Saturday, July 26, 2014

Whipsnade Zoo Visit

Today was a beautiful day to visit Whipsnade Zoo.  I'd never been before despite it being less than an hours drive away.

I was very impressed!

It's massive - the animals have vast areas in which to roam, so much, that it barely feels like a zoo. There is a little train and a bus that can take you round if you don't feel like walking. (it's not a Safari Park)

I loved the Mara -  (photos at the bottom here) they run free around the entire zoo. At first I had no idea what they were,  they bother no one and are so cute!


See the pictures on Flickr

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I *Will* Fit Into This Box!

I *WILL* fit into this box!!

Mabel & Freddie - Just Chillin' On The Fence


When we got Freddie (our Ginger boy) as a tiny kitten, Mabel (our tabby) was 3 years old and not amused.

At times I wondered if she would ever be able to cope with him around, but look how times have changed!

I doubt they will ever snuggle up together as some cats do but this is amazing and wonderful to see them sitting this close on the fence :)

Recently Read - Prime Deception by Carys Jones

Prime DeceptionPrime Deception by Carys Jones

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book through Netgalley.

I enjoyed the story, it captured my interest right from the start. I think the middle was a little slow at times but it got better towards the end!

When Lorna Thomas is found dead in her car everyone believes she killed herself. But the day after her death Lorna was set to sell a scandalous story to one of Britain’s biggest tabloid papers. For six months she had been the Deputy Prime Minister’s mistress.

Will Lorna’s secret die with her? While her family try to move on and come to terms with her death one person refuses to believe that Lorna killed herself. Her twin sister, Laurie is convinced that Lorna was murdered and she’ll stop at nothing to prove it, even if that means teaming up the very man her sister had been having an affair with…
From Goodreads

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Recently Read - Kind Of Cruel by Sophie Hannah

Kind of CruelKind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. It had it's moments when I began to feel it was picking up, but it went on and on and on about about unnecessary stuff at times. I was glad to finish it.

When Amber Hewerdine consults a hypnotherapist as a desperate last resort, she doesn't expect that anything much will change. 

She doesn't expect it to help with her chronic insomnia ...She doesn't expect to hear herself, under hypnosis, saying words that mean nothing to her: 'Kind, cruel, kind of cruel' - words she has seen somewhere before, if only she could remember where ...

She doesn't expect to be arrested two hours later, as a result of having spoken those words out loud, in connection with the brutal murder of Katharine Allen, a woman she's never heard of..

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Solstice

 photo sun.pngCan you believe it.. tomorrow is June 21st and known as the longest day, summer solstice - the day of the year with the most hours of daylight.

What that also means is that from then on the days will gradually get shorter and shorter as we head back into winter.

Now where is the summer?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Nomad - Mini USB Cables & 25% OFF!

I was recently sent 2 very useful little items to try out.

The Nomad ChargeCard

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And the Nomad ChargeKey

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Most people have probably experienced worryingly low phone battery from time to time quite regularly!

It always seems to happen when I've not got a charging cable with me - Grrrr..

But now I can always have one - on my keyring! I particularly like the ChargeKey for this!

Or the ChargeCard can be kept in the smallest handbag as it's pretty much credit card sized!

There is also, soon to be launched, the Nomad Clip..

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This looks like another nifty little item which I can just see attached to a backpack!

- NomadClip, NomadKey & NomadCard are the world’s most portable cables, shaped like a carabiner, housekey & credit card respectively

- All Nomad cables are MFi certified by Apple and fit all cases including LifeProof

- Updated design with more durable materials

- Pre-order each cable for $29 on

- Free shipping to the US, CA, UK, AUS and $5 flat rate anywhere else worldwide

If you fancy 25% off this week just go to pre-order at HelloNomad and enter the code:



Tuesday, June 17, 2014