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Bunty Visits Pembridge Again

DSC01115 Hello, I have been on an adventure, I went back to Pembridge. I have been there before, so I went to see if Daisy duck still lived there and she did. She showed me her babies, she was very proud of them and they were lovely, but very tiny. Daisy told me that the geese and the swans had babies too. Gordon goose brought his babies over for me to see, they were very fluffy. They asked me what I wanted to do on this visit and I told them I want to see something and have a nice hop. Daisy told me to go to Hampton Court Castle and Gordon told me the hop from the village to Eardisland was a nice hop. I thanked them and went for a hop to the village before bed.

The next day I hopped to Hampton Court Castle, I paid for my ticket and had time for a quick look around a little part of the garden and some of the sculptures before I went for the tour of the castle. The guide was called Mike and he was very nice, he took us around the castle and the grounds, telling us all about the history of the castle and some funny stories. He told us it takes a lot of money to keep a castle so the people who had owned it a long time ago had sold lots of the furniture and pretty things until there was nothing left. In the 1970s someone brought it and decided to make it nice again,  most of it is not real, a brick wall is just paint and so are the very posh mahogany walls in another room , and the shields on the walls come from a film set. It still looked very nice.

When the tour had finished, I took out my map and decided to do the long river hop, I passed cows in a field but they were too far away to talk to and then I saw two partridges but they were too busy fighting to talk. I hopped along a grassy path and through buttercups then onto a dirt track, I could hear lots of birds but I couldn’t see any. When I had done the long river hop I decided to do the short river hop. The short hop took me closer to the river and I saw a little waterfall, at the end of this trail were some swings, so I had a little play.

I then hopped around the gardens which are very pretty, there are pools and lots of flowers with lots of very busy bees collecting the nectar to make honey. There was also a maze with a tower in the middle, I had a hop in the maze and found the tower, I hopped to the top and could see all over the gardens and the people trying to find their way around the maze. When I hopped back down I noticed more steps going down under the tower, so I hopped down them and they led to a dark tunnel. I hopped through the tunnel very slowly because I couldn’t see and came out in a sunken garden, which was lovely. There’s a little waterfall which you can squeeze behind, so I did, I got very wet but it was a very hot day so it didn’t matter. To get out of the garden I had to hop up some stepping stones which had water all around them, I though I might fall in but I didn’t.  I next hopped around the gardens again because they were so pretty.

The sky started to get very dark and little spots of rain started to fall so I thought I had better start back to the caravan, I was feeling tired anyway and I had been  there 6 hours.

 

The next day I decided to do the hop Gordon had told me about, so I hopped into the village down to the river and onto the trail.  I hopped along by the river for a little way and met a beautiful dragonfly who told me his name was Daniel, but everyone called him Dan. We had a chat about how lovely and warm the weather was, I told him I was on a hop to Eardisland. He told me he wasn’t going to Eardisland because he was afraid the baby swans would eat him if they got the chance. He was quite happy playing by this part of the river where there were only cows. We said good-bye and I hopped on.

I had to hop through a big field until I came to a little bridge with a gate at each end, I made sure I shut the gates because they are to stop the animals from getting out and hurting themselves.  I then had to hop through two very big corn fields which were very dry, so dry the earth was cracking, I thought I might fall down one of the cracks and get lost under ground, but I was just being silly.  I hopped and hopped and it was getting very hot, soon I came to a very big stile, so I hopped underneath it. I hopped through another field and back onto the riverside it was much cooler here, but it didn’t last long because then the trail led back into another field and the hot sunshine with its big fields of buttercup all bright yellow and shiny.

It wasn’t long before I came into Eardisland, so I hopped to see the swans and their babies. They were playing in the top half of the river so I had to look over the bridge to see them, they looked so cute.

It had been a long time since my last visit so I went to look at the church again and around the church yard. Part of the church yard has been left to get all over grown for the little animals to live in and for the bees and butterflies, but not dragonflies, because there isn’t any water and dragonflies like to fly over water. I then hopped down by the river to just sit and watch the river pass by and I found a weather cone, my people mommy told me that you can tell the weather with one, if it’s closed the weather will be wet, if it’s open the weather will be fine, the cone was wide open and the weather was very hot so it must be true.

