Early this morning we dropped Diggy and Budge off at their college. It was easy to know where they were meant to go, all we had to do was follow the white rabbit sign posts. All unique, all different, all very cute. It was like an Alice in Wonderland trail.
Both Diggy and Budge were volunteering for their AMC Zoo's Easter Bunny and Chick Weekend. Many of their friends will be working their today and over the Easter holiday weekend. Much like the Gaston Farm event we attended a few weeks back, this is one where children and families alike get to handle new chicks and the centre's bunnies. There is also an Easter Egg Hunt and other craft activities. Neither of the girls knew what they would be doing until they arrived there at the centre and signed in, then their duties would be assigned to them.
We decided not to stay as it was early and the centre's day didn't start for the public until 10am, so we headed on back and stopped off at Asda's hypermarket on the way home to pick up several packs of d.f bunny eared Easter crumpets! How could one not resist!! Look how cute they are!!
The afternoon has been spent sorting out the garage - a mammoth of a task that only Mud Boy could do with the aid of his helper Pickle; while I walked the dog. So much stuff and several dump runs later it was cleared and full of only those essential items we need. We have a big pile for the bonfire later this week.
Then it was time to go and pick Diggy and Budge up from college, via another and last garage dump run, making us a tinsey bit late - which they didn't mind at all as they were chatting. It has been a busy day for them both, over a thousand people passed by their way today and several hundred questions answered later their voices were worn out.
Today Diggy prepared for them six balls of panda cake (a special mix that you add water to and roll into balls), chopped pear and apple, leaf eater pellets and 2 slices of bread. They really like bread!
Budge on the other hand was inside with Herptiles and had to mist, feed and make sure no one stole the expensive creatures. She too had many questions fired at her including "Are those plastic frogs?", "How do you handle blue arrow poison dart frogs?" The questions are valid and sometimes interesting, but usually they are the same ones asked over and over again. This is something the girls are going to have to get very used to if they want a career in any Zoo, so it's best to get in the practice now. x
For dinner this evening we made Easter egg d.f pizzas. Yummy. x