Monday, 18 August 2014

Home

So, after five days aboard the RMS St Helena, many farewells, a fabulous holiday in South Africa, two flights and a taxi we got home on Friday. Back soon to tell you all about it. 


It is good to be home.

xx

Monday, 28 July 2014

The Farewell Tour

This was the last weekend of our subtropical island adventure so we made a list and revisited lots of our favorite bits...


The Bellstone


Full on percussion section



Rock Rose Ruin


For a little explore along an inviting path





Plantation and Jonathon







The view from the top of Jacob's ladder

 



The coffee shop for toasties and milkshakes


Castle Gardens




Bird on a fountain


Back to Jacobs Ladder


Little Man and Tall Girl wanted to climb it one last time with J


J couldn't resist trying out the Saint method of sliding down




Big Trouble and I cheated and drove to the top


Almost there


New wellies


The heart shaped waterfall


Halley's Mount


Weird ferny trees


The view back over Longwood to the Barn


It is going to be a tough few days saying all our last Good Byes.

See you back in Englandshire in a couple of weeks.

xx

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Bubble Making a guest post by Tall Girl

A few days ago I went Bubble Making with my friends. 


It is a bit like learning to scuba dive but you just swim around the pool with the tank and mask.


Anthony was our teacher. He was great! [Mummy says he really is great and if you want to dive on St Helena you should visit his website]


First he talked about the signals for ok and up.


Next he showed us how to use our regulators for breathing.


After that we tried it out.


I was a bit scared at first but once we had got used to it, we swam round the shallow end of the pool.


Then Anthony asked us if we wanted to go to the deep end. One of my friends and I were too cold but my other friend wasn't and he said yes.


At Brownies we were going to take a picture of a brownie boot in a weird and wonderful place. We thought doing it at Bubble Making was a good idea...


So we did it under water!


This is me with my tank and mask on under water.


This is my friend O saying 'ok'!


And this is my friend M saying 'ok' too.


At the end we were very tired and cold but we had a lovely time.


Once we were dressed we had a chat and ate the snacks Mummy had packed for us.


I'd like to try scuba diving again when I am old enough to learn properly.

Tall Girl xx