Lintilla, Blackburn, UK


Posted Jun 23, 2010, 8:46 pm
After discussion on the forum, my mummy decided I should become a ToyVoyager.
If you would like to host me and show me around your little corner of the world, please message my mummy.

Posted Jun 23, 2010, 8:54 pm
Mummy took me to the allotment today.
Look at these peas.
Redcurrant bush - hope mummy picks the redcurrants soon or the blackbirdies might gobble them all up.
Fragrant fennel
Pretty flowers.
Yummy strawberry.
Mint, I'm going to hide!

Posted Jul 4, 2010, 2:52 pm
Today, post arrived. I wonder who is in the parcel.
Hello dotdog
Here we are, alfie langer the bear, Nippy the penguin, Bubo the owl, Gaspode the original dog & Lintilla the sheep - that's me!.

Posted Sep 1, 2010, 10:22 pm
I haven't  been out for ages. Today, I was happy to visit Baytree Owl Centre.
This is a nice owl.
This is a kookaburra.

Posted Sep 1, 2010, 10:31 pm
Ooo 2 days out in a row. Today, I am in Hunstanton, a coastal town facing West on the East Coast of England.
We visit the Sea-Life Centre. This is a ray or a skate, I don't know which.
Here we all are (myself, Gaspode, Bubo, mira and Mandy Sheep) looking at the skate/ray & dogfish tank.
Is this a happy fish?
Is this the bathroom for fish?
A Japanese spider crab.
Glass catfish.
An axolotl.
Pretty snakelocks anemones.
And here we all are in front of the big shark tank. There's a fishie swimming behind us.

Posted Sep 2, 2010, 10:04 am
Today, we are making our way home, but have stopped off at the National Stone Centre near Matlock.
There is an exhibition on the story of stone (and rock...). This is part of a tectonic display - I'm on a wrench fault.
Here are some igneous rocks containing lime - tufa, chalk, and oolithic limestone.
The exhibition looks at the geology of the British Isles, and the way stone/rock has been used.
There are highland areas
The Normans used a lot of stone in building castles and churches.
Stone has played an important part in the countryside, and farming - stone walls, millstones, lime....
A display looking at the processing of rock/stone.
And different methods.
Outside, there were steps made from different stones. I am sat on top of sandstone.
Outside, there was a rock trail to follow. There were some art made from stone on the trail.
These stones have fossils.
This is a dry stone wall, found in south Wales.
This is a different dry stone wall, found in Skye, Scotland.
This is a Cheshire coursed wall.
Nearby up a hill, is Middleton Top. There were railways running around this area. This is an engine house with boilers. The trains were probably pulled up the hill on cable.
Some track, not a lot, still remain.
What a nice view.

Posted Sep 6, 2010, 1:14 pm
Today, we decided to look at the map because some of us toys are continuing the journey around the world.
Mandy Sheep is off to Germany today, and I am off to Russia. Tomorrow, Nippy will be leaving for The Netherlands.
Goodbye alfie langer, mira, Mandy Sheep, Nippy, dotdog, Gaspode and Bubo

Posted Sep 24, 2010, 6:37 pm
Hello dear mummy!
I`m in Russia and it rains!
I had just short walk around to see where I`ll be living next month.

At the last photo you can see the monument of Saints Cyril and Methodius .

Saints Cyril and Methodius were two Byzantine Greek brothers born in Thessaloniki in the 9th century. They became missionaries of Christianity among the Slavic peoples of Great Moravia and Pannonia. Through their work they influenced the cultural development of all Slavs, for which they received the title "Apostles to the Slavs". They are credited with devising the Glagolitic alphabet, the first alphabet used to transcribe the Old Church Slavonic language.

Posted Sep 30, 2010, 8:58 pm
Dear mummy!
Today we visited two special places!
1) Red Square - the heart of Moscow and the whole Russia, you can see me "under" it  :) There were many tourists there and we decided not to stay there too long.
2) Kolomenskoe -
Kolomenskoye village was first mentioned in the testament of Ivan Kalita (1339). As the time went by, the village was developed as a favourite country estate of grand princes of Muscovy. The earliest extant structure is the exceptional Ascension church (1532), built in white stone to commemorate the long-awaited birth of an heir to the throne, the future Ivan the Terrible. Being the first stone church of tent-like variety, the uncanonical "White Column" (as it is sometimes referred to) marked a stunning rupture with the Byzantine tradition. [1]

The church stands up toward the sky from a low cross-shaped podklet (ground floor), then follows a prolonged chetverik (octagonal body) of the church, and then an octagonal tent, crowned by a tiny dome. The narrow pilasters on the sides of the chetverik, the arrow-shaped window frames, the three tiers of the kokoshniks and the quiet rhythm of stair arcades and open galleries underline the dynamic tendency of this masterpiece of the Russian architecture. The whole vertical composition is believed to have been borrowed from hipped roof-style wooden churches of the Russian North. Recognizing its outstanding value for humanity, UNESCO decided to inscribe the church on the World Heritage List in 1994.

And I looked so great at the fresh grass that I decided to make a photo-session :)

Posted Oct 14, 2010, 4:12 am
Hello mum!
I spent week-end in the country-side where Maria has a small house. It was nice there , it is always nice when you can spend much time outside.
Weather was warm (for Russia) and I even could climb the tree!

Posted Oct 23, 2010, 8:42 am
Hello mum!
Today I`ll show you The Cathedral of Christ in Moscow:
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour or Khram Khrista Spasitelya is a Church in Moscow, Russia, on the bank of the Moskva River, a few blocks west of the Kremlin. With an overall height of 103 metres (338 ft), it is the tallest Orthodox church in the world.

It is really nice and big and near it there is a bridge with great view of Moscow!

Posted Oct 24, 2010, 8:53 am
One more photo before I leave Russia.
I`m standing on the stone with inscription "Minsk" - it is the capital of Belarus. There are many such stones along Kremlin`s wall with the names of cities which were involved in Second World War and in which people were fighting for the freedom.

Posted Nov 14, 2010, 11:47 am
Hi mummy,
Last night I arrived in Japan.
Have you read Haruki Murakami's
"Kafka on the Shore"?
The 15 year-old Kafka run away from his father's house in Tokyo and found a safe shelter, a quiet, private library in Takamatsu.
I wonder where it is.

