Honest, bubbly and an all-round nice monkey Maarten is looking for love in the form of an adoption at Drusillas Park this Valentine’s Day.
As one of the only animals at the park without an adopter, keepers have put the 6-year-old Colobus monkey in the local lonely hearts column to find him a perfect match.
Head Keeper, Sophie Leadbitter, said: “Obviously Maarten is loved by his keepers and visitors alike, but it’s heart-breaking for us to see his empty adoption plaque outside his enclosure every day.”
On 10th February, Chakra Riverside will host an innovative one-off supper club with Guest Chef Saurav Nath, formerly of Benares and Gymkhana. Guests will start the evening with a welcome glass of fizz before diving into the tempting four course menu. Highlights include Lobster Avocado (curry leaf infused Lobster meat with soft avocado mouse and salmon caviar), Kekra Shankhi Machali (Steamed Devon crab samosa with butter poached Atlantic scallop with red coconut masala and lemongrass oil), and a tasty Lamb Biryani with fresh mint raita and homemade mint chutney.
This Valentine’s Day, love birds can enjoy a visit to the birthplace of one of the most romantic pieces of literature of all time, Romeo and Juliet, and explore Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon on a three-day tour with Rabbie’s (www.rabbies.com).