Category Archives: Days Out

Fantastic Foxton Locks

A few months ago,  we went to Foxton Locks for a picnic. It was beautiful weather and was quite busy. I opened a few locks for different barges; it was really tricky.

view of Foxton Locks

 

There is a museum there as well that has a coal game in where you have to put the coal in an engine to move the boat forward. If you don’t put enough in, you have to start again. It also has things that explain how locks work and a barge that you can go in to listen to a story. I really like the Foxton Locks museum.

inside a barge at the museum.

I really enjoyed my time at Foxton Locks and want to be a lock keeper one day.

Foxton Inn

barges

My Grand Trip to Germany 🇩🇪 – Part Two

 

This is the second blog the first one is here.

The next day we went to the Jewish memorial for the murdered jews of Europe. It was about World War 2 and had lots of facts and extracts from letters and diaries. Then we went to get some falafels from Da-Da: they were delicious!😋 After that, we went to Princess Cheesecake for some…cheesecake! I had a blueberry cheesecake; it was delicious! I also had some homemade lemonade. When we had finished our cheesecake, we went to Checkpoint Charlie which had helped over 5,075 people cross from East Germany to West Germany. The office even had a man wearing a uniform outside! Then we went to the Deutsches Currywurst Museum. It was really interesting! I had a quiz to do and got most of it correct. Then for tea we went to BRLO a really nice restaurant and brewery.

The day after, we went to the Computerspielemuseum which is a computer game museum. They had loads of computer games on display; many of them were English. Most of them you were allowed to play, however others were just for looking at.

pac-man

ps4

video cube

When we had had enough of computer games we went to Sheeso for some delicious burgers. I had a cheeseburger. It was mouth-watering.

Sadly, it was the last day of the holiday we had one of the best things to do… go to the Reichstag, the German parliament building. As we went up the dome I had an amazing panoramic view of Berlin. You could see right to the edge of the city, it was terrific!!! Then we went to the zoo. Here are some of the animals we saw.

penguins

Then we went to Seaside for our tea .We had fish and it was all laid out on the counter so you could just ask for that to be cooked. We had load of fish.

oysters

 

Sadly, that was the last day of the holiday. I loved it in Germany and want to go back. This was probably the best holiday ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Grand Trip to Germany Part 1

In the summer holidays, I went on a fantastic holiday to Germany 🇩🇪 here are the highlights:

Day 1

When we arrived in Germany, rented a car and went to a lake beach.

lake

We relaxed for a bit, then we went to a park called britzer garten. I got into a load of water sprays and got soaked, then we had a wiener (Pronounced v-ee-n-ur.) A wiener is a hot dog.

park

park

When we got in the car  we were all looking forward to having a schnitzel.

After the park, we went to Felix Austria, a place for delicious schnitzels. Then we went to our apartment with our bellies full up of schnitzels.

schnitzels

Day 2

The next day, we went to a Peacock Island ( Pfaueninsel) and we had to get on a boat to get to the island.

sign to peacock island

boat

On the island, we had a picnic and went into a white castle.

white castle

The island’s peacocks were beautiful and shy.

peacock

peacock and me

peacock and me

When we went back to main land we went to the apartment for a bit and then went to The Bird for burgers. They were delicious. Afterwards, we went to BrewDog for a few drinks.

Day 3

We went to Mount Mitte, which was a really high climbing thing, and I really enjoyed it!

After that we went to a fast food restaurant to have currywurst (pronounced curry-vurst) – a sausage covered in curry sauce  – YUM.

Next we went to Stone Brewing to go on a brewery tour.

stone

 

The restaurant was really fancy with fans and trees everywhere. One table was even carved into a tree. The food was really nice.

Day 4

We went to the wall museum on the fourth day and learnt about the German division.

wall museum

Later onwards, we went to Mogg & Melzer a jewish restaurant and had some delicious sandwiches.

Afterwards, we went up the Berlin TV Tower and got some amazing panoramic views of Berlin.

lift shaft

Then, we went to see part of the wall that was left up. For tea we went to a street food festival and had currywurst.

That’s it for now but I’ll be back soon with the next few days in Germany.

Star Wars Identities the Exhibition the O2

We went to London for STAR WARS IDENTITIES THE EXHIBITION at the O2 in London.

The O2

We had to wear a wristband and a headset. The wristband was so we could find out which Star Wars hero we related to the most; I was an Ewok and I chose to fight for the light side. Georgia was also an Ewok fighting as a bounty hunter for the light side. The headset was so we could listen to facts about Star Wars and some extracts. I really enjoyed the exhibition and looking at different designs of things and people from the past. There were also some models that had been used in the films and some costumes worn by the actors. There were also really cool pictures outside.

Cool pictures

 

Afterwards, we went for delicious bagels from Beigel Bake. It had on pickles and salt beef with mustard.

Sherlock Maize Maze? The Wistow Maze

In the holidays, we went to the Wistow Maize Maze, which was shaped like Sherlock Holmes’ head with three miles of pathways.

Wistow maze

maize field

I really enjoyed it and we had to work out who buried treasure under the paths out of six suspects. We worked it out by drawing an item that the criminal was wearing off boards. I got them all down on my sheet using a maze pen.

maze pen

I also got the overall answer right.

Finished

After we finished the maze we did some other mazes, which were fun. The shape of the maze changes every year. These are some of the other years mazes:

rocket maze

HMS Belfast maze

Sherlock Holmes maze

BFG maze

I wonder what it will be next year?

I would love to go back next year.

My Terrific Tenth Birthday

After I’d opened my presents , we went to Milton Keynes and I went on a Helter-Skelter, which was quite high.

