Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A Visit To The Beach!

Yesterday we went to the beach. It is about an hour's drive from us. Unfortunately I didn't get any photos. :(
It was very fun. We swam for a while. I don't normally play on the beach, but I love to swim! It was very cold in the water. It was supposed to be thirty eight degrees, but it heated up later, not when we were at the beach. While we were there it was about twenty eight degrees. But the cold water didn't bother me! (until I had to get out because I was too cold!)
When we finished our swimming, we walked along the beach a little to get back to the car. We found lots of interesting things on our walk; more things than we've found in one little walk, I think!
We found washed up squid eggs. We found washed up shark egg sacks. And we found a sea sponge and some cool bits of coral. We also found a strange orange thing, and we aren't sure what it is.
We went to the fish and chip shop, but it was too expensive. So Dad said we would get sushi instead. We didn't end up getting that, either, because Dad sort of lost his way and we ended up deciding on fast food. The place that we went to was being renovated, so..we finally made smoked salmon sandwiches. It had been a great day.
Here are some photos of the things I brought back. I'm sorry the one of the shark's egg sack was so bad.

 This is the egg sack. There were a lot of them washed up on the beach.

Thank you for reading! :)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Bullet Journaling!

I have just started a new project: Bullet Journaling! Mum bought me an art book, and we've looked at some videos. It's really fun. I like the sort of bullet journaling where you choose a theme, like in one of the videos we watched, and then draw it. You write down the theme at the top of the page, such as "Desserts" (which I will do in the future) and then draw all different desserts below!
Here are some of my drawings. I have done Tasty Foods, Christmas Things, My Favourite Fruit, Birds, and another which wasn't so good.

 Which is your favourite? Thank you for visiting my blog! :)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Riddles And Stories!

I like making up stories. Right now I am making one about a little girl who needs to rescue her father, who was put in a prison. I also make up rhyming stories. Those are always short and more like children's stories. I have made up a few poems and riddles, which are rhyming, too. Here is one I wrote today.

I had a dog, his name was Stripe. His favourite foods were beef and tripe.
He was fun and he was good, he would help me, if he could,
With the things that I would do. He liked balls and dog toys too.
One day as I was playing, and all the hens were laying,
My mother called me back, to the house to fetch my pack.
When I came back out, Stripe was having a pout.
"I want to be a tiger," he said. "And sleep upon a forest bed!
I want to have a loud loud roar, and have more stripes; lots lots more!
It's not fair on me, poor Stripe! When I would like to choose my type,
And be a loudly roaring cat. Instead of being like a rat,
So tiny and helpless and well behaved," my poor silly Stripe ranted and raved.
I was cross at his bad behaviour, but I did not let my little voice waver,
As I said, "You silly dog! You are in the fog!"
"I am?" asked Stripe, sitting up.
"Yes you are, you are only a pup!"
And finally he did decide, that he had a very wide,
Range of things to do.
"I'm glad I don't moo," he said. "Or baa.
And I'm glad I can run very far, like a tiger would!
And anyway I could, just be content with dog!
Thank you for getting me out of the fog!"

Well, that's one. I've written so many! Here is another one. It's called Through The Seasons. I am going to self-publish it and try selling it to a library, soon. I'm just drawing the pictures for it.

In January we swim and play, we eat ice-cream too. And when it isn't so very hot I'd like to visit the zoo. I'll see giraffes and tigers, and lions as well. After I go to the zoo, I'll have many stories to tell. In February we go on holiday with Mummy and Daddy. I build sandcastles on the beach, with the help of my sister Maddy. In March I go to the play-ground, and hear the really lovely sound, of a magpie in a tree. When I go down the slide, just hear my very loud, “Wheeeee!”
In April we have lots of fun, playing in the Autumn sun. The leaves are falling on the ground, watch me jump into that mound! May, hip-hip-hooray! It's the month of my birthday! We're eating enormous slices of cake, just see the really big bites I take! It's the first of June today, and we're baking biscuits on a big big tray. They're chocolate chip biscuits, really yummy! I like making them with Mummy. It's very very cold now, for it's the middle of July. We're playing with our dress-ups, with lots of funny outfits, like a big red tie.
August now, and we visit a mountain with lots of snow. We're even making a snowman tomorrow. We'll put a big carrot for his nose and pebbles for his eyes. He'll have three balls of snow for his body, he'll be a very good size.
September now and my sister plays trains with me, and soon I'll help Mum make her tea. The birds have a nest in our tree, I hope soon they have chicks that I can see!
October is a lovely month full of sun and flowers. The garden is very nice, for we've been having lots of showers. Today we're having a picnic in the park. Somewhere not far off, I can hear the call of a lark. November is here, and with it a baby brother! He looks quite a lot like my lovely mother. We're trying to think of a name for him, we're thinking that maybe his name shall be Tim.
Now it is December, and Christmas is today! We lay the baby Jesus in the rough
yellow hay. Lots of presents lie around the tree, there are quite a few that are just for me! What a year! We've had Christmas and birthdays, and even a baby brother! It's been such a lovely year, I just can't wait for another!

I might fix that one up a little.
Here are some riddles I have made up, too. The answers are at the bottom of the page. There are actually a couple of answers that fit for the first one.

1. It is a home, but very funny. It cannot be bought for any money. 
It is warm but very dirty. It can be home to over thirty. 
Babies huddle close together, never fearing of the weather.

2. Blue waves with white foam, very very far from home. 
    There is not a beach to be seen, never ever any green. (as in greenish water)

Thanks for reading! :)

1. Rabbit burrow, rat hole.

2. Sky.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Meet My Rats.

A while ago, my dad got me two pet rats. It is better to get two, or you have to play with them more, they might get a bit lonely, and they would like a buddy to snuggle up to!
They are male rats. They are very young. I got them near the end of August, and they were nine weeks old. They were some of my eleventh birthday presents. 
They are very, very cute, and they like to snuggle up to me. They have a cage with three stories. They love to have boxes to sleep in when it's cold, and I fill them with tissues or polyester. I put hay in their cage, and they can sleep on that too. Their names are Sammy and Benjy. Sammy is the lighter one; and Benjy is darker. 
They eat all different things, and they don't care what they have, most of the time. I feed them rabbit pellets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 
It is hard to get photos of them because they move around a lot. Rats can swim, but mine just don't like getting in water. They still play fight, even though rats normally stop when they are fairly young. 
This is Sammy, drinking from his water bottle!





Just to give you an idea of what they do when you come outside…..

They like sitting up on my shoulder, too. They like chewing things, if you put them in their cage.
They are super cute! I took these photos today, but since I got the rats, they have grown a lot!
Thanks for reading! :)