Getting out

December 11, 2012

After getting everything off my chest last night I woke after 3.5 hours sleep feeling half dead but determined to move on and find a way to get through today. For me, like friends I know, a whole day stuck indoors is a recipe for disaster and I know that if we can just get out, even for an hour then we have more chance of making it to dinner time with us all still talking to each other.

We are very fortunate that a mile up the road we have The Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare. The perfect place for splashing in puddles when there are some or just wandering around seeing the animals and birds and getting some fresh air. There is no entrance fee, they simply ask for a donation each time you visit the centre.

They have done so much to it over the past couple of years and each time we go there is something new to look at. At the moment it is the rabbits, they have new gardens which I can’t wait to see next Summer.

Kate knows a few animal words so was thrilled to see a sheep and some ducks. We watched the goats having their huts cleaned out.

It was very cold and the lake is half frozen and we had fun watching the ducks slip and slide along the ice. Piran looked so confused that they seemed to be standing on the water.

Sadly, my overtired children threw a tandem tantrum and we had to leave after 30 minutes. Which meant that I missed out on my usual rummage around the charity shop on site and no one got any hot chocolate or cake. And we didn’t get to go and say Hello to the parrot that can say hello back.

There are so many animals to see, goats, sheep, horses, donkeys, birds, small mammals, parrots and birds, cats and dogs. Many of which are looking for a new home. I highly recommend it to anyone in the East Sussex area.

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  • Reply Jen aka The Mad House December 12, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Good for you in getting out. When the boys were small I went insane if we spent a day inside. We too were out rain or shine

    • Reply Kelly December 17, 2012 at 10:46 am

      It really does make a difference doesn’t it. Even if we just go outside and splash in some puddles.

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