Monday, 17 December 2007

lapland uk

sorry i haven't posted for a while but i haven't found the time till now.

On Thursday the 13 we went to lapland uk it was lots of fun.first we made a wooden puzzle in the toy factory, then we got to make gingerbread, we saw real reindeer, met some husky dogs, listened to some traditional story telling and meet Santa. busy day isn't it? my mum also maneged to get some photos. we also got a photo that was taken in the grotto. we where then given a 3d puzzle each and a christmas book.

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

bowling,tv crews, play areas and a party

On Monday me and my dad went bowling with the home ed group. We played three games. I lost all of them. I didn't even get a strike.

On Tuesday teachers tv came to film us. They filmed William reading, Samuel doing cooking and leaning french and me blogging on my book blog. After that they had a interview with me and then my mum.

We then went to monkey bizz with the tv crew. When we got there we had to wait for the tv crew because they wanted to film us going in. In the end we had to go in with out them because they were late. when they got there they filmed some of the mums and then filmed us playing. Then they left.

We then went up to my friend Theo's house for his party. Me and Samuel then got in his dad's car and went to a near by bowling alley. Yes I got to go bowling two nights in a row. We then met so of Theo's other friends. We played two games. I won the first one. I came second in the second game. After we had played we went back to his house for food. So busy day wasn't it?

Sunday, 25 November 2007

sailing lesson5

On Friday. sniff. I had. sniff. My final sailing lesson. waaaaaahaaaaahaaaa. We had a race after which we went to the the award ceremony for the kayaking and the sailing. We all passed. On the way home we got a MacDonald's to celebrate.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Away go the parents

On Sunday after lunch my mum, dad and baby brother went to Sheffield. My mum was going to a home ed meeting and dad was going to look after the baby. So me and my other two brothers were being looked after by my nan. After they had gone Samuel and William went on the computer and i got down my Risk bard game so i could read the instructions. After i finished i mucked around with the pits of the game. Same sort of thing happened on Monday. Me and samuel were in the middle of a game when mum, dad and Jonathon got back. We helped them bring there stuff in and i then went to read my book.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

sailing lesson4

On this sailing lesson we learnt what to do if we are going to be toed and we also went around a course of three markers. We then had a race from the jetty to the island at the far end of the lake and back. My boat came..............third. We would have got second if someone hadn't used the boat me and my team were in as a push off ramp. Still we were Miles ahead of the boat in 4th.

Friday, 16 November 2007

play areas,parks and visiters

On Tuesday we went to Monkey bizz.

On Wednesday me, my brothers and my dad went to Keston park with two friends.
We went for a walk built and a dam in a stream. Later I went to the bus stop by our house to wait for a friend. When he arrived we went on to the Internet, then watch a movie. Whilst he showed off his phone. Then we had dinner. We then went up stairs to play a game in the dark.

For anyone who is interested here is how to play. First get a torch each. (If you don't have a torch any light will do). Second turn the main lights off and run to a hiding place. Now you must sneak around until you see some one. When you do point your light at them and turn it on quickly. They will now be out. Make sure that you don't leave your light on for too long or some one might see you. If you get caught go to a corner some where and then say "I'm out" so that every one knows how many people are left. Whoever is the last man standing wins.

Monday, 12 November 2007

sailing lesson3

On Friday my third sailing session looked scary. It was so windy. first we did our theory before rigging our boats. We got halve way and realised that the wind was getting stronger. In the end we made two boats and took it in turns to sail.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

fireworks party and a museum

On Saturday we had an indoor day.

On Sunday it was the same.

On Monday we had a fireworks party. So we spent the morning preparing for that. The guests started to arrive at five. We had some food then went out to the garden and watched the fireworks.

On Tuesday me and my dad went to the British Museum with the home ed group. We got up at seven had breakfast and got on the train. We then had a shortish walk to the museum. On the way we met some of our Friends. We dropped of our coats in the room were the schools (or home ed groups) put there stuff in. Then we met our tour guide and went into the terracotta army exhibit. We spent some time being told about the army and the first emperor and his kingdom and the we went around the exhibit. It was amazing.

We then went to the gift shop.

After which we explored the other exhibits and then went to lunch. Then we walked to the station. On the way we saw a street entertainer and one of my friends was picked as a volunteer to help.

Two of my Friends came home with us to play for a bit.

