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My Irish Holiday 2019 – Part 3 Londonderry and Portrush

After we left the Giant’s Causeway and Belfast, we went to Londonderry (Derry). When we arrived in Londonderry, we went to a small house that was nice and cosy with an electric fire with images of flames on the front of it, and comfy couches.

When we left the house, we went to a bustraunt (a bus that had been converted into a restaurant) called Pyke ‘N’ Pommes, that was next to the river (Foyle).

The bustraunt

A statue next to the bustraunt

A bridge over the Foyle

There were really nice views over the river and terrific tacos to go with it. I had squid, steak and cauliflower tacos, which were all delicious!

Squid taco

Then we had a walk around the walls and saw the Peace Flame (unlit) and lots of murals. We also saw the Bloody Sunday Memorial.

The peace flame

The path leading up to the peace flame

A sign near the Bloody Sunday memorial

The Bloody Sunday Memorial

The next day, we went to a museum about the walls of Derry and why they were made.

The Walled City

A mural from when the wars were happening in Derry

The walls were built in 1613-1618. They were made to defend people who settled in Derry in the 17th century. There was lots of interesting information including a detailed timeline of the history of Derry.

Me next to a cannon on the Derry walls

Then we drove to Portstewart Strand, which is a beach over 2 miles long. We wanted to go for a nice walk over the beach, however we couldn’t as it was raining really hard!! Instead, we went and had some delicious bread and Camembert-like cheese in a restaurant called Harry’s shack nearby.

Harry’s shack

View from Harry’s shack

Afterwards, we went to Portrush, which is a town near Portstewart Strand, where we went to a nice house for the night.

Portrush sign

It was a really nice house and was very homely. We then went to a small amusement park where we played 2p machines for hours. We got lots of tickets and cashed them in for a BB-8 lamp. We also went on the wheel outside a few times and we saw some nice views over Portrush.

The amusement park

The wheel

Me on the wheel

BB-8 light

BB-8 light

It’s really nice and looks amazing on my wall!

BB-8 in my room

BB-8 in my room (slightly better quality)

Then we went for a walk along the coast and saw dolphins! They were quite far away behind a canoe. They were really cute and looked amazing!

A view of the coast from when we were looking at dolphins.

Me on the rocks on the coastline when we were looking at dolphins.

We then went to a nice tapas restaurant for tea and had lots of lovely food including oysters and mussels.

Some really nice tapas

Sadly, we had to leave the next day to drive back to Dublin and get on the ferry to home.

When we got off the ferry, we went to a really nice fish and chip restaurant called Enochs in Wales. It was really tasty and I loved the hake that we had along with some amazing chips, fantastic frickles ( battered pickled gherkins) and mushy peas.

Fish and chips at Enochs

Some frickles at Enochs

This is the end of my lovely holiday in Ireland and I loved it all. Ireland is a place that I definitely want to go back to.

My Irish Holiday 2019 Part 2 – Belfast

When we left Dublin, we drove over the border to Northern Ireland and went to Belfast. Once in Belfast, we went to a flat with the most comfortable beds that I’ve ever slept in!

From the flat, we could see some H&W cranes, which I learnt were shipyards and that the Titanic was made in one of them! They are enormous and look really cool.

H&W shipyard in the distance then went to Crumlin Road Gaol, which is now a museum after it closed.

The gaol

Me as a prisoner

Stocks at the gaol

When we went in the museum, I got locked in a holding cell and was stuck in a tiny enclosed space. Then we went into a tunnel which led under Crumlin Road and to the court building.

In the underground tunnel

Out of the tunnel, we went up to the Governor’s office where we saw the Centre Circle where all of the wings join together next to the Governor’s office.

Circle where the wings meet

We then went down the C wing and saw where prisoners would live, eat and work.

Wing C

If prisoners weren’t behaving, then they got beat with a birch rod 18 times if they were under 18, or if they were over 18 they could be hit by the cat o’ nine tails (the cat) or the birch rod 36 times. The cat was a rod made of nine ropes of cotton twisted together. It was a type of whip. There were some old army vehicles outside as well.

Military helicopter

We then went to a restaurant called Mourne Seafood Bar, where I had langoustines, a lobster burger and a buttermilk panna cotta with strawberries and really crumbly shortbread.


Lobster burger

When we were going back to our flat, we saw lots of murals on the walls of houses and other buildings.

A mural

A mural

The next day, we went to the Titanic Belfast Experience.