Posted Nov 20, 2010, 3:27 am
Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Atomic Bomb Dome)

Posted Nov 20, 2010, 4:54 am
Miyajima is an island located off the coast of Hiroshima.
After rain, we visited Itsukushima Shrine, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I saw a baby deer around the shrine. In Miyajima, many Sika Deers are wandering the streets. At night they go back to the mountain. 

Itsukushima Shrine

Posted Dec 5, 2010, 8:33 am
We go out for lunch today.
This is hot & spicy noodles with Korean taste.
And Japanese fried chicken called "Kara'age".

I found a nice movie from YouTube!
How to make Japanese Fried Chicken ''Kara-age''

Posted Dec 20, 2010, 4:19 pm
Hi Mummy,
We are in a small park called Kikaku Koen, about 15km South-East from Takamatsu.
It's a warm day, though it is December.
Colored leaves are still there.


Posted Jan 10, 2011, 11:02 pm
Omisoka - New Year's Eve is the last day of the year (December 31).
Buddhist temples start ringing their bells late on New Year's Eve and continue into the opening of New Year's Day, 108 times in all.
Japanese are also Shintoists, so many people have the household Shinto alter in their house.

Posted Jan 10, 2011, 11:08 pm
New Year's Day
The first nice thing on the New Year Day is receiving "Nengajo" - New Year's card.
Japanese custom of sending New Year's cards is somewhat similar to the Western practice of exchanging Christmas cards.
However, Japanese New Year's cards should not arrive before New Year's Day. Commonly, New Year's cards are mailed in the middle of December, and they are delivered early on the morning of New Year's Day.
2011 is the year of Rabbit in Asian countries.
Here is hanachan's nengajo this year. hanachan has Rabbit's ears.

Specially prepared New Year's food, Osechi ryori is arranged in lacquer boxes.
And a special New Year's soup with Mochi (rice cakes), vegetables, etc. It called Zouni.
In Takamatsu, they use Anko-mochi (sweet red bean paste in rice cakes). It's very special one which is not in the other areas.


Posted Jan 11, 2011, 9:49 am
Hatsumoude - Visiting shrines and temples to pray for health and happiness for the New Year

Posted Jan 22, 2011, 5:36 pm
Okayama Jo - Okayama Castle

Posted Jan 22, 2011, 6:30 pm
:) :) :) :) :)
Hi, mummy!
I'm leaving for the new place tomorrow.
We enjoyed Sushi and I said Good bye to them, TV friends.
We'll see together anytime anywhere... because we are Toy Voyagers!!


Posted Jan 23, 2011, 8:39 am
Takamatsu Symbol Tower, Sunport
Mummy, in Japan Christmas is not a holiday. So they go to work as usual.
At night a lighting Christmas tree on the wall (Can you see?)


P.S. Here is Christmas "Tiramisu" cake!! :D
:D :D

Posted Feb 2, 2011, 5:03 am
Hello :)!

I am here since Saturday, but today was the first chance to make some photos of me. Fabi decided that I can help her cooking.
Today she made a Bolognese noodle casserole. I will now show you how to make it.
First mix 2 glasses (each 250g) of Bolognese sauce with 1 can whipping cream (200g).
(I built a bread tower under me, to have the chance of mixing)
Cook noodles the normal way.
Mix the noodles and the sauce in a casserole.
Put cheese over it.
And put it in the oven (200°C - upper and lower heat) for 15 minutes.
When it is ready: ENJOY :)!
Yummie :)!

Hope you like me cooking and maybe you can try the recipe as well? :)


Posted Feb 2, 2011, 5:12 am

today we had to say Goodbye to Levi. He is leaving to his next host.

Bye bye Levi :)!


Posted Feb 7, 2011, 8:44 pm
Hey :)!

Today I went to a super market with BlackCat.

I am sorry that I don't have photos from the inside, but it wasn't possible.


Posted Feb 7, 2011, 8:58 pm
Hey =)!

Today we went on a long walk. We drove to Kettwig (a part of Essen) and walked in the fields.

It was a nice view from there. I really liked it.

We had a goal to reach which was a farm, but on our way there we found cows. Scottish cows. They are so cute, aren’t they?

And then we arrived at the ostrich farm. Wow. We even saw some ostrich. That was fun.

I really liked this walk and I hope we will have more like this soon.


Posted Feb 7, 2011, 9:06 pm
Hey mum,

Today BlackCat decided to show us a castle ruin which is actually just a ruin of a castle tower. It is called Kattenturm.

Right behind the Kattenturm is the river Ruhr. So BlackCat showed us the Ruhr as well. I wish it was warm enough to swim, but it isn’t.


Posted Feb 7, 2011, 9:18 pm

Here I am again. Today we made a walk in a part of Essen called Burgaltendorf. It is a really nice part of Essen with a castle ruin and an old church. We made a lot photos and I will show you now.

We got out of the bus in front of the church. It is a really old church and looks so wonderful. At least I think it looks wonderful.

From the church you had a nice view over a field.

Burgaltendorf has an own fire station. It is just a volunteer fire station which means they are not there all day long. They are coming when there is a fire alarm. But it looks like nearly all the fire stations in Germany, so I made a photo for you.

Right next to the fire station is a painting on a wall. I thought it looks nice, so I made photos there as well. I hope you like it, too.

And then we finally arrived at the castle ruin. It is just the ruin of an old living tower, but it is the only castle ruin in Essen which looks a little like a castle. The other ones are more destroyed. Do you remember the Kattenturm? It is a castle ruin as well, but not in such a good condition. Maybe we will go to another castle as long as I am here. BlackCat doesn’t come there alone, so she needs to ask her boyfriend to drive there. And now, the photos.

It was a long walk and we were so tired when we came home.
Hope you like the photos.


Posted Feb 7, 2011, 9:37 pm

Today we were in the city. BlackCat bought a lot of books in a book shop which is just opened in winter and so cheap. She bought more than 10 books for less than 20 Euros. This is really cheap. But we made no photos there. We went to the other side of the main station to see the pitmen statue.

The pitmen statue is there as the history of Essen has a lot to do with coal mines and pitmen. In the second world war Essen was the city for getting coal for the trains and such. And Essen had a big coal industry. They even had a coking plant. Maybe you heard of the World heritage site Zollverein? It was a coal mine complex with an own coking plant and such. Maybe we will visit it while I am here. Not sure if we will find time and good weather for that.