We then had a chinese for dinner.

Friday, 2 November 2007

sailing lesson2

Today I went to my second sailing lesson.

We learnt the types of turns and perfected our control of the boat.

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Aquaphobia and a halloween party

Sorry I have not posted for a time but I wasn't sure how to translate what happened into words. But I will try.

On Saturday our washing machine broke.

On Sunday we went to our uncle's new house. When we got back we found that our toilet had cracked. What's more mum found out that the sun roofs in the car in the car were leaking.

Now you can see the aquaphobia part of my post.

On Wednesday the plumber came to fix the toilet. He took all morning. Then at four me and my brothers went to a party at the church.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

4 day post

Sorry I haven't posted for a while but this is the first chance I have had.

On Saturday my uncle aunt and Little cousin came over with some birthday presents, which included some books and 2 DVDs.

On Sunday we hoped into the car and drove to Sheffield which took most of the day. When we got there we went to our friend Fiona's flat. She took us to a park where William (hands up those who can see where this is going) got hit on the head by a tire swing. So he spent the evening
in A and E. Meanwhile me mum Sam and Fiona went back to the flat (dad took Will to the hospital with another friend).

Later when dad and will got back to the flat we had diner and went to the travelodge and watched part of one of my new DVDs.

On Monday we drove to the national space centre in Leicester. First we went to the cafe for lunch. Then me and my dad saw a twenty minute 3d film on what it is like to be an astronaut. Then we looked at some of the exhibits before we went to the gift shop after which we began
the long journey home.

On Tuesday it was my BIRTHDAY!!!!!

I got: a top and a jumper from nan, a book from Sam and Will, a phone from dad, a series of books from mum and dad and a digital radio also from mum and dad.

Then me and Sam watched the rest of my DVD whilst mum and dad sorted out the last minute preparations for my party. Then my guests arrived.

From them I got; some money,a book card,a Flying disk and a flying dragon set.

After the food me and my friends went to the cinema to see Ratatouille.

After everyone had gone me and Sam watched my other DVD after which we had a family diner.

Friday, 19 October 2007

sailing lesson1

Today i went to my first sailing lesson.
First we assembled our boat and
then we had a quick told how to
use our controls.

Then we set of.Later i went to our
local park for a bit.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

3 day post

on Tuesday we had an indoor day.

on Wednesday we went to Godstone farm again.
which you should remember
from bowling, forks and animal parks.

today I started a book blog.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

my week

on Friday I went to my final kayaking lesson and I..... passed!!!! And don't worry I have another
thing to write about.this Friday I will start my sailing.

On Saturday we had an indoor day. On Sunday it was pretty much the same as Saturday.

On Monday I went to the library, and also bought a new top.

Friday, 12 October 2007

play and computers

On Tuesday we went to the indoor play park. It's called
monkey bizz by the way.

On Wednesday we went to the library.

On Thursday me and my brother sam played 2 player via the internet on a game called patrician 3.

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

art day

On Sunday we had a family friend come round .

Yesterday i went to an art lesson at a friends house.
We made salt dough eyes and learnt how to draw
eyes in different ways.Then we had a break on the trampoline.

After that we were allowed to make anything we wanted.
At first i didn't know what i wanted to make.
Eventually i decided to make a pot but i could not get
it to look right. however after a couple of tries i did get it right.

Saturday, 6 October 2007

kayaking lessons 4

Yesterday at the lesson I learnt how to go sideways and how to keep yourself from capsizing if your halfway in all ready.

We also played stuck in the water [which is a lot like stuck in the mud only on water] and to my surprise I managed to dodge one of the best people in the group! [no honest, I did].

Then we did a relay race across the small part of the lake.

It was red vs the other colours.

I was in red team.

Reds won!!!!!!!! yes!!

Despite the fact the other team cheated.

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

The summary of my week

Sorry for not posting for a while but its been a busy week.

On Tuesday I went to an indoor play park.

On Wednesday I watched myself on TV! You can read the report and watch the thing here. I also had a friend over.

On Thursday I had a birthday meal out with my Nan, and the rest of the family.

On Friday, a bit of a hectic day, cos my brothers and my Dad went to a cake stall that was up at our local church and whilst they were out I had to look after my screaming baby brother for a few minutes, answer the phone whilst he was still screaming, and rush around doing odd jobs for a few minutes. A bit later I went to my kayaking thing whilst it was raining. Not fun!

