Belated birthday blog

Hello again folks 😊

I promised you a post about my birthday trip out, so here it is!

As an animal lover, I opted for a day at the zoo, without any hesitation. Me and le boyfriend ventured onwards, with much anticipation and excitement in the air. I shan’t bore you with a detailed itinerary or an exhaustive list of every animal we saw; but instead, it’s all about the highlights and snapshots. Enjoy!

Hungry hungry hogs
BABY GIRAFFE 🦒
monch monch monch
sploot
teeny weeny sea lion!
Beautiful elephants ❤️🐘
Rhino buddies
Trevor and Tulip the miniature donkeys

I’ll be back soon!

Hello to all you fantastic folk out there 😊 sorry I haven’t managed to post for an absolute AGE. I’ve been pretty busy actually which is something I’m still not used to 😂

I’m currently having a rest day as my body is all screwed up from my birthday zoo trip yesterday. But it was TOTALLY worth it! I’ll likely do a post with some photos soon, but for now, I’m just checking in to say I’m all good (relatively speaking) and will be back soon.

See you soon.

Kelsey ✌🏻

New Forest road trip

Hello again!

As the weather is now turning back to what you’d expect here, I’ve been reflecting on the lovely weekend I had. Saturday was relaxed with a small veggie BBQ. Nomnomnom. And Sunday involved a trip to one of my favourite places: the New Forest 🙂 me and my fantastic boyfriend headed off to the wildlife park first. My excitement was pretty blatant and I’m not ashamed. I squeeed, I gasped and I almost cried with the sheer cuteness of what I was witnessing. Teeny weeny harvest mice chowing down on gigantic slices of apple. Otters juggling stones and squeaking nonstop with their buddies. And two ADORABLE newborn European Mouflon lambs. Luckily my boyfriend is an animal lover too and is also pretty accustomed to my reaction when something is hella cute. Don’t tell anyone, but he turns into a squealing mess when he sees alpacas 😉

Then a random drive around was on the cards; hunting out any picturesque or intriguing places on our way. A brief trip to a deer sanctuary was suggested, although by this time I was knackered, so sadly we couldn’t stay long 😦 although we did utilise the presence of a Mr Whippy ice-cream van and it was glorious in the 24°C heat. Eating PROPER ice-cream, outdoors, in April, in England? Would you believe it?

And for those of you who are silently urging me to post some photos, I wholeheartedly oblige.

OH AND I COMPLETELY FORGOT. One of the keepers was casually walking around with a blanket in plastic box. Colour me intrigued, I went over and lo and behold, a HEDGEHOG snoot did appear from under the blanket. It turns out his name was Bryan and he’s Leucistic; he lacks multiple types of pigments, but still had the dark eyes you’d expect. Basically, he looked like a blonde/slightly speckled light brown hedgie instead of the dark brunette you’d imagine for a European hedgehog. Great. Now I’m imagining hedgehogs in different coloured wigs. Sadly I didn’t get a photo as I was far too busy coping with my heart almost melting inside me.

Holibobs: The Follow-up

Hello hello!! Nice to see you all this evening; or whatever time it is in your part of the world.

As promised, I’m here to write up a quick little post about my recent trip. I was able to introduce my boyfriend to one of my all-time FAVOURITE places: Lyme Regis in Dorset ❤️ for those of you who haven’t been, photos will follow to show just how utterly gorgeous it is. Seriously. I’m not exaggerating. Here’s a brief, but informative, list of everything we got up to…

Monday –

  • Exploring the highlights of the town
  • Hitting the amusement arcade
  • Grabbing a cider whilst overlooking the beach
  • Stuffing our faces with food at the pub (whilst drinking more cider)

Tuesday –

  • Boyfriend had a shooting experience for his birthday with a couple of friends, whilst I met up with my dad and grandparents for brunch
  • Boyfriend then met them for the first time (he did extremely well!!)
  • Got to see my dad’s new house
  • Dinner and drinks at the pub

Wednesday –

  • Yummy breakfast in one of my favourite cafes
  • Another quick look at the sea before leaving
  • DONKEY SANCTUARY AND SEEING MY ADOPTED DONKEY WALTER ❤️

And amongst all of this, they were busily shooting a new film in various parts of the town! Very exciting 🙂

This cider is seriously scrumptious
Neverending nachos
Another food pic
Told you it was gorgeous!!
All gluten free right here
The ship they used for some of the filming
I miss it
Laurel on the right and Hardy on the left
Look at that face
MY BOY WALTER

Cat Cafe 🐱🐈

It’s me again! Well, who else did you expect?!

I hope you’ve all had a fabulous weekend and aren’t dreading Monday too much. So today was a pretty exciting day; my first trip to a CAT CAFE. Yes. A cat cafe. Paws For Thought only opened last month but they’ve been very popular already (no surprises there then!) 🙂 Due to the nature of the cafe, it’s a booking only scenario to stop it getting overcrowded, noisy etc. It costs £5 per person for an hour time slot but there’s also an afternoon tea option for £25 per person for two hours. Okay so it’s not the sort of thing you’d do regularly as those £5 visits soon add up, especially once you add drinks and food on top. But as a treat, it’s a really lovely place. The cafe itself was immaculate so I had no qualms about eating a yummy slice of gluten free choccy cake! They currently have 4 resident cats but I believe they’re introducing a further two some time this week. Overall it was a lovely little trip and I thoroughly enjoyed myself 🙂

Goodnight and sleep tight

Kelsey x

(p.s keep on scrolling for some piccies!)

Day at the Farm

Hello hello 😊 happy Monday!

I’ve had a very busy weekend which is quite rare for me *shock horror* hahaha. Saturday was a cinema day for a friend’s birthday and yesterday was a day at a petting farm. Yes. A farm. And you want to know the best thing? It was an ADULTS ONLY DAY AND IT WAS GLORIOUS. Don’t get me wrong, children are great. But it was so much quieter and just generally better.

The farm are all about encouraging you to get up close and personal with the different animals. In the spring, you can even hold lambs and goat kids 😍😍😍 other times of the year, you can hold rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens and ducklings. I realise I’m probably sounding like a big kid and you’re possibly questioning whether I genuinely am 25 or not. But let’s be honest: if you love animals, this sort of thing is ALWAYS a good idea, regardless of age.

I realise this wasn’t a particularly lengthy or informative post, but it’s nice to take a break from the more serious stuff sometimes. Oh and of course I have some photos for you all to enjoy 😉😁

Take care + look after yourself.

Kelsey xxx