I had a close look at the statue. I even tried to climb up like they are doing it.


Posted Feb 7, 2011, 9:44 pm
Today we welcomed Bombus here in BlackCats house. He came from America to us. So we welcomed him really warm and we hope we will have a lot of fun together.

Posted Feb 13, 2011, 2:01 am

Today we had to wash the car as it was so dirty from the outside. So we drove in a car wash and Fabi made a lot photos with us. But see yourself.
There you can see the prices. Not the one, we took. It was on another sign.
We should close the windows and the roof, it says.
Window is wet...
Do you see the guy?
He is cleaning the car with water.
And it goes on...
And then we are in the automatic area already. No persons here anymore. Just machines.
And we are out again. And still alive.


Posted Feb 13, 2011, 2:16 am

today we had a long walk in a living area not far from where Fabi lives. We went there as she wanted to show us the water towers there. But around the water towers are fields, so Fabi decided that she wants to show us the fields as well. It was a little like a holiday there. Really relaxing. What a nice walk. But see yourself:


Posted Feb 13, 2011, 2:16 am

Today we made a small walk at the river Ruhr again. It was close to the boarder of another city called Mülheim, but we didn’t walk there. Fabi just showed us this little place and all the other time we were sitting in her bag. It was a nice walk and we really liked it. What do you think of the photos? Hope you like them.


Posted Mar 8, 2011, 6:09 am
Hello =),

Today we joined Fabi while working in the youth centre. The photo location was not the best, as we had to stay in the bag. The children who were there today aren’t the nicest one, so we were afraid to get stolen or been thrown around. So Fabi just made some pictures of us cuddling in the bag.

We wanted to dance to the disco music, but we weren’t able to do a single move, as the bag was so small. But it was fun to listen to the music while cuddling.

Here are the pictures for you:


Posted Mar 8, 2011, 6:34 am

Today we drove to Hattingen Blankenstein. Blankenstein was a little town a long time ago and is now a part of Hattingen. We went there because Fabi wanted to show us the castle which is there.
First we saw the church in Blankenstein. It looks really old.

And then we saw the castle. It is really old and big. We liked it a lot. Fabi said, that she wanted to go inside, but there is restaurant and there was a big celebration on that day, so she didn’t want to disturb the people there.

I really hope you like the photos.


Posted Mar 8, 2011, 7:01 am

Today we went to the coal mine complex Zollverein which is an UNESCO WHS. We had a lot of fun while jumping around on an old wheel.
Can you see me? No?
Here I am!

There was a miniature complex as a card. So you were able to see where you are and where you want to go. We made a picture with the tower of coal mine Zollverein.

And as we wanted to see the real tower as well, we went there.

That was a lot of fun. I really liked it there.


Posted Mar 8, 2011, 7:21 am

it was such a nice weather today, that we decided to drive to Witten and have a walk at the Hohenstein. There is a memorial place called Berger-Denkmal. It was built as a memorial for Louis Constans Berger. He was one of the founders of Witten.

Here you see the tower, which was built for Louis Constans Berger.

You have a really great view over the Ruhr valley from there.

Here the tower from the other side.

We found an overview map of the view.

And then we made a group picture.

It was a nice day and I really enjoyed it.


Posted Mar 10, 2011, 2:43 pm
Hey mum,

I am on my way to my next host. I will bring some presents with me for the new host. I hope she will like it.

Love you,

Posted Apr 3, 2011, 6:35 am
I have arrived in Canada!

Posted Apr 3, 2011, 6:35 am
Today we are helping with renovations by tiling the backsplash in the kitchen.  These are the tiles we will be using.

First you cover the wall with a thin layer of special mud, then apply more mud and texture it.

Next, you place the tiles on the wall.

This is the result of our handiwork!

It still needs grout in between the tiles, but that is a job for another night.

Posted Apr 7, 2011, 7:43 pm
Today we were introduced to Abby's new stay-at-home ToyVoyager, Wallace.

Posted Apr 7, 2011, 7:43 pm
We are making an Afghani/Pakistani cookie called khatai.  They are really easy to make and just happen to be vegan.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit (180 degrees celcius).

First you mix together 1 1/2 cups of flour, 3/4 cup of sugar, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of ground cardamom.

Next, you add 3/4 cup of oil.  You are supposed to use corn oil, but there wasn't any, so we used a mixture of olive oil and hazelnut oil.

This is what it should look like.

Next you drop little balls onto your cookie sheet.  Do not forget to cover your cookie sheet with parchment paper!

Place them in the oven for 15 minutes.

Once they are out of the oven, sprinkle them with chopped pistachios and let them cool completely.

Posted Apr 24, 2011, 11:56 pm
Happy Easter!  The Easter Bunny stopped by and left lots of chocolate, so let's go on a hunt!

This chocolate is cleverly disguised as rocks.

Is this bunny reading?

I can see two hiding places here!

Do you see the egg hiding in the barometer?

How about this one in the tea strainer?

Or these on this old teapot?

This birdhouse has lots of chocolate.

I almost did not notice the one on the hummingbird feeder.

Everyone climbed the apple tree to find this egg.

Look at this tiny egg in the kettle spout!

Aww, the Easter Bunny left a yellow egg at the bee house.

The motherload!  Look at the woodpile!

So much chocolate!

Posted May 13, 2011, 9:05 pm
Hello Mum,

Two days ago  I arrived in Germany. I was so happy to jump out of my envelope!

A friendly bunny gave me a warm welcome. He is called Dicker Kumpel and he is my host here.

He introduced me to the other guests here.

I just arrived in time for my first short trip. We went to the Landesgartenschau in Norderstedt. They show a lot of plants there. Here you can see me with a  rhododendron.

There were many rhododendrons in different colors.

We made a stop and heard a choir singing.

Do you like these wonderful flowers?

I laughed about this funny person – maybe it is a  straw man.

We went to a playground and found lovely sheep – it seems that we are very famous here!

Here you can see all of us TVs – can you find me?

Later we went to a farm – or something like this – there were many chicken.

There were many wonderful flowers.

Some were inside a building – I would love to send them to you, Mum!

Bye for now

Posted May 17, 2011, 8:11 pm
Hi Mum,

It was time to party today.  Dicker Kumpel’s best friend – Murph - came too. He is a blue alien – and came with his guest Ulrich. We talked a lot and had fun.

