We started our day at 8 o’clock am with breakfast. After breakfast we went shopping for our trip home. When we finished shopping, we wrote our blog for the last few days. Then we had a nice lunch with oven potatoes and dips. In the afternoon we started packing and had a bit of time off before we started with the feedback round. After the feedback round we made our dinner and food for our lunchboxes for the next day. And then we all cleaned the communal areas before playing hide and seek a last time or having a last walk together. Then we all went to bed.
Day seven Today we all got up a little earlier than usual and had breakfast at 7:45am. After that we went to the flea market and when we arrived we were allowed to explore the carboot sale in pairs or more and bought things or just looked around. After that we went to Warwick Castle. After that we were first checked to see if we had any sharp objects with us, such as a pocket knifes.After we went through the control, we went into a labyrinth in groups, after we found our way out of the labyrinth we went on to see the castle. After we found our way out of the labyrinth, we went on to see the castle and the water mill, and then we came to a show where birds of prey flew around a woman and into the audience. That was mega cool and breathtaking. Then we went to the courtyard of the castle, where the scene of the first Harry Potter movie was filmed where they learnd to fly. Then we sat on the walls and looked at the view which looked very breathtaking and beautiful. Then we went to a shop where you could buy souvenirs. They where very expensive and so we didn’t buy anything. After that we all met on the meadow and discussed what we could do now. One group went to the dungeon and the other stayed at the meadow and enjoyed the sun. It was very warm and hot. After we all met again around 45 minutes, later we went home. Susi and others ordered fish and chips and that was the ans off the evening.
Day eight We decided as a group to take a rest day on Monday, because we have experienced a lot during the last week We could all sleep in today. Everyone then came for breakfast when they felt like it . Then around lunch time we continued watching Harry Potter . After Harry Potter some people played outside. And then, Susi offered us to cook something delicious for dinner. What did Susi cook? Shephards pie It was very, very tasty. After dinner we have discussed together, as a group, what is coming up this week. We actually wanted to WATCH Harry Potter AFTER the meeting but we then DIDN’T because…. we have to be here tomorrow morning at 6:30 am at breakfast. This was our eighth day .
On Tuesday we took the train to London at 9:18 AM. We arrived at piccadilly circus and then we went to the London dungeon.
The London dungeon was very interesting, you follow several dark ages of London’s history, like Jack the Ripper or the witch hunt. The actors who accompanied you through the dungeon and portrayed several protagonists of London’s contemporary history were extremely talented.
After that the sightseeing began. Mia planned a wonderful tour of London, we saw buckingham palace, the government’s buildings and many other sights.
We even went to a park where there were lots of animals like squirrels, ducks, pigeons, etc. All the animals were incredibly tame and the park was beautiful.
Afterwards, we took the tube back to Piccadilly circus, where we had several hours to move around freely. Many of us went to waterstones, others visited different shops.
Then we took the train back to Northampton. After that, not a lot happened. Almost the whole girl’s caravan coughed and therefore didn’t get much sleep.
We had time to eat breakfest until 10 am because we had a day of. Until lunch many of us played games like „Uno“ or „catch“. A few of us prepared for playing „Pen and Paper“. Then Susi had the idea to drive to a garden so that we could go around. There were many animals like flamingos and chickens. The garden also had a forest full of bluebells. The view was fascinating walking around the garden. At about 5 pm we drove back to the nursery. There many of us played „police and thief“, „hide and seek“ and later „pen and paper“. It was a funny and beautiful day.
Around 8 AM we ate breakfast and started our day. We were going to Oxford today so we prepared ourselves and our bags for the journey. Lunch boxes were fast made and our bottles refilled so we could start our journey at around 10:15 AM towards the Oxford park and ride service. We arrived there at 11:30 AM and waited a bit for the bus that would take us closer to the city and garden which was our final destination. At 11:50 AM the bus finally arrived and we drove for the first time (at least for most of us) with a double decker bus. Around 12:45 PM we finally arrived at the garden. Saskia even told us a fun fact about it. Apparently Tolkien (the person who wrote „The Lord of the Rings“) got inspired here for his creatures called „Ents“. The garden was really beautiful with many trees, flowers, stone sculptures and mini lakes. It even got a river running past it and ducks who come really close to us. We walked around to our hearts content after which we went out to eat something. Luna had an idea of where we could go since she was in Oxford before and already tried the food there. We walked to „the baguette shop“ in a small alleyway. Surprisingly all of us (except our padagoges) ate something there. Since we got 5 pounds for lunch everyday when we went somewhere else than the Nursery it was always a bit hard to find something that fitted the bill. This baguette shop had an entire menu made of a baguette of panini, crisps of different flavours and a drink (can or bottle) for just 5 pounds (or 5,50 pounds if you got a bottle instead of a can). After all of us finally got rid of our growling stomachaches we went back to the garden to meet up with Saskia and Susi. The way back took place between 02:25 and 02:50 PM. While waiting a few of us used the free WiFi the garden had to offer to download new movies to watch in the evening or ate the leftovers of their lunch. After our padagoges arrived back from their walk to get food themselves two of us still wanted to go to one of the bookshops in Oxford. The rest of us stayed at the garden half an hour longer and afterwards went to the bookshop as well to meet up with the others. Soon afterwards we found some benches just outside a few other shops which we obviously also visited. Some got Oxford hoodies and jackets others got presents for their parents and some got stuff for themselves. We stayed a bit longer than we planned but at least we had a lot of fun. Exhausted from the long day we went to the nearest bus station and at 05:40 PM drove back to first the park and ride and then the Nursery in which we arrived at around 07:40 PM. Those of us still hungry ate the leftovers of Susi’s „Shepherd’s Pie“ and Lenz’s „Mac and Cheese“. Like almost every evening some played games like hide and seek while others prepared themselves to go to bed.
The third day (Visiting Lady Di) We had breakfast at 8 am and then planned our day, including our visit to Lady Diana’s estate and the site where she was buried we started our journey at 3 pm. We spent around 5 hours exploring Lady Diana’s property and visiting the graveyard where she was laid to rest. After that, we went back to our caravan and Then, we returned for dinner.
The fourth day (Market Harborough)
We had breakfast again at 8am and we went back to our caravans at around 9am. Then, at 10am, we went to the market and finished around 3pm. After that, we packed up our things and sold plants to different people at different times throughout the day. When we weren’t selling, we walked around the city or just sat around. In the evening, we planned to go to the swimming pool, but it didn’t work out, so we will go tomorrow. And Philip is an awesome guy
The fifth day (Warner Brother Studios)
Today there was a group that watched the Harry Potter Marathon. During that, a group was swimming and at 4:00 p.m. a group went to the Harry Potter Studios, the original scenery was set up and you could get a lot of information, you can’t get in the Harry Potter movies or if you read it on the Internet,
The sixth day (Coronation)
Today we were at the coronation. One part of the group watched the coronation in Northampton, were they also met the Mayor and Mayorness of Northampton. The other part of the group went to London for the coronation.
We drove for six hours by car to get to the ferry. Before we were allowed on the ferry, our car was searched. After that, we were able to board the ferry and took a two-hour ride to England. From there, it was still a five-hour drive to the nursery. We had noodles for dinner and then had some free time.
THE FIRST DAY
On the first day of our language trip, we had breakfast together at 8:00 am. After that, we divided tasks and created a list for shopping. Then, we went to a playground in Daventry (the twin town of Westerburg) and bought things. We discussed the activities for the next two weeks in a small group after lunch. The rest of the day was free time.