Chester, Casterton, Australia

katjaintenerife
katjaintenerife@yahoo.co.uk

Posted May 2, 2008, 11:39 pm
I was born in Alicante and I was sent to my foster mother as a late birthday gift. She received me on the 20th of February and she has now decided to let me see the world, something that has always been my dream! I haven't seen much of Tenerife yet so my mum's told me that I will stay here for a week or so and then I can finally start my journey. I've also got some friends over here; BertieTheDuck and two cats; Felix and Katie. I was hoping to go to Finland with my foster parents but they decided to take BertieTheDuck, but that's fine. I'm sure I will find some great places to go to! Here are some photos of my friends
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This is me and my mates Felix and BertieTheDuck

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This is me and BertieTheDuck in my dad's aloe vera

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And this is me BertieTheDuck and Katie

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Here's a good one of me BertieTheDuck and Felix

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And that's me, eating parsley

BertieTheDuck's going to write you tomorrow. We have to go bed now.. Good night everyone!!
katjaintenerife
katjaintenerife@yahoo.co.uk

Posted May 5, 2008, 12:16 am
Hello!

Today I've been fixing the washing machine with my foster dad Dave and my ToyVoager mate BertieTheDuck. I've still not been taken out...but tomorrow I'm going to see my foster mum Katja's work place! Wow!!

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That's me and my spanner

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And that's me and BertieTheDuck looking for tools in Dave's toolbox.
katjaintenerife
katjaintenerife@yahoo.co.uk

Posted May 5, 2008, 12:17 am
Hi!

I've finally got a bit of a flight sheet for myself:

1) MarionJ, Tallinn, Estonia. Will be leaving to her in the next few days
2) Drakie, Devon, UK. Mid June
3) Kira1997, Australia. Mid July
4) ????
5) Gingermuggins, Australia. After September

At the moment I'm at Katja's work place. She works in a small private clinic as an interpreter and her shifts are 24 hour long so we can't update the photos until tomorrow...
katjaintenerife
katjaintenerife@yahoo.co.uk

Posted May 5, 2008, 10:22 pm
As I told you earlier, today I visited Katja's work. Here's some photos.

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That's me in front of the computer screen

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Me and BertieTheDuck on top of the printer

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That's us again, now posing on an x-ray machine

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That's me, I'm having my pulse and oxygen level measured

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Do I look like a doctor?

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How about now?

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That's me trying to diagnose an x-ray...

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I didn't really understand it...

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And that's us going asleep.

Good night everyone!
katjaintenerife
katjaintenerife@yahoo.co.uk

Posted May 5, 2008, 10:58 pm
Hi!

Today we've been just driving around a bit and I've finally seen some more places here in Tenerife, not just my home and Katja's work. Here are some photos

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That's us just leaving home

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You could actually see Teide, the vulcano, from here but it seems like the camera didn't catch it

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I was hoping to use this petrol points card but in the end we didn't go to a petrol station...

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I was helping Dave to drive the car :D

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That's Siam Park on the background, it's a theme park but it's not yet been opened. Sorry that I'm not even looking at the camera!

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That's me and some trees on the background

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I wasn't too fotogenic today..but at least you can see some palm trees there!

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Well at least one photo with a palm tree and me looking at the camera...

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That's the sea and Los Cristianos and Las Americas behind me
katjaintenerife
katjaintenerife@yahoo.co.uk

Posted May 14, 2008, 7:38 pm
Hi!

Today I finally got my id tag and I had to say goodbye to everyone as I've finally started my journey to Tallinn, Estonia to see MarionJ and Woezel.

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This is me, my tag and my travelog.

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This is me and BertieTheDuck saying good bye

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BertieTheDuck is wrapping me up here in some bubble wrap

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And here pushing me in my envelope

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I hope to get out of here soon!!!
MarionJ


Posted May 20, 2008, 11:28 pm
Tere!

I'm finally here in sunny Tallinn! The trip here wasn't long thankfully :) But the envelope was really small. My host says she has never seen these kind of small special envelopes, so I'm a sensation here in many ways.
After I was picked up from the post office I wasn't taken to my estonian home. We went to have a walk in the Old Town with my host's friend and Woezel.
Here I am with Woezel on a platform from where you can see the Old Town.
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This is on another platform. The view everywhere is very beautiful :)
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Here we are resting for a bit. The walk was very long and I had a trip behind me also.. These kind of small pigeon statues are all over the Old Town.
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And here I am with my new friend Woezel who has already told me a lot about his adventures and where I should go in Tallinn. So he'll take me everywhere :)
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll134/naljakas/Chester/20mai018.jpg

Well, good night to everyone! I'm planning to sleep until the afternoon! Hehe  B)

Chester.
MarionJ


Posted May 26, 2008, 2:13 pm
Ahoy, my friends and everyone else out there!

