Photo catch-up post : My Dad’s birthday

23 July , 2013

Nicola decided that Oupa HAD to have a dragon cake – his first I believe. 😉


We went to Monte Casino bird park for lunch and a walk around and managed to cath most of two of the bird shows. It was a very windy day which lead to all kinds of chaos for the bird handlers, but we had a lovely time.



If you pick your seat just right, there is a very good chance that you’ll be ducking when the owl comes by…just saying. The first show we managed to do that by accident, and the second show we actively looked for those seats. 😉


As my dad said, he could have spent a whole day there looking at all the different birds. It really is a great place to visit and I’m glad we got to share his first time there with him.


Some people get on a stage…and others own it. 😉

This one is near the resaturant and despite me repeatedly asking Nicola NOT to climb on it, it’s obviously irrisistable already and me out-lawing it just makes even more so, so in the end I just let her get it out of her system.

Ps! I’m off to another open day at her school today. I’ll let you know tomorrow how it went.



  1. wonderful share… i will really have to get there to see these birds…

    • Please do! I think you’ll get a real kick out of it, and probably some lovely photos too.

  2. It seems that your dad is never cold … brrrr.
    Nice birthday celebration 🙂

    • That’s true – he grew up on a farm and I think it broke his thermostat. My mom on the other hand is ALWAYS cold. You can imagine how tricky climate control is at their place? 😉

  3. Looks like a very fun day. I forgot to mention on the previous post that I am also totally over winter, actually I was over winter even before it started.

    • I’m not the biggest fan of winter either, but I really really miss the highveld thunder stroms…or any kind of rain really – it’s been MONTHS since anything but soot or dust has fallen from our skies.

  4. LOL at Lynette!

    I LOVE your dad’s dragon cake! LOVE!

    He’s like my dad – also never gets cold!

    • It’s a cute cake, I agree!
      Yip, my dad hardly ever gets cold – he puts on something warm now when we go home in an effort to get Nicola to dress warmly too, but I suspect he takes it off again right after we’re gone. 😉

  5. Here’s to many more dragon cakes for Oupa!! Hope his next cake won’t be a princess 🙂

    It’s been an unusually warm winter (at least in my opinion) and seeing that I hate hate hate summer, I wish the weather will stay as it is now for much longer (different strokes)

    • Hahaha! Now THAT would be something. 😆

      I just miss the rain…

      • LOL

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