Later RikeH came and told us that it was time to have coffee and delicious cake. We went to the table – or maybe on the table.

Of course we had beautiful flowers for our host for this afternoon.

Then I had a delicious piece of cake. It was so yummy!

Guess what – it was time for presents then. Murph and Ulrich brought some for us.

We looked what was in the baskets.

There were really delicious sweets.

Then Murph and Ulrich got presents, too.

Look what they got.

We had a party all day long!


Posted May 20, 2011, 8:10 pm
An Easter tradition for Abby's family is to make pudding eggs.

First you take a package of pudding mix.  We made pistachio and vanilla.

Next, you add margerine and boiling water.

Next you add powdered sugar.

Next you form it into balls and refrigerate it.

Lastly you dip each egg in chocolate and top with whatever you'd like!

Posted May 20, 2011, 8:11 pm
We got up at three in the morning to watch part of the Royal wedding!

Posted May 20, 2011, 8:12 pm
It's time for me to move on to my next host!  See you in Germany!

Posted May 25, 2011, 10:42 pm
Hi Mum,

we made a nice trip this week-end. And the best thing was that we took the plane!

Here you see me waiting for the plane. This was the one we took.

Look Mum, we were high in the air - and I saw the ground and some clouds.

Later we had more clouds.

We arrived in Krakow in Poland. We walked in the old city and saw this nice gate.

I played in the miniature.

This is a Part of the old City Wall.

We will see more in the next days.


Posted May 26, 2011, 10:35 am
Hi Mum,

We visited the Wawel Royal Castle today. It is situated on a hill next to the Vistuala River.

On the way to the Castle we passed this wonderful church.

You see a part of the Castle behind me.

We had a nice view over the River.

And when I turned I had this tower behind me.

Religion is important in Poland - and I saw the momument for the pope John Paul II.

There was a big cathedral on the hill.

When we walked down to the river, we saw this big dragon. He was really scary!

Tomorrow we will make a boat trip, this will be fun, I hope.


Posted May 27, 2011, 9:57 pm
Hello Mum,

on Sunday we made our promised trip on a boat. It was so great.
Can you remember the Castle we saw yesterday? We will see it again.

But first you see me on the boat. I had a great place! And I completed
one of my life missions!  :D

There was a big abbey next to the river.

Then we saw the Castle from the water - it was so nice and big!

It was a nice boat trip!

In the evening we made a walk on the Main Marketplace.

It looked great in the night!

Bye yours

Posted May 28, 2011, 6:36 pm
Hi Mum,

today was our last day in Krakow. Yesterday we went over the Main Marketplace - but in the night.

Now we saw it during the day!

There are wonderful gardens around the city centre. I loved this bridge.

And this fountain was so nice!

On a big place we found this monument.

It was a nice time in Krakow!


Posted Jun 4, 2011, 10:33 pm
Hello Mum,

I had the chance to travel to Canada - of course I jumped into the plane with the others.

Yesterday we arrived in Canada. It was a long flight, but now we are here!

Today we made a trip to a point called Cape St. Francis.  On the way we stopped at this lovely beach.

Then we reached the Cape - and had a wonderful view.

I enjoyed standing on the Cliff looking at the Cape.

We were allowed to sit in the front of the car - it was great!

Then we drove back to St. John's and went onto the Signal Hill. We saw a nice lake.

And there was the town.

This was the Building - where Mr. Marconi started the first wireless connection between Canada and England a long time ago.

Here you see me on our lovely car. And the street, where we live at the moment. The houses are very colorful.

Many greetings

Posted Jun 6, 2011, 12:29 am
Hello Mum,

We went to visit a lot of nesting birds today. But first we stopped at a little harbour with beautiful boats in different colors.

This net is used by the fishermen. I wanted to try it out, but I am too small.

I had a nice snack next to it.

Some minutes later a met a relative - we talked together - but then we had to
drive to the birds.

We arrived at Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve. It is  is one of Newfoundland's major seabird colonies. During the breeding season, it is home to 24,000 Northern gannet, 20,000 black-legged kittiwake, 20,000 common murre, and 2,000 thick-billed murre.

Well - we wanted to go there and count them all. It was a nice walk along the coast.

We came nearer to the biggest rock. Most of the Northern gannets, for example, make their nests on "Bird Rock"—a 100-metre-tall stack of sandstone that is separated from the viewing area by a
chasm only a few metres wide.

Here you see me really close to the rock. I wanted to go nearer, but RikeH was a little afraid of the steep cliffs - and unfortunately she cannot fly - and told me that a 100-meter-fall would have been not really good for her.

This was the view to the other direction.

We were not able to count the birds, because many of them were away to find food for their children.

This night we spent in a funny cottage. Have you ever seen something like this in a fridge?

There was a big bear, but I was not afraid of it.

I found a great chair to relax.

But it was nicer to spend the evening together with Quentin Ducky and Dicker Kumpel in front of the fireplace.


Posted Jun 11, 2011, 2:17 pm
Hello Mum,

we were in Twillingate - a little town next to the sea with nice old houses.

Behind me you can see the harbour - and the way to the ocean.

This lovely beach was next to our home. We had a great view there.


Posted Jun 13, 2011, 12:17 am
Hello Mum,

we spent the day in the Gros Morne National Park. Here are many big mountains and wonderful bays. I liked it a lot!

First we stopped at a lookout and saw the Bonne Bay.

We drove further and stopped next to it.

The next stop was next to the Tablelands. They were really interesting..

In a small town called Woody Point we saw this old house. I have no idea, why RikeH was not able to make a nicer photo - maybe because it was too windy?

After walking another trail we reached this wonderful waterfall. It was amazing!

We had a great day here in the National Park!

yours Lintilla

Posted Jun 15, 2011, 1:38 am
Hello Mum,

RikeH packed our bags again - so we had time to play in front of the cottage.

I loved the slide.

It was a very big one!

Then I tried the swing.

But playing alone was boring - so we all tried to use the slide together.

The idea was not so good...

So RikeH came and told us to sit in the sunshine.

We spent this night in a lodge - next to it was this pond.

Tomorrow it is the birthday of Dicker Kumpel. We will sing a song for him - but he doesn't know it now!

many greetings

Posted Jun 16, 2011, 1:29 am
Hello Mum,

as you know, it was Dicker Kumpel's birthday today.
We sang a wonderful song for him.

Then we gave him a big hug!

