Before anyone says, 'but you're on a perpetual holiday', I'll just smile sweetly and knowingly...
We took a trip a couple of weeks back, up to East Anglia (Colchester to be precise) to get away from the hustle and bustle of radio presenting and to kind of mark the end of summer and start of Autumn. We stayed in a hotel for a couple of nights and just enjoyed some 'us' time. Eating out, not having to wash up and going to places we wouldn't normally go.
For me, one highlight was a visit to Colchester Zoo, which is in the middle of nowhere, is big with plenty of space and has the most amazing and quite happy looking animals, like this fellow.
The food there was good value and there was plenty to see. We spent about 6 hours and still hadn't seen everything. Unlike my last visit to the Zoo in London which was done in less than 2 hours and you needed a mortgage to get a cup of coffee and a small slice of cake. The animals were mixed up in some cases, like in their natural habitat, for example, Zebras with Giraffes, Ostriches and a Rhino. Of course our friend on the right wasn't mixed with the above as the collection wouldn't last 5 minutes!
If you'd like to see all the pictures I took at the zoo, you can go here:
Back home now, certainly have felt refreshed and have been enjoying my radio shows even more. My birthday's up and coming soon, so looking forward to having plenty of alcohol and curry.... (Talking of food, had the hottest hot Pepperoni pizza tonight from the Pizza place near the radio station, it was dee-lic-ious)
Currently watching an old 'Mock the Week' on 'Dave', and thinking about bed.