Monday, 20 August 2012

24 - To Sebastian - August 2012

Dear Sebastian,  

Well goodness me it seems like such a long time since you were here, but it’s also not veery long until we come home and we are really looking forward to seeing you and Elliott and Mummy and Daddy again!

Do you remember on our little blue boat that we kept Jojo’s yellow bike and Papa’s white bike right up the very front?

Well one day a nice man was talking to us and he said:

“Wow! Those are wonderful bikes, would you like to sell them to me?”

We thought about it for a minute, then we said:  “Yes, OK!”

So he gave us some money, and we gave him our bikes.

When we got back to the boat it was very strange to see it all empty with no bikes.

Well, we thought, how will we go to town now?

We thought we would buy some very special little bikes that would fold up to fit inside our boat, so we didn’t have to keep them out in the rain any more.

We found some funny little bikes that remind us of the kind a monkey clown would ride.

They are very nice bikes though, and they are both black, so we don’t know how to tell them apart yet, but they fold into very small spaces so you can only see one wheel when they are folded.

Ask Mummy to print another copy of this page,and if you fold the page on the red lines, you will be able to fold the bike until you can only see one wheel.

Then you will know how small they are, they can almost fit into one of our pockets, but not quite.

Give yourself a big hug from us, and tickle Elliott for us too!
Love Papa and Jojo

Friday, 18 May 2012

23 - To Sebastian - May 2012

Dear Sebastian,  

Well here we are in Paris, the biggest city in France.   Do you remember the name fo the famous tower in Paris?   It was named after the man who built it, his name was Mr Eiffel.

Every day we see aeroplanes in the sky and we wonder if you and Elliott are in them coming to see us.     We don’t have to wait very long now do we?

In Paris we are in a big harbour with lots and lots of boats.  Can you see our little blue boat?

Good, then you will be able to find us when you get here.  The harbour is so big that there is a bridge for us to use to get to the other side.

Sometimes ferries come past our boat filled with happy people who wave and take photographs of us.

I think the fish have fun watching them too.

We are tied up beside a big black barge with a little red tricycle on it’s deck.    When we have to get to the shore, we have to walk over the big black barge.

The owner of the tricycle is a little girl, about as big as Lily.   We have to be specially quiet not to wake her when she’s asleep.  Sometimes we even take our shoes off to tip toe past.

Do you think the fish is laughing at my funny green socks?

Give yourself a big hug from us, and tickle Elliott for us too!
Love Papa and Jojo