After the breakfast we drove to St. Anthony - it is in the North of Newfoundland.
Next to the street we found some snow - in June!

We made a boat trip - and saw this wonderful iceberg! This was amazing, Mum.

In the evening we had the birthday party! We had a lovely drink.

... and something nice to eat.

We were very tired for a moment.

But then we decided to become artists!


Posted Jun 26, 2011, 8:20 pm
Hello Mum,

Tomorrow I will leave Dicker Kumpel and RikeH and travel to my next host. But first I want to tell you about our last day in Canada.

In the evening our traveling group sat together in a big armchair. We met a new friend from Newfoundland. He is the funny puffin between us.

We had a small party – it was such a nice holiday!

Now back in Germany it was time to say goodbye to Dicker Kumpel. He was such a nice host! I will miss him.

Then I got a hug by him and Aslan.

Now I am on my way to Italy!


Posted Jul 13, 2011, 11:35 am
Hi mum,
I'm in Italy. I'll write you soon!

Posted Jul 15, 2011, 1:24 pm
Hi mum,
I've met another TV! She is Lady and she looks very friendly. We spent some time looking at flowers on our host's balcony. It's quite hot here in these days!

Posted Jul 27, 2011, 2:14 pm
Hi mum,
after some rainy day the sun is back again and I went to the park for a walk, I also found some strawberries!
Hope you're fine.

Posted Aug 5, 2011, 3:32 pm
Hi mum,
I'm visiting Sforzesco castle in Milan. Its name belongs to the Sforza family who lived here in Medieval time. Today it's quite hot here but it seems it's going to rain again in the evening. We're having so much rain this summer!

Posted Aug 5, 2011, 3:35 pm
annix said:
Hi mum,
I'm visiting Sforzesco castle in Milan. Its name belongs to the Sforza family who lived here in Medieval time. Today it's quite hot here but it seems it's going to rain again in the evening. We're having so much rain this summer!

Posted Aug 11, 2011, 1:57 pm
Hi mum,
today my host take me to discover Pusiano Lake, it is not too far from where we live and it is not a very busy place. Lady and I like it! Do you like our photos?

Posted Aug 14, 2011, 7:10 pm
Hi mummy,
finally I'm on holiday! We arrived in Loano, on the Ligurian Sea, yesterday afternoon. Lady and I are playing soccer and ping pong close to the hotel pool!

Posted Aug 16, 2011, 8:14 pm
Look mummy: going to the beach I've found a very old bridge! It was built by Romans about 2000 years ago!!!

Posted Aug 16, 2011, 8:16 pm
Hi mum,
today I've gone to the beach, in this period of the year there is quite a lot of people but we're lucky becouse the weather is sunny but not too hot!

Posted Aug 17, 2011, 8:47 pm
Hi mummy,
I'm to the beach.
More pictures soon!

Posted Aug 19, 2011, 7:16 pm
Hi mummy,
this afternoon my frien Lady and I are in the hotel garden, just in front of our room. Tomorrow we want to go to the swimming pool!

Posted Aug 21, 2011, 1:43 pm
Hi mum,
today I am taking the sun to the pool. It's quite hot and I need to refresh close to the water. Also my friend Lady says it's a hot day maybe we'll take a bath later!

Posted Aug 22, 2011, 4:17 pm
Hi mum,
I'm walking on the beach! Nothing is better than a stop for a rest and a good cappuccino when I start feeling a bit tired!

Posted Sep 8, 2011, 11:53 am
Hi mummy,
here I am with a typical Italian pizza with ham and mushrooms! It's delicious!

Posted Sep 15, 2011, 3:03 pm
Hi mummy,
here I am in Como, the Lake of Como is the deepest lake in Italy and one of the deepest one in Europe (about 425 metres).
A big kiss,

Posted Sep 19, 2011, 2:05 pm
Hi mum,
during my last visit to Como I took a cable railway to see the view of the lake from above. Do you like it?

Posted Sep 26, 2011, 2:12 pm
Hi mummy,
I have 2 new friends from China: MX Rabbit! We're tasting a RISOTTO ALLA MILANESE, it's rice with saffron and it's a typical dish of Milano.

Posted Oct 11, 2011, 1:47 pm
Hi mum,
here I am in Saluzzo, a small and hold town where I visited a Medieval palace and an Abbey of XIII -XIV century.

Posted Oct 24, 2011, 2:17 pm
Hi mummy,
I'm on my way to my new host! Hope to meet my TV friends again somewhere!

Posted Oct 26, 2011, 1:27 pm
Hi Mum,

today I arrived at my new place in Bruchsal. It seems to be rather busy here, so my host told me to tell you, that it might be, that you will have to wait for updates just a little bit. I asked her to go ahead and send you a note, that I arrived finally. She was kind enough to do it for me:)

I will come back online as soon as possible.

Bye, Lintilla

Posted Dec 18, 2011, 3:38 pm
Today another package arrived at our place. We all were really curious. It was a new toyvoyager called Drescher, who just had arrived at our place.

We decided to listen to the White Christmas Album while we baked a Hannchen Jensen cake, which you can see on the left page. We baked it with peaches, because we don't like cherries in it.

While we took care for the Hannchen Jensen cake, Petra baked some cookies. You see, it isn't that easy to hold Mi-Go back from eating everything. He just threw us around when he jumped up to catch some of the finished warm cookies.

Posted Dec 18, 2011, 3:47 pm
Today we baked a braided yeast bun, because Petra's one son had a belated birthday party. It tasted really fine - and once more we had to take care for Mi-Go to not eat it all before any other person had a chance to get a slice of it.

Posted Dec 18, 2011, 4:10 pm
Today we wanted to create some tea-light holder. We needed four pieces of hard transparency foil and napkins with small ornaments on them and some glue for napkins and white colour.

At first I had to rip out some ornaments of my napkin.

Then I had to glue it on the foil.

After it was dry again, I stamped some white colour around the ornament.

Some even used golden colour.

Petra helped us to staple them together.

Posted Dec 19, 2011, 7:50 pm
Today we helped Petra to bake two large apple cakes, because tomorrow is the last day of her son's alternative service.
We prepared the dough and cut apples into pieces, added cinnamon, raisins and sliced almonds to the apples and cooked them. Then we made a part of the dough in the plate and filled it with the warm apples and covered it with dough again. I would so love to make this internet able to give you a hint of the smell in the kitchen, yummy.