Titanic Belfast

There were lots of parts of it including the makers Harland and Wolff and how they made it. It took over 10 months to decorate the inside of the Titanic with furniture, carpets, etc. We also went in a 360° cinema to take us on a tour of the Titanic in her beauty days. After she set off from Dublin she went to Southampton then to Cherbourg, France and then to Cobh, Republic of Ireland then the bottom of the ocean when she sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean. We went in a cable car and had a look around a shipyard that was built into the museum. Finally we went to the cinema and saw what she’s like today, resting under the ocean.

A map of where the Titanic was made in the shipyard

View of where the Titanic was put into the water from the Titanic Belfast Experience

H&W logo

Me using a morse code telegraph transmitter

When we got back to the apartment I saw the film Titanic for the first time.


The next day, we left for Londonderry, but on the way we went to the Dark Hedges and the Giant’s Causeway. The Dark Hedges are made up of beech trees and look really interesting.

The Dark Hedges

The Giant’s Causeway is only 12 miles from Scotland and if it’s a clear day you can even see part of Scotland from the Giant’s Causeway. The Giant’s Causeway is a lot of hexagonal shaped rocks that were made from lava fissures but look like they have giant’s features in them. The main giant was called Finn McCool and got into a fight, which was how the Causeway was made. He had a camel as well to ride home on. It was really interesting and I would love to go back again.

Giant’s Causeway welcome stone

Lots of stones

Me with a view of the sea behind

More basalt columns in different colours next to the sea

Me climbing on some basalt columns

Some basalt columns

Finn McCool’s Camel

To find out what happened in Londonderry and Portrush visit my blog again next week!

My Irish Holiday 2019 Part 1 – Dublin

The other day after breakfast, we went on a drive to Holyhead in Wales. Holyhead is a port where we got a ferry to Dublin.

The top of the ferry with the Irish Ferries logo

Me on the open deck of the ferry

When we got to Dublin, we went to a villa near the port called Villa Maria. It had a garden, pool table, air hockey table, darts + board and a beach at the end of the road. It was really nice and we stayed there for three days.

Me and Georgia playing air hockey

Inside Villa Maria

Inside Villa Maria

The outside of Villa Maria

The view from the villa

Then we went to a restaurant called Stoop Your Head. We had some really nice mussels and seafood. I loved it all.

The mussels at Stoop Your Head

Then, the next day we went to the Guinness storehouse, where we got to see how beer’s produced and the different steps of making it. We also saw where customers can taste new beers that aren’t out to the public. Then we saw lots of Guinness adverts that had come and gone. There was a 360 degree bar at the top of the building where you could see over Dublin.

Outside Guinness Storehouse

An advert inside the advertising section

Barrell pyramid inside the storehouse

Me drinking some guinness from the back of a tortoise

In the afternoon, we went to The Little Museum of Dublin, where we got told about Dublin’s past and how the Republic of Ireland formed.

Me using an old 2p machine in the Little Museum of Dublin

The next day, we went to a market in the city centre for a delicious lamb sandwich and a cronut (half croissant and half donut). There was also a cheese stall (all homemade cheeses) and a bakers.

My delicious cronut

Then we went to the National Leprechaun Museum where we learnt that leprechauns didn’t wear green, but brown and red! We then went through a magic tunnel where we shrunk to the size of leprechauns. We then went into a normal sized room (for humans) where there was giant furniture (normal human-sized) for us to play on.

Me on a giant armchair

We then went into a room where we learnt about the wars between humans and pixies and how we won.

The screen that told us all about the human-pixie wars and how we won it.

Picture of where the fairies were in Ireland

Then, we went to a dim sum restaurant called Lucky Tortoise, where we had lots of nice food before we went back to Villa Maria.

Lucky Tortoise food

Food at the Lucky Tortoise

The next day, we went rock pooling on the beach and saw some interesting creatures, like razor clams and mussels.

Me rockpooling

Me climbing up a rock wall

Me climbing up some rocks

Me standing on some rocks

Then before we left to go to Belfast, we went and got an ice cream from an old parlour near Stoop Your Head. I had an orange flavoured ice cream that was unusual and tasty.

The view when we were having our ice creams

Me standing on the harbour fence

A climbing pole to save people drowning at sea


To find out what happened in Belfast come back next week to read my next blog.

My Buttony Birthday – 2019

On my birthday, when I woke up I ate a delicious breakfast of a baked peanut butter pancake. I loved it.

