the (last) weekend edition | dinosaurs!

Saturday, 21 June 2014





on saturday i got up super early, did a bit of 'adulting' (stole the term from lix who's pretty boss at it) around the house, before heading out to meet mama and becks over at crystal palace for a spot of dinosaur hunting! i'd been on my list of things to do locally since making the move to honor oak, and with another warm day ahead of us, it seemed like the perfect opportunity!


we had super low expectations, which was a good way to be because it meant that we could actually be pretty blown away when we were actually up close and personal with the dinos. i was imagining some dodgy wooden carvings all graffiti'd and worn down. no! these statues were incredibly detailed, well made, and - best of all, clearly still standing despite being the pride of crystal palace for decades.




we wandered the park, willing it not to rain, laughing at stupid kids and floppy dogs, and just generally having a nosy at what the park had to offer. the map of the gardens showed that there was a mini farm in the area too, but we never happened upon it on our walk, just dino after dino after dino...




and then a maze. the crystal maze, maybe? at this point i was bursting for a wee after the delicious (and necessary) coffee i'd inhaled hours earlier, so we decided against attempting to own it. we probably would have though, there were kids laughing (or, were they crying?) and puppies barking, so i'm pretty easily led to believe it would have been a fun thing to do. oh wells, maybe next time?

have you been to see the dinosaurs in crystal palace?
tell me your thoughts!

9 comments:

  1. The dinosaurs seem so cool. Its definitely an attraction that my boyfriend would love!

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  2. The dinosaurs seem so cool. Its definitely an attraction that my boyfriend would love! We tried to go to a local zoo had "dinosaurs" on exhibit, I think they even moved, like robot ones or something but we missed it!

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  3. This looks like such a fun thing to do!! I need to get out and do more things like this :)


    Also, did you re-do your layout recently? I love it!!


    xox Sammi

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  4. Elizabeth Pui Ho O'Regan21 June 2014 at 09:27

    Hurray! Glad you enjoyed it. I purposely told you not to expect too much hoping you'll be pleasantly surprised by the dinos! :) CP is really a fab park - and I have loads of happy memories from childhood there! Do the maze next time!

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  5. Oh my gosh, this is so cool! There's a dinosaur quiz trail at my local animal sanctuary which I went to recently and loved and something happening at the Eden Project over the summer but this looks way cooler! :)

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  6. Whoop whoop! Crystal Palace is my neighborhood and you can find me hanging out with the dinosaurs (aka in the park) all the time. The maze is surprisingly complicated. Or I am just shit at mazesx

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  7. Huh, so THAT's what Crystal Palace is. I was on a bus towards there the other day, lol (stopped at Herne Hill for the Brockwell Lido for my shoot). Looks kind of cool!

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  8. This looks amazing!!! Definitely on my 'to visit in London' list!! xx

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  9. So.Freaking.Jealous.

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