While we all worked really hard, one of us sat around and only listened to music of the cd-played. Of course one whose name is Priscilla can only listen to music of Elvis, especially when it is Christmas time and it is a Christmas album.

The first of us, who discovered the new cd was Henry the Adventure Hound.

We needed a lot of flour for the cake.

Posted Dec 19, 2011, 8:35 pm
This weekend there is a special event in Bruchsal. There is a second Christmas market for three days around the palace. The weather wasn't that great - no snow:(, but it was cold enough and the place was full of people.

At first we listend to the trombone choir playing Christmas songs. We also took a look into all the tents, but it was too crowded to take photos there.

We left the Christmas market and took a photo of the front of the palace by night before we drove home again.

Posted Dec 20, 2011, 3:33 pm
While our host was teaching at school, it started to snow. We asked her to go out with us, but she said, that the snow is rather wet and that it isn't nice outside. Nevertheless she took some photos with me to show the roofs covered with some snow.

Here you see the two towers of the church St. Peter.

Posted Dec 28, 2011, 9:05 pm
Petra has time to do some more baking. At first we all sat down at our place, where Petra wanted us to sit.

We took the book and searched for some nice recipes. You can see, which recipes we picked out for baking today.

We also baked some other sorts of cookies.

Posted Dec 28, 2011, 9:36 pm
Today is a very special day. We all were allowed to help packing the presents for Christmas.

Later we helped to cook chicken fricassee in the clay pot and some corn salad and of course we helped to eat everything:)

Later we ate some of our selfmade cookies.

Posted Dec 28, 2011, 10:27 pm
Merry Christmas to you!

In the morning we watched a movie, which Petra got as present yesterday evening: Elvis: That's the way it is.
I must say, that he was a really cute guy and I also like some of his songs.

Our sheep waited in the stable with the sheep.

Then we all went to the crib with the newborn Jesus.

Posted Dec 29, 2011, 1:46 pm
Today we helped to cook again. We had lamb, dumplings, vegetables (carrots, onions, oranges and dates) with red pepper pearls. It tasted very very fine, although it was a diet recipe - without the dumplings.

Then everyone went away and we were alone at home. We prepared everything for dinner: raclette. Look at this amount of black olives.

Posted Dec 31, 2011, 2:48 pm
Today we went to Petra's parents in law to celebrate Christmas with them and her husbands' sisters families. We saw some nice angels and another beautiful Christmas tree.

Posted Dec 31, 2011, 3:48 pm
The weather was a bit better, so we decided to go on a short walk over the graveyard, which is close to where I live right now. There is a beautiful baroque church next to the graveyard. It's called St. Peter.

We also visited to Jewish graveyard.

Next to the newapostolic church on the left we had a good view over a part of Bruchsal. The big house on the right is the backside of Sancta Maria.

Next to Sancta Maria we had another good view over the city. I hope, that I will come closer to those towers to see exactly, what these buildings look like. Petra told me, that from left to right you can see the tower of the city church Our holy lady, church St. Damian and Hugo, which belongs to the palace and the old tower of the ancient castle.

Here is the front of Sancta Maria. It is a school for soon to be kindergardeners and also home for some Franciscan nuns.


Posted Jan 2, 2012, 3:16 pm
It's the last day of 2011 and we start to bake a new year pretzel. At first we had to take flour, some warm milk and fresh barm. We prepared a yeast sponge. Later we added honey and melted butter and salt.

Posted Jan 2, 2012, 3:41 pm
Happy New Year

We celebrated with friends and had a lot of fun. At midnight we watched the fireworks.

I'm sorry, it was really difficult to take a nice photo. This one isn't really a nice one.

Posted Jan 2, 2012, 8:36 pm
Mandy Sheep read a lot about Baden-Württemberg, because she joins in the Big German Round Robin. After hours of searching for information about the state we're living with our host right now, she got bored of reading so much, so she decided to listen to a nice song on youtube. Maybe you will watch it to. It is "Crawfish" from Elvis Presley's movie "King Creole".

She called us to join her.

Posted Jan 27, 2012, 6:46 pm
The weather isn't the best one, but today we've seen some blue sky:)
I decided to join my host and her daughter, when her daughter delivered a journal of the catholic church to some people.
On our way we saw some nice old houses.

Posted Jan 27, 2012, 9:10 pm
In the evening we went to take the stars from a storeroom of the church, where our hosts belong to. Petra takes care for the stars, which will be carried around by the starsingers on 6th January. Some of the stars are old, some don't look nice anymore, so Petra creates new covers and we decided to help her today.
Here you see a star, that still looks nice. Nevertheless it isn't, if you take a closer look. Last year it rained a lot and the star got wet. Now you can see white glue running down, where it should be only clear yellow. Some said, that it doesn't matter, but our host didn't like it and she asked us to cut out new yellow transparent paper and a new black star silhouette.

We didn't like the yellow side of this star, so we decided to spray it bronze and cut out a new yellow transparent paper and black star silhouette too.

We had to work really hard.

We also didn't like these two stars and we had to throw one into the bin, because it was broken on the back totally.

Then we had to outline the first star on the transparent paper.

Priscilla helped to cut it out.

But it was rather difficult for her, so I offered to help her.

While we worked, we found some marzipan potatoes.

We tried to speak really low, because Mi-Go had been fallen asleep in our back and you know, that he always runs to get it, if he sees something to eat.

But we should have knows it better. Of course he also feels, if something to eat is around. He jumped up and caught the marzipan potatoes in the same second. Only I  didn't take no notice of it.

Proud Mi-Go! We tried to keep calm and go on with our work. We had to outline the black star now.

Mi-Go was anything else, but no help for us.

But to our surprise, he was the one, who asked us, if he could be the one, who was allowed to cut out the black star silhouette.

That looks really difficult, but it seems, that he's the one, who knows, how to do it.

And yeah, it just looks great. Now you can be really proud, Mi-Go.

But, oh dear, we had done a mistake, when we outlined the yellow star. It was the wrong side of the paper and so the star didn't fit perfectly to the wooden star. We were very disappointed.

We had to cut out another yellow star and black star silhouette, which fit perfectly then.

