SIX WEEKS......4 COUNTRIES
I'm sorry I haven't posted for a while! Maybe you can guess from the title of this blog why I've been so quiet?
I haven't been abroad since last December...and now suddenly, I'll be visiting 4 countries in the space of 6 weeks. If you count England, it's actually 5 countries! Anyway, I promise I will sit down and write about each country properly - but before I do, I thought you might like a little quiz to see if you can work out where I've been (or where I'm going). Here goes:
October: a European capital city. A city of fairytales.
November: another capital city, but on a different continent. A city of Wonders:
November: a different European capital - home of giant mice, ducks and a castle fit for a princess:
December: this one is easy if you look back to December 2008 - shopping, shopping, shopping!
Asma: Twinkle, twinkle is one of my favourite rhymes too. The actions are so sweet - especially when you see a whole class of small children pretending to be stars!
Marianna: snow already? Here in England we have had very warm weather - and over the last few days a lot of rain and some very bad floods in the north.
Adrianna: they say that there is a book in everyone. An awful lot of people start to write and then never get anywhere. I must say I would like to be patient enough to write a book, but I'm not sure I would be able to sit still long enough!
Rabail: daisies are beautiful - as a child I used to make daisy chains: chains of daisies made by putting the head of a daisy through the stalk of another daisy. We made crowns and felt like princesses.
Tanya: we have a counting rhyme about piggies (that's baby talk for pigs) - it's done counting toes, starting with the big toe:
This little piggy went to market
This little piggy stayed at home
This little piggy had roast beef
This little piggy had none
And this little piggy went wee wee wee, all the way home!
Cristina: you made me think: where does the name Bailey come from? Well, it comes from the name of the street and comes from the rampart - also known as a bailey - constructed just outside the wall of the City in Norman times.
Kuldeep: you're right, it is a great way to learn - music and actions definitely help!
Anita: Wow! I'm going to have a go at your rhymes - they look like real tongue-twisters!
Shiny Sue: you write beautifully - your childhood memories are lovely - and a little bit sad.
Filippo: a little bit late, I know, but I didn't dress up for Halloween - did you?
Daria: thank you for the poem - it's still not quite the one I remember, and I'm beginning to think maybe I imagined it!
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