This week, Mum came back safely from Beijing on Tuesday, despite the pollution being beyond the index (i.e. it was really, really bad). When I interviewed Mum about her trip she said “I had Peking duck both nights I was there”.
It was good to have Mum back, and we didn’t experience anything else exciting for the rest of the week, as rain stopped play for rugby and the boiler broke down. However, we did have Yorkshire puddings on Thursday night. Here was the picture Mum was sent by Dad to get her to hurry up at work and come home:
Also, Friday night was my first ever ironing lesson! I ironed nearly all our tea towels and I (for some reason) really enjoy ironing tea towels:
And… on Saturday, I went to one of the best birthday parties (Max’s birthday) I have ever been to. I also think you will be able to guess what it was by looking at the title of this post. It was paintballing! I was scared to death when we arrived, but then we played a few games and now I am NOT scared of being shot by a yellow paintball. I think I shot four people, and know I shot two (oops – two shots to the head for the first person). And… I came second place in the last free-for-all! Unfortunately this was because I was shot in the leg – and I now have a big bruise as a souvenir. Then we went to Pizza Marzano (Pizza Express abroad) where I had a BIG LUNCH.
Saturday night at the movies was Bugsy Malone – Mum & I rate it 3.5/5. Dad rates it 4 (& has seen it before & knows the words to the songs, which he has been singing ever since).
Sunday was a good day to go to the park because it was nice and sunny, so we did. In Zhongshan park we saw lots of people playing music and singing. There were also lots of people flying kites (really high). People also take their song birds to the park & hang their cages in trees. My homework for this week was to take pictures of Shanghai and think of maths questions to go with them, so we were on the look out. When we got home, we got out a recipe book “the silver spoon for children” (as chosen this morning) and made mixed fruit ice cream! – it is delicious.
Pictures from the park:
That’s all for this week!