Today we had announced that we were going to go to the zoo, Cam immediately seized on this and for reasons known only to the two and a half year old brain announced that we were going to the zoo to see horses and bees. No amount of questioning or suggestion could shake this confidant prediction.

It was with a sense of relief that as we were walking up the road to Healesville Sanctuary that a couple walked past the other way leading their ponies, confirming in Cam’s mind that indeed we were going to see horses!

I always enjoy a day here at the sanctuary, even with an exuberant two year-old wanting to go to the next enclosure for more animals and the next and the next…. Orange-bellied parrots and the Red-tailed black cockatoos were my favourites today, I think the last time we were here we didn’t manage to get to their aviaries.