Llamas, horses and cupcakes – it’s kind of an odd combination, I’ll give you that, but it actually made for a pretty fun afternoon, so that’s the main thing, huh?
These photos are from last Friday, also known as “the day the car was finally back in action after its breakdown”. We didn’t want to risk taking it too far, just in case it was only pretending to be fixed, so we abandoned our plans for a longer day trip, and headed to Muiravonside Country Park instead – mostly, it has to be said, because the park is also home to Newparks Farm, where you can get up close to the aforementioned llamas, horses, and a bunch of other animals. I mean, I’m pretty sure it’s aimed at kids, but I’ll never miss an opportunity to pet an animal, so off we went.
This is Hamish the horse:
Er, Hamish is the one on the right, obviously. My mouth is open because I was talking to him. He made more sense than some people I’ve spoken to, seriously.
Here is a llama:
It’s either Larry, Toffee or Fudge. I think it’s Larry, though: don’t you think he looks like a Larry?
Once we’d visited the various animals, we had a walk through the park itself, which has some stunning scenery, including views of the Avon Aqueduct, which you can climb up to:
We didn’t, though. Well, we’ve done it before, and there’s about a millionty-one steps going up to it, so instead we got back in the car and headed for the Cupcake Cafe, which I’ve mentioned before, but which I never, ever get tired of, because I just want to eat everything in it.
Mine was the Turkish Delight cake on the left, which had chocolate dotted through the sponge: Terry, meanwhile, went for the Caramac cake, which had caramel inside it. It was a tough choice, though: we’ll have to go back soon so we can continue working our way through the selection.
And so ended a lovely afternoon in the sun, and what will hopefully be the first of many adventures this year!