My peanut butter baked pancake

Afterwards, I opened my present and got a lot of amazing things. Here are just a few of my favourites.

  1. A new pair of headphones
  2. Some fun games such as ColourBrain (You have 11 colour cards and have to answer a question with 1 or more colour cards. An example question would be ‘What colour is the lid of  a Marmite jar?’or ‘What colour is Mace Windu’s lightsaber in Star Wars’)
  3. LEGO sets such as a Forklift and Tow truck
  4. Sphero Chariot (For information about a Sphero click here) (A sphero chariot is a car for a sphero to drive.)
  5. Lots of exciting books such as My Cousin is a Time Traveller and The Train to Impossible Places

Me with my balloon and presents

Then we went to the train station to take a train to Sheffield, unluckily for us, the train we were supposed to be on was cancelled because of the extremely high temperature. It was the highest recorded temperature in the UK.

We went and had a drink in the bar next door, whilst playing a game of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Top Trumps that I got for my birthday.

When we arrived in Sheffield, we went to the National Videogame Museum (NVM). It was the Summer of Buttons. The Summer of Buttons is where there’s a workshop on how to make a button, (like a controller for a video game) and other button themed things like a 4-player Pac-Man.

4-player Pac-Man

They had loads of old arcade games and some newer modern games. It was a brilliant place. I got to play Miss Pac-man, which is the same as normal Pac-man but Pac-man is a woman and has a bow on her head. I also got to play Donkey Kong and the original Tetris! I loved the NVM and want to go back.

Sonic games on a Megadrive and other consoles

Me with Sonic the Hedgehog

Me playing a gravity game

Some other old games

Me playing a light game

Then we went to Tamatanga which is an indian restaurant. I had lots of small dishes that tasted very nice and were new to me. My favourite dishes were the prawn tempura and the Gunpowder Paneer. I also had a pistachio lassi to drink. It was unusual and very tasty.

Tamatanga dishes

When we got back I saw my amazing cake. It was a Minecraft cake.(For a blog about Minecraft click here.) It had a pig, creeper and lots of TNT. A creeper is what Notch(the developer of Minecraft) accidentally created when trying to make a pig. They run towards you, sizzle then blow up in  your face if you don’t kill it fast enough. It was an extremely tasty cake! Probably the best I’ve ever seen and eaten!🎂😋

My recreation of the cake on Minecraft

The cake with candles

Me holding the cake

II had an amazing birthday and loved every minute of it.

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.


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.



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.


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


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

white castle

The island’s peacocks were beautiful and shy.


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.



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.

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!


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.


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.


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.


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 Trip to London

On Sunday 14th August when we arrived in London we travelled on the Underground to see the London Eye.London eye 2

London eye

London eye

Then went to a food market to have some drinks then we went through Chinatown and Trafalgar Square and found a BFG dream jar from the BFG dream jar trial these are the ones we found:

  • I dream of the universe by Professer Stephen Hawking
  • A dreamy dancers dream by Karon Elson
  • A stitch in time saves nine by Jenny Packham
  • Healthy start, happier lives: RB:
  • City of dreams Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
  • For the love of animals: Simon Cowell
  • Believe in extraordinary by Team GB
  • For the love of the hedgehog by Zoella
  • Theatre of dreams by Tim Minchin
    This a BFG dream jar

    This a BFG dream jar

    This another dream jar that we saw

    This another dream jar that we saw

Here is the BFG Dream jar map and checklist. Then we arrived at…M&M’s world stuffed full of M&M things like pillows, cups, key rings, magnets, tennis balls and personalised stuff and  it even has a giant wall of chocolate where you can create your own M&M’S selection from over 100 choices.

M&M world

M&M world

M&M men

M&M men

After then we went to Hamleys and I bought a Find It London book and a LEG0 minifigure.



A Queen made of LEG0

A Queen made of LEG0

After that we went to Buckingham palace and saw some of the royal guards and then we went to Downing street but could only see gates.

Then we went for tea at Bibimbap, which is a Korean restaurant for starters I had some fried chicken, kimchi, kimchi pancakes and dumplings.





For my main course I had a rice bowl called Bibimbap.

Bibimbap rice bowl

Bibimbap rice bowl

It was really nice.

Then on the way to Piccadilly circus we saw the BT Tower. When we arrived at Piccadilly circus we saw the statue of Eros which is actually called Anteros.

