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To see other giraffes

To see blue things with every host I visit

To go on a train

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Travelog for: Sapphire

Home, Wales - 11th February 2011

By: miapearl


I am a giraffe. I want to go travelling. Mummy says it is OK, she will miss me, and I will miss her, but she says that there are so many beautiful places in the world and that I should see them. Will you help me?

Mummy is going to help me come up with some life missions. Hopefully I will have some by the time I leave. Mummy will also help me fill out my profile, with vital statistics. Mummy says size doesn't matter but some people may find harder to host such a tall beautiful creature like me!

* Posted Feb 11, 2011, 10:44 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Home, Wales - 17th February 2011

By: miapearl

We said farewell to Charlie B. today.
We had some apple pies.
Have a safe journey little mouse.

* Posted Mar 3, 2011, 4:46 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Grandma's home, England - 25th February 2011

By: miapearl

It's party time! It is Captain Caramel's birthday.
There's a candle on the cake.
After the cake, we played with these balloons!

* Posted Mar 3, 2011, 5:07 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Magna Science Adventure Centre, England - 27th February 2011

By: miapearl

On our way home, we went via Magna, an industrial science museum set in an old steelworks near Rotherham/Sheffield.
There were 4 zones. The first zone we went to was Water.
The water cycle with clouds!
A whirlpool exhibit.
Next, we went to Fire.
This is a fire tornado.
The fire tornado burns itself out, and then the exhibit has to cool for a while before it can be refuelled and ignited again.
Lighting isn't that good for photographs with the fire tornado.
Next stop was Air. This is a musical exhibit with tubes and things.
The exhibit can be quite noisy.
We then went for a game of Air hockey.
The air blows through holes in the table and lifts up the puck ever so slightly.
This is a frequency exhibit with little polystyrene balls bouncing.
This is a different frequency.
There was an information exhibit about the Bessemer Process (air is blown through molten iron to remove impurities).
Before going on to the final area, we caught some of the Big Melt show, a reconstruction of how they made steel. This is the arc furnace.
We went to the final area, Earth. The set up is quarrying "rocks" and these get picked up by the children and taken somewhere by wheelbarrow before going on conveyor belts and distributed either back to the "quarry" or to a chute.
Can you see the "rocks" on the conveyor belt?

* Posted Mar 6, 2011, 7:50 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Home, Wales - 17th March 2011

By: miapearl

We've already said goodbye to Pippi, regit brown, Captain Caramel and Baconella.
Mummy, is this a new visitor?
Let's open it up.
I hope he can squeeze through this hole.
Yes! he's free. Hello, my name is Sapphire, nice to meet you Frankie_Blue

* Posted Mar 29, 2011, 9:41 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Home, Wales - 22nd March 2011

By: miapearl

Today, Royal Mail issued some nice stamps and my mummy went out and bought some.
Do you like them?

* Posted Apr 6, 2011, 4:47 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Home, Wales - 23rd March 2011

By: miapearl

Today, mummy got two parcels in the post
I wonder who our new visitors will be!
The new visitors are Belka and my brother, Rendolph

* Posted Mar 30, 2011, 8:57 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Home, Wales - 31st March 2011

By: miapearl

Some of the toys are going away on their travels tomorrow, so we thought we'd have a game of Cluedo playing in teams
However, we spent far too much time chatting instead of concentrating on the game and we all drew the 8th clock leaving the crime unsolved.

* Posted Mar 31, 2011, 9:35 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Post Office, Caernarfon, Wales - 1st April 2011

By: miapearl

Mummy, thank you so much for finding someone for me to go and visit. 3 of my siblings are also off on their travels.
I'll write soon, I promise  :D

* Posted Apr 1, 2011, 3:23 pm Last edited Apr 1, 2011, 3:25 pm by miapearl [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Sacramento, California, USA - 7th April 2011

By: kcrawfish

Hi Mummy!

