Archive for April, 2009

Bunty goes to a Museum

ouch, this was not a clever idea

ouch, this was not a clever idea

Hello everyone,

I have been on another hopping adventure, this time to Cannock Chase but the other side. I didn’t know a place could have so many sides! This side is called Hednesford, it’s different from the other parts of the Chase I have visited, there were not so many trees this side, it’s what is called heath land, lots of wide open space with lots of heathers, (but no flowers yet) and little lumps of grass that look like little balls, and lovely bright yellow gorse bushes. I hopped up and down little hills but mostly it was flat, which made a nice change from all the big hopping I usually have to do to get over big trees and rocks.

This one is very old

This one is very old

As I hop around I came across a big grave yard, so I went in to have a look, there were notices on some of the trees to say not to go too close to some of the headstones as they were not safe, and when I looked a lot of them had fell over or were sinking into the ground. I gently hopped between them to have a look, the oldest one I found was 115 years old, that’s very old isn’t?

After I had been hopping for about two hours I found that I had hopped in a big circle and I was back where I had stared at the Museum. I have never been to a museum, but I know they are full of interesting things and mommy and big brother like to visit them so I thought I would hop in and have a look. On the floor that you start on were lots of boards to read telling about what plants and animals live on the Chase and about the old school and church’s nd a little bit about the war. There were also some paintings by Eleanor and John Cathcart which you could buy if you have lots of money. Then I went up stairs, I found up here far more fun, first of all there were two rooms made to look like a miner’s cottage and a 1940’s room. You stand outside and look in the windows, put on headphones and listen to a lady telling you all about the room and what it was like to live there, but she does it like she is really the lady. In the 1940’s house I learned all about how they used to spend there time listening to the radio and playing ludo. (She brought the radio with her wages from the her job at the ammunition factory), I think that’s where they helped to make the bombs and bullets for the war. Do you know women didn’t go out to work until the war? Then in the miners cottage I heard all about her husband coming home from work and how she would have his tea on the table as he walked through the door and he would sit down, sit all dirty and eat it, then have a bath in a big tin bath in front of the fire, they used the best soap something called Sunlight. They washed everything in it even their hair and they grated it into the washing which was done in a dolly tub. It looks like a big round tin with a wooden stick with little legs on it, and they had to bang it up and down to do the washing, it must have been very hard work. She also told us about when the mine whistle blows and all the women would go to the mine to see whose husbands had be killed, that made me feel very sad. The next bit was all about mining and had lots of bits of machinery, and things like boots and a stuffed canary. They used to take them down the mines to look for gas, not much fun for the poor little bird, but they didn’t have all the clever stuff we have now. There were films to watch and a little mine to walk through, it was so much fun. Then I went to look at the old toys. I really enjoyed the museum; I think everyone should go to museums

I didn’t meet any dogs or animals who wanted to chat today, I only saw one dog he hurry past me saying ‘can’t stop training my peoples to walk by my side’ I must say he was doing a very good job of it.

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Bunty gets some summer clothes

My winter clothes

My winter clothes

When I decided I wanted to go on adventures, mommy said I would need some warm clothes so she knitted me a hat, scarf, mittens, boots and trousers, now that the weather is warming up she has made me a sun hat. Some of it is knitted and some of it is crocheted. I think crocheting is very clever she only needed one hook, not like knitting when she had to use two pins. I thought pins were a funny thing to call them as they were very long and not at all sharp.

My new hat

My new hat

I am ready

I am ready

So I am now ready for my summer adventures.

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Bunty meets her Aunty

I made a cake for my Aunty

I made a cake for my Aunty

I was very excited yesterday, my aunty came to visit, she lives a long way away it takes over an hour to get there in the car. I spent the morning making her a sponge cake and mommy told me how to make it so that when it was cut it had little squares inside. I made it with plain sponge and chocolate sponge, then put white chocolate and little chocolate eggs and fluffy chicks on top.

Aunty came in the afternoon and brought her daughter with her, I like aunty she gave me lots of cuddles and I showed her my clothes and my new sunglasses. I didn’t think I would like her daughter; she kept telling aunty to put me down and doing that thing with her eye’s, where they look up. But then she played with me and I decided I did like her after all. She showed me her friend on her computer; they can see people on their computer with something called a webcam, I wonder if a spider lives in it?

I hope she comes to visit again and brings her daughter along, it would be nice to take them on a little walk.

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Bunty says…

I have two eggs
I have two eggs

Happy Easter

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Bunty goes camping at Cannock Chase

I have been on another adventure in the caravan, this time I went to Cannock Chase.
The caravan was popped next to a garden which was full of birds, like peacocks and other birds I have never seen before. It was so funny to hear them all singing their songs along with all the other woodland birds and a little woodpecker that came every morning making his rat-tat-tat-tat noise right above me.

Now what do I do?

Now what do I do?

On Saturday after breakfast I decided to hop the Marquis’s drive and Castle Ring walk. I had to hop up a very steep hill first then down a little road and passed two little houses which had very unfriendly dogs in the garden. As I hopped by they barked and barked, I was a little bit scared they would jump over the fence, so I hopped a little quicker. After a very long hop I came to a tree that had fell over the path, I didn’t think I would be able to get round it as it was very muddy and I knew I couldn’t hop over it, it was much too high. So I squeezed underneath it.

Castle Ring

Castle Ring


After a lot more hopping I got to Castle Ring and had a hop around the top. There’s not a castle there any more, it wasn’t really a castle anyway it was more of a fort. A couple of dogs were chasing each other around the top and stopped just long enough to tell me that sometimes people re-enact battles here, but not today. That would have been fun to watch. Then it was time to make my long way back down all the big hills, which was a lot easer.

The entrance to the camp.

The entrance to the camp.

On Sunday I went for a hop into the centre of the Chase, first I had to hop down a hill and over a railway line, making sure there were no trains and that I hopped quickly but safely across. Then up the very big very steep Kit bag Hill, a few more hops and I came to a big sign that said Hednesford R A F camp. I didn’t know what an R A F camp was, I though there might be more caravans with bunnies there. But then I read the information board and found out that R A F stands for Royal Air Force, and this camp is where men lived and trained in the war. War is a nasty thing I think. So I went to have a look, there’s nothing there now just grass and trees, but it made me feel a little sad.

windy

windy

I hopped a little further to the Visitor centre and had a look at the big map, I thought I would be able to hop to the next visitors centre which was right on the other side of the Chase so I set off down this path

just what I need

just what I need

The hop was a little longer than I thought it would be and I had to stop for a rest and a drink of carrot juice. After having a rest, I set of back to camp; it took me a very long time to get back because I hadn’t realized how far I had hopped!

I need to soak my paws, they hurt

I need to soak my paws, they hurt

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