I was very tired and thirsty so I hopped to Rita’s Tearoom and had a great big chocolate milkshake with ice-cream, that really cooled me down, ready for my big hop back to Pembridge  the caravan and bed

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Bunty decides Not To go Out

Hello, I was going to go and have an adventure in the garden today before I wrote about my adventure in Pembridge, but my adventure was in the house watching the storm. It rained and rained, then there were big flashed of lightning and loud claps of thunder. I was a little bit scared but very excited at the same time. My people mommy told me that when she was little she used to be scared of the storms but now she loves a ‘really good storm.’ She told me that when she was little her grandad would tell her than the thunder was the coalman delivering the coal in heaven and the light was the angels looking for it with their flashlights. Then she explained that the coalman was a man that used to deliver coal for people to burn in their homes to keep warm because they didn’t have central heating. Coal looked like bricks and was dirty and dusty.

People mommy then explained that really the thunder was made when hot air hit cold air high up in the sky, Lightning is an electric current, bits of ice bump into each other as they move around in the clouds, this make  an electric charge. This fills the cloud up with electrical charges. The positive charges are at the top of the cloud and the negative charges at the bottom of the cloud. Then a positive charge  builds up on the ground underneath the cloud. The  electrical charge likes anything that sticks up, so  the lighting comes down out of the sky. It all sounds very complicated to me, I think I like her grandad’s story better.

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Bunty Goes To The Luna Festival

DSC01064 Hello, I have been on another adventure, this time to a music festival called The Luna Festival. I was so excited, my people daddy said it was a hippy-dippy festival, my people brother told me it was a folk festival  and my people mommy said I should wear flowers around my head and she made me a new dress and a band with a flower for my head.

 

The festival was in a place called  Tanworth in Arden and was held in a big field. There were lots of stalls selling food, drink, clothes and lots of other pretty things, I had a quick hop around to have a look. Some of the people there had very pretty clothes and lots of flowers in their hair and glitter on their faces. I thought they looked beautiful.

 

It was nearly time for the first band so I hopped down to by the stage and found a place to sit. The first band was called The Mothers Earth Experiment, I liked them, then it was Flamingods they were good too, then Khruangbin I didn’t like them much. Next were  Morris dancers with black faces, the leader said it was so their families wouldn’t get embarrassed about them and everybody laughed. They were very good and the leader was very funny. The next band were called The Mariachis, I really liked them, they are a mexican band and they made everyone laugh and get up and dance and sing, everyone was smiling and clapping.  The next group was called Paradise Bangkok molam International, but I didn’t stay to watch them I was very hot and needed to have a little hop, so I went for a hop around the stalls and get a drink with fruit in it, it tasted very nice but it made my head feel funny. I didn’t know it had alcohol in it, alcohol is not for little bunnies.

I hopped back to the stage in time to see Matt Berry and the Maypoles, I thought they were going to dance because people dance around a Maypole, but they didn’t. They sang, I liked them too.

I was very very hot by this time so I hop to the back of the crowd and sat at the back of the field, I could still see the stage and hear the music, and it was fun because there was a big machine blowing bubbles and they were flying all over the people. The next band were called The Zombies, I got a bit scared because I thought Zombies were nasty monsters and I couldn’t workout why they would be at this nice happy festival. I was quite relived to see they were very nice people who just sang, not monsters at all.

Then it was time for The Procession, I got very excited about this, I had already looked at the bonfire in the shape of a big bird. First the Crowman, along with a very pretty lady led the way to the bonfire. There were a lot of dancing animals and a very tall lady and a band following him. He then said something I couldn’t hear because I was around the wrong side of the bonfire,  then the bonfire was lit by a man who could breath fire, I hope his month was OK, because I wouldn’t have wanted him to be hurt when he was being so helpful. The bonfire and all the dancing animals were to welcome the new Rose Moon, I liked that I had welcomed the new moon too.

I watched the bonfire for a while, the grass by the stage had started to fill up with lots and lots of people so I went back to where I had been before and I could see. I sat on a bench and watched a group call Super Furry Animals, but they weren’t animals at all, I think that would have been funny.  I turn around to watch some pretty lights on the wall and a very clever lady dancing with some hoops that lit up, it looked like magic.

I was a very tired bunny by the time everything had finished, I had been there 12 hours. That’s a long time for a little bunny but I was a very happy bunny, I have seen lot’s of nice things and lots of happy people, I can’t wait until next year.

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