My duck (I wish!)

Hello, I am back with another blog post. I am writing about the ducks we met in Ely.We were walking to the Cathdral, and on the way by the road side, we saw this duck. She came to my dad, who immediately dug into his bag and fed her. Here is a picture.

My dad has a special touch with animals, be it spiders, dogs, cats, horses, and now, ducks. She started following him and we were very tempted to take her home. If only we had a pond!

Maybe, in a life long ago, she was related to my dad. Anything is possible!

 

 

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My Hill

I love being on a hill. It takes me to a different world altogether. I forget everything else about the normal world as I go deep into my thoughts. As I run up and down, I just fly over the hill feeling nothing but its power.

I have something for you to try. Go to your favourite spot in the middle of nature, forget everything but that spot, see if you can be part of that spot. You are not a person now. You are that spot and nothing else can make its way to you – you now have the power of your special place in you.

You are it. And, it is you.

When you come back to yourself, come slowly, very slowly. You may have to do this a few times before you feel it in you, but eventually you will carry your special spot within you wherever you go. Good luck to you on this adventure – no one else can go with you. Have fun.

 

 

The Tempest

One activity I enjoy is… Drama group. This term we are doing The Tempest by William Shakespeare. I love it. It is very funny in some parts.

To start with, there is a storm which causes a shipwreck. The  king of Naples, Alonso, his son, Ferdinand the prince, his brother, Sebastian, old Gonzalo, adviser to the king, and Antonio, the Duke of Milan are on the ship. They are returning from Alonso’s  daughter’s wedding. On an island close by, Prospero the ex-duke of Milan and his daughter Miranda stand watching. The lords in the ship are all his enemies.

Prospero’s daughter,  Miranda tells him to stop the storm if he has used his magic to start it. He then tells her every thing about their life – how her uncle Antonio had stolen his dukedom with the help of Alonso and cast them out to sea on what you could not even call a boat and how kind Gonzalo had made sure that they had food and water, and most important, Prospero’s treasured books. He also tells her that the people from the shipwreck are all scattered around the island and are safe.

The story does not end there – if you want to know what happens next, read the play.  Maybe you could even go and watch a performance.

I also like this book written by Lois Burdett – The Tempest for kids. It is fully in poetic verse and is very funny, especially to read aloud and dramatically.

Snooker

Last week, I played snooker for the first time at a friend’s house. It is a game played on a special table using cue sticks to hit balls.

The colours of the balls are red, black, brown, blue, green, yellow, pink and white. The aim is to pot the red balls and if you pot a red ball then you try to pot a coloured ball too. Once all the red balls are potted, you need to pot the coloured balls in a particular order. I love snooker very much.

The very exciting thing

Today, as I sat at the dining table, the clock caught my eye. It was going tick tock tick tock tick tock – very interesting. It brought to mind what other things go tick tock.

– The crocodile in Peter Pan

– a metronome

A metronome! Ah there, I have something to tell you. Did you know that the metronome was invented especially for none other than Ludwig Van Beethoven after he became deaf?

Book Review – The Girl Who Walked on Air

I would like to talk about a book called The Girl Who Walked On Air by Emma Carroll. It is about a girl named Louie short for Louisa, whose dream is to be a tightrope walker. But she must first “witness a TERRIBLE accident, meet to mysterious strangers, CROSS NIAGARA FALLS, and look DEATH square in the eye” according to the blurb at the back of the book.

I loved the book and it was as if I was chained to it, needing to know what was going to happen next. It was also a bit scary at points.

Hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.  I mean as I do, it is a book I like to read way more than once or twice.