Then we had a break and read the newspapers. We read, that Wulff is the Federal President and that there are some problems, but they aren't really interesting for toyvoyagers. But it was really interesting for us, that they wrote about a storm, which should hit Germany soon - no toyvoyager weather:(

For me it was interesting to see a photo of the wife of Baden-Württembergs Minister-President Kretschmann. I read, that she doesn't want to be called a First Lady. I did want to read this whole news article, but the others didn't and so we went on to the next page.

We saw a photo with a little bit of snow. Wow, there's snow somewhere in Germany.

But then we turned to read the Bruchsal news and the first thing we saw, what a nice bird singing and a pussy willow blooming. It seems like springtime here.

Did you know, that petrol in Germany is that expensive? I'm not sure, because we didn't know about this. Diesel costs between 1,37 Euro and 1,48 Euro, which means between 1,8092 US-Dollar and 1,9544 US-Dollar. It would be interesting to know, how expensive it is in other countries.

On Karlsruhe page on the right we read about a big construction area, where they build a new way for the city tram.

Here is an interesting page. It shows items, which you can buy in the newspaper shop. They sell items of Baden. Maybe we should go there and take a look, but surely they will cost some money.


Posted Jan 28, 2012, 10:17 am
I like this Christmas decoration on the window. It's on the same place each year. If you like it too and want the originals to cut them out for yourself, please send a note to Petra.
It's a nice place for us toyvoyagers, too. It is warm and you can see everything that's going on on the street

The first photo is without flash, just to show you, how dark it is outside although it is early midday. If Petra hasn't done a mistake, then there are 26 toyvoyagers sitting together. Some are her toyvoyagers, some her daughters and some are rescued toyvoyagers, which still are at her place and of course some are guests, who will move on again.

Posted Jan 28, 2012, 10:53 am
After the big group photo session we finished the stars.

The other toyvoyagers were really curious and came to take a look at the beautiful stars.

Later a group of starsingers visited our house, but we just had been too slow, so we aren't on this photo. Nevertheless we thougth, that it is a good idea to show you, how starsingers can look like. They don't carry one of our stars, though. They belong to the church region, were our hosts live, but our hosts go to another church, where they lived before. It's a bit complicated:)

In the afternoon we all helped our Petra to bake two cakes. She told us, that tomorrow isn't only Epiphany, but also her husbands 50th birthday and that we will go to the parish hall and carry cakes with us. At first we baked a Hermann cake. It is a cake like a round robin, that's how it seems for me. Petra told us, that she received a part of the cake a few days ago and that she had to stir it and to feed it and that now it is ready to get baken. Of course we added some more stuff like flour, sugar, almonds, cinnamon, chocolate pieces.

We read the recipe.

Then we had to get some more dishes for the "kids" of this cake.

We had been really busy.

We also added some apple pieces.

We wondered, if this dish would be big enough and decided, that it wasn't. So we took a star for the dough of Hermann.

Posted Jan 28, 2012, 1:36 pm
During the last weeks we had such a bad weather, that we didn't want to go outside.
Today Petra and her pupils went to visit the firestation of Bruchsal. It was very interesting to listen to the fireman. He talked about so many things. I had been fascinated, when I saw the big cars. We only took three photos, because Petra had to take care for her pupils in first line, of course.

Posted Jan 28, 2012, 4:09 pm
Today I went to school to help Petra, when she fixed new papers to the wall. At first we had to remove the flower paintings.

Then we fixed the selfcreated posters of the book presentations.

Posted Feb 6, 2012, 2:20 pm
Today we drove to the Michaelsberg in Untergrombach. Untergrombach is one of Bruchsal's suburbs with about 6000 inhabitants.
3500 to 2600 BC there were frist human signs on the Michaelsberg, which gave this culture the name "Michaelsberger Kulturkreis"
1502 AD Joss Fritz from Untergrombach planned the "Bundschuhaufstand" during the time of Peasant's Wars.

In the far (right side) you see some houses, which belong to Bruchsal.

Bruchsal and also Untergrombach are located at the edge to the Kraichgau. Here you see the Rhine Valley. If the weather is sunny, you can see the Palatinate Forest in the far.

The chapel is on top of the Michaelsberg.

Posted Feb 19, 2012, 11:22 am
Karlsruhe is the third largest city of Baden-Württemberg. It is the main city of the Baden part. It is located close to the German - French border, only about 25 km from Bruchsal. We arrived at Karlsruhe after a drive of about 25 minutes.

We first tried to find a parking place and then crawled out of the car. Wow, was it cold outside. We all didn't have the right clothes for a walk, so we had to hurry.

Karlsruhe was founded in 1715 as Karlsruhe Palace, when Germany was a series of principalities and city states. The town surrounding the Palace became the seat of two of the highest courts in Germany, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany (Bundesverfassungsgericht) whose decisions have the force of a law in many cases, and the Federal Court of Justice of Germany (Bundesgerichtshof), the highest court of appeals in matters of civil law and criminal law. It therefore considers itself the home of justice in Germany, a role taken over from Leipzig after 1945.

Due to similarities to the United States capital city, it has been speculated that Karlsruhe was a model city for the cityscape of Washington, D.C.[4] Both cities have a center — in Karlsruhe the palace and in D.C. the Capitol Building — from which the streets radiate outward. L'Enfant, Washington's city planner, had been given the plans of Karlsruhe (among numerous other European cities) as an inspiration.
(you can read this and more on wikipedia)

In 1715, Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach established Karlsruhe (Charles' repose), where he built his residence.

The city was planned with the palace tower (Schloss) at the center and 32 streets radiating out from it like the spokes of a wheel, or the ribs of a folding fan, so that one nickname for Karlsruhe in German is the "fan city" (Fächerstadt). Here's a photo of the palace.

We really wanted to see more, but it was so cold, that we hurried back to our car. When we looked out of the car window, we could see the State Art Gallery.

Posted Feb 21, 2012, 4:31 pm
We decided to drive to Durlach to climb the Turmberg. Our hosts told us, that the view from Turmberg would be just perfect. So we are really excited. You can see the top of the Turmberg just straight ahead.

Posted Feb 21, 2012, 7:23 pm
Durlach is a borough of the German city of Karlsruhe with a population of roughly 30,000.
It was chosen by the margrave Charles II in 1565 as residence of the rulers of Baden-Durlach, and retained this distinction though it was almost totally destroyed by the French in 1689.

Margrave Charles III William decided that he needed more space which led to the foundation of Karlsruhe, which in 1715 became the new capital until the state was merged into the grand-duchy of Baden.