Saturday was an indoor day, at last. Sunday I did a little bit of acting with Impact, which is the teen group at church.

Monday was another indoor day when I should have blogged but it had been driven out of my mind by all the other things that had happened during the week.

Yesterday I was on the computer alot and yes I forgot to blog again!

Today I did a couple of things about maps and how to use them, cos Mum got a free map (one for each 11 year old). I went on Neopets, which is an online site. For more information click here. Then I went onto a learning site called BrainPop. You get to watch all sorts of videos about history and other stuff. I watched ones on Harry Potter, Agatha Christie, dark matter, black holes, solar system, WW1, WW2, Korean War, Pirates, Great wall of china, Napoleon, seven wonders of the world, robots and lasers.

Then I went outside to play with my brothers. No, there were no garden forks involved this time!

Monday, 24 September 2007

News Crews and Libraries

today I had the tv crew come round. My mum is doing the bit for Channel 4 and they wanted a family as well, so we got dragged into it.

Lucky us!

So I spent most of the day with that, which was quite fun. they filmed me blogging - my earlier post, they were filming me whilst I did it!

Then they filmed my brother baking shortbread, with my dad. Then they filmed my other brother making stuff. Then they had a quick interview with my mum and then they filmed us getting books out of the library. Which was fun.

So, an eventful day, but a good one. A lot more interesting than school!

Its meant to be on the tv on Wednesday, on Channel 4 News. I think its about 7pm.

kayaking lessons - 2

On Friday I went to my second kayaking lesson.

This time we learnt how to go backwards and to my horror we did a capsize test. In other words we had to fall in on purpose.

Which wasn't fun but at least I had a wet suit on.

Friday, 21 September 2007

Bowling, forks and animal parks

Sorry I've not posted for a couple of days but lots of stuff has been happening.

Now then ...Three days ago I went bowling with some friends. We played over three games.

First game I WON !!! Second game I came in fourth #sigh# Third game I WON!!!

Later when I got home my brothers forced me to help them dig a hole in the garden. Now we were jumping from one part of the hole to another.

(you can see where this is going can't you?)

I am not going into details about what happened but we ended up with garden fork hitting my five year old brother's foot... so now he has a hole in his foot.

The day after that we had to look after him.

Yesterday we whent to Godstone farm with the home ed group. We got see the animals, go on a tractor ride and play in the park there which was all fun.

Saturday, 15 September 2007

Kayaking Lessons

On Friday I started Kayaking lessons. To my surprise I was actually slightly good.

Luckily enough I didn't fall in, despite the fact that a ton of other people did.

So far I've learnt how to control my kayak, and that water polo is extremely difficult! I've also learnt how to go round and round in circles.

No - seriously - I was MEANT to be learning that!

I'm going to be doing it for five weeks and hopefully I will be able to get my certificate by then, and if not, I hope I don't have to go through it all again.

Saturday, 8 September 2007

My holiday in Disneyland

We've just come back from holiday in Euro Disney.

My Dad got on really well with Goofy!

It was really fun but the train journey there was a bit boring. We went from Waterloo International because my Dad promised my train-mad brother that we would go on the fast line from Waterloo which meant the journey was even longer and therefore a bit more boring.

Oh well, it was worth it though.

When we first got there my youngest brother - almost, not including my baby brother - was really excited when he first saw it cos he'd never been before. It was the look on his face, it just made me happy as well. My first smile at Disneyland.

I really enjoyed my stay and I also went on my first proper rollercoaster - the Aerosmith Rock 'n' Roller coaster, and it was well fun! It went upside down a few times, did a number of corkscrews and it was REALLY LOUD.

One evening I went out to the Disney village with my Dad - and I managed to get a couple of cheeky comments in as well - and it was good to have a bit of time without my slightly annoying brothers. Please note, slightly annoying is the understatement of the century!

I've got a ton of photos and if I can, and I nag Mum enough, I will get some of them on the blog.

Monday, 3 September 2007

Welcome to my blog

My name is Josh. I'm doing this blog for two reasons. a) to give me something to do and b) so I've got an excuse to go on the computer more often!

To tell you abit about me, I like Dr Who, sailing, listening to music, reading, and winding my Dad up.

I hope you enjoy reading it.