Blooming El



I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with zoo's. There are some that I've been to which I absolutely adore, then there's others where I've felt like crying the whole way round (I'm looking at you Budapest Zoo). 

There's no doubt though that zoo's, especially in the summer, can be a great day out for everyone, no matter how old you may be. I've been with parents, grandparents, cousins, friends, classmates, and my partner. 

However, on our most recent outing to Whipsnade Zoo, I felt like something was missing. Watching parents wander around the zoo with prams and changing bags, hearing children roar at a zookeeper, and grandparents witnessing their grandchild's first glimpse of a flamingo, it all made me feel a little broody. 

G and I talk openly about children and whilst we both weren't too sure in the beginning, we've slowly realised that actually we would like to have a family one day and it's days out at the zoo which get me all excited for the future. 

I'm excited to show them their first Zebra, or let them stroke a rabbit at the farm. I'm excited to share an ice cream with them, or lay down a blanket and indulge in a summer picnic. I'm excited to watch them learn and discover new things. I'm excited to bring their grandparents along and create such lovely memories. 

I'm aware that having children might not be a possibility for us because sometimes things don't always go to plan, but I'm hopeful that one day I'll be able to see G be the amazing father that I know he'll be. 

Don't worry though, it won't be any time soon. We still have lots of places to visit and I need that ring on my finger first haha! 

Do certain things make you feel broody? Do you know if you want children in the future?