Archive for September, 2009

Bunty goes back to Cannock Chase

here I am again

here I am again

I have been a hopping again. I hopped back to Cannock Chase to hop the memorial hop; this is 8 mile of ups and downs, my little legs ached so much!

I started my hop at the glacier bolder which is very old; it comes from the ice age which was a very long time ago. I hopped along some very long paths and saw some lovely flowers all purples and some of the leaves were going a lovely red colour. I also saw balloons, people fly up in the sky in these, I know mommy, daddy and big brother have done this and they said it was lovely. I think I would like to fly up in the air by balloon.

cannock glasier rock 20.9.09 014After a long hop I came to the first memorial for the polish, then another long hop took me to a place called the Common wealth graveyard and this is were the people who died in the hospital are buried, then a short hop took me to the graveyard for the German people. All these places made me very sad, I don’t like war it’s a nasty thing. I hopped some more and came to a little stream and waterfall, I was very hot so I sat on the wall and a big dog came running down the path and jumped into the water, he went right under and lay there drinking the pond water! He told me he had been running up and down the hills and that there was nothing better then a roll in the water when you were hot. He got out and started to shake the water off just as his people came over the hill, they shouted at him to stop as the water was going all over me, but he just laughed and jumped back in the water, I didn’t mind I thought it was funny.

I then hopped some more and found the grave of Freda, she was a dog and a mascot for the New Zealand rifles, this was nearly the end of my hop, Just a little further and I was back where I had stared and it was time for home.

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Bunty does Artsfest

I have been on another adventure, this time I hopped back to Birmingham to some thing called Artsfest. Lot’s of people doing all sorts of things for free so you can see lot’s and lots if you want.
Now I know that mommy, daddy and big brother like to go to somewhere called the theatre to watch something call plays, I thought play was something you did, not watched. So I thought it would be nice to see some plays. My first two plays were at a place called The Old Joint Stock; this is a very old building that used to be a bank and now is something called a pub. That’s a place where grown ups go to drink something call alcohol, sometimes if they have too much of it they become very silly and fall over! I think I will only drink carrot juice. I hopped up all the stairs and sat on the front row to watch the play. The people who did the acting, (that’s what it’s called) called themselves Treefrog and the play was about a lady who wants to be a fairygod mother, it was very funny and the next play was about two people who thought they had seen a unicorn; the man was eating sweets and talking at the same time, that’s very rude.
I then hopped to see ‘Art on the Railings’ clever people who can paint nice pictures hang their work here and you can buy some if you want too. I saw some very funny photos of bunnies; the man called them ‘The Mischievous bunnies’
I then hopped to The Hall of Memory. It made me feel a little bit sad in here there were poppies and little crosses and big books with the names of people who had died in the wars. It was a very pretty building, with a pretty window made of coloured glass
I then hopped to the Library theatre to see the Library theatre company present ‘A Midsummer night’s dream’. They talked funny in this play, it was something called Shakespearean language, I found it a bit hard to understand but it was very funny, roller skating fairies that had lots of sparkles on their faces.

look my fish

look my fish

I then had a very long hop to A E Harris to see Stan’s café. This was called Giant Steps and this time I was in the play. There were lots of pictures of things from Jack and the Bean Stalk stuck on the floor and walls. I had to hop around the room and act out the story. I thought this was a lot of fun. I found some nursery rhymes too, and stuck my fish on the wall.
can you guess who I am ?

can you guess who I am ?


Then I hopped to the Rep to see Leanne Stoddart she talked about how she had missed her train and fell out with her friend, it was funny and sad at the same time. Still at the Rep so I didn’t have to hop, I was happy about this I was getting tired. I watch a little bit of Something and Nothing perform Patrick and Bernadine, it was only a little bit, they are doing the real one later in the year.
Then it was off to the Big Wok for tea.
After tea and a rest I hopped back to Centenary Square to end the evening an out door show called Classical Fantasia with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Opera Company and the CBSO. First of all there were ballet dancers and they did bits from The Nutcracker, the Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, and the man said ‘but this year with a twist. This year it was ‘Strictly come Tchaikovsky.’ They danced and we had to vote them off. I really enjoyed this and clapped very load for all of the dancers, my little paws were quite sore. Then the CBSO played some music by people whose names I couldn’t say like Verdi, Britten, Prokoflev (this was Christmas music), and lot’s of others, (,mommy’s site has the full list) Two men sang, they had very big voices. And then we had fireworks, I thought these were very pretty, I couldn’t help going oooooh and laughing it was so exciting.

It was very late when the fireworks finished so I hopped on a bus and came home.

I really enjoyed my adventure; the best bits were Stan’s Café and the fireworks

oooooh

oooooh

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