Captial time for Chipper!

The London Eye
The London Eye

MY WEEK has been really exciting, That sunshine we had made me want to play outside every day!

On Monday, I went for a walk with my Mum and Dad in the countryside. While we were out, we saw there were rowing boats you could hire down by river. Dad paid the man in charge of the boats some money, and the man gave my dad huge oars to row the boat along. I asked if I could have a go at rowing the boat. He warned me it can be a bit tricky and the oars were really heavy. He was right!

Rowing was tough work, so I only did it for a minute, then I was in charge of steering instead. My mum said I did a great job for such a small captain!

After school on Tuesday, my friend Hedgey and I were playing in my garden when we found a group of snails resting on a lettuce plant.

He suggested we try making them race as he had seen people doing it on TV. We made a race track for them out of leaves from one side of the path to the other. Hedgey called out on your marks, get set, GO! And then they were off... but very slowly. They moved so slowly we weren’t sure if they were racing at all! It took 15 minutes for my snail to cross the path, but I think Hedgy’s fell asleep! We placed them gently back on the lettuce we had found them on. I don’t think racing snails is a very good idea – it takes too long!

Last weekend was very exciting – Mum took me on a day-trip to London. We got to see the Houses of Parliament and go on the London Eye! It was very high up, but I wasn’t scared. I could see all the buildings for miles! I said to my mum that it made me feel like a bird.

Chirp, chirp for now!

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