Butterflies, meerkats, HUGE tarantulas and an anniversary

27.7.09

Yesterday me and my boyfriend were celebrating a year since our very first date. We agreed not to do the whole present thing so I wasn't expecting anything except a card but he got me Vera Wang - Rock Princess perfume which I really wanted so I'm dead pleased :) It came with a free gift of some temporary tattoos - haha. I am definitely going to give them a whirl!

He took me to a lovely park where we ate ice-cream and I pestered him to tell me where we were going but he was not giving anything away!

He took me to Tropical World which is in Leeds and I have never been and always wanted to so it was extra brownie points for him!

There is a little bit of everything at Tropical World; butterflies, meerkats, fish, birds, bats, creepy crawlies.. It was so much fun!

The meerkats were adorable. One of them was sat chilling just like Lily & Lola do.

Then we headed out for something to eat. We went to the restaurant that we went to as part of our first date, where it all began! :)

What a lovely day it was, finished off by a few glasses of wine and some chocolate at home with the dogs.

I was very impressed with my surprises.. normally I guess everything or he tells me beforehand so it was a really nice day. Hopefully it is the first anniversary of many more!

xxx

48 comments:

Grace said...

so sweet of him! :0) Congratulations!!

Stacey said...

Love tropical world! on ly thing is it's incredibly warm inside!
glad you had a fantastic time honey xx

Victoria said...

@grace - thank you :) xx

Victoria said...

@stacey - omg i was sweating in there! far too warm. lol. xx

Victoria Hart said...

Oh that sounds lovely! You deserved such a special day :) xxx

Victoria said...

@victoria - :) thank you! xx

Aisling said...

Awhhh! what a cute lil date! congrats hunny!

xoxo

Tali said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!
Hope you have many more years together!! xoxox

nicola ticola ponders said...

ooooh I just love meerkats! I went to the zoo and watched them go about their business for aaagges. I feel so sorry for them though when they're sat there on 'look out' when there's nothing to look out for, awww!

anyway I've left you and your doggles an award on my blog :-)

nicola xx

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Cat@catslittleobsessions said...

awwww thats so cute!! a year always seems like such a long time to me but then i remember stew and i have been together nearly 11 months :| woah.

x

Louise said...

aw how sweet of him and how cute are those meercats

bubblegarm said...

aww thats so lovely of him.. the meerkats look adorable, what a fun day - congrats on ur anni! X

Victoria said...

@aisling - thank you! it was a fun day. xx

Victoria said...

@tali - thank you. me too!! xx

Victoria said...

@nicolaticola - i know, bless them. they keep looking and nope, nothing happens! :(

thanks for the award! yayy! xxx

Iva said...

OHH!! CONGRATULATIONS!! SO SWEET!!

Victoria said...

@cat - this year has flown by.. it only feels like 2 minutes ago we were working together and didn't speak to each other! xx

Victoria said...

@louise - :) the meerkats were adorable! xx

Victoria said...

@bubblegarm - thanks hun! xx

Victoria said...

@iva - :) thanks! xx

Lauren said...

Aww i love the Meercats! x

Victoria said...

@lauren - me too. they're always loads of fun to watch.xx

Saskia the Salsa Fairy said...

aw congrats! meerkats are so funny! vera wang perfume is lush xx

Victoria said...

@saskia - i love princess but after trying rock princess i had to have it! the smell is stronger and stays put more. i <3 meerkats! xx

Lolly said...

What a fab day, you have a very thoughtful boy! Glad you had a good time. xx

Tali said...

ps. that little sitting meercat is too cute!!

PinkBow said...

how very thoughtful of him - that's what a good bf should be doing!

Gina said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

<3 Gina

Kristiana V said...

That's sooooo sweet of him awww :D:D

MJ said...

Congratulations on the anniversary! Your boyfriend's a lucky man... sounds like he knows it!


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Skye said...

omg omg omg i loveeee vera wang u lucky girl hehehe congrats on ur anniversary i hope u2 have many more =D

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

Aw happy anniversary hun! I haven't been to Tropical World for so long - my memory is the heat inside though!!

xx

Ditzymakeup said...

Aww how sweet!
xxx

absoluteaddicts said...

Aw congrats on your anniversary :) Looks like a great day out!xxx

Sarah said...

Awww that is so sweet and sounds like a lovely day!! Congratulations :)

suzannah said...

happy anniversary! :) it sounds like you had a lovely day. i've been to tropical world before it's really lovely! i like the writing on your posts titles btw <3

DaisyChain said...

how sweet!
(I was so scared there would be spider photos in this post)

thischicksgotstyle said...

Ahh thats so sweet of your boyfriend!!

Victoria said...

@lolly - yeah he's ok sometimes, lol.xx

@tali - he was adorable! he kept moving around into really weird positions. haha. xx

@pinkbow - yep! he is quite good at doing nice things, i am quite lucky! xx

@gina - no problemo! xx

Victoria said...

@kristiana - :D xx

@MJ - aww thanks for your sweet comment! xx

@skye - it's my favourite and rock princess is my new favourite! it's a lot stronger on my skin and i just love it! xx

@girlwiththegoldentouch - it was so so warm. we were both like fookin hell! xx

@ditzymakeup - yeah it was a sweet day. xx

Victoria said...

@absoluteaddicts - thank you! xx

@sarah - thanks hun! xx

@suzannah - thank you. it took aaages to do! xx

@daisychain - i couldn't even look at them, they were huuuuuge!! xx

Victoria said...

@thischicksgotstyle - yeah it was very sweet. such a good day! xx

Hele said...

hehe my ex boyf took me to tropical world a couple of years ago! we were transfixed by the meerkats for ages! so cute!! xx

Victoria said...

@hele - they are adorable aren't they! :) i love the one that is on "look out".xx

tackyblueeyeshadow said...

Vera Wang Rock Princess is gorgeous! Congratulations for your anniversary! x

Victoria said...

@tackyblueeyeshadow - thank you :) xx

My Humble Reviews said...

That's cute :)
Happy anniversary :)

Victoria said...

@myhumblereviews - thank you :) xx