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Isle of Man

Yesterday I went on a ferry to the Isle of Man.  This is an island between England and Ireland.  It has a red flag with three legs on it.

First we went to a big red waterwheel.  It was called Lady Isabella. It was huge and I got wet when we were climbing to the top.

Then we went to a Victorian house.  There was an activity trail and I got a ladybird backpack with a skipping rope, a magnifying glass and a kaleidoscope in it.  We had to go around the garden and find different animal pictures. There were also real sheep that were brown and had lots of horns (Devil Sheep! – Ed.).

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Today I went to a beach and Peel Castle.  On the way we had an ice cream and a magician served it.  He did two magic tricks. He made a pen lid appear in his ear, and a rubber band pass through another rubber band!  Peel Castle was very old.

Then we went to the Sound where we saw the Calf of Man (a little island) and we saw seals in the water!

Then we went to Castletown and saw Castle Rushen. The castle had lots of fake people set up from the past.  In the Medieval room there were lots of tapestrys on the wall and we saw people eating a peacock.   They used their fingers and stale bread for plates.

Tomorrow we go back to England.

 

Ballygally

Yesterday the car was broken (a mere flesh wound, Ed.), so we had to take it to a Landrover Spares place.  After it was fixed we went to the DARK HEDGES. (scary voice).

The trees were all shaped differently and were funny.  The sign said it was the 5th best, beautiful tree tunnel in the world. They were beech trees and are about 200 years old.

After this we went to the Giant’s Causeway.  The stones had 5 or 6 edges and are made of basalt, which is heavier than a cube of chalk.  We walked to the causeway and could climb on the stones.  It was fun.

We had a pirate lunch at The Smugglers Inn. I had sausages, beans and mash, and it was called the ScoobyDoo.

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Then we went to Ballygally and stayed at our friend Rob’s house.  His house was amazing. It had a stream running through it, a trampoline, 3 different swings and a mud kitchen.  My favourite was the bucket swing, and I liked the mud kitchen.

 

Around Galway

Today I am writing from a stone.
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Did you know yesterday I went to the Cliffs of Moher.  They were ok,  with a good view but we didn’t see any puffins.  Did you know the Cliffs of Moher are in the movie: The Princess Bride!

Yesterday we also went to a beach.  Genevieve and Mummy made a sand castle with a moat.  I made one myself.  I made a door with white stones and there was a trapdoor to catch robbers.

Today I was in Galway.  In Galway we went to the Aquarium.  We saw a blue lobster.  Did you know lobsters have 2 claws, a crusher and a cutter. We also saw some starfish and a big conger eels.  My favourite thing was the orange octopus.  An octopus has no bones and can change colour.

Last we went to Brigits Garden where there was a fun fairy trail, with swinging wooden seats hanging from trees.

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Tower of London

Today I went to the Tower of London with my sister Vivi and daddy. Before we did anything we had a choclate muffin with our friend Brett. To get the Tower of London we had to go on two tubes and one train.

First we went to see the crown jewels we saw the Queens crown it is purple and sparkly. We saw lots of golden crowns for diffrent Kings and Queens.

We also saw Traitors gate. If  you were naughty you would be jailed for four weeks. Then you would go to Traitors gate to catch a boat to get your head chopped off!

Next we saw wire statues and ravens. Last we climbed the White Tower at the top I saw a pretend dragon with red eyes.

My day at the Aquarium

Yesterday I went to the London Aquarium with my sister Vivi and daddy. To get there we went on one train and two tubes. When we were there we saw starfish and puffer fish first. After that we saw penguins. They live in a really cold part of the Aquarium. They are birds but they can swim really fast. there were lots of different colours of jellyfish in tanks. They had long stingers to catch prey. Next we saw a whale skeleton it was big and scary in a big tank with lots of fish and sharks. Last we saw a baby sting ray and had McDonalds for lunch.