Thanks for popping in.
As promised, a few pics of the wedding safari, which came in between the speeches and the evening gig!
It’s comical now to see the looks on peoples’ faces. They really weren’t too sure about this escapade, were they…
Are we actually doing this?
This one made me laugh . Look like lambs to the slaughter here! Pink Mop Jane Telford is holding her Colin’s hand … ahhh….
“Hold tight! it’s bumpy! And keep your arms in the trucks” That was the health and safety chat at the start!
Aha! Mike and Shona Bossom! And there’s Dee in the background with her hubby Colin. And see sunny smiler behind Shona?
That’s Michelle my dear friend (and buyer from Hochanda). Leonie’s on the other truck with Alex and Yiannis!
All aboard, ready for a whizz round a nature reserve with a difference!
See Tina? And Maria? Lots of familiar Clarity faces on this truck…
And we’re off !!! Earle! They said sit down keep your arms inside the truck!
And what a vista! What a grand panorama! And what a glorious day for a safari overlooking the English Channel.
Water buffalo and camels together to celebrate…not something you would expect to see in Kent really.
Bambi and his friends said hi !!!
Ahhhhhhh….. look!!!! Look at the little baby giraffe! Too cute for words!
But I think they remembered us from the day before. Some of us actually stayed in Treehouses the night before the wedding, and went on a Giraffe expedition the day before. It was epic!
They are so tall when you get up close!
And they have the longest tongues ever!!!
This fella lay down on the road and wouldn’t move. Oddly enough, nobody got out and shooed him away either.
In the words of John Cleese, “What do you expect from a window overlooking Torquay (or in this case Dungeness Power Station). The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of roaming wilderbeasts ???”
And whilst we observed them… (Mandy aka The Hat Lady)
…they observed us!
The ostriches ran alongside the trucks!
I can only speak for myself., but it was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life.
To drive around the English countryside with 100 of my nearest and dearest in 2 huge army trucks, and see beautiful beasts from all over the world (whose very existence is being threatened in their natural habitats), being cared for and protected. And to see the babies everywhere! Oh I tell you – it was just fantastic.
And then we were ready to eat again. And dance. And make merry!
But we had the whole park to ourselves! We were able to go visit the lions and gorillas and tigers too.
So here we see the bride, on her way back down from the Tiger Lodge, having climbed to the top to say hi to those magnificent Big Cats.
My nephews are walking ahead of me here. Good boys they are, too. You know how sometimes teenagers are too cool for cats? (pardon the pun) Well, these two were blown away by the place, the views, the beauty, the whole concept of protected species.
Yes. All in all, a pretty unusual venue for a wedding, but certainly a memorable one!
I think that pretty much rounds up the events of the day, except for the party which ensued, and the dancing. Oooh! We do like a dance….
STEVE AND BARB DO MADNESS WELL…
DEBBY – HEAD OF CLARITY DISPATCH – IS ALSO A CASE!
And this will poppet was not going to miss a moment. She kept going right till the end…
And on that note, I would say it’s bedtime too, said Zebedee. Early night tonight.
Love & Hugs,