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The Library. October 20, 2010

Filed under: Book Reviews — cartwheelqueen @ 8:54 am

Recently we signed up to a library.  The library we go to is attached to a school so we hear the school bell every now and again, it made us jump and we thought the fire alarm had gone off!!! The first time we went to the library I brought out The Spook’s Apprentice, The Spook’s Curse, Midnight for Charlie Bone, and Magyk. The two Spook books are really good and I liked them a lot.  It didn’t take me long to finish the Spook books but I didn’t like Charlie Bone it was a bit boring and I never read Magyk. The second time we went to the Library I took out The Spook’s Secret, The Spook’s Battle, Anne Boleyn and Me and The Thief Lord.

I have really enjoyed going to the Library and the books I have been taking out have been really good

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A trip to Burghley House October 19, 2010

Filed under: Days Out — cartwheelqueen @ 8:51 am

Yesterday we went to Burghley House. Burghley House was built for Sir William Cecil who served Queen Elizabeth I in 1558 until 1587.  When we got to Burghey House we went how much it was to get into the Sculpture Gardens as we were walking up we crossed two pillar things there was a space between them and Maddy and Amelie pretended that it was an invisable gate and kept walking into it it was very funny. We decided that we weren’t going to go in the Sculpture Gardens so we decided to look about the grounds.

When we were walking there we saw some fungus they were massive we also saw some chesnut trees and lots of chesnuts. We saw lots of Deer while we were walking there were loads of them, some of the really big ones were looking at us and it was little bit scary. Josie didn’t like them and even Amelie was a bit scared.

We got to a bit where there were loads of trees and there was a sign saying “Old Park Trees can drop drop branches Be aware”  Mummy teased us because she said that i said “Old Park trees Beware” I asked why and Mummy said that they might mistake us for Orks like in lord of the rings. When we got to the sign Mummy took a picture it took a long time to persuade Amelie to come under the tree because she thought one of the branches might all on us while we were under it!

We  walked a bit further and there were these metal bars and we were doing Squat ons and starddle ons and that was quite fun. We found out why Oak trees are dying it because of compressian in the soil and the trees roots are getting squashed which was very intresting.

When we got back to the car we played a game with our scarves where someone was a horse and someone a rider and the horse had the scarf around their waist and the other person held onto the scarf and would be pulled around by the person being the horse.

I really enjoyed going to Burghley house and hopefully we’re going to do it again. Pictures are coming later!!!