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July 11 th Oxford, United Kingdom

by Nicosia Rainey-Ray

all seasons in one day

July 11th Oxford England

Today I had to wake up really early around seven o'clock. We were going to the place where Harry Potters school was, Hogwarts, it was located in Oxford England.
We went there with my moms friends, Dan and Helen.The real school looks nothing like the Hogwarts school, it's very different. Inside the dining Hall where Harry Potter
eat his meals with the whole rest of the school was not as dark as it is in the movie and there were a bunch of paintings on the walls. There were no carpets inside
of the school either The school looked amazing, they had a huge school yard and huge hallways, and huge everything. The school was quite amazing in its size.
The school let out onto the streets and the streets are just like the streets inside the Harry Potter movie.
They were made with stone also, I think stone is a big building material that a lot of people use in London.
I got lost again inside of the school but this time it was easy to get lost because of all the the dorms and all that stuff.
I was looking ahead for everyone when everyone was back behind, I started to panic. I was standing at the front gate so that if mom or my mom's friends pass-through
I would see them. But it took along time for that to happen and it was as if my mom wasn't even there. It's like as if she left, I felt so alone.
But that's just me and panic mode. Ha ha ha ha ha. ha. Usually my mom takes care of me. The only reason why said that is because I don't want her to get mad at me if
she actually reads this. So basically what I said was true. wink.
After we left the school we went out to eat. When we ordered my mom got a fish dish and I got a huge burger. It was the biggest burger I've ever seen.
The only thing that made it big was the actual beef inside of it. The bread was skinny on both sides there was a thin layer of cheese but then the beef patty was about 2 inches tall And 5 inches long.
I could only finish half of the burger because of how big it was. The rest of the burger I had to take to go which English people dont usually do.
Up the street was a festival where Dan's sister played some big brass horn. There was also a bunch of festival games, I only had time to play one game.
The game I played was tug of war, the Almighty game of strength. Our team was very small but we still won, we won three times in a row.
That means I get a ticket and a ticket means you get one free drink. I had to gulp down the soda. It was intense. The place where got to drink was about 10 minutes
up the road. I realized that when I was playing tug I left my sweater behind because of how hot I was getting. Luckily since I had that soda I was bursting with energy.
I ran all the way to the Carnival and I took my sweater and ran back right when I reached the car the sugars was gone and I just went into a downfall inside the car.
I fell asleep for an hour but when we arrived back home my mom told me that I had to write this letter. So this is what I'm doing right now. And I think I may go to sleep soon
because tomorrow we leave for Paris.

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July 10th London, United Kingdom

by Nicosia Rainey-Ray


Today was a day of rest. We stayed in the house and waited for our tickets to arrive in the mail from my Dad. I went on AIM with my friends, played games, played with the cats, and watched TV. My mom did laundry and computer stuff. It was very relaxing.

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July 9th Bristol,England. Banksy

by Nicosia Rainey-Ray age 11


July 9th-Bristol, England

Today me and my mom are going to Bristol to the Bristol city Museum for an exhibition of the Banksy.
The bus ride there was two and a half hours long it was really boring on the bus ride. I decided to read my book and go on the computer.
We didn't have any Internet access so I had to play games that were already on the computer. One of the games I played was Luxor. The games is played by making matches
and you get points making matches, matches of Jewels. When we finally got to the end of the bus ride we were in Bristol and we had to go find our way to the Museum.
When saw the Museum where the Banksy exhibit was there was a line and it was like a mile long. The wait took about an hour to even get into the exhibit it was really boring in the line. My mom told me this
was really important to her like seeing Iceage times 5 so I was good and waited. When we got to the exhibit there was one part of exhibit I really liked.
I liked the hotdogs in the cages that were moving around like hamsters. My mom said it was it make us think about the way we exploit animals. His art is really cool,
thats because he does streets art. He's my favorite artist because of how he runs from the police and is very good at doing art, and how he's so secret and sneaky.
Because he's secret he gets to live free, like secret super hero kind of like spiderman.
After that we got on the bus and went home. This bus ride was especially hard because I didn't have any more ideas of what to do so I just decided to go to sleep.
When we got off of the bus we decided to go to the movie theater. I saw Iceage 3 because of all the signs that talked about it. It was only OK.
We saw it in 3-D but the 3-D isn't as good as in Massachusetts. After the movie we went to our house and went to sleep.