We only drove through some narrow streets, because it wasn't far from sunset.

Posted Feb 21, 2012, 10:28 pm
The Turmberg ('tower hill') is a vineyard-covered hill of the northern most part of the Black Forest. A castle ruin with watch-tower are located on top of the Turmberg. The watch-tower in particular offers fine views of Karlsruhe towards the west and the Rhine River valley. On very clear days even farther west the Vosges in France can be seen. The Rhine River is the border between Germany and Alsace area of France. The South and East offer nice views of the Black Forest, and since the Turmberg is the northern most tip of the Black Forest you have hills more than actual mountains.


Posted Mar 18, 2012, 1:44 pm
Today we drove to Cologne. Petra's husband had to be there for a Trade Fair and Petra met olgamaus.

Here is some information about Cologne (wikipedia):

"Cologne (English pronunciation: /kəˈloʊn/, German: Köln [kœln], Kölsch: Kölle [ˈkœɫə]) is Germany's fourth-largest city (after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich), and is the largest city both in the Germany Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants.

Cologne is located on both sides of the Rhine River. The city's famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne. The University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln) is one of Europe's oldest and largest universities.

Cologne is a major cultural centre of the Rhineland and has a vibrant arts scene. Cologne is home to more than 30 museums and hundreds of galleries. Exhibitions range from local ancient Roman archeological sites to contemporary graphics and sculpture. The Cologne Trade Fair hosts a number of trade shows such as Art Cologne, imm Cologne, Gamescom and the Photokina."

Cologne Cathedral (German: Kölner Dom) is the city's most famous monument and the Cologne residents' most respected landmark. It is a Gothic church, started in 1248, and completed in 1880. In 1996, it was designated a World Heritage site; it houses the Shrine of the Three Kings that supposedly contains the relics of the Three Magi. Residents of Cologne sometimes refer to the cathedral as "the eternal construction site" (Dauerbaustelle).

Cologne Central Station: On an average day, about 280,000 travellers frequent the station, making it fifth busiest station in Germany.

Then we walked down to the Rhine.

We turned around and took a look back to the cathedral.

Here's the Hohenzollern Bridge.

Great St. Martin Churchis a Romanesque Catholic church. Its foundations (circa 960 AD) rest on remnants of a Roman chapel, built on what was then an island in the Rhine. The church was badly damaged in World War II, with restoration work completed in 1985.

We then walked around the Imhoff-Chocolate Museum.

We took a look back to the Hohenzollern Bridge, cathedral and Great St. Martin.

The museum is run by the Schokoladenmuseum Köln GmbH. Since March 2006, the Swiss chocolate manufacturer Lindt & Sprüngli has been its partner in producing exhibits. Prior to that the partner was the Cologne chocolate producer Stollwerck, and the museum was formerly known as the Imhoff-Stollwerck-Museum.

On this photo you can see, how high the water was in 1995 and you can see, where we took the photo with the chocolate girl, where we stand for the view back to the churches and bridge. The yellow line shows the way we walked around the museum and the green line the way, where we came from.

Inside the museum we saw all the machines which are necessary to make delicious chocolate.

There is a real chocolate fountain! We all got wafers dipped into melted chocolate. Yummy!

This equestrian statue shows Frederick William III of Prussia. You can see here, who else is on the base of the statue.

The Heumarkt is beside the Alter Markt the biggest place in Cologne historic city.

There are several small breweries in Cologne. This one is located at the Heumarkt.

It started to rain and we walked back to the cathedral. We entered it and it was so so dark inside, that we had problems to take nice photos. So please excuse the quality.

So this was the last photo of Cologne and we drove back to Bruchsal again.

Posted Apr 6, 2012, 3:15 pm
Today we were invited to celebrate our host uncle's 80th birthday. We celebrated at a Greek Restaurant close to the Rhine. In the early afternoon we went on a walk to have a view on the Rhine. Both, the Rhine and the Neckar flow through Mannheim. Mannheim is a nice city, Petra told me, but she had no time to show more than the Rhine.

Posted Apr 29, 2012, 8:43 am
Happy Easter to you!

Posted Apr 29, 2012, 5:14 pm
Finally I found time to read these two pages of two different newspapers of the week. The one is about Bruchsal asparagus. Bruchsal is famous for its asparagus fields and auctions.

The other newspaper page is about the baroque palace of Bruchsal. I think, you have a good view to many different parts of the main building with the church tower, but still many houses are missing.

Posted Apr 30, 2012, 6:41 pm
We have typical April weather in Bruchsal. There is sunshine and the next moment there is hail and thunder and rain.

Posted May 13, 2012, 3:27 pm
Here is my last update from Bruchsal. I'm off to my new host and hope to be there soon.

Bye, Lintilla

Posted Jun 21, 2012, 1:41 pm
A package arrived for Sam the Sheep.... He wasn't sure what it was...

... The package started to wiggle and jiggle, shake and shudder, and a strange baaahhhing could be heard...


Hi Mum!

I've been a very busy little sheep! I love it here in Blackburn. I've met 2 different travelling toys here, Sam The Sheep and Dylan The Cow! We've had so much fun. Here are some of the things I've been getting up to:
First we went to the Sheep doctors at Redlamb surgery to make sure I was fit and well to travel. I got a clean bill of health!

We headed back home for the evening and I found some lovely flowers to much on

Turns out the flowers weren't for munching on after all.... So I helped do the washing up to say sorry.
The kitchen looked quite scruffy because there were no tiles around the sink. Sam is in the middle of redecorating the kitchen so I wasn't allowed in there much because I could have got hurt.

The next day we went for a little trip to Griffin park where I had lots of fun playing.

I even got to go on a bike ride!

Then we had some typical English weather for a few days... Rain, rain and more rain. When it finally became sunny again, we went on a big day out to Witton Country Park.

I found a lilly pond full of ducks, fish and frogs!

We decided it would be a nice place to get a group photo.
There's Dylan the Cow, Me and Sam the Sheep

I went exploring in the woods but wasn't sure where I was...

Thankfully I found this sign..

I also found a river running through the park... Dylan fell in and got a bit wet!

By then it was getting rather late so we decided to get a traditional English dinner.... CHIPPY CHIPS!

We all ate together and had lots of fun.... I ate the most because I was soooo hungry!

Now I'm off to bed because I am shattered. I can't wait to do some more exploring around Blackburn.