Me opening my presents

Helter Skelter

It was really fun. Then we went to YO Sushi for dinner, I really enjoyed grabbing food from the conveyor belts.

YO Sushi

After that, we went to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden. I had a quiz to do and there were chocolate doors into the Solo gallery, where you can find out about his childhood.

Wonka chocolate doors

In the story centre, I made my own movie with figurines. In the Upper Babbling room, which is a craft room, I made a snail in a jar. Afterwards we did the village and countryside trails, the countryside trail through the woods and through a field was amazing, there were grasshoppers everywhere. It was very relaxing!

view

The woods were the ones that inspired Fantastic Mr Fox, The Minpins and Danny the Champion of the World. Along the high street were some old-fashioned pumps that inspired Danny the champion of the World The library inspired Matilda and the crown house Sophie’s “norphanage”. We also went and looked at Roald Dahl’s grave.

When we had finished the trails we went to the Black Horse for tea, I had a delumptiosly, scrumdiddlyumptious pheasant and mushroom pie.😋

Back home, I was shown my scrumdiddlyumptious IRN BRU cake🎂, it was the best cake🍰 I’d ever had!!

Thanks for all your presents, I loved them all! Hope to see you all again soon.

Leeds

In the Easter holidays I went to Leeds for a week, we stayed in a nice house. Then we went to BrewDog for tea and had Red’s barbecued food. I love Red’s.

brewdog / red’s menu

On the first day we went to Roundhay Park.

swing

There is a Tropical World, where you can see animals from all over the world. IT WAS AMAZING!!!! They also have a fun maze.

Tropical world maze

a fascinating tree

Then we went and had tea in an Indian restaurant called Bundobust and I had a nice drink I’d never heard of before called Chai.

Chai

My favourite bit of food was the okra fries, they look a bit like green chillies and were really delicious.

bundobust food

Then we went shopping, I got some clothes and Lego.

On the second day I played Monopoly for most of the day then I went to Nando’s with my Grandad, Mummy, Daddy and Georgia. Afterwards, I went to the cinema to watch the hilarious film of Beauty and the Beast.

 

The next day I was super happy because we went bowling and I won with 92 points! (I did have the bumpers up.) 🙂 😉

Then we went to the arcade and I got lots of prizes, played a game of air hockey, played Mario Kart together and spent ages on the two pence machines and me and Daddy won a red shoe.

I really enjoyed my time in Leeds and would love to go again.

My Crackery Christmas Day 2016

When I woke up in the morning I felt a tinge of excitement! It was Christmas Day and I had a stocking full of presents, with an extra one next to it. I opened the big one first and it was a Star Wars bin, my other presents were: a Star Wars light-up light saber, pirate badges, rubbers, a game where you have to put facial hair on a man using a magnetic stylus and loads of other cool stuff.

For breakfast we had a special christmas porridge, it was delicious!

Then, I got my presents off mummy and daddy, my favourite things were: a potato clock, books, a 3 in 1 set of Lego, a card game called Boggle Slam, where you have to change a word one letter at a time until you run out of cards.

my new pyjamas

presents

one of my books

After that, we had our traditional Christmas dinner (smoked salmon and watercress salad, which had orange in)

Afterwards, we went to grandma’s house for tea. My Auntie Lisa, Uncle Ryan and cousin Scarlett were already there. I got some more really good stuff like a Star Wars movie projector and star wars battle ships. I’m really bad at it.

Finally, we had Christmas tea, which was roast turkey, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, carrots, sprouts, parsnips and stuffing. I really liked it!😋

christmas tea-table

roast turkey

 For dessert we had christmas pudding and christmas cake. It was delectable.

christmas pudding

This christmas was absolutely brilliant!

Many thanks for everything you got me. I love everything.

Ecstatic Christmas Eve

Before dinner we went out to Manchester and took a tram to Didsbury Village (Middle Didsbury).

christmas lights

When we arrived I saw we were outside Solita, but then we went to it’s next door neighbour Hispi (a type of cabbage and a restaurant) I had apple juice and Ginger beer, whilst I looked at the menu. For starters I had a spiced pork and pistachio terrine, orange jelly and fruit bread, which was delicious.

pistachio and pork terrine, orange jelly and fruit bread

Then my main course was a celeriac with salad, which was the best I’d tasted.

celeriac

Our shared sides were, chips, carrots and red cabbage.

After that, for desserts I had some Eccles cake with vanilla Ice cream, parkin and butterscotch with vanilla ice cream and christmas pudding.

parkin

Eccles Cake

 All of it was delicious and I would love to go back, everything was really nice.

Then we took the tram back to manchester and went to Brewdog. There was unlimited pinball. I had loads of goes but I’m really bad at it but it is really fun.

pinball at brewdog

When we got back home I got a book and some new pyjamas. Then we watched the Simpsons, The Snowman and The Snowman and The Snowdog, whilst having my Malteser Teaser reindeer and a cadbury chocolate snowball. I can’t wait for Christmas morning.

Breathtaking Bonfire Night And My Spooky Halloween

On Halloween I went to the monster mash at my school in a werewolf costume and made a pumpkin.

my pumpkin

my pumpkin

me in my werewolf costume

me in my werewolf costume

On Bonfire night, we went to cafe Beermoth for a quick drink and tea and then we walked down to a tram station to take a tram to Heaton park. When we got there we wandered around trying to find the place where the bonfire display was, which was brilliant, then we watched some fabulous fireworks.

The bonfire with Guy Fawkes on

The bonfire with Guy Fawkes on

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Fireworks

Fireworks

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 It was all amazing. Sadly it was time to go.

It was the best Bonfire night EVER!