23 March 2011

Hakuna matata

// Jacket ~ Primark // Trousers ~ Topshop // Bag ~ Ollie & Nic //

Monday of this week marked the arrival of a belated but pretty darn awesome birthday present. One of my longest friends decided that, to celebrate my birthday this year, she'd treat me to a bit of a day trip. Now that I'm on the wrong side of twenty and all, a day out in the sunshine suits me fine. Give me ice cream over Vanilla Ice anyday. 

Wait...did I just make a Vanilla Ice reference? God I really am getting old.


// Feather clip [worn on necklace] ~ Primark //

Anyway we spent the day driving around in the sunshine, drifting through grassy plains and meeting some....interesting characters.

Any ideas?

No, didn't think so. It was the Safari Park!
If you're from the Midlands you'll know all about this so I won't bore you with details, but I will show you some of the beautiful faces we became aquainted with - some of them fancied themselves as quite the models I think you'll agree...


Quite.

I don't know how so many of them managed to nail that sidewards mouth-goof pose, but they certainly had it down to a tee. After two hours of animal-slalem, plenty of snaps and even more giggles we decided to round off the day with a big fat Harvester sundae.

A sundae on monday... that's just how we roll.





47 comments:

Yu said...

OMGGGGGG I've never heard of this safari park, I'm getting Ben to take me there, I friggin' love animals I am so jealous! :) Where exactly is it? Sounds like such an amazing day, but I still owe you a drink for your birthday!

meghan. said...

OH NO! im so very sorry about the whole name fiasco. (its changed now.) ooh, and i love going to the safari park, i havnt since i was about 5 though
xx

meghan. said...

Ps. just got hows its danni, i am an idiot! SOZ!
xx

Mo said...

hope you had a great day at the safari park - that ice cream looks amazing! Love your trousers! xx

ellieand said...

haha, meghan seriously don't worry about it! It adds a bit of mystery anyway - like an alter ego :P x

daisychain said...

west midlands safari park? I went there as a kid and LOVED it.

(is that the same place?)

LOVE those trousers on you, how long are your legs?! Amazing.

daisychain said...

And oddly enough, (and this may come as a shock to you) one of my memories from that place is a giraffe standing legs splayed over the car...
balls a danglin.

Liya said...

I love your your blog, such an amazing day out for you :) I would love to visit a day safari! I'm a follower now

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Sophie said...

Sounds like you had a fab day! Who needs a club when you have a safari park! I would have lved it! The pitcires of the animals made me laugh, they all look so gormless.
Sophie
x

Angel In This Dress said...

What an awesome birthday present! I love zoos / safari parks / any where with animals :D

And a Rocky Horror is the perfect way to end a day! :D Went to the Harvester last week for a meal and was too stuffed for one which is UNHEARD of. An ice cream dessert is a must to finish with at the Harvester! x x

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Ellie said...

love your outfit! especially the trousers :) x

GIAA said...

Loved your look!

xoxo

G.

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Kelly Jones said...

I love your outfit, & those safari things freak me out haha xo.

Hannah. said...

Love your outfit! :)
Lovely post, hope your having a good week xx

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Is This Real Life? said...

Oh I love your outfit, your shoes are fab!

Alex said...

SO jealous right now! I haven't been to a safari park for yeeeaaarrrss and I love them :'(
Don't know if I'm more jealous of your safari visit or that sundae, mmmm!
xxx

ellio100 said...

wow, i've always wanted to go to a safari place! what a cool birthday gift idea :D
I love your writing style by the way!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

that brown bag is absolutely adorable!


<3 steffy
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Mandi said...

Looks abit like Blair Drummond Safari Park been ages since I've been though.

That ice creams making me hungry!
x

Reckless Rekha. said...

amazing pictures hahaa.

you look great. and that sundae just looks effing delicious <3

naomi said...

wow!!! lucky you!!!!



finally hatachi

Beth-Charlotte said...

Such a good idea to use the feather clip as a necklace! I study in Birmingham and have never even heard of WM Safari Park let alone been there...clearly I pay attention to what's around me in my local area....
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xx

Alex said...

There were definitely some posers in those pics! I've been to Midlands Safari before and I love driving past all the animals, although I do not appreciate them sticking their slobbery heads in my car! Haha!
That ice cream pic has made me crave a knickerbockerglory!

Alex
Little Humble Fashion Abode

Winnie said...

Oooh! I've not been to the Safari Park in years haha, my dad used to get really annoyed with the chimps that would jump on the roof of the car and mess with the wiper blades! Also, you look lovely!

Manon Margaretha said...

Really love your bag !
You look gorgeous (:
xManon

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TOPCOAT said...

really loving your look, and these photos! xx

Vicki said...

day trips away with friends r the best! im heading away for the wkend with my bff tomo and i cant wait to just chill out, drink wine and shop! :) x

Ellie said...

Okay totally not what I was expecting but I'm totally in love with all of the animals! My best friend and I have always wanted our own zoo...

Great outfit in the beginning as well, love the pants!
Have a great day!
-Ellie

Lucie said...

Oh my goodness, I would DIE to be as tall and elegant looking as you are! I love these trousers/chino's on you! Ive added you to my blogroll, as I didnt realise you werent on there.

love love x

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Amazing photos, you look great :)

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Alex said...

Oh and I've tagged you in my latest blog post, if you want to check it out!
xxx

head over heels said...

haha i've been to that safari park so many times! love the trousers and that bag is gorgeous :) x

Maria said...

You look lovely, I love these trousers on you :) We need to go on a housemate trip to WMSP, I would LOVE to go! Also Laura, I have been laughing so hard at your story that Mark asked me what was wrong :P

Maria xxx

S said...

A safari park looks a great idea to have fun!
nice outfit, love your pants!
xoxo
S


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GRUNGE+GLAM said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog, following. Love safari parks, and your outfit! Amy,x

The Cookie Button said...

I love your little denim jacket :)
I have seen so many of them in shops at the moment that I want one too!
I am loving your animal photos, looks like you had lots of fun <3

Miles Hart said...

Sweet horns. x

elle hearts blogs said...

haha aw there no toaster strudels in the UK? if there are you have to try one! That sundae also looks amazing. God i'm such a little piggy today.

xx

KANI said...

that sundae looks sooooo good! and a safari park! looks so fun <3

Louder than Silence said...

Love going to the safari park, what a fun day out :) Sally x

Cylia said...

ahh I love going to these safari/zoo things! looks like so much fun:)! I wanna goo.. and your smile is so cute!

Platform Princess said...

Totes jel! I've bee dying to go to Hackney farm for yonks (yep it doesn't really compare)! Looks like you had a great time. Cute bag btw.
xx

Jasmin said...

your outfits really cute and i'm sooo jealous of your safari trip. little bit obsessed with zoos and safari parks - animal geek! haha x

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

Coolest place ever.

liza said...

That sundae looks good. It looks like you had a great time, I love animals! Your outfit is lovely, I really like your trousers.

xx

LAVEL said...

Like You bag! :>

MARIE said...

OMG Love this look ! Kiss xxx
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