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Bunty Goes to Devon

dsc01706Hello I have been on another adventure, this time to Devon to a place called Combe Martin.

On my first day I decided to hop to Ilfracombe, it was very hard, there were lot’s of hills and slippery steps and the weather was very hot.

I hopped up a very steep hill and then along a road because the coastal path had fallen down, then I had to hop through a campsite. There weren’t any people on the site because it was closed, so I couldn’t find anyone to chat to. When I got back onto the coastal path I had to be very careful because it was so slippery, after a long hop I came to a very big steep set of steps, I hopped to the top and my little legs hurt so much, I was very pleased to see a rock to sit on, there was a people man and lady on there but they said they were just leaving, the people man told me there were seals playing in the sea. So I sat for a little while and watched the seals, they were too far away to talk to. When I felt better I started my hop again, down some very slippery steps and up a small path. Then I met Larry the llama, I don’t think it  was his name because the llama’s on the site I was staying at all told me their names were Larry too. He said I looked hot and I told him I had had a very long hop, he said I should shave off my fur! He had just had his fur shaved off and now he felt very cool, I think I would rather be hot. He was busy eating the grass and didn’t seem to interested he chatting so I hopped on. By the end I was very tired and all I wanted was a carrot and a sleep.

My next hop was to the beach at  Saunton, it is a very pretty beach and very big, I nearly got washed away by the sea! I then hopped on back to Ilfracombe to look at Verity, she is a very big lady, not a real lady. She is made of bronze and stainless steel. One side of her looks like a lady with a big tummy, but if you hop around the other side you can see inside her to bones and yucky things and the big tummy is a baby.  I then hopped back to have my carrot before bed.

My next hop was to Quince Honey Farm, this was so much fun, there were lot’s of bee hives to look at and lot and lots of bees. It had lots of information boards telling all about how the bees make the honey and what the people do with the honey after. I listen to a talk about bumble bees and one about bee hives and looked at all the creepy crawly animals. The bees were very busy and buzzing all the time, it sounded lovely.

 

My last hop was to Hartland Quay it is very pretty. I watched the sea for a long time as it crashed on the rocks, then I hopped into the musuem. The musuem had lots of pictures of ships that had been wrecked, and things that had come form the ships, and there were lots of stories to read. I felt really sorry for all the people who had been on the ships and had drown, but I did enjoy looking at all the things that had been brought up from the seabed.

 

 

This adventure has made me very tired so I think I will take a little rest now

Lots of love

Bunty

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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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Love Bunty

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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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Bunty

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Bunty goes to Sutton Park

DSCF6295 Hello,
I have been on another adventure, this time to Sutton Park.

I haven’t been to Sutton Park in such a long time, the last time I went I only hopped the real paths, so this time I hopped the woodland paths. I hopped through some very pretty trees where I could hear all the birds but couldn’t see them. They must have been very high in the trees.

I hopped through lots of trees then came to the golf links where some cows were standings, I asked them if they were playing and they laughed and told me they liked to eat the grass. I said I thought this was a bit dangerous with all the golf balls flying around, they laughed again and told me that the golfers wait for them to move, or run up to them waving their arms about to make them move, they thought this was very funny. I think it must be funny too, to see the men running around waving their arms in the air. I said my good-byes and carried on my hop.

This time I hopped  through a field where I had to make sure to shut the gate because this was were the Exmoor ponies lived. I hopped through the field after I had made sure I had shut the gate really well,  but didn’t see any ponies at all, then right at the end I saw a great big herd of them, they were all very busy eating their lunch, so I hopped quietly by.  I soon came to Little Bracebridge Pool and as I was a little bit hot, I went for a little sit down when all of a sudden I heard a nay and right behind me were some ponies. They had come down to the water to play, I asked one of them what it was like to live in the park because I have only ever seen wild ponies on the moors and he told me he liked the park. They could run and play as much as they liked and they didn’t have to worry to much about cars and other wild animals, but they were still wild animals even though they lived in the park. He told me he liked to play in the pool when the weather was warm and then he went for a splash and asked me if I would like to join them. I was very hot, but the water looked very muddy, so I thanked him as said I hadn’t brought my towel, but maybe next time I would.

 

 

I hopped along some more little paths looking at the pretty trees and the pools until I was feeling tired then started to hop back to the car when I got another surprise. I could hear all the trees swishing and a funny thumpty thumpty sound and there through the trees I saw some cows, not a few cows but lots and lots, all following each other in a very long line, then right at the bottom of the trees they crossed the path, I was too far away to ask them where they were going, so I shouted bye and went on my hoppity hoppity  way.

 

I had a lovely day but was very tired, so I had an ice-cream with a chocolate in it and went home to bed.

