17 days to go!

Dear Bloggers,
This week at school we finished our world war 2 project with a show case on Friday when we dressed up – I was Winston Churchill – and parents had the chance to see our work. Mum did quite well on our quiz & won ration biscuits.

winston

There have been a few kitchen upgrades this week – a new draining board/chopping board made by Francis & a new work surface made out of stone. I have been hard at work preparing/cleaning them!

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Yesterday, after a sleep over at Paulo’s house, I went to choose my Xmas present & by the Apple store – yes, it’s something from there – we saw a very Christmassy display with swans & ballet dancers.

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Saturday night at the movies was “The Lone Ranger” with Jonny Depp – my rating is 3/5. Dad gives it 3.5. And Mum gave it 2.

xmasmarket

Today we went to the best rated Christmas market in Shanghai – which was better than the last one we went to (last year) – where I had pizza. Not a very Chistmassy pizza. There was a lot of hot chocolate & sausages being sold & we did get something for the box of presents being sent back to the UK.

Strange Sights and Funny Happenings:

We saw a lady chopping a ‘small’ quantity of garlic outside her restaurant, Dad is picking up tips perhaps

garlic

and this is not the rubbish outside another restaurant, but a delivery of fresh lamb. The same place we photographed cabbages & potatoes a few weeks ago

lamb

Not for Granny’s to read – please look away – the air pollution has been “Hazardous” this week & so we could not play outside at all this week & the christmas fair was postponed. It does seem a bit better now.

pollution

That’s all for this week!
From Thomas

PS Mum is feeling a bit poorly with a cold – does anyone know any good jokes or tips to cheer her up? PRIZE for the best joke/tip!

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7 comments

  1. James Bryer · · Reply

    Why do midfielders dislike flying?
    Because they are afraid of being put on the wing!!

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  2. See it’s still snowing! Can’t think of any jokes just now, too near my bed-time to be thinking.
    Hope mum gets better soon.

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  3. What do you call a woman with one leg shorter than the other????

    Eye-lean (it sounds better when you say it – Elaine with an Irish accent!). The old ones are always the best ones eh?

    xx

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    1. This is the one that cheered Mum up the most! Prize in the post.

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  4. Granny Devon · · Reply

    Would like to see a photo of you as Winston Churchill, you are not fat enough, bald enough or old enough!
    I think that both Granny’s read the bit about the air pollution in Shanghai actually I saw about it onTV. Wish you could come home and live in Bisham.

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    1. Oooooops. Sorry, I forgot to add a few photos. But I have now!

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  5. Granny fixit · · Reply

    A good week Thomas. I will avoid ‘The Lone Ranger’ , especially as I am not fond of Johnny Depp.
    No wonder your mum feels poorly with your pollution level – sorry I disobeyed!
    JOKE – What do you call a sheep with no legs. A cloud. Hahahaha….

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