The weather was warm enough to roam free without a cardigan (hurrah!) and I couldn't wait to sport this Topshop dress I picked up from eBay for £10! Score! I do love a jolly good bargain and I just couldn't resist this dress. I love gingham and this is a lovely lilac shade.
We slurped down a giant slush puppy and hot sugared doughnuts. What I was most intrigued to see this time was the apes.
Quite the funny story really- I was recently called by someone from the zoo's charity asking for me to donate some money for the monkeys' enclosure.
Now, having worked in telesales myself I know when I'm being sold to. I know all the tricks. I know how it all works and that day that man made an easy sale out of a gorilla-loving girl (bang bang, gorilla!). So after being duped into paying a monthly instalment- which I immediately regretted- I had to go see these - to quote the man over the phone- "magnificent and endangered creatures" for myself.
Within seconds of seeing the chimps I was caught up on how wonderful they were. One little ape came over to me and looked me dead in the eye and it's was almost as if he knew. Sounds ridiculous but just look at the photo; he's looking right at me. I snapped away and smiled at him and he smiled right back. It was really magical. That's it, no going back for me. If it's a primate, it's my mate.
(Jon wrote that last bit, I didn't!)