Monday, 28 April 2008


This is... Chock. My little brother's toy...
It's so cute and cuddly!! I like it very much.
This picture was taken from the upstairs study window, through the tree's leaves. :)
As you can see, it was just having
its afternoon snack, out in the garden. It was a beautiful day last Saturday.

Monday, 21 April 2008

Colonel Fazackerley

Colonel Fazackerley Butterworth-Toast
Bought an old castle complete with a ghost,
But someone or other forgot to declare
To Colonel Fazack that the spectre was there.

On the very first evening, while waiting to dine,
The Colonel was taking a fine sherry whine,
When the ghost, with a furious flash and a flare,
Shot out of the chimney and shivered "Beware!"

Colonel Fazackerley put down his glass
And said, "My dear fellow, that's really first class!
I just can't conceive how you do it at all.
I imagine you're going to a Fancy Dress Ball?"

At this, the dread ghost gave a withering cry.
Said the Colonel (his monocle firm in his eye),
"Now just how you do it I wish I could think.
Do sit down and tell me, and please have a drink."

The ghost in his phosphorous cloak gave a roar
And floated about between ceiling and floor.
He walked through a wall and returned through a pane
And backed up the chimney and came down again.

Said the Colonel, "With laughter I'm feeling quite weak!"
(As tears of merriment ran down his cheek).
"My house-warming party I hope you won't spurn.
You must say you'll come and you'll give us a turn!"

At this the poor spectre - quite out of his wits -
Proceeded to shake himself almost to bits.
He rattled his chains and he clattered his bones
And he filled the whole castle with mumbles and moans.

But Colonel Fazackerley, just as before,
Was simply delighted and called out, "Encore!"
At which the ghost vanished, his efforts in vain,
And was never seen at the castle again.

"Oh dear, what a pity!" said Colonel Fazack.
"I don't know his name, so I can't call him back."
And then with a smile that was hard to define,
Colonel Fazackerley went in to dine.

Monday, 14 April 2008

All Things Bright And Beautiful

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each Little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.

The purple headed mountains,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Visit From England

We were very blessed last week to have my Mummy's cousin's visit! She arrived Monday night, and during the rest of the week we went on outings and visits. We had lots of fun! Our cousin is a very happy person and she laughs a lot. :D She also introduced us to the game of Dutch Blitz, which is quite popular now in our family... we can't stop playing it!

A really good thing about visits is that desserts are special... and really yummy! Strawberries and cream are delicious...!

First day we went to visit a small but very picturesque village called Masarbonés, and spent the time there looking and walking around. It was very windy, but certainly beautiful!

There were lots of stairs up and down the streets, and it was really pretty because there were plenty of plants all around to make it pretty.

I especially liked this light post, with the awesome view behind it and the clear blue sky, with only a couple of clouds in sight.

On the second afternoon we went to the beach... and the beach that day was just lovely. I had such a great time, daydreaming mostly. The sand was warm to my bare feet, and the wind had plenty of fun playing with my hair... and now I am getting very sentimental, but the sea always has this effect on me... :)

And now maybe, with this photograph, you'll understand me... it's just so beautiful... it's just too pretty. *Sigh*

And now I know that this picture doesn't mean anything, but I always thought that when I had a camera and went to the beach I would take a picture of my feet in the water...
Oh, by the way, the water was indeed very cold!

Next day we went to visit a very pretty dam, and its surroundings, quite beautiful. The water was green, yes, but pretty anyway! And the stones of the dam are quite something, along with what we saw... turtles! And snakes...

VoilĂ  the little snake (there was another quite bigger, but it hid before I could catch a photo of it. And it was fat.)

If you look quite close you can see many turtles on the stone, sunbathing themselves, and a couple swimming on the water.

Now I don't know what you think, but there were these funny things in the water that kept moving around and doing silly things, and teasing us... hum!

Yeah, yeah, we even saw the shadow of a camel... in the water!!
Go figure...

The impressive dam...

Then we went to visit an even-smaller-than-the-first village which had a very impressive castle, and was very nice indeed because it's old, and all the houses are made out of stone, and I enjoyed it a lot. What's more, the weather was very warm, and the breeze that blew was hot. It was really lovely!

The impressive castle, from a distance... I like this picture because you can see the lovely blue sky. My cousin was lucky because she came to a very sunny and warm Spain after being in cold and rainy England... :D

This, as you may see, is a door... but it's very old, made of wood, and see the wall, it's all stone? Even the floor is stone.

A very friendly cat indeed... came purring like anything to me and began mewing sweetly when I leaned down to stroke it. Then it stood still when I took the picture of it. Good cat!

We could see part of the dam and all the water from where we were, up in the castle. This photo captured the flight of some kind of big water bird. My Mummy told me the name, but I don't remember it...

This was up in the castle, actually I think it was the castle's chapel, or something. Notice the big bells!

And oh well, on Friday we went to the market place, but I didn't take pictures of that. Then our dearest cousin went home that evening. We'd had a wonderful time together, and I hope she can come again soon!