Saturday, 2 June 2012
Diamond in the Back
We've been on a gallivant to the Zoo today. Marwell to be precise. On the first day of our stay~cation. Very neat day out. Remembered how much I adore those uber fizzy cola bottles with the sour taste that hurts your tongue, seen some of our BFFs who we haven't seen in 4 (!?) years and had an amazingly gorgeous and contented (& I use that word with its proper meaning) baby for company too.
Many of the star animals like the big cats seemed rather sedated by the heat this afternoon, as were E & O who both took turns at a power nap in the buggy, but S out energised the rest of us by quiet some way.
Whilst we were in the zoo someone kindly bashed into our car in the car park leaving no contact details. Thanks for that. Reminded ourselves that people are more important than things and didn't let it spoil the day.
On the way home we had a snack of drive through McDonalds! A very rare treat in our family. Well, we are on holiday! Organised Mummy had proper, healthy supper all ready and waiting at home but I could sense hunger in the ranks! Marwell is a big walk of a day.
Continued my crash course in Second World war and our local area last night, read about the Sussex Resistance, a network of tunnels under our village and skimmed the autobiography (A School Boy's War in Sussex) of an evacuee send to Pulborough from South London and the story of how cruel the resident village school children were to the new arrivals. Also flipped through S's books and the recurring theme seemed to be how many evacuees wet the bed and many were locked in the cupboard for doing so. Seriously sad stuff.
Great to see old friends, a rare treat for TDO and I.