I'm back again. We came back Monday from a few weeks in the UK visiting family and friends. I haven't really got many photos as it was a family thing.
But as this is about smiles and positive things, I can share a really good day during our stay.
We celebrated a combined birthday: the twins' 40th, end of August, one grandson's 11th birthday that week and my hubby's 70th coming up soon. As all our children live spread out north and south, we decided to find a venue somewhere in the middle and settled for Tropical Birdland outside Leicester. We bought a package that included the birthday party and food, entrance to the park, a guided tour, feeding and handling the birds and a framed souvenir photo. We even got party bags. But the weather was foul.
Luckily in England the children (and also the adults) are well prepared with rain gear and wellie boots. We all really enjoyed it.
We really enjoyed the interaction with the birds themselves. There was an area of 'free flying' birds and we could handle them and some of us had three or more birds perched on their person.
This bird was a little disappointed that it didn't have anything to groom on my hubby's head!
It was my husband's dearest wish to have all his children and grandchildren around him, and that happened. Although one person was missing who should have been there. A son, who was in Washington (USA) somehow missed his flight to London. Such a shame, but hubby had a long phone conversation with him once he did get back the the UK.
Another highlight of our stay in the UK was a stay in our caravan in Devon. We have a caravan which we leave on a lovely site in North Devon. The camp site was due to close for the winter so we went there with the excuse of cleaning the van and putting her 'to bed' for the winter. The weather was lovely, mild and dry, so we really enjoyed the rest.
My postcard for this Friday is one I received from Germany. It was in my postbox when we arrived home:
It is entitled 'The Mechanics', a photo by Martin Langer and released by Nouvelles Images. I love cards made by Nouvelles Images.
To keep with the British theme, here is a last funny:
I hope you have all had a lovely week, and I will see you hopefully at Annie's Friday Smiles. I'm also going to link up with Virginia at Rocking Your World Friday to read all about her week.