As I write this, I am on the plane, flying home after a fantastic six weeks in beautiful, sunny Spain! I have had an amazing time with our friends and family who came to stay with us. I have visited lots of new places, one being the best experience I have ever had. I visited a zoo in Soto Grande. I got to stroke a baby tiger, it has always been something I have wanted to do since I was little and it was amazing to have a dream come true. The tiger was called Sacha and she was absolutely beautiful. I also got to hold a snake, a bird of prey, a honey bear and get up close and personal with some bats! It was a day full of experiences which I have always dreamed about. The Zoo, “De Castellar” is not your typical zoo. It was started as a private rescue sanctuary back in 1998 and was finally opened to the public in 2002. For years it remained relatively unknown. Word of mouth ensuring its survival. All of the animals have been rescued by the customs or police. Some were also rescued from circuses. From its most famous resident ‘Princessa,’ a four month old Bengali Tiger to emus, Vietnamese pot bellied pigs, monkeys, all kinds of birds, a hyena, rabbits, even domestic chickens, the zoo has a wide diversity of animals. Over 500 to be exact, from 120 different species. The zoo is very different to your average zoo. When you visit, you are encouraged to feed and pet the animals. There are not many places where you can stroke and play with a tiger, cuddle up to a honey bear and feed the lemurs by hand? This is their website (in English) www.zoodecastellar.es/english. If you are ever in that area, it is definitely worth a visit!!This was when I met Sacha the tiger. When we first arrived she was sleeping, I still cannot believe I got this close to a baby tiger!!!
I had my nails done this week. I went for something different that I wouldn’t normally go for, two completely different colours. Bright pink and a pastel blue. They are both pretty colours for summer so I decided to put them together! I added a bit of a silver shimmer for a bit of added glamour.
As I am spending the summer in Spain, I love to visit my favourite salon IHB in Estepona, which is just outside of Marbella.
Here is the link to the IHB Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ihb.estepona
If you are ever on the Costa del Sol, make sure you pay them a visit!