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Malham Safari Trail.

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Every year in May, a small  village in The Yorkshire Dales is transformed into a cartoon themed animal trail !  From The Teletubbies to The Wind In The Willows, The Gruffalo to Sponge Bob Square Pants,lovely  Malham has become a menagerie of colourful fun for all the family. As a big kid, I was happy to join my god daughter and her Mum, Dad and Gran on this super safari. 🙂  Prepare for a picture heavy post !

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Well you can certainly see we had plenty of fun, and I haven’t managed to photograph half of what you can see there. The trail includes a quiz , where entrants have to find various cartoon characters and count mini televisions. Other activities included live music, magic shows, pond dipping, face painting, archery, birds of prey and a duck race.  Malham is a very pretty village anyway and the Safari can be combined with a walk up to Malham Cove and Janet’s Foss Waterfall.

For more information check out malhamdale.com

The Safari is on until the 31st May. 🙂

Thursday Favorites.

I thought I would start a new series on my little blog. Thursday Favorites. I’m going to list five things i’ve enjoyed or appreciated or drooled over in the last week, five things that have made me smile or made my day. 🙂 So here are my first ever Thursday Favorites!

Sherlock the BBC series.

Sherlock ~ As much as I love Robert Downey Jnr’s reincarnation in the films, this tv series starring Benedict Cumberbatch( love that name) and Martin Freeman is just amazing. And we’ve only just got round to watching it after recommendations from just about everyone we know. As late comers joining in at series three, we can now go back in time and rent the first two from Lovefilm. Sherlockfest here we come.Hurrah!


My dog : The Paradox ~ this cartoon was sent to us by a friend and it speeks volumes about what its like to own a dog.So infuriating and so rewarding too. Made me laugh and made me shed a tear. For the complete version go to My Dog The Paradox 🙂


Cushion love ~I’ve just right this minute been  opening a parcel containing this beautiful cushion handmade by  Sew To Soul , adorned with lovely labradors. You may know we have recently lost our dear old black lab Jake and I truely love this cushion my cousin has sent me. Thanks so much Nicola, a lovely surprise. x

Liz before going in the BB House

Liz Jones ~ ok I may get haranged for this but I am a big Ms Jones fan.  I have read her witty, often hilarious,often bitter and self depreciating column in the Mail on Sunday Mag for years. So when she went into the BB house I had to tune in.She is not coming accross incredibly well but I didn’t think she would ~being half deaf,rather batty and quite down on herself . I’m friends with a lovely lady who works for an animal charity she is involved with so I know her fee is going towards her passion for animals. Keep at it Liz!


Slinky Malinki ~ aka Slinky and sometimes Stinky ( HaHa) has been a bit of a godsend this week bless her. TO anyone who has ever lost a pet, you know how empty the house seems when you don’t have them anymore. Well we may have had to say our goodbyes to Jake but at least there is still a certain mischevious moggy getting under our feet. Someone to welcome you home when you get in from work.

So anyway thats my first  Thursday Favorites. Soz its a bit animal heavy. What have you enjoyed or appreciated this week?