My host has been a bit busy lately and I can't see why she couldn't take some time to cool down.  :rolleyes: Anyway, she has taken into mind this embroidery-idea. Me and Woezel have been talking about that for a while now and we are a bit concerned. Now that she's finished one piece, she'll start on another, and with that one she has a plan. But we'll keep you updated about that.. :D
Here I am with that embroidery thingie she finished already. It actually is very nice, something japanese.
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll134/naljakas/Chester/25mai006.jpg

Oh, and then we went to check out the national football (or soccer) stadium, the A Le Coq Arena (named after a beercompany that's their biggest sponsor).
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Sooo, we have a couple of interesting plans for this week too and I'll keep you posted.

Take care!  :)
Chester
MarionJ


Posted May 26, 2008, 2:55 pm
Ohhh, and I almost forgot!
We recieved another tv, the gorgeous and exquisite Veggies.
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Chester ;)
MarionJ


Posted Jun 25, 2008, 9:57 pm
Oooohhh!
It has been raining like crazy here. Well, all over Europe almost. They say here that a typical estonian summer contains storms and many rainy days. Well, they finally arrived :)
Has also been quite chaotic and hectic here, my host is organizing some youth camps, and kids seem to be almost impossible to get in touch with. :P
But we had a chance to visit Tartu, the secong biggest city in Estonia. It's a very beautiful city, also a former Hansa-city (in the medieval times). Because of the great university there, Tartu is said to be a city of students. It's a place for culture and intelligence, my host says. :) It's small, but wonderful. Anyone ever in Estonia, you should visit it for sure. The busride tkaes only 2h25min and during the drive you see only forests. Actually, I've heard it's like that all over the country  ;) Forests and some smaller villages-towns here and there. Oh, and the gas stations too, of course.
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The pedestrian bridge near the market (which was closed unfortunately, because it was a national holiday - Midsummer's night)
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Then, the river of Emajõgi (Mother's river) that runs through Tartu
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This pig stands in front of the old market house, that works still - with Woezel and Veggies
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The town square and town hall
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A famous statue of kissing students (of course, who else?)
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A wierd crooked house. Although inside it's level with the street, thankfully
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Oh, and the famous University of Tartu
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Last, but not least - the theatre of Vanemuine. Theatre is very important and popular in Estonia
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Ok, so this was me (with Woezel and Veggies) in Tartu. Will be visiting something else, hopefully. And then off to Devon!

Cheers!
Chesterrr
MarionJ


Posted Jul 7, 2008, 1:21 pm
Oh, well. As you're reading this, I'm no longer on the grounds of Estonia. :)
But at the end of June I had the chance to visit another place. At first my host thought Paunküla (ü- for finnish it's "y", and to others - like "über" in german :P) is in the south of Estonia, but then realised that it's not very far from Tallinn, hehe. But beautiful, none the less. There was a three-day event for youth centers all across Estonia. Every center had sent some youngsters and youthworkers. They had different activities there, different sports, games, competitions and stuff. Also many workshops, like a mosaic-making one we attended. Also a circus workshop where you could learn to ride a monocycle (or what's the word for it) and make baloon animals.
Here are some pictures we managed to take..

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A little sunbathing..
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I was tired after a day of all those games and competitions
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Some performances and a small concert
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On the way back to Tallinn with a friend I like to call Puddle, hehe  B)
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Well, that was it. Goodbye from here and toodles!
Ch.
MarionJ


Posted Jul 7, 2008, 1:26 pm
Ohyessss.
So I'm on my way by now.
Hope to see you soon and will be posting new adventures for sure!

Ciaociao to all of you!
;)
drakie


Posted Jul 26, 2008, 8:36 pm
Well here I am in Honiton in Devon.  Lots of green fields and we are only 15 mins from the sea, I guess its like being at home in Tenerife, one big difference, its usually raining here ha ha ha.... and cold, and misty... oh well.

Well I have met Miss E, well actually the cheek of the girl she boldly sat on my back and stayed there, I must also say she tends to hog the camera a bit, I try to get in then her face appears.  Well I will just have to give her a push.
drakie


Posted Jul 26, 2008, 8:44 pm
Well we went to Nottingham as it was my hosts birthday, she wont tell me how old she is but well over 20++++  say no more.....

Well first we went to see Robin Hood, a good man he was who robbed the rich to save the poor.

Then we visited Wollaton Hall, couldnt get too close as they were starting putting on a concert so could only stay near the car park.

