Sunday, 29 May 2011


...for now.  I spent yesterday being just a little bit too excited about finishing my semester.  I still have an exam to do in a week's time.  But the weekly demands and tasks are done with for a little bit.  Oh the feeling of a  freedom!!!  The end of that last quiz felt so very good.  I'd been awake at 3am stressing out about when I would get it know, with extra kids around etc.  I ended up getting up at 5am and doing it then, after dozing and worrying for a couple of hours.  Should've just done it at 3am!

We spent the day at the zoo.  It was so nice to enjoy the day with nothing else swirling about in my mind.  One of my favourite things?  Watching the platypus scratch himself silly whilst sitting on a log....with his head under water.  Very amusing.  Equally amusing was the little girl standing next to us in peels of laughter as she watched on.  So cute.

We sent the Miss Sunshine and her friends off with plans to meet for lunch.  It seems they had a ball and enjoyed watching all the animals do whatever they were doing.  Mr Busy got to pat a giant tortoise who came right up to the log barrier.  Dh fed a peacock...not because he wanted to.  The forthright, greedy thing snatched a cracker out of his hand!  Twice!

Last year we spent an afternoon at the Denver Zoo.  We were fascinated from the point of view that they have different animals there.  It's a good zoo.  It's smaller and we noticed the enclosures were not quite as big or as close to the natural habitat as we have been used to.  Melbourne's Zoo is such a beautiful place and easy to see why it's one of the world's best.  The enclosures are as natural as they can be, apart from the poor baboons.  But even they are getting a new more realistic habitat to live in.  I was surprised at how many of the enclosures have been updated, upgraded and improved.  If you ever make it to Melbourne you need to spend a day at the zoo.  You'll need the whole five hours of parking you're allowed to have!

1 comment:

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Congrats on finishing the semester! I hope you get a chance to rest and relax before things start up again.