Whales & Penises: A Trip to The Icelandic Phallological Museum

First and foremost, I would like to thank my amazing Grandparents for treating my brother and I to this fantastic holiday in Iceland in 2015. This is a bit of a throwback post, but I remember this trip with such fondness that I wanted to share a few of our animal adventures… “The Icelandic Phallological…

My Pets: Dog Walks with Bailey

I am feeling a little nostalgic today, and I am missing my big bundle of floof, Bailey. With the Lockdown in effect, I have been taking more time out in the natural spaces around my area to escape from the confinement of the house. However, going for walks without a dog is just not quite…

My Pets: Toothless & Shenron

Today, I am really excited to introduce you to two new members of the Fluffy Jellyfish family! Meet Toothless and Shenron… Toothless and Shenron are two adorable little rat kittens that we could not pass up the opportunity of having in our family. After the passing of sweet little Smaug and Drogon, myself and Stuart…

Castles & Animals: A trip to Dudley Zoo

The sun is shining brightly, there is a warm summer breeze swirling the fabric of my dress, and I am moving slowly through the air as adorable fluffy monkeys play on the hillside below my dangling feet…. “Hundreds of exotic and endangered animals inhabit an ancient wooded hillside, with a rich geological history, around the ruins of…

Wings & Scales: A Trip to Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World

The festive season is over, we are in that January lull of bad weather, and long nights… so, it is about the right time to add a splash of colour into our life… “Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World is the world’s longest running butterfly house and one of Scotland’s favourite tourist and educational attractions. We…

Myths & Metal: A Trip to see The Kelpies

“…When thowes dissolve the snawy hoord An’ float the jinglin’ icy boord Then, water-kelpies haunt the foord By your direction And ‘nighted trav’llers are allur’d To their destruction…” – Robert Burns “The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures depicting kelpies (shape-shifting water spirits), standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and near River Carron, in…

The Giant Lanterns of China at Edinburgh Zoo: Lost Worlds

“Be transported back to a time where roar-some, weird and wonderful creatures roamed the Earth. Discover 570 million years of wildlife, from when the origins of life appeared as a dazzling array of tiny microbes, to a world where dinosaurs were born and the ice age gave way to the forgotten giants of the animal…

#TBT – Deer & Ducks: A Trip to Beecraigs Country Park

This adventure is a throwback to 2013 to our little family weekend wander through Beecraigs Country Park… “The woodland at Beecraigs Country Park is carefully managed by the council to provide a fantastic resource for local residents to enjoy our stunning natural environment. We balance the needs of retaining woodland areas to provide shelter for…

Sunshine, Swans, and Family: A Wander Along Arthur’s Seat

There is not much that is better than a family walk on a sunny winter’s day in a beautiful natural location… Arthur’s Seat is one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful landmarks. The craggy summit hosts stunning views of Edinburgh, and beyond in all directions, and the extensive parkland surrounding it is a breath of calm from…

Conventions: A trip to The Birmingham Entomological Show 2019

“We are back at Edgbaston Cricket Ground for another superb entomological show. This will feature a huge range of both live and papered specimens of tarantulas, beetles, moths, butterflies, katydids and stick insects as well as a host of other species. A full range of equipment will also be available including housing, moth traps, books,…

My Pets: Giant African Millipedes

“The Midland Entomological Fayre is held twice yearly and is a great friendly show for all ages. There is a huge amount of livestock / dried and mounted specimens of butterflies, moths, tarantulas, beetles, stick insects etc as well as books and equipment. There is a host of well recognised traders and collectors as well…

Jewellery & Animals: A Trip to Hellabrunn Zoo

The natural beauty was breathtaking, and the habitats for the animals were better than anywhere I have visited before. I was so so impressed. If you are in the Munich area, Hellabrunn Zoo is a must visit destination.

The Giant Lanterns of China at Edinburgh Zoo: Myths & Legends

There was a great atmosphere of excitement, and merriment as we made our way round the zoo, and it was wonderful to see the public engaging in animal conservation stories through the beauty of the lanterns, as well as the fascinating faerytales behind the more fantastical creatures… “The Giant Lanterns of China return to Edinburgh…

I Am A Happy Fluffy Jellyfish: A trip to SEA LIFE London Aquarium

My favourite exhibit was the jellyfish… obviously! There were a lot of species on display, more than I had ever seen before, and with the use of colour-changing lights they looked even more beguiling. I wandered around in these rooms for so long even Stuart was starting to get bored!!

Valentine’s & Self-Care: A trip to The Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

Akin to all animal parks, Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park plays an important role in conservation by breeding animals at risk of extinction in the wild. They work with other animal centres to generate, and maintain, healthy populations of endangered species. Through education with the centre, and events organised by the park, they are a great resource for raising awareness of the threats to endangered species and the environments they live in.

Over the Rainbow Bridge: Bailey the Best Dog in the World

Today I have some sad news to share with you. While I was home in January, the best dog in the world passed away. Bailey Henderson you are so so missed. If you have been following this blog, you might remember a few months ago I introduced you to Bailey, and told you all about how…

Magical Lanterns at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens

“The Magical Lantern Festival Birmingham is back due to exceptional demand with all new lanterns for 2018! This year’s Christmas themed Lantern Festival will illuminate the gardens turning it into a spectacular fusion of dual culture, vibrant colours and artistic sculptures. Prepare to enter a magical experience and discover life-sized and large-than-life lanterns in all…

Feathers & Scales: A Trip to Birdland

Birdland makes for a wonderful day out, especially when combined with an adventure in the surrounding town: Bourton on the Water. There are so many captivating birds to marvel at and learn about in the centre, and if that was not enough to tempt you… I mean… they have dinosaurs… what more can I say!!

Meerkat Pups: A trip to Exotic Zoo

Exotic Zoo is a beautifully constructed centre for intriguing little creatures, with a focus on education and animal therapy. Highlights include characterful meerkats, a happy free-roaming pig, and a wonderful array of reptilian creatures!