Om 18 dagar så åker jag och min skola på språkresa till England. Det blir tidig morgon eftersom vi ska vara på flygplatsen 08:00. Vilket innebär att jag måste lämna mitt hus absolut senast 06.00.
Ända sen den dagen jag började på den här skolan så har jag väntat på att få åka till England. Ännu mer exalterad blev jag när jag slutade 7:an och sommarlovet väntade. Under sommarlovet har jag haft nedräkning till Englandsresan bara var någon dag ifrån. Nu när skolan har börjat igen kan jag knapp vänta på att det ska bli den första oktober. Eftersom att det är så mycket prat om England nu också så längtar man ju inte direkt mindre.
Under språkresan så ska vi bo i både Bath och i London. Vi ska bo i Bath i sju dagar på ett vandrarhem som heter YHA Bath. Tre dagar av våran vistelse i Bath ska bestå av prao.
Just nu under engelskalektionerna så håller vi på att skriva brev till dom ställena vi vill ha plats på. Jag själv ska söka plats på Oxfam Bookshop, Lamb & Lion, X-cellent Nail & beauty och Iced magic.
I London ska vi bo i två nätter på YHA. Där ska vi på några gemensamma aktiviteter. En aktivitet är bestämd och det är att vi tjejer med en lärare ska gå på Victoria’s Secret. Men de andra aktiviteterna är inte bestämda än men lärarna har några aktiviteter att välja mellan.
Nu har jag en egen nedräkning och hoppas på en helt underbar språkresa.
On Saturday we went to the old village Lacock by bus. First we went to Stonehenge and after that we went to Lacock. The village is from the 13th century and there are lot of old houses. It is often used a location in TV and filmproductions, for example Harry Potter and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Many visitors go the the village because it feels like you go back in time. The village is owned by The National Trust and the people who live there rent the houses from The National Trust.
This house is the one that Harry Potter’s parents lived in when Voldermort came and Harry got his scar.
Bath Skyline is a foot path that goes around Bath, it is 6 miles ( 9.7 km ). It take 3 hours to walk all the way. Bath Skyline begins on Bathwick hill. Bath Skyline is a circular walk with fabulous views of Bath. It got its World heritage status in 1987.
One day we walked a part of Bath Skyline. Here are some pictures from our walk in the forest.
On Saturday we went to The Roman Bath. It is a museum that has more than one million visitors every year.
There are three hot springs, The biggest is The Holy Roman spring, the water comes from three thousand meters under the ground. The water has fourtythree minerals and the water is hot it is fourtysix degrees warm.
In the year fourtythree after christ the Romans invaded England. They built The Baths. The Baths had two purpose, It was used as holy well to a god and warm water to the baths. When the romans went away the Baths fell in and was forgotten. In the 1100s a pool was built for health and swimming. In the 1700s it became popular to drink the water from the spring. A lot of rich people came to Bath and a lot of new houses for example the
circle and The Royal Crescent.
They have a big exhibition where you can see old things from the Roman Bath for example old coins parts of the old houses. There were small models showing what the baths looked like. I think at The Roman Bath was interesting but there was so much to learn so it was hard to remember everything and i think that whole trip was very funny and I have learned a lot. The group has become closer and now we know each other very well.
The most exciting thing that I did in London was to visit Tower bridge. I had high expectations before I went to the bridge and I really enjoyed it. I went to the bridge alone and the ticket costs 6,8 pound (70 kr) and then the journey started. A really nice thing that I did in the bridge was that I made my own coin.
It was a really beautiful view over the Thames from the right footpath and it’s also was glassfloor and it was really scary to stand on it! To sum all it was really exciting and I want to go there again!
Stonehenge was built for about 5000 years ago in Wiltshire 300 years before the Egyptians build the pyramids. There’s two types of stones, the sarsens and the small stones that’s called for the “bluestones”. We are not sure how the stones came or who built Stonehenge but some people believes that Aliens have built it but there’s really no proof and some believes that more than half of the stones is missing or just have fallen over, those who built it must have been really careful of where the stones should be because it’s exactly aligned with the midsummer & midwinter solstice, and also aligned with the northerly setting and southerly rising of the moon. The people that lived thousands years ago may have buried ashes from the dead people at Stonehenge.
More than 1 million people visits Stonehenge each year.
Stonehenge hasn’t always been looking like this, for about 50 years ago people moved some of the stones so they’re laying on each others, but no one really talks about it so that’s why we believes that the stones always have been like this and no one’s touched it since 5000 years back.
We were at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath but before we went to England we saw a Jane Austen film. The name of the film is Pride and Prejudice. I went so mad at Mr Darcy because they never kissed.
But first some facts about Jane. She was an author and started to write in a young age. Jane was born 1775 the 16th December and she died 18th of July. She lived in Steventon, Hampshire until year 1800 when they moved to Bath and Jane didn’t want to move but she had to. The 5 years she lived in Bath she almost didn’t write at all.
There are very much people that like her novels. She sold books all over the world. People like her books because her humor.
We visit the Jane Austen Centre and the first we saw was Mr Bennet outside the door. Everybody who work there had clothes that looked like there were taken from 1700-1800. After we payed we went upstairs and saw a little movie about the museum. The man that were going to lead us we went to another room and he told us about her family. She had her mom and her dad and she had seven siblings. One sister and six brothers. We went downstairs again and we saw some pictures of what they think were Jane. They were not 100 percents sure. Then he leaved us we keeped going through all the texts about her and then we came to a space and you could try some clothes. Lia and I tried some dresses and André and Sebastian had some suits and hats. I think we were very pretty.
At the and we tried to write with ink and a feather. It was easier than I thought. They had like a little thing you could play with. It was like a little bowl and a ball.
William Herschel museum is about him and what he did to be famous. The museum was very hard to find because the building was built like the townhall. I liked it very much because it was something new to learn, I didn’t know that he existed and was so famous. I liked it very much because I am interested in astronomy. So, I learned more about it. The big telescope was very interesting because it must have been difficult to build, I can’t imagine how they did build it without machines.
So I can say it was very interesting and a really nice place to see so I recommend it for other people who are interested in astronomy. The next class that goes have to see William Herschel Museum.