Partaking with the Parakeets
I mentioned in my previous post that we were slightly behind schedule when we went swimming with the ducks. Much to Ashley’s disgust, I love to have an itinerary on a city-break type of holiday. Otherwise, with Ashley’s laid-back approach to life, in combination with the Little Trekkers’ ability to get side-tracked with a million often insignificant distractions, we’d never get anything done.
Every once in a while though, we come across something that warrants throwing the itinerary out the window. This was definitely one such occasion!
We’d just passed the Peter Pan statue in Hyde Park on our way to the Lido, when we came across some people feeding the green Parakeets. We’d seen a few flying around but hadn’t expected to be able to get so close and this was clearly an opportunity not to be missed.
Apples were hastily retrieved from rucksacs and cut up as quickly as possible. Not quickly enough though, for our distinguished picnic guests!
Chloe was mad keen to have a go at feeding them herself.
They didn’t need much persuading.
She wasn’t too happy, mind you, when one decided to perch on her arm!
Harry decided it was a much better idea to use Ashley’s arm as a perch instead.
What an amazing experience! The parakeets seemed to enjoy it just as much as we did, even showing their best side for the photos. It’s almost as if they knew they’d have a starring role on the Little Trekkers’ Ambassador Blog!
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About Me & Mine
Ashley (Dad/ 3rd child/ chief photographer). Me - Kerry (Mum/ the sensible one... sometimes). Harry (8) can't sit still and Chloe (nearly 6, thinks she can do everything Harry can and makes pretty good attempts too). We spend as much time as possible having "adventures" (which consist of anything which takes place outside and is accompanied by official “adventure sweeties”).
Favourite place in the world:
Ashley and me - The Ards Peninsula, Strangford Lough, The Mourne Mountains . Harry – Alan’s farm, anywhere with mud, sand, bugs or tractors or that requires a paddle or harness to get to. Chloe - Anywhere as long as it's outside and preferably with somewhere to toast marshmallows and drink “North Pole” hot chocolate
Favourite things to do outdoors:
Biking, climbing, canoeing, digging holes on the beach, making dens (or anything out of sticks), looking for squirrels, butterflies, crabs and Gruffalos. Chloe loves to collect stones, but we try to discourage that as we invariably end up carrying the most precious ones home. She managed to stash about 20 in her bag on a recent weekend away in Ballycastle and cunningly talked Uncle Pancake into carrying her bag to the car so we wouldn’t find out until it was too late. She currently has a fairly large cairn in her bedroom! Harry has a model dairy farm complete with stone walls built from beach pebbles in his bedroom. Neither has much room left for sleeping.