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Pah! Keep your Discovery cove, this is OUR version (photo heavy sorry)

Discussion in 'Non Disney Trips and Travels' started by Skywatcher, Mar 6, 2014.

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    OK so the animals may not be quite as glamorous as the dolphins in DC but they are all locals :D

    The weather was spectacular today ! - After what seemed like an eternity of leaden skies, low temperatures and rain rain rain rain rain, this bright yellow thing appeared in the sky. Obviously the first thought was to worship it as some kind of overlord, then the memories came drifting back and we figured out it must be the sun.

    Spring looked like it might be springing , or at least having a few trial runs at it.

    We rang the Sussex Sheep centre to find out if they were open and if lambing had started yet and were told they had 'just' opened and there were a load of lambs born yesterday and many labouring today .

    We have been with the elder boys several times before, its always crowded but a great day out and if you are lucky you get to watch some lambs being born.

    This time we went there were 4 other people there when we got there :D , so feeding and playing with the sheep and lambs was all our own - I had a day off today so we just took Ben :)

    Ben feeding an exhausted Mum

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    The reason she was exhausted, just an hour before !

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    Feeding the orphan lambs

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    Now obviously with an operation in 2 weeks time we are desperate for him not to catch any bugs, however he is doing his best to avoid the surgery :lol: ( discovery cove moment ;) )

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    Feeding hay to another Mum

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    Check to see if Mummy is watching....

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    Hmm Benjamins don't like straw

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    Then to the zoo to wave to Thomas the tank engine and feed the birds

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    and these remain my favourites there, love them to bits especially when they are playing with a special stone

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    So park hopping, snogging an animal, glorious sunshine in beautiful countryside for a total cost of £12

    So a bit cheaper than DC as well :lol:
     
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    Oh my goodness!!! The photos are brilliant! A bit like being there myself...

    Love the one of Ben rubbing noses with the mum sheep :)

    Sound like a lovely day!
     
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    What a handsome kid! Great photos. Thanks for sharing Chris.
     
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    He wasn't rubbing noses, he was in full on snog mode :lol: , a really special day :D
     
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    I really, honestly, can not believe we don't use the word 'snog' here in the states. Such a great word.
     
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    It is indeed a great word :lol: Ben woke up this morning gave me my trainers then pointed at the door saying. baa , baa

    hard to explain to him that it was a work day so we couldn't do it - maybe at the weekend :lol:
     
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    Looks like he's a fan, then!

    (Actually, the lot of us paid him to do that because we want more photos!)
     
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    :mental: :mental: just too stinkin' cute!
     
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    twins were born when we were there - they were cleaning eachother up - too cute

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    All this for for £12???? I'd say it was a steal! Now then, you must promise to let me borrow Ben for the day when I visit and point me in the direction of this lovely place!
     
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    Yup £6 each for Lisa and I and Ben was free, and we are annual members of the zoo so that was 'freeish' as well. If I'm completely honest we spent a pond of food for the sheep as well.

    And of course I'll point you there when you come over, as long as I can take pics of you snogging the sheep
     
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    BTW 84 views and really this seems to be a conversation between us 2 :unsure: , Tom was very kind but clearly sheep aren't everyones cup of tea :lol:
     
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    HAHAHA! VOYEURS! It's ok, we love our lurkers!
     
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    That sweet child is the image of his Da. No denying it! :D Lisa is beautiful. Nothing more to say.

    Love the sheep's kisses. I can only imagine the reaction of the sweetie boy's parents though. :D

    It's so good that you were able to go and enjoy the sunshine and the day.

    Given Ben's response this morning, sounds like you might have a budding farmer on your hands! :D Or perhaps, a veterinarian in the making? :yes:

    Thank you for the photos, and letting us share in your lovely day.
     
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    Ben is about the age that Matthew was when we first met you at the zoo. Honestly he's the spitting image of his older brother. I stepped back in time for a minute then.
     
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    Those pics are absolutely brilliant especially Ben kissing the lambs
     
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