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A Family And Lifestyle Blog With A Tropical Seychelles Twist!

Month: August 2014

A “broken” routine {The Ordinary Moments} 19

Before we went away we knew that we would have a “broken” routine for Arthur.  We were totally okay with that. It would be hard work when we came back here, but it would mean that everyone would be able to have a good time […]

14 months

I’m not sure why but 14 months sounds and feels very grown up all of a sudden! This whole month we have spent in the UK and Arthur has loved every day! Something that has made us incredibly proud this month is how much Arthur […]

The Pet Show at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

Last Saturday (2nd August) we were given the amazing opportunity to visit The Pet Show at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

As the first part of our trip we are staying with Mark’s parents in Leamington Spa this was perfect for us as it was literally only 10 minutes in the car to get there.

I must admit I hadn’t heard of this event before but Mark’s parents discovered it when looking for things to do while we were here. I went on to their website here and it looked perfect for us as Arthur absolutely loves animals! It is the largest National pet event in the UK!

With our little animal lover in tow we knew we would have a great time! There would be animals there that we don’t have back in the Seychelles so we were keen that he would get to see those too!

As the weekend approached we got a little nervous as the weather report for Saturday looked a little grim.

Saturday arrived and sadly the weatherman was right, rain was definitely around! However this in no means put a downer on the day. There was LOADS to see and do inside.

There were the Micro Pigs which were super adorable. You could go in and brush them which lots of kids were loving the chance to do, Arthur was a little bit too small to do that I didn’t fancy explaining to the pig owners that he had beaten up their prize pig with a brush!! Secretly I’m a little disappointed as I’d love to have gone in there and got my hands on one of those little cuties!!

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There was areas designated for dog and cat lovers (separate from each other of course!!) and there were some really gorgeous types of both, I certainly fell in love with lots and wanted to take so many home!!! Dotted all over were stands with lots of great information or products for any pet owners needs but specifically there were lots for cats and dogs.

The skies did clear for a while and we made the most of it and got outside.

We saw the lamb national which was definitely entertaining!! I loved that the sheep had riders on their back, so cute! Now I must say that I wasn’t 100% sure what was going on the whole time but it was very very good fun!!!!

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Also outside there was ferret racing and the birds of pray display.
Arthur really loved both of these.
The people at the ferret racing were really lovely and came round with all the ferrets and let Arthur smooth them. The ferrets were all pets and you could see that the people really really loved them!
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As a super bonus for me I got to meet the wonderful Em at Brummymummyof2 the super lovely Sian over at Pottymouthedmummy and the gorgeous Katrina at CoolBananas .
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I was so excited to meet everyone but I was nervous too, everyone was so lovely was great to meet them!!

Special thanks to Katrina for contacting the lovely people at the Pet Show and arranging our free tickets. Despite us having received these tickets all the views are totally my own, we really did have a fab time and would have attended regardless!