Hope you're all having a lovely weekend? We're off on a Fossil Walk with Dinosaur Isle Museum shortly and we're really looking forward to it as we're being led by Trevor and we've not taken part in a walk with him. Should learn quite a bit..
We've been out on Yaverland Beach already this week and it was so beautiful. We didn't find anything but just being there was fabulous. The skies were blue, the sun was bright and the views were stunning...as was the sea. There was no one else around except for a few bunnies at the top of the cliffs. I told Jamie to just look all around him and see how lucky he is as most other kids were stuck in a classroom at that time while all we could see IS his classroom. Fabulous.
And we've had a lovely visit to Amazon World Zoo this week and really enjoyed playing with the tamarins through the glass and watching the armadillos scurrying around in their new home. AND we finally got a good look at the Tamandua (small anteater) who is adorable.
Then on Friday we made our weekly visit to the Isle of Wight Zoo and had such a lovely time. It's an incredible zoo as you really get to know all the animals (and staff) as individuals. Loved spending time with the three Capuchin monkeys yesterday. There's Timmy (who sticks his tongue out and wriggles his eyebrows at you), Bailey (much smaller than the other two) and Harley...who always looks so grumpy but gave us much amusement yesterday as he was waiting for his keeper to bring him some grapes and was trying to get us (it was so obvious!) to tell her to hurry up. :o)
But then came the sadness after such a wonderful day...they lost their beautiful tabby tiger, Diamond. He'd been very poorly with kidney problems for a few months and lost so much weight. Charlotte (the zoo owner) was sleeping in with him at nights to feed him and he had the best veterinary treatment but it wasn't helping. Charlotte hand reared him and his sister Aysha and he really was a very special and much loved boy. I saw him being hand fed and he was so gentle and loving. He would chuff at everyone in greeting and so many people are sad at this huge loss. And poor Aysha is going to miss her brother desperately as they were so close. Really is so sad. The zoo is a very special place and most of the big cats are now elderly (including Diamond and Aysha) and were rescued. Because the zoo is so open and welcoming and so keen for everyone to get to know their animals, it's a huge upset to everyone when there is a loss, like this. Jamie takes the losses better than I do, thankfully. I always blub. :o( And Diamond was my favourite there. At least I'll still get lovely chuffs from Aysha. Never been chuffed at by a tiger before.
My heart goes out to Charlotte and all the staff...they love the animals so much...
Anyhoo... (wipes away tears) it's time for a midway reminder for Challenge #36, which is, as always, Anything Goes and it can be found here.
And here's my card.
Yep...it's another CAS card...yay!
I have used the following products from the Scribble and Scrap Shop
The base card and matting card are from my stash and the inside is decorated to match.
I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Take care and happy crafting!