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Holidays around the British Isles

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"Itís about the journeys Iíve had round England, where Iíve done things, mainly around nature. On the cover Iíve put pictures of all the places Iím going to put in the book, like all the places that I remember and it gives the kind of general feel for the book. The writing on the front says ĎIsles of Adventureí. On the inside of the cover there was a map in the book already when I started but then I cut out all the names of the places and replaced them with places which mean something to me."

"The next page is a picture of a man running across a big open field with a mountain in the background with lots of words saying free, discover, explore, relax. So itís kind of like the feel of the Lake District for me. The next bit is just like an image, itís supposed to symbolise a lake because I go kayaking quite a lot when Iím in the Lake District and half the page is carved and that leads onto the next page where thereís a map. The card kind of looks like a wave on this page and then when you turn it over it kind of looks like a mountains on the next page."


"Itís got a map and Iíve cut out the places where I go most in the Lake District with little symbols underneath. Underneath Derwent Water is a man kayaking because that is where I first ever went kayaking. Underneath Ullswater it kind of went a bit wrong but there is a man swimming because I remember swimming there quite a lot. Underneath Windermere is a picture of a balloon because we had a party, one of my cousinís birthdays I think. Underneath near a place called Grasmere and we went camping there for like a few weeks in the summer and had a lot of fun so Iíve got a tent underneath that and underneath Coniston Water we went kayaking there once and there was a body on the shore and it was being investigated by police and stuff so thereís like a body underneath that. Itís quite freaky."


"Itís got a map and Iíve cut out the places where I go most in the Lake District with little symbols underneath. Underneath Derwent Water is a man kayaking because that is where I first ever went kayaking. Underneath Ullswater it kind of went a bit wrong but there is a man swimming because I remember swimming there quite a lot. Underneath Windermere is a picture of a balloon because we had a party, one of my cousinís birthdays I think. Underneath near a place called Grasmere and we went camping there for like a few weeks in the summer and had a lot of fun so Iíve got a tent underneath that and underneath Coniston Water we went kayaking there once and there was a body on the shore and it was being investigated by police and stuff so thereís like a body underneath that. Itís quite freaky."


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