Monday, 13 October 2008
We have this effect on places . . .
I learned recently that our great new discovery, Mole Hall, near Saffron Walden, has closed down. Just one visit from the DW family and the place closes forever - perhaps twin 2 did hurt the butterfly when he picked it up (see previous entry).
Actually, it seems the owner was very ill and unable to continue running the place. A real shame, there was a lovely simplicity about it - the Health and Safety Nazis had been kept at bay (to a degree).
The animals are being rehomed, but there appears to be a problem finding a home for the two old chimps, Joey and Tubman. I hope they're successful - it would just be too sad if they had to be put down.
Mrs DW is very worried about the Chimps, but I've had to point out to her that we have enough wildlife in the house already - four kids, two dogs, cat and two fish - so it wouldn't be practical to add to the menagerie. But if any reader is able to offer a home . . .
Here are a few more pictures I took at Mole Hall but didn't use in the blog entry.