Saturday, March 30, 2013

'Cor blimey it's cold in the Cotswolds

The week before last James and I had the chance to spend a lovely day out in the Cotswolds. We're very lucky to live on the edge of such a beautiful part of the country.

First stop Bourton-on-the-water.  Such a pretty little village with river running through.
I can tell you it was freezing cold out so after a good wander round the village looking at all of the lovely buildings it was time to warm up with a cup of tea and a slice of cake. I so need to get myself a teapot and some sugar lumps so I can recreate this yummy senario in my home every day :)
Refuelled on cake we decided to go to one of the visitor attractions in the village, Birdland  We had such a fabulous time trying to speak to the birds, oh my we laughed until frozen tears rolled down our faces.
These Kookaburras were just amazing. 
There was a little sign on their enclosure, suggesting that if you whistle they might just start calling to you.  So a whistling James went ....
And oh boy was a racket these guys made, it was the strangest sound, just as though they were laughing with (or most likely at) us!

We decided to try and pose with the penguins ..... well we managed to get us but the penguins are just little blobs in the background which wasn't quite the plan!  I love this shot of us together though cold but happy.
Of course there were many more gorgeous feathered friends to enjoy...
Snowy Owl
Flamingos ....
They were all necks, beaks and legs :)
A golden phesant, giving me the evil eye for pointing the lens in his direction!
The Pelicans had different techniques for trying to combat the cold..... a bit of hiding
or the puff the feathers out technique :)
More lovely owls
And we couldn't resist going back to the penguins
After all the wandering in the cold we decided to go along to another village Moreton-In-Marsh in search of some warmth.  My darling man treated me to a fabulous lunch in front of the fire ..... the perfect way to end our adventure before heading home.

1 comment:

ANNA said...

Lucky you - I used to live in Bourton on the Water - I was there for 14 years and loved nearly every minute of being right in the centre of town - the only time it was difficult was in the Summer - all those visitors :-)- the best times were in the winter when the village not only looked beautiful but was much quieter