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Juliet writes about her holiday at Pontins-Southport Holiday Park

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I  went to Pontins in South Port with Spiral. Zoe and her friend Janette came too.  We went on the tram and saw the Blackpool lights.  We also saw the Blackpool lights from the minibus.

We had dinner out at a chippy. I had sausage and chips and a coke to drink. We went on a steam train and a boat. We saw Wallace and Gromit in Space. There was a space ride. It was interesting going into space. It felt like being on a roller coaster.

We went to the place where the Beatles used to play their songs. We saw photos of the Beatles. I liked the holiday. It was good.

Posted by Colin Hambrook, 17 September 2012

Last modified by Colin Hambrook, 2 November 2012

Lauretta writes about her interest in sport

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I like helping at home.
I live with my two sisters, my Mum and my Dad.
I like to let myself in the door.
I like sport.  I like watching it.
I play football every Thursday at Grace Eyre.
He plays for Chelsea.  He is
Number 8 and my boy!

Posted by Colin Hambrook, 10 September 2012

Last modified by Colin Hambrook, 2 November 2012

James writes about a Grace Eyre trip to the local bus depot

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We went to visit the bus depot near Hove station on 3 September. It was lovely going on the open top bus along the seafront. Some of us went upstairs but we stayed downstairs. We had some biscuits – custard creams and ginger nuts.

We did some role play on the bus. I practiced being assertive by asking someone politely if they would give up their seat. And they did.

On the way we practiced what we would do if we missed our stop. They showed us pictures of landmarks to look out for such as Tescos, 99p shop, the station and the bank.

Posted by Colin Hambrook, 7 September 2012

Last modified by Colin Hambrook, 2 November 2012

Hugh writes about his holiday to Benidorm in August

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But now I am off to the Buddhist centre to do my relaxation where I put my mat down on the floor. I like relaxing, listening to calming music that’s called 'Piano by the Sea'. It makes me dream about me being on the beach in Eastbourne or Littlehampton.

Here I am off to Benidorm for 2 weeks to stay in a hotel that’s called Benilux. The weather will be very hot and sunny every day in Benidorm.

Whilst in Brighton station ready to catch the train to Gatwick Airport, I bought myself 'Runaway Bride' for £10 on DVD. I caught the plane to Benidorm with Thompson Holidays. I got a taxi from the airport to the hotel to enjoy my two weeks holiday in the sun!

I visited the Benidorm Cathedral and lit some candles for Tom Duncan and picked up some leaflets about the building. Then I went in the cathedral coffee shop to have a black coffee. I went shopping for postcards and presents. I picked a postcard with a picture of the cathedral for Michelle and a picture of he mountains for Gill. The I went back to the hotel to relax and watch the Weakest Link with Anne Robinson. After dinner I went swimming in the outdoor swimming pool to cool off from the hot sunshine. Then I went off to the bar to get myself a glass of Spanish white wine.

Back in the hotel I get ready for bed and dreamt about Julia Roberts going to eastbourne by train to see Sleeping Beauty in the theatre. I am ready to go out today to Benidorm Museum to learn and understand the history of the city from a gentleman talking through a speaker.

It was interesting to understand how many years ago that Benidorm was built. I went through to the gift shop to buy myself a CD & a DVD that tells me stories about the town. Back at the hotel I go straight to the outdoor swimming pool to enjoy swimming as the weather is hot!

After 2 weeks I am very happy to go fly back home from Benidorm with British Airways. I have enjoyed my holiday in benidorm staying in the hotel that’s by the outdoor swimming pool to

Going back to relax inside the Buddhist centre where I see Becky and tell her that I have enjoyed my holiday in Benidorm staying in the hotel.

Posted by Colin Hambrook, 6 September 2012

Last modified by Colin Hambrook, 2 November 2012