We saw Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, the old pub in England... goes back oh such a long way.

Then we went to Holme Pierrepoint , home of canoe Slalolming...
drakie


Posted Jul 26, 2008, 8:46 pm
Well we are back in Honiton, we are going to the cinema tomorrow to see Wall-E, that should be good.
drakie


Posted Aug 22, 2008, 7:10 pm
Here we went to Sidmouth to listen to the big brass bands, couldnt see much as so far awayyyyyyyyyyyyy.... but I am there... it was cold so did not stay long.  Mind you does England have a Summer, not seen any sun since I have been here.  It was very nice to be near the seaside

My hosts have some friends staying so we went to their grandmas hotel and she gave us a treat of a good English breakfast, food, yum yum yum
drakie


Posted Aug 22, 2008, 7:14 pm
Hello mummy I am still here, we went to Torquay today had a great time but again no sun, oh dear oh dear.... I guess I am spoilt at home, you know mummy I thought everyone had sun.. but not England, so much rain you could float away...

We that is me, Miss E and Googly went for a meal, but we were a bit naughty, we climbed in the sauce bucket, then sat on the bread rack and other things, but we thought it was fun...
drakie


Posted Aug 22, 2008, 7:33 pm
Well we are here on holiday in Kent, we are visiting my host husbands friend, he was their best man He is called Keith.

Today we saw an old village called Sandwich and it didnt rain, wow no rain in England.  We went to Sandwich but had no sandwiches but we did have a cream tea, now this look very scrummy... 
drakie


Posted Aug 22, 2008, 7:45 pm
Today we went to Dover to see the ferries come and go to France, people were coming off with lots of booze, I think they were getting ready for a party....

We went to a battle of britain gardens, there was such an old plane, I wouldnt have wanted to travel in it they told me it was used in the wartime, I couldnt imagine it getting in the air.
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drakie


Posted Aug 22, 2008, 7:49 pm
Well it is time to go and we had a group hug I had to say goodbye to my friend Miss E, Googly is staying for a few more weeks, but I am off to Australia, hopefully a bit of sun, all its done is rain, very strange so I can at least go and warm my bones.  Goodbye Chester we will miss you...
Kira1997


Posted Sep 4, 2008, 3:50 am
Arrived in Busselton  Western Australia  Australia

Kira1997


Posted Oct 2, 2008, 11:28 am
Today I visit the famous wooden Jetty in the southern hemisphere

Kira1997


Posted Oct 2, 2008, 1:32 pm
Helping my host make lanterns :D
Kira1997


Posted Oct 2, 2008, 1:42 pm
Super Chester!

Kira1997


Posted Oct 6, 2008, 1:02 am
Im going to visit a lovely host in Victoria! i cant wait :D

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gingermuggins


Posted Oct 20, 2008, 10:53 am
I am here!!!!! I waited in the post box for a couple of days until Sam could rescue me. I was safe and had plenty of letters and parcels to look at while there.

I am off to explore this small part of Australia.

Love Chester.
gingermuggins


Posted Oct 23, 2008, 11:42 am
Hello Again :)

When Sam finally took me home i was greeted by another voyager, Paula who helped me climb out of my travel bag. We then got to open all the other parcels i had been sitting with while in the post box. Gosh, Sam gets alot of mail!

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My 1st peek outside and what did i see?!?! A friendly Lizard eating the dog's food. Sam's not sure if it's a Blue Tongue Lizard or a Stumpy Tail Lizard, she gets confused as they both look very similar.

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Tonight we were told we might see a space satellite travelling across. Unfortunately is was too cloudy to see anything.

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gingermuggins


Posted Oct 23, 2008, 11:53 am
Sam had to get her car fixed today so she took her son and us to the playground.

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Relaxing in the sun smelling the pretty flowers. Sam tells me they are weeds and grow everywhere!

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We then stopped at a few information plaques and learnt about the town of Casterton.

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I will do some more exploring this week.

Love Chester
gingermuggins


Posted Oct 30, 2008, 12:27 am
Hello :)

Today 3 travellers came to stay. I was sooooo excited to see Bellatrix, Jonas and Bally who all seem really freindly.

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gingermuggins


Posted Oct 30, 2008, 12:50 am
Hi!

Today we had a party! A small Halloween party. We had to have it today as Paula is leaving but didn't want to miss out on the fun.
Sam found some costumes for us and decorated the table for us.

Here we are in costume.
Bellatrix the mermaid. Jonas the jester. Bally the wizard. Paula the princess. Me the superhero. Don't we look great?!?!


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And here we are eating donuts. We danced to spooky music and had alot of fun.

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I'm sleepy now, i will write more soon.
Hugs, Chester.

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