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Little Discoveries

When I moved to Bournemouth, I was looking for new adventures and to see different sites, but recently on my fortnight visit to #Barnsley I looked for things to do. I came across #YorkshireWildlifePark located in Doncaster. Believe it or not it’s only 30 miles from where I live and I have never been there in my 30 years of living.

If you haven’t been there go and check it out, I thought it was a zoo but when I was there you realise it’s not actually a Zoo. It’s an amazing place and I got to see some animals that I would never expect to see in Yorkshire… Polar Bears! YES! In Yorkshire!

Have a look at the website: https://yorkshirewildlifepark.com/ It’s well worth the £15 entry fee, in fact I was tempted to buy an annual pass even if that meant I would only probably get to go once more in the year. The animals are so well cared for and in a weird way they actually look happy!

HIGHLIGHTS

Some of the highlights of my trip were: (in no particular order)

  •  Seeing the Polar Bears, Luckily when I got there there were two of them playing with each other in the large river that was in their enclosure. This was a pretty magical site. It got a lot better when further down as I was walking away another one came past and right underneath me. I said to myself there and then this is probably the first and last time I would get this close to a Polar Bear! Such amazing animals, so large and the paws are ridiculously big! 
  • Giraffes’s, 4 of them in the enclosure, I thought the first three that I saw were big but when the 4th one came out it overshadowed the others! So large! 
  • Wallaby – Walking through the Wallaby enclosure, getting up close and personal with them, I noticed a rather large one stood against the fence. (Early reading that baby Wallaby’s stay within the mothers pouch for months and don’t regularly make an appearance) It turned out it was a female who had a baby within the pouch… and guess what.. Yep the baby popped it’s head out for quite some time! Amazing!

It was a great day out and I would highly recommend going to see it if you can get a chance. This post might sound like I have never seen these types of animals before and that I’ve never been to a Zoo, well you would be wrong, I’ve been to quite a few but this one was different, very different and I’m not sure why. Go and give it a visit and see if you think the same!

VPS Server

I’ve recently moved all of my websites from #GoDaddy shared hosting to my own #VPS server. I wanted to run my own installation of #Confluence on a server rather than just keeping it local to my Macbook so I can access from anywhere.

This was a challenging couple of days as I had no idea what I was doing, from setting up #cPanel to configuring my own name servers and backing up / Migrating my data to the new server.

So far I think I have everything working as I expect I just need to decide what to do with some of the domain names I own now.

This is going to be my main blog, but I’m also thinking of starting up some of my other projects that have been and gone because I just didn’t have the time to get them up a running.

More to follow.

New Gallery Page

I’m finally starting to get this site coming together how I used to have my blog about 5 years ago before I deleted it.

I’ve just created my new #gallery page http://rzy.co/gallery – I won’t be putting every single photo I’ve taken in here but I will be putting a fair few. Still not sure if I want one large gallery or if I will be creating the page with different links to different events. Most likely the second one!

I’m still debating whether to do this or not as there are so many #SocialMedia platforms now where you can easily upload photos to such as #Instagram, #Flickr and even #Facebook. I use them all, I put different stuff on different platforms. It doesn’t even make sense where I put things, it just depends what I fancy using at the time.

I’m probably going to use the #Gallery for my all time favourite photos.

What do you think? What do you use your gallery for?