Longleat Safari & Adventure Park

Feeding Giraffe

Longleat is an animal adventure attraction in Wiltshire (UK), just outside Bath. As someone who was born and bred in South Africa who has gone on many real safaris, Longleat’s is somewhat sterile. For one, the scenery is wrong with its lush, green rolling hills. How it really is: bone dry earth with a flat […]

Giraffe (London, Victoria)

Interior of Giraffe's Victoria branch

Most parents can relate to the fact that taking small kids to a restaurant can be a nerve racking experience. If you’re not completely lacking in self-awareness, you will know that screeching and wailing will annoy other customers. Not sitting still, spilling drinks, throwing food – the list is endless of bad behaviour kids come […]

Matilda The Musical – A Relaxed Performance

Roald Dahl's Matilda

In mid-June, Gabriel paid his first visit to the theatre, a relaxed session of Matilda The Musical. When I was younger, the thought that I would one day have a child with special needs never even crossed my mind. That’s the kind of thing happens to other people, not me. Surely I would be far […]