Picadilly circus

Picadilly circus

The next day we went on the London Eye and when we were at the top there were lots of really good views and you could see for 25 miles. The London Eye is 350 metres high.

London eye views

London eye views

London eye view 2 London eye view 3Then we went to The Tower Bridge and went inside to the walkways and there was a glass floor to walk across and stand on and look down below to the river Thames.

The glass floor on the Tower Bridge

The glass floor on the Tower Bridge

After that we went to Borough Market and bought some doughnuts, which are said to be the NICEST IN THE WORLD. They were the best I ever had.

Borough market Doughnut

Borough market Doughnut

Afterwards we went to Monument which is a  memorial to the Great Fire of London and has 311 spiral steps which was really difficult to climb up. There were loads of great views from the viewing platform.

The Monument stairs

The Monument stairs

The information on The Monument

The information on The Monument

Then we went to see St. Pauls Cathedral with it’s enormous dome.

St. Pauls Cathedrals.

St. Pauls Cathedrals.

After that we went to Brewdog for dinner and had some pizzas. Afterwards we went to Kensington Gardens and Covent Garden.

I love LONDON!!!!!

This a souvenir I bought from the London eye gift shop.

London eye souvenir

London eye souvenir

The Hinds Head

The day before we went to LegoLand we went to The Hinds Head in Bray, which is one of Heston Bluementhal’s restaurants.

Hinds Head

I ordered an Apple juice to drink,  whilst we looked at the menu.

For starters I had a Scotch Egg, when I cut inside, the yolk was really nice and runny.

Scotch Egg

For my main course I had a cottage pie which was really delicious.

Cottage pie

We also got some sides to share which were a heritage tomato salad, smoked green beans and buttered carrots.


For dessert I had an elderflower sorbet and some cheesecake and we shared a cheeseboard.



When we got the bill they brought us dark chocolate orange and caraway seed truffle.

When we were waiting to leave we were talking to the man behind the bar, who gave us some of Heston’s special chocolates which looked like stones- I thought he was tricking us and making us eat stones but they were really nice chocolates!

chocolate stones

chocolate stones

I really enjoyed going to The Hinds Head and would love to go again.

It’s the best restaurant I’ve ever been to!

My Brilliant Half Term


Rivington Pike

On Monday we went to Rivington Pike up to the top and I only had one rest on the whole journey which was at the top of the Pike, so I was exhausted by the time I got to the top! The view was the best I’d ever seen it I could see so far out!

This is the view from the pike.

This is the view from the pike.

We were going back down the Pike, but  we went a different way I’d never been before. At last we were at the bottom of the Pike and then we went and had a drink in the Great Hall Barn and I had a hot chocolate. Mmmm! 🙂


Grandad Comes

On Tuesday Grandad came to babysit and bought us each a Galaxy Chocolate Flurry that was delicious. After tea we played a game of Bugs In The Kitchen and two games of Monopoly Deal.


On Wednesday we watched ” Honey, I Shrunk The Kid”, which was really good I’m really looking forward to watching the next one “Honey, I Blew Up The Kids “.


 Spending WHSmith £20 Gift Card

On Friday we went to WHSmith in Manchester to spend our £20 Gift Cards from Uncle Bob Auntie Lauren and Brandon. First we went to Debenhams for Georgia to spend her £25 voucher and I looked at a lot of things that I really liked there were so many of them!

Then we went to WHSmith and I bought three books for the price of two which were The Person Controller, Tom Gates Everything’s Amazing (sort of), Tom Gates Genius Ideas (mostly) and a Brainbox The World.


Afterwards we went to BrewDog and I started reading Tom Gates Everything’s Amazing (sort of) and had a apple fritz which was delicious.

Yard And Coop

After that we went out for tea at Yard and Coop and we had buttermilk fried chicken, sweet potato chips and normal chips and sauce for mains, I had a Mama Mia sauce which is just an Italian pasta sauce which was really nice.

My buttermilk fried chicken, sauce and sweet potato chips

My buttermilk fried chicken, sauce and sweet potato chips

Our sides were Not chicken which is Halloumi in breadcrumbs, slaw and amazeballs which are corn balls.

The amazeballs and slaw

The amazeballs and slaw

For dessert we had two brownies which were amazing.

The brownie

The brownie

I really enjoyed the whole of my half term and would love to do everything again! The buttermilk fried chicken was delicious and so were all the sides, Friday was probably the best day of the whole week and Yard and Coop was probably the best thing!!!