Megan’s Memories

Last time we went to New Zealand was when I was three and I had some memories from then. Here they all are.

My first memory was the rainbow car wash. We did it while Aidan was at school which was really cool. The main reason why I was so happy was because in Scotland we only sometimes have a two-colour car wash and that’s only for special occasions.

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My second memory was my ballet class. It’s directly across from the awesome rainbow car wash. I loved it so so much it was probably my favourite thing I did in New Zealand when I was three. Then when it was time for us to leave New Zealand my teacher was devastated. She kept saying to mummy that she had to send me to a good dancing school back in Scotland. Which she did and look were I am now, about to do my ballet exam and go into grade 3.

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Another memory I have is when I went to kindergarten. I made my only friend there her name was Lily and she was so kind to me. Also Aidan was friends with her older brother sadly though we can’t remember his name. 🙁

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My final memory was in Nan and Grandad’s back garden. When Aidan and I were picking their delicious lemons from the tree. I also remember the trampoline they have very well. I Love Nan and Grandad’s back garden so much because it’s just so adventurous.

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Our New Zealand Holiday so far

When we arrived on Saturday we went to our awesome house and unpacked. Then we went to Nan and Grandad’s house and we spent a lovely afternoon with them. Then on Sunday we were going to go to church, but we were too tired so we stayed at home. Then we went to Nan and Grandad’s to see Auntie Heather and Uncle Martin. We had a lot of fun playing Qwirkle, but sadly I lost. Aidan won the game and Auntie Heather came second.

On Monday we went to Mission Bay with Auntie Heather and Uncle Martin. We went swimming in the sea and Aidan and I went foraging for shells and I kept finding oyster shells. Then we also had ice cream, despite the fact it was melting extremely quickly – it still was delicious. It was really fun and I really enjoyed it.

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Selfie at Fairy Falls, Waitakere Ranges

Then on Tuesday we went to the Waitakere Ranges (the NZ rainforest near Auckland). We had a lovely walk through and we saw a beautiful waterfall as well as a massive kauri tree. Then later on we went to a place in Meadowbank and we got some chicken drumsticks (they were the best chicken drumsticks I had ever had).

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Us in the Waitakere Ranges (Fairy Falls track)

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The Summer Gravel Snowman (wearing my new hat!)

Then on Wednesday Nan and Grandad had an appointment to go to and Daddy was going with them. So while they were gone Auntie Heather, Aidan and I did some marbling and we made 16 really pretty sheets of marbling paper (it’s so easy to make hundreds!). Then for afternoon tea we went to Dunkin Donuts where Aidan got a cinnamon donut and I got a chocolate donut.

The next day was Christmas Eve and we went to Sylvia Park shopping centre for some last-minute shopping. I got a pair of gorgeous kiwi paua shell earings and necklace. Then Aidan got a mini Maori carving that had paua shell eyes. Then for lunch Mummy and Aidan had delicious sushi. I had got my lunch from Oporto (take away fried meat shop) and got  delicious chicken drumsticks and chips (Again I know!).

Friday was CHRISTMAS AT LAST!!! First we opened our stocking presents and I got my first ever pair of dangly earings. Then we went over to Nan and Grandad’s house for Christmas lunch it was delicious. Then later that day two of Daddy’s friends came over and we had a lovely walk along the beach. We also had a walk through the water and discovered it was really warm so we all walked through the water.

Then on Boxing Day we went to Meadowbank and visited my kindergarten and Aidan’s old school. Then in the afternoon we went to Panmure Basin and walked all the way around it. Then in the evening we went to Tahuna Torea (a beach) and Aidan and I went swimming in the sea (it was lots of fun). Then we went to see the lights and we also drove up to One Tree Hill. 

Then on Sunday we went to church and we had a lot of fun. [I’ll tell you more about our afternoon in another post].

Today, Monday, we went to Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Centre. It was a lot of fun we saw lots and lots of penguins. Then we saw some elephant sharks wich looked very cool. Then we saw lots of fish and we also saw some sharks too which was absolutely awesome. Then after that we saw some awesome sea horses and we saw some species I had never seen before. Then we had a look at some star fish, I even got to hold one!

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Mr Shark

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This was AWESOME! (megalodon shark)

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Just chillin’

 

Eden project flowers!

On Friday 11th July we went to the Eden project and went into the outdoor biome, Mediterranean, the core and on Monday 7th (Aidan’s birthday!) we went into the rainforest biome. I took photos of flowers and I’ve got some information about them too. I didn’t have my camera on Monday though and so there’s no information or photos of them. Here are some photos of  flowers that I took on Friday.

Cornflower                                                                            Bougainvillea

DSCF1115                                                DSCF1052 You can use corn flowers as a border                              This is Grenada’s national flower.  for a flower a flower bed.

Hydrangea                                                                          Bird of paradise

DSCF1077                                      DSCF1055 Hydrangea’s are beautiful and if you                       Bird of paradise is a purple and orange  change the soil you  change the colour.                        plant that looks like a bird.

Lily                                                                           Water lily or lotus

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You can get lily’s  in lots of different colours.                  Water lily’s are basically lily’s that                                                                                  grow in water that is dark pink and white.

