Tigerlilly Quinn: Our Weekend In Pictures

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Our Weekend In Pictures

On Saturday we woke up at 5.30 (as usual) mooched around in bed whilst Wilf watched Kipper (yep that no TV thing is out the window now we realise we can doze for another 45minutes every morning) and got up to go to the zoo. As we are always pretty much dressed and ready by 7 we thought we would actually use that to our advantage and head out to breakfast before Wilf's nap. As luck would have it we timed everything just perfectly enough to be able to catch the train to Clifton, enjoy breakfast and have Wilf in his pushchair for 9am where he took a nap on our stroll over to the zoo. 
As much as I am not a huge fan of our early morning schedules (thanks Wilf!) there are advantages in that we were able to enjoy the run of the zoo with only three or four other sleep deprived parents and their kiddos. We grabbed coffees and chatted as Wilf slept and laughed at the fact that when he awoke he was confronted with a Howler Monkey. I've actually never been to the zoo and seen all the animals awake before, 9am is it seems the time to be there. 
It was amazing to have a private view of the penguins and seals and the first time really Wilf has actually taken any of it in. He had a blast running here and there and loved pressing his nose up against the glass of the aquarium and seeing all the fantastic species of fish up close. 

It's kind of crazy to have done so much with your day but be home by 11.30. In fact I was due to attend a blogging fashion event in the afternoon but since then I've been hit with a cold that had seriously wiped my energy, anyone else feeling that way? Change of season perhaps? 

P.S as Google are being big silly's I've switched over to Blog Lovin and would love it if you could follow my blog over there  (just click the lady on the left hand side of my blog). If any of you are in the same predicament could you leave your url in the comments below? I seriously need to build up my reading list again and would feel awful if this switch meant I lost touch with some of you! xo

Edit - Because a few people have asked by Skirt is from Ruby Belle which is the sister company to my good old favourite Fever London

27 comments:

Sara said...

Super cute photos! Especially the Kangaroo one, definitely made me giggle! :)

Julie said...

Wilf! In a kangaroo! Love it. We also are known to turn on a show to catch a few more minutes of sleep. My being rested the rest of the day more than makes up for a few minutes of zoning out!

Sunae Reilly said...

Looks like you had a great morning :) I love the zoo, but there aren't any close by where I live, so I rarely get the pleasure of going. I received my package from the giveaway in the mail the other day and have barely taken off the necklace since! It gets loads of compliments, so thank you so much! I'm yet to find the perfect frames for my drawings but hopefully they will be on the walls soon :) I'll post an outfit wearing the necklace soon and give you a link :) xx

abigailemily said...

Looks like a fun morning! We haven't been to the zoo in ages, but I'm a little hesitant having to pay so much for theo now that he's two! Wish we'd got a pass for when he was younger too, so good to have something like that you can just pop to every week or so! X

Andrea @ little buckles said...

That kangaroo is brilliant! Love your outfits :) xx

Carolin @ Mummy Alarm said...

Gorgeous photos, looks like a perfect day. I LOVE your skirt. I have a real thing for owls and have just ordered Amy owl bedding last night - hoping that she'll sleep a little longer in it than usual. If not, we must just have to follow your example and go to the zoo. 9am seems to be the perfect time for it ;)

Franca said...

love the pictures and love that you were home by 11.30. Paxking so much into a day!

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Mama Smith said...

That girnormous kangaroo is just fantastic! Classic picture.

xox Lilly

jenna said...

It's so great that you make the most of the early mornings...even if it doesn't feel so pleasant being woken up at the time. I think I need to get better at that!

Love your skirt too! It's always good to discover a new label :-)

Kate Pirouette said...

That kangaroo is brilliant! What a lovely day/morning, I'm a terrible procrastinator and can easily fail to leave the house until half eleven!

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Jackie Humphrey said...

LOVE your skirt. I haven't been to the zoo in so long and I think that I might have to put it on my to-do list this coming spring. :) Thanks for sharing your morning.


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Pink Ronnie said...

Wow, that is one HUGE kangaroo....
Ronnie xo

fritha strickland said...

@Sara - Its a funny looking Kanga isn't it! x

fritha strickland said...

@Julie - That's good to know, I started to feel SO guilty about it but in the grand scheme of things I don't think a leetle bit of TV is such a bad thing x

fritha strickland said...

@sunae oh thats so nice to know! That ace! Yes do, I would love to see you in it :) xx

fritha strickland said...

@abi - totally agree, its so expensive without a pass. We were really lucky Tom's mum bought it one for Christmas! x

fritha strickland said...

Andrea - Thank you! Wilf's jumper is amazing isn't it! x

fritha strickland said...

Thanks Carolin! You prompted me to edit my post to name where is was from. I always get people remarking on it actually, I love owls too! x

fritha strickland said...

Franca - Following! You have a lovely blog, love your scrapbooking post you just did! x

fritha strickland said...

Lilly - Isn't it ridiculous?? x

fritha strickland said...

Jenna - Thank you! You will LOVE them, my favourite label ever x

fritha strickland said...

Kate - Ooh off to add you now too, take that Google, ha! Well if Wilf didn't wake so early I would totally be the same way! x

fritha strickland said...

Jackie - Thank you, it's a favourite. Yes you must, so nice to do something different once in a while :) x

fritha strickland said...

Ronnie - I don't think I realised just how big it was until I looked back on the pics!! x

Circus Queen said...

We've got to hit the zoo together sometime!

fritha strickland said...

Adele - Yes! we must! x

Homebird said...

That kangaroo is ace, cute pic.

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