I arrived in beautiful sunny California.  I had a comfortable ride here, so please don't worry about me.  I met DuDette and Peach the Pooch and a cat and 3 bears and Crawfish and Mz. Kitty.  They're all as nice as could be and admired my beautiful shimmery colors.  (Who doesn't? ;)

I also met Miss Kate, who immediately whisked me and DuDette off to the river.  I thought we were going to the American River, because that's where Hypno-dog and HolgiHH went (I remember reading their travelogues.), but we went to the Sacramento River ... after visiting with Miss Kate's friend and her monstrously big dogs (Miss Kate calls them the Brindle Babes.  I don't get it.).  I thought the YOU ARE HERE was funny, though!  I get that!  :D 

Miss Kate says that Sacramento is called River City because it has a lot of rivers.

When we got home, Miss Kate told me our day wasn't over.  We were going to see the Alvin Ailey dancers in Davis.  Wow, nice pictures online.  The men especially look so handsome in their yellow vests.  I hope some day I'll meet a man in a yellow vest.  Miss Kate told us that the dance we're going to see, Revelations, is 50 years old.  She said that's a long time.  We read online that "more people have seen Revelations than any other modern dance work, and it has been enjoyed by over 23 million people in 71 countries across six continents."  Wow!  I would like to visit 71 countries, too!  :)

I can't wait till tonight!

(I told you I would write soon! ;) )



* Posted Apr 8, 2011, 8:29 pm Last edited Apr 8, 2011, 8:35 pm by kcrawfish [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Davis, California, USA - 7th April 2011

By: kcrawfish

Hi again Mummy,

Later that night we got all dolled up and went to the very fancy Mondavi Center in Davis.  We had a seat in the orchestra box because it's easier for disabled people.  The box was to the side (here's a picture of me pointing to it on the program), so Miss Kate was able to take a sneaky picture of me in the hall where no cameras should be.  I like the blue curtains, don't you?  (I spy with my little eye something blue! :))  Oh, and the dancers were great, too!  ;)  Especially the men in the yellow vests.  But why yellow?  Why not blue??

More later!



* Posted Apr 9, 2011, 2:27 am Last edited Apr 9, 2011, 2:32 am by kcrawfish [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Capitol Park, Sacramento, Calif., USA - 15th April 2011

By: kcrawfish

Hello Mummy and friends,

Our host took DuDette and me on a long walk through the Capitol Park.  The park has trees and shrubs from all over the world.  It's 40 acres, which I guess means it was a longish walk.

We saw some trees that are very typical of California, like the Coastal Redwood tree.  Miss Kate read the labels to us so that we could walk and learn.

We also found a few Giant Sequoias.  Would you be surprised if I told you they're giant!?  :)

Here's me, Mum, taking a rest at the base of another typical California tree, the California Fan Palm.  What?  Can't you see me??  ;)

Now you can see me!

What's this right next too the palm trees?  An orange tree of course.

Close to the palm trees, there are also eucalyptus trees, too!  This one is called an Iron Bark Eucalyptus.  Its bark seems very tough.

This is a Silver Dollar Eucalyptus.  It has nice round silvery leaves and soft bark.

This is a Scarlet Eucalyptus.  Miss Kate says it has pretty red flowers at another time of year.

Aha!  Look at that beautiful building!

Mummy, do you like it?  It's the Capitol of California!

Oh, look someone else is getting her picture taken here.

What a pretty building and a pretty day.  But it's time to head home ...



* Posted Apr 20, 2011, 2:43 am Last edited May 12, 2011, 3:36 pm by kcrawfish [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Sacramento, California, USA - 19th April 2011

By: kcrawfish

Happy Birthday, Mummy!


* Posted Apr 19, 2011, 4:27 pm Last edited Apr 19, 2011, 4:28 pm by kcrawfish [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Sacramento, California, USA - 22nd April 2011

By: kcrawfish

Hi Mummy and everyone else! 
I want to show you a picture of me and the gang seeing off Crawfish.  She's going on her first toyvoyage to Canada.  She has been personally invited to a picnic.  She didn't want to arrived empty-handed, so she brought some Peeps with her.  Doesn't she look excited? 
P.S.  The whole gang from the left is Wavy Gravy, Aslan, Peach the Pooch, Vanilla, DuDette and Edelweiss:)


* Posted Apr 25, 2011, 10:36 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Sacramento, California, USA - 24th April 2011

By: kcrawfish

Happy Easter, Mummy and friends!


* Posted Apr 26, 2011, 12:01 am Last edited Apr 26, 2011, 12:47 am by kcrawfish [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

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