Day out with Beau Twins
One of the best things about blogging is the people that I have met through it. Back in November I met up with some lovely ladies at Blogfest, one of these being Kat who writes at Beau Twins. Kat and I hit it off right away. She is very funny and easy to talk to and one of the genuinely nicest women I have ever met.
Kat doesn’t live that close to me, but we realised that Cotswold Wildlife Park was equidistant between the two of us and decided to meet here for a day out. We are both lucky to have two little girls each who wake up early, ensuring that we were able to get out and about first thing and make the most of our day. We arrived soon after the park opened and it felt like I had only just seen Kat yesterday.
Freyja was very excited to meet Kat and her girls. I was a bit concerned about how she was going to react as Kat also has a Freyja and earlier in the week when I had told her this, she let me know in no uncertain terms that “I’M FREYJA!” but by the time the two girls met she seemed proud to be meeting someone who shared her name.
We headed straight for the penguins. Just like my two, Kat’s twins also loved the fake plastic penguins next to the real ones. It was only 10:30am and all four of the girls were being quite grumpy, so there was only one thing to do – crack open the picnic. It did the trick.
We then set off to see some of the other animals. My Freyja was in her element, playing big sister to Freyja and Grace (and Emily obviously) as they followed her as she led the way. Soon we found ourselves at the playground and the girls were off. The three young girls sat in the swings together and Freyja took on the job to push them.
I think the girls would have stayed in the playground for the rest of the day, so to be able to get them out, there was only one thing we could do – bribe them with cake in the café!
After this we eventually got to see some animals. The giraffes were a favourite with everyone, except Emily who fell asleep in the pushchair. The walkway ramp to the giraffes means that you can get really close to them. Freyja was fascinated.
The highlight of the day for the girls wasn’t the playground, the animals or even the cake. It was the muddy puddles. They were all covered by the end of the day – a sure sign that they had a great time!
Kat and I chatted (and chatted and chatted) for as much time as we possibly could, but even then it didn’t seem long enough. It is so nice to have blogger friends like her, with whom I get on so well. I have made a friend for life in Kat, and I think our girls may have too.