Thank you for reading about the flowers I took photo’s of.

Written by Megan

Harry and Harrieta’s Adventure

Harry and Harrieta’s adventure. Wednesday 8th July 2014

One day Harry was flying around searching for food for his sister and himself. Then he saw a beautiful marsh harrier was sitting in her nest with her own eggs. So he stopped scavenging and flew over to her.

“hi there I’m Harry what’s your name?“ “I’m Harrieta and these are my chicks Mandy and James but there now old enough too live by them self now“.“but I see them occasionally.“. Do you want to come see my nest and my sister’s eggs“.“yeah sure why not“ “ok just tell me when you want to come ok bye“.“ bye “…

Later on that day Harrieta went too tell Harry she was ready. But Harry said that their egg had disappeared and his sister died of food poisoning. So Harrieta decided she would help look for the chick that was only 4 months old. And so they began to go east (because there was a note from the chick that said it was stolen by gobblie goop, the evil albatrican [albatross/pelican – Ed.] with rocket boosters on his ears).

Once they got to the most unusual point they could find they began to look for clues! “Harrieta, watch out for those rocks they’re poisonous, but gobblie goop`s favourite rock that he loves poisoning birds with.“ “Plus it’s absolute perfect ingredient for his poisoning birds potion that tastes and looks exactly like Tropicana fish“.“I’ll make sure I stay away from it now that I now“. Anyway they finally a clue there was bombs everyone so they began gradually and carefully go down the cliff.

Once they got down they finally found a trail of gloop that lead them strait to where gobblie goop was. They also saw the chick in a cage (it’s a boy) “it looks so handsome“ “yes yes he does“. They carefully sneaked in and hid and sending a message to the chick to distract gobblie goop while they made a trap. So once gobblie goop was distracted they set to work digging the pit once they did it up they covered it with strange slate. Then they sent another message to the chick saying they where ready and to lead gobblie goop to their trap.

First he walked into the one were his wings would get cut off then he smelt some poisoning food (he didn’t now that though). And lead himself tho the smell of the food and feel into the pit and are the food and lay dead.“yeah he`s finally gone for good“ “I now right“. They finally set the chick free and took it home. And of course they called him Ted.

The end

Written by Megan Wansbrough

My dancing Display in Stirling

(From May 28, apologies for delay! Her dancing display has been and was a fabulous success… maybe she will write a follow-up post?)

My dancing display is coming up I always have great fun doing it! My costumes look beautiful, my jazz costume is flowery and I have  a crop top in pink, orange and yellow.

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My tap costume is a black/white music note dress (the skirt doesn’t go all the way round).

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My ballet costume is absolutely beautiful it’s a pale blue dress and on the top half there’s glitter.Also on the top half there’s a white fabric flower it looks just amazing.I’m so glad that we’ve finally got all my costumes!

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My jazz dance theme is the 60s my ballet theme is Rapunzel and the music is know I see the light. I don’t now what the theme is for it which is a shame.

Sea adventures

Friday 4th July 2014

There once lived a mermaid called Lily and her best friend Spark. One day there was a huge storm at sea. Lots of sea creatures got washed away into the deepest parts of the sea. Lily and spark were getting extremely worried about their pet fish Tropical and their pet dog Maya. Because they disappeared on the day of the storm. So they went out to lookout for clues, everything was wrecked apart from a deep cave called TEC, the endless cave. So after debating if they should go down into it or not they finally they decided they would get prepared and set out…

Later on that day they set out with their notebook, collecting bag and some dinner with all their under water tent and supplies. Once they entered the cave they started to explore. Suddenly “lookout spark , whew that was close you almost fell down with those rocks. “Are you ok though,“ “Yeah I’m fine, did you find anything?“ “No.” “Me neither“. “Come on lets keep looking“. Later on they found a note that said…

‘TEC The cave has an owner, his owner is Flamefly who can end the world unless someone finds my weapons vault 5000. Which there’s a button right behind, this note that leads you straight there…’

“oh no, the rest has been torn off, what are we going to do!?!?“.“ Wait, don’t bother, there’s a weird symbol on the back of it.““Remember we saw one that looks exactly the same…“ “Oh yeah, remember it was just down there, but l wonder what the button does.””Then how about you press it then spark,“ “I guess I should, why not, here goes…““`Whoa!!“.“That’s awesome!!!“…

They kept searching and searching to find the right weapons in the vault. Finally they found the right weapons since they went to the place they saw the symbol. 5 minutes later they were there and found the rest of the clue, it said…

Finally you shall find the symbol then you shall see the danger zone, thou shall fight for your life with your weapons…

So they did as they were told and began to fight. They finally managed to take on the major leader flamefly. Then they saw him attack, so they began to attack. 20 minutes later flamefly was dead and every one was saved. Now everyone had their pets back not injured and the sea was filed with life again. They were so happy they threw a great surprise party for Lily and Spark.

The end.

Written by Megan Wansbrough

Megan’s concert

This is me in my concert.I was a narrator in it.It was wonderful to be perfoming on stage.

This is me talking on stage with penguins behind me. And below is a picture of both two classes. I really enjoyed it.I wonder when you will do one.

The polar bears were amazing! You should have seen the penguins they were amazing too.