Today we succeeded in going to Tropical World in Leeds and I took my sketchbook and camera. I was not prepared for the sauna like heat which was great and well worth the £3.30 entrance fee in itself. This was the plan in cold January a few months ago but we managed to pick a day when they were closed and so ended up at Leeds Museum again. Tropical World is a great place to go for drawing , there are a variety of animals and some are really slow moving which is ideal. I have not sketched from life (with all the storytelling going on) for a long time, so this was quite luxurious in fairly comfortable surrounds.