“You’re going to be Cyclist Of The Month in the next newsletter,” the Boss says when I arrive at Spin this morning. So that’s exciting. She then shares the attached photo of us on the Spin studio’s Facebook page and writes: “Your courage and your inner strength is inspiring.” Am touched.
Work hard at Spin. Here is graph:
As soon as arrive home, we set off for the local safari park. It’s our last day out with brother before he returns to Abroad.
First we see the White Rhinos:
Rhinos are some of my favourite people. Used to dress up as one for Save The Rhino many years ago, to help with fundraising and to attempt to persuade people to run the Boston Marathon in a rhino costume.
Next we track down the lions:
Then we see the cheetahs:
And the flamingos:
We walk all round the large enclosure and through some forest, looking for the Amur tigers. Finally we spot them just outside their house. Look how beautiful they are:
It’s August in England so it’s raining. We drive through the Asia section of the park and spot various antelopes, camels and sloth bears, which is exciting.
We clamber out of the car and walk to a picnic spot, where we managed to eat our lunch in a break from the rain. Walking back to the car, it starts raining again so we drive to the elephants. There’s a new, far larger Elephant House. Here they are:
Look at the toddler elephants playing with each other:
We see a Nepalese rhino who looks just like Durer’s rhino:
Then we drive to the brown bears:
Opposite the bears is an animal we have never seen before. He is jumping up and down waiting for his lunch. He’s a wolverine. Like this one:
Wolverines are the largest land-dwelling Mustelid and are related to otters and weasels.
Have just been sleeping and need to have a bath before supper. The panther can sit on the side of the bath and keep me company. Sometimes he likes to dip a paw in the water.
Happy Friday everyone!
*1938. By Elspeth Huxley. Murder mystery novel set in 1930s Kenya.