The next day we went to the Harry Potter shop at platform 9 ¾ in Kings Cross Station. It was very cool. There were loads of things to buy and I had trouble deciding. I was going to buy a wand, but bought a time turner charm instead.
We left Lefkas and took the bus to Athens, it took 5 an a half hours, then we caught another bus to our apartment so we would be close to the airport. On the way we had a quick look at Athens and even saw a riot with police in full riot gear!
In the morning we took an early flight to London. At London we went to the Rainforest café. There was a lot of noise. They had the sound of thunder and animal’s noises. There were loads of animals as well the moved and mad noises. They were fake. Camille loved it!
Today we went to a museum, it was a folklore museum. There were loads of traditional clothes on display. The Shepard women wore a ridiculous amount of jewelry, they also had huge pompoms on their shoes. They probably weren't able to walk far.
The clothes were very elaborate. My favourite was one with fur on it, but I'd only wear it if it wasn't real. By Maddy
A little bird flew onto our boat today and since we are 5 hours from land it was quite strange. I think it is a little female goldfinch. She landed on our steering wheel which was on autopilot, so it moved around a lot to keep us on course. It was extremely funny watching her go round. Thankfully the autopilot rarely goes all the way round, so there was little chance of her falling off. Still, since she was so small it was a wonder that she managed to stay on.
On Saturday we went to a big Carnival in Aciraele. It was awesome!
There were loads of people there. I brought a mask. Everyone had squirty goo and heaps of confetti. We all got confettied. The ground got covered with it.
We saw an anti GMO fruit float, another with a giant fish on it and another with people eating steak. They were all amazing! The music was really loud. There were also bands and cheerleaders. At the end we also had nutella crepes - yum!
Pompeii is a town i[n Italy that got buried during the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79AD. We visited it and walked around the streets. We looked in the houses and saw a couple of temples and statues with their heads missing. We also saw some plaster people. The scientists made them by filling holes in the lava that had been occupied by people and then they broke away the hardened lava. They were scary looking and sad. There was a poor dog too. I also saw some bread that had been trapped in the lava.
Our time in France is coming to an end. I have enjoyed France, But maybe it would have been nicer in Spring or Summer. Today it was -4 at lunch time, so not so good for getting out.
In France we have gone on lots of walks and seen loads of animals. It hasn't snowed as much as I expected, which is probably due to global warming.
The French are nice, well those that I have met, and they are extremely fast walkers. A lot of people go for walks beside the river. Very brisk no nonsense people.
The French language seems a lot more complicated than English with their masculine and feminine words. Still I have tried to learn it.
Size: 175- 250
Distribution: Widespread in Europe
Habitat : Grassland, woodland and upland moors
Where we have seen them: Troncais forest and outside our back garden.
Eat: Grasses, heather, berries, lichens and mosses, tree seedlings and the bark of trees.
Fun fact: Stags shed their antlers every spring
Evidence: The picture below
Size: 12.5-14.0 cms
Distribution: the picture below
Habitat: Spruce woods in Europe and parks and gardens in Ireland and Britain
Evidence: the picture above
Where we have seen them: outside our window in Chantelle
Eat: Spiders, worms and insects, with berries and fruit. They will also eat seed mixtures
Fact: Every continent has its own type of Robins they all look very different.
Size: 23-26 cm
Distribution:the picture below
Habitat: woodlands and parks
Evidence: the picture above
Where: Chantelle,Troncais forest and driving in the car to places around France
Eat: insects, grubs,seeds, fruit, scraps, eggs, chicks and small rodents
Fact: the Great spotted woodpecker is the most widely spread woodpecker in Europe and ranges from southern Spain to Northern Scandinavia
We're an ordinary family of 5 dreaming, planning and now beginning our adventure around the Mediterranean (and further afield), having an awesome time! Look out for our boat and come and say hi.