A Trip to the Tower of London

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Hi everybody! How was your weekend? What did you do over the weekend? We had a great time. We went out, had good food and enjoyed a lot. This weekend dadda took us to the Tower of London and we had great fun! Dadda said we have heard a lot of stories about kings, queens and prisoners, so let’s go and have a look at a real palace!
To make the trip more exciting and interesting we took a boat to the Tower Millennium Pier from Greenwich, passing through Tower Bridge. We reached the Tower of London at 9’o clock when the gates were just opening. Dadda had already booked the tickets online and we collected them from the Welcome Centre, so we didn’t have to wait in the queue. We clicked some photographs as we entered the sprawling complex that had several buildings. We first went to see the ‘Crown Jewels’ where several precious gems were at display. There were swords, spurs, rings, royal robes and many other things on display as well. We also entered the Jewel House to see the diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Mumma said the kings and queens would wear them or these adorned their crowns. That’s so exciting! I wish I could wear a crown like that.

I enjoyed watching the palatial guards march up and down at the Tower of London. They were wearing black and red uniforms with a funny looking hat.

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We next reached the White Tower. We saw the Line of Kings, which had several suits of armour and arms on display. Dadda said Henry VIII and his men wore these when they were out on a war. He also said that these are on display for more than 300 years. We also visited The Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula and The Green Tower. We fed the ravens, which were huge glossy black birds flying all around the towers.
Each building was huge and amazing. I wish I could stay in a house that was this big. The grounds are huge; I can play all day long. As our tour came to an end, dadda told me a short history about the Tower of London, so that I could share it with my friends.
He said the Tower of London was built by William the Conqueror in 1078. It was the royal residence and it had a mint, an armoury, a prison and a zoo as well. Originally it was not this huge, the kings kept on adding to the original structure and it became this huge. Dadda also said that the ravens are believed to protect the Crown and the Tower, according to the traditions.

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We had a great day together and I would ask dadda to take me again to the Tower of London. I will also tell everything about it to my friend and about the things we did there. I wish I was a princess, then I could have lived in the palace with mumma and dadda!



Every Morning Breakfast Drama!

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Good morning everyone! It’s again that time of the day when mumma runs after me and I run away from her. Why? Every morning mumma tells me to complete my breakfast and I don’t. Yes mumma keeps telling me breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We should always eat heavy breakfast to stay healthy and strong. Even my teacher also tells us the same thing. Mumma has explained me several times, why children should have breakfast properly; it help us stay strong, it boosts brain power and helps us stay energetic throughout the day, but I just don’t like having breakfast.

I get up in the morning at 7’o clock and the first thing I do is brush my teeth. Then it’s time for breakfast! Mumma first gives me a health drink and then some heavy food. Some day she would make me porridge, some days she would give cereals and some days she makes sandwiches. Mumma is a very good cook and she makes yummy food, but I just don’t like eating in the morning. Mumma gets very angry on me because I don’t eat properly in the morning. I tell her I don’t like eating breakfast but she does not listen. Sometimes I even get late for school, because I keep telling I’ll have it a bit later. Mumma gets really angry.

Today she has prepared eggs and toast and I am not in a mood to have them. I know mumma will get angry again, but dadda will save me from her scolding. Every time mumma gets angry on me, dadda saves me from her scolding. I will tell you a secret – last week mumma made cheese bacon sandwich for breakfast and I was not hungry at all. So when mumma went to the kitchen to pack my tiffin, I hid the sandwich behind a potted plant in the backyard. Mumma was surprised a bit (she thought I finished the sandwich quickly), but she was happy too. A few days later she found the hidden sandwich and I got a good scolding. Later dadda told me, I shouldn’t waste food since there are many children who don’t even get to eat. I said sorry and mumma hugged me.

I know mumma loves me a lot and that is why she prepares something new every day but I just don’t like eating in the morning. All my friends tell me the same thing. Even dadda gets a scolding from mumma when he does not eat breakfast and goes out for work in a hurry. Sometimes mumma gets so angry that she says she’ll complain to my teacher, but she has never done that.

I have promised that I will never make mumma angry again. I will listen to her and eat whatever she prepares for breakfast. I’ll be mumma and dadda’s good girl and keep them happy always. I’ll ask mumma to make my favourite morning breakfast tomorrow and I’ll surprise her by finishing it quickly!