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Going Camping

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Not the usual way to o camping, but it worked. Everything goes into buggy, even the kids!!!! Since I hadnt brought a big enough day bag from the UK, I was glad I had bought a little fold away bag the day before.
Just a bit of a pain to carry 2 days worth of clothes and meeting stuff. We get there and I seem to have forgotten so much!!!!
(cara too!!!)

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After setting up we we swimming in the lake, which the camp site boarders onto. Great fun, although we didnt like the marine grass, and the gavel was all spikey!!!!!

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Tram ticket

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Nice cheap tram ticket. It has lasted all week

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Hedgehog!

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We stayed out late one night talking. We saw loads of hedgehogs. They really are very spiky (yes I toughed one... it was cool)

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The Girls

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Andria and Laura, 2 of Sohias freinds who take great delight in chasing us all over the place.

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Back home, sophia dressed as a bee

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Good news on the phone. Anna has the same phone as me.... and thus the same charger, but with a plug that I can use. Horay!!!!!

I really dont like this keyboard. Its a qwertz. All the letters are in the wrong places

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The savoy hotel, Zurich.

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Its the Savoy Hotel: Zurich!
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We had a fun day shopping and spending a lot of money... or in Cara's case, looking for an HSBC bank which desnt require are few grand to get through the door along with an apointment.
She has no money.
oh dear
she says she has a little bit
I dont believe her.

(Dont worry Cara's Dad, I will look after her)

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Monday

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Our fist day, and we get woken up early by bells frm the church. And it wasnt even a nice sound. All tangled peels of sound. Not good at all.

Had a shower, that was weird. You have to turn the tap on and then paull out the tap to turn the shower head on. And if you stop the shower, you have to do it all over again, inc setting the temp. That was fun.

We caught a tram! It was totally not like i thought. Its just like the uderground, but above ground with taller ceilings and wooden beches. Oh yeah, and it doesnt go as fast. But still really quite fun.

We went to Lake Zuric!
We went swimming in Lake Zuric!

I wish I could have taken some photos. It was brilliant. They had put floaty pipes to make parts of it into a pool. There was a huge flume that was so much fun. We kept going up and down. Just like Center Parks.... but we would try different things, like (and done panic Mum, none of us suffered and injurys, apart form the one time Cara dunked me) headfirst backwards, trains, spinning on our backs. It was really very cool. And the lake is like a huge lake. There were passgenger ferrys passing us not 20m away all the time. That was cool too, cos they created HUGE waves. *Difficult if you were in the process of climbng out on the slime covered stairs at the time they hit*
There was also a kids pool which was like 70cm deep. It was like to pontoon in egypt, except this one was fixed in place, a huge circle and had metal slats running across the bottom so the kids could touch the bottom.

We also went to the group study that night. That was fun too. Everyone spoke english! It was nice sitting there and understanding and being able to participate.

We came home, and got to play for several hours with some kids from the complex. Dinner ended up being at about 11. A bit of a loong day.

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