Towards the end of this year I hope to finally get a 'front door' entrance made. I've been playing with ideas for a while, and something like either of these two will be 'it' I think:
ABOVE: Ignore the colours! Very limited options on my computer. But you get the gist.
I really want this done because it will give shelter from the rain while standing at the door, and it will add some desperately needed street appeal to our home.
Stew quite 'likes' the triangular option, whereas I prefer the square one.
I have a couple of other plans for the section, but it all has to wait till after June.
We have my Mum's party and our Wedding Anniversary to afford first! NOT to mention Steve is turning 30 in April too!
Shit, all the kids are getting VERY grown up all of a sudden.
Today we will be going SOMEWHERE... only we haven't decided WHERE yet! I will be back later with more.
AND.... we have decided to visit Hamilton Zoo. We haven't been there in over 20 years! So, about time we checked it out again.
I wonder how much it has changed?
Last time we were there we found it rather boring, except for the bird aviary that you could walk through.
Stew has gone to rouse the teenagers... so hopefully we can get there before it gets too hot.
Re: the front entrance detail... I thought the square one would STOP anyone from parking their car too close to the front door?
ABOVE: birds. Derrr.
ABOVE: A very cute baby chimp, and one that looked like me on a hot afternoon.
ABOVE: I think I managed to photograph this big cat the only time in moved all day.
ABOVE: There are 6 male giraffe at Hamilton Zoo, all progeny of the breeding pair in Auckland Zoo. They have no plans to ever have a breeding programme at the Hamilton Zoo... bugger!
ABOVE: My favourite animal, the Rhino. Brylee on the phone with one of her girlfriends, for about an hour!
ABOVE: One lone meerkat.
ABOVE X'S 2: NICE SCENES.
ABOVE: Kune kune pig... just pigging out.
ABOVE: "NO, I don't want to stand here and get my photo taken with the bloody giraffe!"
ABOVE: My second most favourite animal, the giraffes. They are magnificent animals... magical right up close.
Round up of our zoo visit? Nice, the zoo has heaps of shade, which was much appreciated on a day like today.
It's changed heaps since we were there last, which was easily 20 years ago! Lots more exhibits, but you simply don't get to see that many of the animals because they 'hide' from the sun.
We will never take Keera again. She has ABSOLUTELY NO INTEREST in the animals AT ALL. She wanted to leave within about 5 minutes of arriving! Seriously.
She bitched and moaned the entire 2 hours we were there. I would have stayed longer, but not with her in tow.
After leaving the zoo, we went to the mall and had a late lunch then came home. It's another stinking hot afternoon, so we are chilling out inside in front of the fan.
Too hot to do much else right now.
Kinda to be predicted, our late afternoon and evening has been nice and quiet.
Broadchurch was on tonight, really enjoying this series too... lots of red herrings.
Off to bed in the next hour or so.