Highwire at Hobbledown

A couple of days ago I went to Hobbledown with my cousins.  There is a highwire course where you have to go on small boards and across wobbly bridges very high up.  I haven’t done anything like it before because I was too worried about falling or the rope snapping.  My cousin, Lucy, had been on it before so I knew she’d look after me.  For the first go she went first to show me what to do and on each platform she waited for me to get across.  I liked it a lot so we went on it 6 times in a row before lunch!

While we were doing the course the little ones, because they were too short, were bouncing on the bouncy pillows!  They both cheered us on.

After lunch Mummy and Auntie Helen went on it and they were SO SCARED!  They were very funny and kept hugging the posts so they didn’t fall off.  The course goes past the play equipment and there is window near the highwire ropes.  When we went past Rhiannon and Ben were sitting in there saying hello to us through the mesh!

I hope we can go again one day.


Haribo Marathoon!

Last week we went to Paris because my daddy was running the Paris marathon.  On the Saturday there was a kids race and it was sponsored by haribo.  At the race you had a to get a red t-shirt and a blue hat and then you had to wait around for ages until it was time to start.  I was in the 2nd race for 8-10year old and we had to run 2.2km which is just a little bit further than Junior parkrun.  My route went right up towards to the Eifel tower.  My little sister ran in the 5-7year old race and Mummy did it with her.  She had to run less than me.

At the end there was the haribo bear character doing highfives and it raced other children as they went through the line.  Then we had to walk up to get a medal and a bag of breakfast which was basically a banana, an orange juice, a cake, waffle thing and a bag of haribos!

On the Sunday it was time for daddy’s race.  He had been injured for 4 weeks before so we didn’t know how fast he would be.  We got lost trying to find where the runners were so we had to ask some French people for directions and then we heard the sound of big booms in the distance.  We guessed they were drummers so we followed the sound.  Eventually my sister spotted runners through some trees and we managed to find a place to watch.  There was anice lady next to us who was French but she had very good English.  Her husband was meant to be running but he was injured too.  Daddy soon came past and finished in 3hrs 25minutes which is slow for him, but very good because he tried his best.


Discover Archery

A few weeks ago at cubs, two people from Discover Archery came to visit.  We learned how to do archery.  We did some different tests such as shooting arrows into goals, shooting at discs and into bins.  Each activity was worth points and at the end they said that because I got the most points I was the winner.  My prize was the Cub of the Week trophy which I have already had before.  I even beat yr6s at archery and I am only yr3!

Here is a link to the website

My Junior Parkrun Reward

I have done 11 junior parkruns which equals a half marathon distance.  I was presented with a special wristband.  My sister got hers too. Junior parkrun is 2k and my pb is 10.25.  I have also recently done an adult parkrun with daddy.  I did very well and did 5k in 30.13.  My legs ached afterwards (but at least I ran it quicker than mummy can!)


All about my air hogs rollercopter!

In 2015 I wanted a really cool model for xmas,  a bit like a helicopter but it was called a SYMA X18 AIR HOGS ROLLERCOPTER.

At first, it didn’t seem to work so we watched loads of YouTube clips to find out how it worked. Then it started to fly!

One breakfast dad tried to fly it but it crash-landed into all his meddles. Because the propellers keep falling of we looked and looked for the propeller but it was nowhere!

We packed the RolerCopter away in its  box and put it on my bedroom shelf. Daddy ordered some propellers but they where the wrong ones!

Then he brought more but they were wrong but they still worked.



My Guinea Pigs

I have got two guinea pigs called Brambel and Smarty. Smarty is pale orange with a white patch on her head and nose. Brambel is black and white with a orange patch on her head.

Their favourite food is lettuce, coriander and parsley. Each day we give them a variety of food like lettuce, coriander, parsley, apple and carrot. Cutely, each day they squeak really  loudly for food. They come up to the fence to be fed from hand.

Smarty always steals food off of Brambel because she is still very scared when we pick her up, feed her or she hears loud sounds.

Here are some video clips of them exploring

fresh grass

Bramble in her maze

Washing line lettuce

The Magic Cloud

Chapter 1

Billy finds a magic cloud

One cold cloudy summer’s day, there lived a poor little 7 year old boy called Billy William the 4th. Sadly, Billy lived with his father in an old gloomy cottage because his mother died from the plague. Billy was very lonely because he had no brothers or sisters to play with. One day he was walking through Horsell Common to look for fire wood for his father when he saw a battered old newspaper under some twigs and leaves.  He bent to pick it up and saw the headline of “STOLEN NECKLACE” and a photograph of a pretty girl wearing it.  He suddenly got distracted by a cloud soaring across the sky.  He noticed that this cloud was no ordinary cloud… it was a magic cloud!

Chapter 2

Billy William the 4th catches the cloud

Billy decided to chase the cloud to see where it went, so he sprinted as fast as his little legs could carry him. He ran until the cloud stopped at a strange bush and shouted  “Guards open the secret bush gates!”  The cloud declared the guards to open the gates so loudly that the whole earth vibrated. Billy thought that there would be more clouds on the other side of the gates but there were not.  There were some deadly scorpions scuttling to greet the cloud back from its wild adventure and also some growling wolves. Billy could not believe the sight he saw of the shiny palace that had been revealed before him.  One of the wolves                                                                                                                             “Grrr hi Thomas, (for that was the name of the cloud) who is that HUMAN that you have brought back with you?

“Urh what human? I would never bring back any human,” Exclaimed Thomas                                                                          “Why do you have one behind you then?” replied the wolf                                                                                                              “Do I?”                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “YES!”                                                                                                                                                                                                          “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA guards GET ‘IM!” screamed Thomas

Chapter 3

Billy goes in the secret palace

The guards took Billy to an underground cellar in the palace which was basically a dungeon and was locked up in a cold gloomy place down there. Whenever Billy thought that they were going to let him out, they didn’t, so Billy felt very annoyed.

One hundred years later, Billy was still locked in the dungeon with the rats, mice, spiders and gooey piles of faeces and slimy urine. One night Billy heard a weird sound lurking round the room, which was very odd because he checked every part of the room he was in for other prisoners that the smelly guards had locked up. Luckily, he still had the torch his chubby father had given him in case it got dark. He turned his torch on and flashed it sharply round the room to see what the sound was. When he turned his torch off Billy heard some footsteps getting louder and… louder and… even louder!

“Oh no is it a Gruffalo!?”   Panicked Billy. It was not a brown, hungry, ugly, mighty Gruffalo. It was his father who had come to let him free. Billy was very pleased to see him!

Chapter 4

Hooray for Billy

Billy was very jubilant that night, because before he left he noticed that there was a sparkle under the floorboards so he whispered to his father

“Wait! Come and see this,” Billy could see a NECKLACE under the floor boards.

“This must be the stolen necklace from that girl the other day. It mentioned it in the paper last week!” exclaimed Billy.

“Billy you’re a genius. Go and show the police” ordered Billy’s father. Billy rushed to the police station to show them. They were most surprised to find a 7 year old boy to find this necklace.

“Do you know who stole the necklace? “Said the station officer.

“Yes it was the magic cloud.” Answered Billy.

“Thanks!” Shouted the police and did a little jig. That morning the whole village had a party Billy could live in the palace that the cloud and animals lived in because they were in prison, Billy and his father got very rich. They all lived happily ever after!