Archive for March, 2009

Bunty goes to Highley

Woops you can't see the river, it's behind me.

Woops you can't see the river, it's behind me.

I have had a very exciting weekend, on Sunday I went to Highley to hop the Highley trail. The trail starts at the visitors centre and I had to hop down a gravely path to the river which is called the River Severn, then along to Stanley where I should have hopped up some steps and over the railway line, but these steps had a sign on that said CLOSED so I had to hop down the river a little bit more and then up a big hill to Highley Station, where I saw Thomas, but he had lost his face!
hello, Thomas?

hello, Thomas?

I then hopped on to the Mining Wheel sculpture which is dedicated to all the local miners. I think that miners must be very brave people, they go down big holes to dig out coal and it’s all dark and dirty. I would be very scared, and I think all the miners should get free carrots.

I hopped on through cuttings and sandstone houses into Highley where there should have been a gate to go through, but it was locked so I squeezed through the bars. Then I had a hop around Highley Church which is really pretty inside. After I came out of the church I hopped down to the village and had a look at the clock sculpture which was put up in 1999, it has a miner in a lift at the bottom and is very big!

Then it was a very long hop to Country Park Halt, I sat on the platform and took my hat, gloves and scarf off as it had got very hot. Then I heard a very loud toot toot it mad me jump and I did wonder if it was something I had done, then round the corner came a big steam train. It was very exciting, I want to have a ride on one now.

I want a go

I want a go

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Bunty makes a cake

This is hard work

This is hard work

It was big brothers birthday yesterday. I thought it would be nice to make him a cake, I have watched mommy do it loads of times and it didn’t look hard. I put the sugar and butter in a bowl and mixed it up; it took ever such a long time. I had to hold the spoon with both paws and as I tried to mix, the bowl kept going round and round too. Then it was time to put the eggs in! First I dropped the egg in and had to get it out and it was all sticky, then when I cracked it I dropped little bits of shell in, they are very hard to get out! And then when I put the flour in and mixed it, all the flour puffed out all over the table. There was cake mix everywhere but I did have enough to put in a case to cook.

smile

smile

While it was cooking I looked in the cooking box for candles but we didn’t have any, you can’t have a cake without candles! I thought I was going to cry, I wanted my cake to be really special, but then in another cupboard I found some chocolate and some little sliver balls that you can eat, I had an idea. I melted the chocolate and poured it on top of the cake, and the chocolate got all over my paws, I did get in a messy mess, but it was very nice to lick off. The little sliver balls were very naughty! First they wouldn’t stay where I put them and they kept rolling around the table and off the plate onto the floor, then they rolled round and round when I tried to pick them up, huff! I was getting very annoyed with them. Mommy always says if some things not going right leave it and come back later, so I did. I put a happy face on the cake and waited for big brother to come home. It took him a very long time to come home, well it felt like it. I think he liked it

Happy birthday to you

Happy birthday to you

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Bunty plays one of her favourite games

This week it’s drink

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This is my friend Tinkerbelle enjoying her milk

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Bunty does Red Nose

I have mine
I have mine

Today is a special day, it’s Red Nose Day.

 

Today and lots of days over the past few weeks people have been doing silly things and asking other people to sponsor them, that means give them money to do it. Then all this money goes to help people who are poorly or don’t have a lot.  If you don’t want to do something silly you can still help by buying silly stuff, we have noses, pins, a cookbook and a big red nose on the fridge door.

 

Have a hoppingly good Red Nose Day.

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Bunty plays the photo game

Today Carmi says we have to do photos of our kitchen, (this is my favourite coleslaw), which we make in the kitchen.

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Bunty goes to the Peak District

I have been on a very big adventure, I have been to a place called the Peak District and I stayed in a little house called a caravan. This was the first time I had ever stayed in a caravan or away from home at night. I got a little bit scared the first night as I could hear strange noises outside, it turned out to be little animals playing and looking for their tea, silly me. I got very very scared on the second night as the wind was blowing that hard the caravan was moving!

It was quite late by the time I got there on Friday night so I went straight to bed so that I would have lots of energy for my first day of hopping.

 in the woods

I in the woods

The first hop was a circular hop from Roaches gate to Docksey Pool and the south end of the Roaches. First of all I had to hop up a very steep slope, then climb up through some woods and then up these steps I was very tired by the time I got to the top and had to sit on a rock.
I didn't think I could do it, but I did.

I didn't think I could do it, but I did.


After my little rest it was more climbing up and up, but the path wasn’t really a path. It was all very big stones and rocks and lots of mud, I saw some people hanging off the rocks and was about to shout for help when a big dog told me not to worry. The people were doing something called mountain climbing, and they wanted to do it! It looked a bit scary to be, but the big dog told me that these people found it fun, I am not sure that I would like it.
After a lot of hopping I got to the top, the wind was very strong and was making the water in the pool all ripply it looked very pretty. There is a legend (a legend is a story but no ones if it’s true or not), that the pool is bottomless and the water always stays the same no matter how hot it gets. Then I had to get back down, which is not as easy as it sounds. The path down was very step and stony and muddy and very slippery. But I got to the bottom with out falling over and had a little sit on a bench, which had a very funny poem on it.

I wasn’t tried so I decided to go on another hop this time a circular hop from Roaches gate to Dains Mill and Hen Cloud. The first part of this hop was over fields and through a farm, I said ‘hi’ to the hens and told them I was on an adventure, they told me it looked like rain, I couldn’t see any clouds so I carried on, down the farm track and into another field where there were ducks and a pig, who was happily playing in a big puddle of mud, he was very mucky. The trail ran along side a stream and the ground was very muddy, but I wanted to see the mill and this was the only path and after a lot of hopping and big jumping over muddy puddles I got to the mill, and was very disappointed, the water wheel wasn’t working. Then it was another big climb up a steep track and on to a nice level wooded track and a long hop back to the Roaches. Now my guild book said I should climb up Hen Cloud, but it had started to rain, so I went to the tearoom instead for a nice cup of hot tea.

lovely

lovely

Then I went for a hop around part of Rudyard lake which is very big, it had boats and ducks and a little steam train, I thought it would be nice to have a ride on it, but I had missed the last one. By now I was a tired bunny so I went back to the caravan for my carrot and bed.

On Sunday I had wanted to hop to Lud church and then on to Hanging rock, so I set off early because the weatherman had said the weather would be horrible after dinner. First I had to hop down a big slope that was all rocks and mud, into the wood below, then through the woods, it was very muddy. I think it must be better to hop in the peaks in the summer time. After about an hour I came to Lud church, it’s not a real church, it’s a cleft.
I had to hop down a lot of steps to get down into it and then hop up a lot more to get out, it was lovely and quiet; all you could hear was the dripping of the water that was dripping off the mosses. By the time I had hopped out of Luds church the sky had gone very dark and it was only 10 past 10. I didn’t think it would be a good idea to go on to hanging rock, as daddy had told me to watch the weather in the peaks because it can change very quickly. I got very scared coming over Back Forest Ridge because by now the wind was very strong and the snow was coming really heavy, I thought I would never get across the ridge, but then the trail started to drop down and the wind and snow wasn’t as bad. I was really tired and my chest hurt from the cold wind, so I went back to the caravan to get dry and warm and count my lucky carrots.

Now I am planning my next adventure

If you want to see more photo’s of my trip they are in my photos on the side bar.

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Bunty plays Carmi’s game

This week it’s ‘Transparent’ that means you can see through it.

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