Many people would have spent months eagerly awaiting the date, after buying the tickets months in advance for the Spice Girls Reunion Tour in the Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Not me! When the tickets went on sale last year, I was caught up in the excitement of the “Power of Five”, but with saving to buy a house and seeing them in the O2 Arena on their last reunion tour in December 2007, I could not commit. However, after a drunken brunch with friends, we purchased tickets, deciding to “Never Give Up on the Good Times”, after too many cocktails just over a week ago.
Buying a house should be exciting, why do they make it so complicated? I actually think it is better that I am buying a home in my mid-30’s and not younger. After years of saving and listening to everyone’s ‘ house buying horror stories’, I felt ready and prepared when we started looking earlier this year.
The process has made me feel stupid. I do not consider myself an intellect by any means but the jargon, amount of paperwork and ‘rules’ have left me feeling lost, confused and absolutely befuddled on many occasions.
May is a crazy month for birthdays, for so many of my good friends from school and my ever increasing acquaintance on social media. On Facebook, I have 6 friends on the 14th, 4 friends on the 15th, 3 friends on the 16th, 2 on the 18th and 4 on the 19th May. What on earth were all of our parents ‘celebrating’ in August?!
I love a zoo, so much so that I when I say that I am going away I get asked if I’ll be going to a zoo when I’m there – if they have one of course. Zoo’s or menageries as they were then known became popular during the early 1800’s as a form of entertainment and wonder, whereas now they are more about conservation and education.
Zoo Lovers Day is a great excuse to get your family together, friends or partner and take a trip to see local and exotic animals of the world. Let’s be fair, it’s not like you can see lions prowling in your back garden or playful monkeys swinging through the trees on your commute to work or a pack of coyotes eyeing up their next kill – well unless you’re at the Next Boxing Day sale.