Love Bunty

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Bunty goes on a bear hunt

DSCF6278 Hello I have been on another adventure, this time a bear hunt, but I didn’t hurt any bears, they weren’t real bears, they were made of wood. I went to a place called Bearwood, a very long time ago bears used to live there, but not anymore. I think it’s because there is just too much traffic now for them to be happy. The bear trail starts at a place called Lightwoods park and goes up and down some streets, then into Warley woods and back to the park. Lots of schools and people have painted the bears and put them in their gardens and in the parks.

I hopped all the way round but could only find 26 bears and there should have been 30, so I hopped around again, I still couldn’t find the others, I think they must have gone out for dinner, or someone had taken them for a walk.

It was a very nice hop and there were lot’s of dogs looking at the bears too, but we were all much to busy looking to have a chat.

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Bunty goes to Dartmouth

DSCF6212 Hello,

I have been on another adventure, this time to a place called Stoke Fleming. On the afternoon I arrived it was still warm and sunny so I thought I would hop to Blackpool Sands because it was only 2 and a bit miles there and 2 and a bit miles back. First of all I had to hop down a gully called the bird walk, I know why its call that. All the birds were singing making lots of noise, but it was very pretty noise. Then I had to hop down a very big hill and then down a woody trail, then I came to the beach, which wasn’t sand at all! It was all pebbles. It was still very nice, so I stayed a while and played on the beach, then started the hop back. In the woodland I met a snake, well I thought it was a snake. I hopped past him on the path and said good afternoon Mr. Snake and he laughed and laughed. Then he told me he wasn’t a snake he was a slow worm and is name was Sandy. We had a chat, I told him I was on my holidays and he told me he was enjoying the warm weather. He asked what I was going to spent all my time on the beach and I told him I wanted to see some castles, he told me that I should think about taking a thing called the Round Robin. I thanked him and carried on my hop, it was a lot harder hopping back because the hill was so steep, my little legs hurt so much. I needed a nap.

My next hop out was to a place called Slapton sands, where I saw the tank and the memorial. The tank  sank in the sea a very long time ago when solders were practicing for the war, it was called Operation Tiger, lots of people died, it is very sad, and the tank was raised in 1984 and left by the side of the sand, so that people can look at and remember all the people who died and think about not having any more fighting.

I thought the Round Robin sounded like a good adventure, first of all I got on a river boat at Dartmouth and sailed for 1 and a half hours all along the river looking at all the little villages along the way, we even saw a seal enjoying a sun bathe. The captain of the boat told us all about the area and the wildlife that lived on the river, he also made lots of funny jokes.  I got off the boat at Totnes after I had had a little look around the shops I got on an vintage (that means very old) bus for a 25 minute ride to  Paignton, then I hopped onto a steam train for the 30 minute ride to Kingwear. I up graded my train ticket so that I could ride in the Devon Belle Observation coach, it had great big windows so you could see lots and lots of things out of the windows. and there are only two of them left in the whole wide world. I loved the sound of the train going over the rails it makes a lovely chug-chug sound.  I was very surprised and happy when I was given a certificate to say I had ridden in the coach. I got off the train at Kingswear and then had to get on a foot ferry back to Dartmouth. It was all very exciting and took all day.

Another day I hopped the coastal path from Stoke Fleming to Dartmouth, I had to hop through a field of cows with their babies, at first I don’t think they liked me going into their field, but I told them I was just hopping the path and I thought their babies were very handsome. I think they liked that because they said I could go along the path and asked if I could make sure the gate was shut after me. Some people don’t shut the gates and that means the babies can get out or naughty animals can get in. I hopped a long way and then I came into Dartmouth where I went for a look around the castle and church. There were lots of things to look at and big cannons. After I had had a little rest I went to the museum and looked at Newcome’s engine. Newcome must have been a very clever man to think how to build this engine, I could never think of anything like that. On the same evening I thought it would be nice to look at Start Point lighthouse, it was a very long hop down the drive and the light house was shut up behind a big gate, not at all like Portland Bill lighthouse.

The next day the clouds were very dark and it rained and rained so I went for a ride on the Babbacombe Cliff Railway. It was built in 1926, that makes it quite old, but it’s very safe, even though it is very old. The rain stopped so I hopped to Brixham and hopped the Breakwater pier to the lighthouse. Next I went up onto the moors and met a pony, she was playing at running up and down, it looked like fun so I joined in with her game. She ran and I hopped up and down, we jumped and chased each other until I was very tired. She then showed me the face in the rock, he looked very grumpy. It was getting late, pony said she had to go back to the other ponies because it was safer at night to be with the others, we said good bye and she went home and I went back to the caravan for a carrot and a nap, that night I dreamed I was a pony running on the moors.

On my last day I hopped to Berry Pomeroy Castle, I took the audio tour so that I could learn about all of the history of the place and hear the stories about the ghosts, but I didn’t see any ghosts, perhaps they don’t come out in the daytime. I should have liked to have had a chat with one.

I was very tried after all the adventuring so I came home.

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love Bunty

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