Sparrow at Heart

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. Lin Yutang

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I was every so slightly fearful after the stunt I pulled sending K on a wild goose chase last year for Father’s day.  I should have know my gentle hearted husband couldn’t do anything as cruel as sending me through the streets of Pretoria with only a  list of new street names.

Instead I was treated to breakfast and an outing to the Monte Casino Bird Gardens.


I have to admit I’m not a big bird fan, in general.  (Sparrows aside.)  My general thought pattern is – why should I pay to see birds – if I can go to a zoo and see so much more.  However to say I was pleasantly surprised, would be an understatement.  We were thoroughly entertained from the moment we walked into the gardens until the moment we left.


Feeding the brightly coloured Rainbow Lorikeets nectar was awesome.  Oli got a bit of a fright when the bird climbed on him and a couple of ears (and even my earring) was nibbled.  What amazing little creatures!

Logan and birds

The flight of Fantasy bird show was educational and entertaining all in one.  I can honestly say Oliver the Pelican was the highlight of the day for me.  Well maybe that together with the joy and awe on the faces of my boys while they learnt and played between the birds.

Logan and Oliver photo

WD & Logan photo

Thank you to my awesome Husband for making the day truly memorable.  I can honestly say I know I am valued and loved every day, not only on the day set aside to celebrate it.  But I do love the celebration involved in Mother’s day!


Author: Alet Swart

Gauteng based boy-mama and blogger. Passionate about self-development & learning. A21 Volunteer. Empowered by Grace.

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