Mom’s birthday picnic at the JHB Zoo

On 19 December my brother and I took our mom to the JHB Zoo to see the Christmas lights and have a picnic for dinner. We got there just before the sun set and couldn’t wait to walk around and spot some animals. We grew up in the bush next to the Kruger Park and growing up learnt a lot about nature and wildlife. Just as we arrived we were lucky enough to see a bear, pumas, a tiger, lions, armadillos and a few other animals. My highlight of the evening was patting a Shire Draught Horse! What a beauty! Once the sun had set we could no longer see the animals so we walked to the Christmas lights and got to see the beautiful Christmas tree that had been erected on the lawn. Many families were there enjoying family time and picnics on their blankets. All in all we had a great night out and enjoyed a special birthday with our mom at the Zoo.

xmas tree at the zoo

night lights
Me and sib at the zoo


mom and me at the zoo

Me and horse at zoo



Merry Christmas

merry xmas

Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating today. I hope you all have a wonderful day with your family and friends!

Our family had a hot Christmas dinner last night and we enjoyed every mouthful of it! On the menu for last night my folks prepared roast lamb, turkey, roast potatoes, butternut and peas. We all ate so much we didn’t even touch the Christmas pudding! Today we took gammon, lamb and turkey to family and we all sat down and enjoyed cold meats and salad for lunch. I also made trifle for us which I do every year. My whole family loves trifle so needless to say we finished the first bowl in no time.

Now we are all relaxing and watching TV (some are on their second helping of trifle) and I’m sure a few of us will take a nap soon.

This year we were overseas on holiday in the beginning of December and got back a few days before Christmas. We didn’t put any decorations up or a tree which is a first for us and we never gave any gifts either. This year’s Christmas was more about spending time with family and enjoying a meal together.

Here’s a pic of my trifle that everyone loved (even though I put a little too much Amarula cream liqueur in it – oops!)