Monday, July 30

Update from our roving Olympics reporter

Hello Room 11!
Today I went to the Olympic Games.  We saw the women's artistic gymnastics  consisting of the vault, floor, bar, and beam.
It was amazing. There's  too much to write in an email so I'll tell you more about it when I get back!
The overall top scorer was from Italy and her name was Vanessa Ferrari, the current world champ.  ( This was only out of the sessions we saw though.)
We then went for lunch where we bumped in to the Italian team - including Vanessa Farrari! Most of the gymnasts were very young, most of them around  15 - 16 and they were all very small! Even I was taller than Vanessa!

Having heaps of fun!

PS look at who else I bumped into (Usain Bolt)

Friday, July 20

Bethan's Big OE

Hi Room 11, 

 I've had heaps of fun on holiday so far. We've visited 15 villages, 7 countries and travelled over 3000 km in our hire car (which is 1/6 of a years driving ) in a week!  

I'm writing this in Italy, Florence, the temperature is 37 degrees and it's nearly 6 00 pm! It's soooo hot here! 
Tomorrow we leave for Venice, so hopefully it will be a bit cooler there, I can't wait! 

Here are some of the highlights...

Me and Anna as monkeys!
Us at the Anne Frank house, the door behind us is Otto Franks jam factory entrance door. - Amsterdam

Tyne Cot, the biggest commonwealth war cemetery in the world - Ypres

Me at the Centre Pompidou museum, the national modern art gallery, next to a Modigliani painting  - Paris
Me at the Colosseum- Rome

Us at the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa - Pisa

Us at the bottom of the Leaning Tower of Pisa - Pisa
Us on top of the arc de triomphe with the Eiffel Tower behind - Paris

This is a picture of one of the NZ war graves.

Send some more photos soon,