Nature didn’t have any questions or descriptions to it, so for this post I have asked my sister to show some of her photography. I hope you enjoy the photos, please feel free to share this post. For more images of the owls visit Bob’s Buddies UK
Last Thursday my best friend Daisy drove her girlfriend, Kai and I to Port Lympne reserve park. It took us a few hours to get there, but it was amazing to get out of Brighton for the day.
There were no actual bears, except this hairy thing
The first thing I would like to say is that, as a grown adult I love going to see animals. I also highly enjoy going to zoo’s when its not the school holidays. If you don’t have kids, I recommend you do it then because its so peaceful. You occasionally have to deal with a crying baby from time to time, but it’s worth it. Secondly, the place is 600 acres. Yes you heard me right 600, and no you cannot walk it all.
The cost is £20 and it includes a 2 hour truck drive round the park. They have set times when the trucks go round, so I suggest you arrive there early. The last time to enter the park in is half 2.
The first thing we did was look around and investigated the walking areas. The area is so big that we managed to walk round about a quarter of the area. You don’t realise how big the place is until your legs are aching and you feel like you might die. So yes, this is also an amazing.
We also got to see so many different types of animals. I think Kai will be also doing a post on this place, and he has so many photos, so please read that when it goes up. The animals looked so happy (apart from when it was feeding time and you then remember how dangerous some of these animals are) and they all had so much space to run around.
The plus side is also when visiting places like this, you do get to see animals that are probably going to be extinct soon. The thought is depressing as hell that in a few generations people would never see Rhinos or Lions unless its in a video or a text book. Please if you can, get out there and visit places that have these animals, before its too late.
Our slot for the truck ride was at 2:30pm and it was really good. It took us around the rest of the park that we couldn’t see. Its also a really fun ride. Also, Giraffes are really fucking friendly. When you drive past, you are probably going to have one pop their head into the truck. They had a baby giraffe and it was so cute.
Towards the end, we heard some scraping and the truck had to make an emergency stop. A tire had come of the actual truck and we were driving on its rim. The driver was both professional and a total gentleman. Even when a really rude couple (and their elder son I believe) were really rude to him. We were told to wait 20 mins / half hour for the truck to get fixed or you could start walking up the hill. We had already walked the same hill already and decided to stay with the truck. The couple then got arsey, complaining that the driver wasn’t doing his job and that they could handle it better. They then got really stroppy when they saw that a pregnant lady and her small child were given a lift up the hill and complained that they had to walk.
We apologised to the driver on their behalf and explained that they had already been giving everyone dirty looks before the ride had even started, and that personally they were looking for something to complain about. This was proven when we got back to base and we saw the woman of the couple complaining. We then told the staff what actually went on, and that she was clearly lying through her teeth. She even had claimed that the driver said the truck would take 40 mins to fix, which was total bullshit. The staff were so grateful that we came to them, we honestly were so shocked with what she was saying.
Honestly, if you have a free day, I highly recommended that you go visit, its so good. I would like to go again soon so I can see the dinosaur exhibit they are building at the moment. Not only are the animals so cute, but the views are amazing.
If you want to see more photos of the day, find me on instagram. My username is @tylercharlesausten
Kai and I decided to chill out around Brighton for the day and go to dinner. Previously this week also I had my 6 month anniversary dinner with Steph (sadly no pictures were taken) but this meant I went to days all you can eat buffet TWICE in one week. I also went out to dinner with both of my partners on Tuesday. We have been trying to fit in as much as possible as I’m going away for two weeks on Saturday.
The following pictures have been taken by me and you can find them on my instagram ( @tylercharlesausten ). This is different from my regular posts, but I hope you enjoy it.
This is some if the graffiti you will find dotted around the city. If you don’t do the “tourist” routes you will find some amazing work hidden amongst the buildings and other structures in the city.
This was my dinner on Tuesday. We often go to Bombay aloo, a vegetarian Indian restaurant just off ship street. Its one of my favourite places and costs under £5
The iconic Pavilion during the winter weather. I have been in there a few times, but I haven’t been for years if I am honest.
I ordered a waffle from “Days” and I have no regrets on his childish I can be at times. I will draw smiley faces on my food with whipped cream.
I purchased 3 hats from “Blue Inc” during their sales. They were £1 each and they are totally trashy beenies but I adore them. So I had to pose like a hipster just for them.
And as you can see, I did pose with them. I honestly have no shame when it comes to selfies these days. Although I do love the first photo.
For more of my images you can always follow me on instagram, or not. I’m not too fussed, I do post a lot of random stuff from time to time. If you also do see me around Brighton I don’t mind posing for shameless selfies from time to time hahaha.
Finally, if you have posted pictures or blog posts about my home city, I want to see them. Please feel free to link me your stuff!!!!
Well its been a pretty eventful week this week, if you have kept up with my posts, but if not have no fear, I will catch you up now with my 10 things I’m thankful for.
1. Blogging awards. Eeeeeep I got one this week and I’m so thankful to the wonderful person who nominated me for it. I really appreciate it.
2. Being with the family. Honestly I have needed the fucking space to sit and chill without massive drama, and I am seriously thankful for that.
3. Craft equipment. I shall post up some of my greetings cards I have made the past couple of weeks. I have found making them quite therapeutic.
4. Scotland. Its actually pretty amazing and there are some fantastic views almost everywhere you go.
5. My friends. I love them all so much, and they have been amazing to me the past few weeks.
6. Animals. Again, its been wonderful to spend time getting cuddles from the dog, playing with the owls and seeing the horses.
7. The people who have been Sharing, commenting and liking my posts. Thank you for doing that, I appreciate all the support.
8. My beautiful wonderful partners. They are just amazing ❤
9. Having a phone with a camera. I get to take pictures, where ever I am. And I think that's pretty awesome.
10. Blog links. Because I get to see lots of other wonderful blogs
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All of these photos have been taken by myself or Kai. To find them and others, please go to our instagram pages.
This was at about 9pm on the beach at Brighton during the summer time. I don’t think the sun set till about 1am that day.
This dog is called Candy. She is a total softy, and my mums dog. When she wants attention, or whatever you are eating, she gives you this adorable look that you end up giving into
This is St Peters church in Brighton. During this time. I was on a bus at the time, and decided to take a picture of the area. For a late winter day it was surprisingly warm.
Behold the eldest of my two fur children, Bebo. This is how he looks at most human beings. I think he’s planning to take over the world, one treat at a time
This is Kai just after his chest surgery. It was a huge day for him, so I tried to document it as much as I could. There have been other photos of his recovery, but this is my favourite.
This is at Rik Mayall’s memorial site. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to visit such a wonderful place. He was an inspiration for me when I was younger and was so shocked when he died.
This was my 28th birthday at Drusilla’s with some of my favourite people in the world. It was an amazing day, and I loved being able to feed the birds.
In January my mum had got us tickets to see Korn and Slipknot in Glasgow. Honestly it was one of the most amazing evenings I have ever had.
One of the very few photos I have if Bebo and Teto together. They are my adorable babies. Normally Teto doesn’t look this frustrated, but I think he had enough of Bebo that day.
This is my face. On the town hall, several metres high. This was to show off the faces of the trans community, for trans pride. It was an amazing event this year, and the whole team should be proud of themselves.