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July 8 th Tate Modern and the Thames River

by Nicosia Rainey-Ray


July 8th

Yesterday we went to a museum of art. It was called The Tate Modern. The museum had a bunch of nudity, they had videos too.
It was everywhere, everywhere you looked there was nudity. The videos disturbed me a lot. One of the images was a naked guy and naked girl passing a ball between each other. Another one was a naked girl laying on the floor and she was getting lettuce, tomato, onion and dressing cut and placed all over her.
The most disturbing one was a guy blowing up a balloon under a naked girls butt. How is this art?
I asked my mom and she said they were all made in the 60's when nakedness was really controversal.
I was really really bored but i liked some japaness animation and an artist named Andy Warhol.
After that we walked along the Thames river. It was very long and wide, the water was dirty and there was only two ducks inside of it.
Probably because of all the water pollution the ducks left.
Over the river there was a Bridge that was inside Harry Potter six, the bridge would get ripped apart to smithereens.
I think that's why they had seven cranes over there. After that we took along bus home and then my mom let me watch TV till 12 o'clock..
TV after nine o'clock is not very good. So I went to my bed to go to sleep.ZzZzZzZzZzZ

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JULY 7TH LONDON-MUSEUMS(which are all free in England)

By Nicosia Rainey-Ray age 11

July 7th London

We woke up really early before the because my mom was getting mad at me because we were not able to go to any of the exhibits because of how late I was with her.
We decided to go to museums. The first museum that we went to was the genelogy Museum which was all about different types of rocks, diamonds, and stalactites.
The Rocks that we saw there were really cool. Some were like Qube sheets, it looks like all of them were plied together. The diamond receptor looked fake plateglass
because we usually see a lot of broken windshield glass in Boston on the streets but the difference was these ones were real.
We also got to feel the rocks at the exhibit, they felt hard, and they felt smooth.
The next museum that we went to was the science Museum. It showed all different types of cars, steam engines, and mobiles in one section and then a bunch of different
types of exhibits about the earth, genes, weather, and what an Earth quake would feel like in another.
The earthquake was really cool because it a platform that you would go on to experience what a real earthquake would feel like.
The ground starts to shake from side to side and then it starts to go on a swaying motion like the waves. Inside of the gift shop
was a person that kept throwing a boomerange over everyone's heads. He hit about five people and everyone was ducking but the guy looked like he did nothing.
And then another guy was throwing an airplane around that would come back to him too. But once it did fall and someone tried to grab it.
I hope for the best for that guy. The last museum that we went to was the Natural History Museum. It was my favorite museum out of all them.
It was a huge museum with three floors and it had about six different sections. In each section has about six exhibits of different things.
My mom went to go take some pictures so she said to meet me at the bug exhibit, I went to the bug exhibit after 30 minute she still wasn't there.
She told me that she looked three times while I was looking for her to time. At that moment I didn't know she was looking for me so I kept walking around the exhibit,
after a while I got bored and went in on the inside of the exhibit watched a huge ant dominate the overs. This was pretty cool.
After a while I heard my mom shout I followed the noise then When she saw me she grabbed me by the arm. Supposedly every single employee inside of the museum
was looking for me and all I was doing was following orders, by my mom.
After `thing we went to the toyshop and I got a key chain with a rock at the end. Right when we got out of toyshop I asked my mom if she could open the keychain holder
and put it on my pants. When I gave it to her she dropped it in the thing broke in half I was really mad but then my mom got me another one, so I was happy.
This one was clear, smooth, and when you shine a light through it makes a raindow. And that's all folks

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July 6th A day to Rest

by Nicosia Rainey-Ray


July 6 th. London

Today I slept untill 1:00 in the afternoon. My mom says i can't do that anymore because we dont get to see anything.
Today we just walked and hung around the neighborhood. We shopped for food and then had to carry it all back in plastic bags that made my hands hurt.
We made dinner for Dan and Catherine, Burrito's my mom's speciality. After dinner she got sick and threw up.
Nobody knew why she just did. It was kind of scary. My dad IM my mom and said maybe she is just run down. I am going to bed early tonight
so i can wake up early and do lots of England stuff tomorrow.

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July 5th Getting to where we are going

Transformers. Yes!!


July 5th- London

we woke up and had breakfast in the morning, well, I woke up in the afternoon. I didn't have anything because I wasn't hungry.
I think it's because we went to a new place and it makes my tummy feel wierd. After my mom ate we went to movie theaters and we saw
"Transformers 2". My mom thought it was better than the first but i still think the first one was better. After the movie we went to my mom's friends house where we
were going to stay in London. At the house we had dinner with his family and relaxed and then I went to watch T.V. It was alot better than the place we stayed in Iceland. Then I went to sleep.

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July 4th 2009 Travel day Iceland to London

by Nicosia Rainey-ray

July 4 th Iceland to London

Today was a travel day. We woke up and had pack our bags. Dad had a smaller bag since he was just staying with us in
Iceland. When we went to the airport we had to say good bye to my Dad. My mom cried a little. When we got on the plane i was hungry.
We had to get Sushi and I thought it was going to be good but it was nasty. So I went with the traditional, a chicken sandwhich.
We were heading to London. I really wanted to go to London because thats where Harry Potter is from. That's why it's cool and everyone talks funny.
We got in really late and we could not find a hotel because Wimbeldon so we walked forever and after a while we had to stay with
these Romanian people who helped us look for a hotel.They were nice. It was July 4th that day and we didn't do anything to celebrate it.
i didn't like it very much, the whole day so I just went to bed.

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