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3 Museums in York (And I'm Now The Queen of Pigeons)

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Yesterday I had to get up way too early to go to York. 07:00-08:15 We get up, get dressed, get out. A 35 minute drive later we get to the train station, where we wait for 10 minutes trying to figure out where our train is. We finally get in York and then we wonder around a park feeding squirrels by hand with some monkey nuts that a lady gave us, (I ended up eating to rest of the monkey nuts).

We go to our first museum, Yorkshire museum, wasn't overly interesting (wasn't at all interesting) so... moving on. York Castle museum was a bit better, If it wasn't for the 55 steps leading up to the the actual castle and then realising we can't get in without a pass it may have actually been a nice experience. We took a break and went back to the park to feed more squirrels... It was then that I was crowned Queen of The Pigeons.

 Yeah... that was fun, we had to go wash our hands though. Last and definitely least, York railway museum. It was our third time there so I got pretty b…

The DEEP

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On Tuesday, 12th September, we went to a place called The DEEP on a home Education trip. I'd heard about it and I had a basic idea of what it was, but it wasn't much like I had imagined really, I thought it was a giant aquarium that you could walk through, all though there was a tunnel that did do that.

Me and my baby sister had a educational session booked in, her's was first and I had to sit through it... I did get a microscope to look at some shrimp with... that was fun... Okay moving on. There was an hour and 20 minutes between them and in that time we had lunch, that was nice... I was starving. Then it was mine, I think that they could've explained it better because it got difficult and I nearly give up but I got to draw on the table!! So overall mine was better.
Then we actually got to walk 'round the place and look at the exhibits, my favourite one was the jelly fish dome, the there was some amazing tanks, including one with a pair of Green Saw-fish, of whic…

Angel Wing

Angel wing is a syndrome that affects primarily male aquatic birds like ducks, geese, and swans. This causes the last joint in a birds wing (our equivalent to a wrist) to become twisted and the feathers to stick out. This is what we found in one of the signets on our lake during our walk.



This happens due to a high protein and carbohydrate diet that lacks vitamins E and D as well as manganese, the most well known culprit being white bread, according to some experts this is a common misconception, and is just due to to people feeding them. This causes them to not hunt for normal food as often because they know that they will get food anyway. Genetics are also to blame. This diet affects mainly younger, male birds that are still growing. If only 1 wing is affected it is normally the left one for unknown reasons, but either way the bird cannot fly. The only way to reverse the damage is to basically strap the affected wing the the bids side and place it on a nutritionally balanced diet, b…

Tour of Britain Stage 4

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Tour of Britain!

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Today a cycling event called Tour of Britain came through that village that I live in, Tour of Britan is the same as Tour De France but obviously is in England and Scotland. We don't really follow cycling so this wasn't like AMAZING but it wasn't something we would see everyday either. We've got quite a few pictures and some footage. Footage!






St. John Ambulance Pet First Aid Course

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Yesterday, Calverton SJA unit set up a pet first aid course. I was the only cadet from my unit there so I didn't know anyone.

A PDSA veterinary nurse was there to teach us, which I was surprised at. I learned a lot of very interesting things there, Including where to find a pulse on a dog and different diseases that pets can develop and what affects they have. The CPR was interesting too.

There were different subjects such as poisoning, bloating, seizures and different stuff like that. The bloating one was my favourite, I always thought it was just a bit of air in the stomach, but no, with dogs their whole stomach can twist, blocking off the blood supply to other vital organs. This was one of the more relevant ones considering our dogs are deep chested and deep chested dogs are more likely to have this happen to them.

 The seizures were interesting as well, especially the video that she showed of some pets having seizures, the first one was shocking (It was a husky having a full b…

Blackberry Jam!

Yesterday I made my first ever blackberry jam! I made a post on it with the recipe on our Create, Make, Bake blog. We live backing onto woodland and so we have a lot of blackberry bushes so we decided I should make some jam with it! I've all ways been a fan of homemade jam and I love it when I see people on stalls selling homemade jam.

We have just picked more today for a blackberry and apple pie that i'm going to make later on.