakfast :embarassed2:

We then made the twenty minute journey to Kirkley Hall. Can you believe I've lived here all my life and only just found out this place existed a couple of weeks back. Because we had planned a meal etc for late this afternoon, we left the Hall way before we were ready to. We could have easily stayed a few more hours. We didn't even venture into the gardens etc but, it was raining all morning so we plan on going back on the next dry weekend.

There were lots of babies around including meerkats, wallaby, lemurs etc. Every animal was as wet as we were but hey, it's the great British summer after all!

We went for a meal at Frankie & Benny's and mine was free as it was my birthday. I also got two free gifts instead of one with some Obsession DH bought me....as it was my birthday. Can't be bad eh!

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Britchick
09-06-2012, 07:58 PM
oh i love the one of the lemur and it's babies! I still haven't been to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, you really should meet me there one day!

Isafari
09-06-2012, 08:06 PM
oh i love the one of the lemur and it's babies! I still haven't been to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, you really should meet me there one day!

Now there's something else I have to Google!!!

Sam
09-06-2012, 08:14 PM
I'm so glad you had such a lovely day, thanks for the lovely photos.

Isafari
09-06-2012, 08:39 PM
I'm so glad you had such a lovely day, thanks for the lovely photos.

The day was way better than I expected and we have found somewhere local to hang out with animals :D

daveann
09-06-2012, 08:52 PM
Aw they look so cute except the snake which I am still in shock from :( but the rest are so adorable :)

Isafari
09-06-2012, 09:00 PM
Aw they look so cute except the snake which I am still in shock from :( but the rest are so adorable :)

That was the friendliest snake I've ever held :lol: Very active.
Some of the meerkats were so small, especially wet through with the rain. The babies were diving on our feet as an escape to a dry land I think!

Britchick
09-06-2012, 09:03 PM
Now there's something else I have to Google!!!

it looks incredible- they rescued lions and have tigers too and lots of others

Isafari
09-06-2012, 09:05 PM
it looks incredible- they rescued lions and have tigers too and lots of others

It's nearly three hours away but still tempting :D

uscwest
09-06-2012, 09:33 PM
Sounds like a lovely day Diane. Love those pictures, except the snake.

Isafari
10-06-2012, 07:14 AM
Sounds like a lovely day Diane. Love those pictures, except the snake.

Thanks John. As usual we took way too many photos :lol:

Beccaberry
10-06-2012, 11:12 AM
Stunning photos, especially the first and last! So glad you had a lovely day! Xoxo

uscwest
10-06-2012, 11:36 AM
Thanks John. As usual we took way too many photos :lol: Never too many photos

Slowhand
10-06-2012, 03:33 PM
Great photos Diane, thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:

Now, did any of the meerkats try to sell you any "simples" insurance? :lol:

Kate
10-06-2012, 04:46 PM
How did you manage not to "accidently" leave with that little baby meerkat?! How cuuuuute were they?!