THE PENGUIN PORTHOLE // simple pleasures

Big Sis London Zoo viewing window

They say a picture says a thousand words, and I reckon this is even more true with children.

They haven’t learned yet to hide their emotions, so everything they feel is written right there on their faces. I think that’s what I love the most about being a mum, being privy to that all the wonder and delight they see in the world.

It reminds me to truly appreciate the small things – the clouds in the sky, the fragrance of a wildflower, singing when a favourite song comes on the radio, and laughing – loudly, and as often as possible.

On this day Big Sis and I had visited the LONDON ZOO for the premiere of a Barbie film. Afterwards, we were allowed to explore the zoo, and I took this by the penguin viewing window. Big Sis had just seen one swimming past and I managed to capture her sheer delight.

Simple pleasures. 

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4 Comments

  1. What a fantastic shot! Love it! xx

  2. Looks like a modelling photo. Would love to know what was happening.

  3. Kim Carberry - August 19, 2013 reply

    Great photo x

  4. Coombe Mill (Fiona) - August 20, 2013 reply

    Great shot with the blue backdrop.

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