We had all our friends from uni over for a Eurovision party last weekend and had pinned our hopes on a barbecue. With the weather being as miserable as it could possibly be, Moon made chilli instead – which then went on to be lunch and dinner for the next three days after everyone left, chilli lasagne though(!) It was such a lovely weekend and so great to catch up.
Not letting the weather ‘dampen’ our spirits, after a late lunch at Newbury’s new sports bar (weird place, no windows, pretty good food), we popped over to Beale Park. I think the price always put me off a bit but it was actually okay considering all there was see there. I’m glad that the gamble paid off as it was certainly a good way to kill a couple of hours in between the downpours.
Set just off the M4 turn off for Theale, Beale Park is kind of in the middle of nowhere and houses a small but interesting collection of weird and wonderful creatures, from owls to raccoons and even has its own herd of fallow deer. I just really like places with plenty of animals to see I guess and am looking forward to going there again when it’s nice weather – hoping that doesn’t mean everyone else decides it’s time to go there to!
I’d definitely say our Eurovision party was a great success, i may not remember a lot of the contest part but the party might have been one of the best we’ve hosted in our little flat. Looking forward to Portugal with a few of this lovely lot in just a matter of weeks! ♥