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One Year Ago Today at The Parrot Zoo

Can you remember what you was doing last year at this time? We can, it was the day the concrete pump arrived and the contractors were dreading as the weather had said, chance of snow also they had no idea whether the pump would be able to get it that far in time and what made it even more nervy was the fact the concrete suppliers may not have time to get it all in. Well as you can see the machine did arrive and they did get it all in….oh and YES it did snow, but not enough to cause any worries.

Cafe Pumped Concrete 2011 Cafe Concrete 2011

Also have a look at our News page to see what Carolines up to this weekend!!!

A Huge Thank You

This is a real heart felt message to all you kind supporters, we are overwhelmed by your real kind messages and donations. This has been by far our best Christmas and listening to your messages of support, it is your way of showing that no publicity is bad publicity and in fact it can sometimes have totally the opposite effect.

However the bank teller wasnt too happy when i turned up again and had over 200 cheques to be processed, but she kept smiling 🙂

Many many thanks

Steve
@parrotzoo

Best Lunch Yet

I have to say we have been entertained by an amazing group of people today who came for their Christmas Lunches, from the minute the guys from Craegmoor Nursing Home in Boston walked in we knew it was going to be fun, they loved it, the walk around the zoo, the food, the music (especially the music) and the singing. Thank you all for such a brilliant day and so glad you have already booked for next year, look forward to seeing you.

Last dinners tomorrow and then thats it for this year.

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Wishing you all A Very Merry Christmas and Thank You once again

Rollercoaster day at The Parrot Zoo

What a weird day, first of all our postie looked like santa bringing us a sack full of cards 🙂 which amounted to some amazing donations, it just shows our supporters really do care, Thank you ever so much, todays amount was the best ever but will let you know the total amount in full just before Christmas.

My day started like this, we are closed, meaning we can do what we like without the worry of visitors being at risk. My job was to assist in putting the new floor substrate down for the winter, we have all new drainage pipes fitted and they worked very well but there’s just been so much rain this year that the grounds saturated, so we have decided to put gravel down to allow further drainage. In my wisdom I jumped on the tractor with the tipping skip on the back, started driving only to then realised I hadn’t lifted it up enough and when turning round I had left it behind, now when you have a couple of guys around you, its just a simple job  but on your own things come a little tricky, but i persevered and after a couple of trapped fingers got it right, i drove it down to the digger and then swapped machines, filled the skip up with gravel and set off, all good except there was a little too much weight in meaning my front wheels were hardly touching the ground, after a further 100 mtrs I heard another CLATTER and turning round the blooming lot had fell off the back, so off i went to get the digger again and back to the tractor to load back up, temper brewing i decided that this job isnt the right one for me, but stuck in there until that is, on getting to where it had to be dropped off, I unloaded it and a nice pile of gravel started, now to put the skip back on you have to unmount and pull it back on to its clips, now that’s an easy job 🙁 nope not for me, on jumping out its only then I felt the huge puddle under the leaves and felt it on my rear as i went head over heels, totally emptying my pockets contents in the puddle….needless to say the tractors still there and the gravel will get moved tomorrow 🙂 Sorry George (he had to barrow it in manually)

Other than that it was a really nice day

 

Steve

@parrotzoo (twitter)

First Picture

Thank you for all the kind messages yet again, this ones to see how pictures look. As you will have probably heard we have been offering Traditional Christmas Lunches here at the zoo situated in the new Rainforest Diner, this is a spectacular new addition to the zoo where you can relax in style while observing your favourite exotic animal in the reptile or amphibian world. Take a look and see what you think.

 

Christmas in the Rainforest Diner

Christmas in the Rainforest Diner