Returning to the Fold, via Whipsnade & Other Places.

After numerous months away……I’m back!

Not that I’ve been away – well, except for a short UK holiday – I just lost control of my life for a while.  But, you’ll be pleased to hear; I’m starting to regain ownership.

Because, of other commitments, over the next few weeks my posts will primarily be pictorial, but; at least, I’m here!  And, can I just say…….I’ve missed you all.

During my trip back to Ol’ Blighty, I went to one of my favourite places on earth; Whipsnade Zoo. There’s so much to see, and as you’ll note from the following images the animals well cared for, with plenty of room to roam.

https://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo

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It’s the bear necessities, la-la-la.

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Esme; Does my bum look big in this?

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Like this George, It’s not so hard on the neck.

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Stay still Tildy, and they’ll never see us

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Oi, Bozo! You looking at me?

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Eenie-meenie-minie-mo. Gotta love this behind-glass food, huh Bert?

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How long; is this cold shoulder business gonna last, Sweetie?  I’ve said; sorry!

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Bet you’d love to see us close up? Oh well, thems the breaks…hehe

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Bit more realism Harry, she’s not even watching.

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Dunes!  My kingdom, for just one sand dune.

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What, you lot, looking at?  You never seen a Tiger pacing before…..puh-lease!

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Fred…..Listen; You can’t fly….alright?

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So I’m a little shy…sue me!

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Girls, we on the ceiling or the floor?

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So, what time did you say Santa was due?

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Victoriana.

Before he passed away, my father handed me an assortment of ephemera to care for, primarily dated between the mid-1800’s and the early 1900’s.  The following; are some of the incredible hand-made victorian greeting cards, now in my possession.

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