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Blog post by Abbie!

This week our cousins came down from Dorset because Gramps is 70!!!!

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We camped in the garden on Thursday night, with Charlotte and I in one tent and Harry, Katie and Mummy in the other!

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On Friday we went to Folkestone sands and had a paddle, a dig, and in Charlotte and my case, worked on our tan!

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After the beach we went to Garden house to pick apples and raspberries. There were plenty of apples, but not as much raspberries, due to the fact that I went by the rule of: One for the pot, one for me.

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Once we had finished fruit picking we went on the canal and hired a rowing boat. It was our first time rowing so we got off to a bit of a shaky start, however, we got there in the end!

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Today we had a BBQ at our house, spending most of the time on the swings, the slack line and the hula hoops, continually swapping between the three. I think the slack line may have been the favourite out of them all, as it was the one everybody wanted to master!

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As it was Gramps 70th birthday and we couldn’t put 70 candles on the cake we decided to make a cake in the form of a large number 70. Harry and Katie decorated the 7 and Abbie and Charlotte decorated the 0. We got a bit more decorating tools than I anticipated, as in the end we used icing pens, large chocolate stars, 100s and 1000s, mini marshmallows and chocolate shavings. mmmm….

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Happy 70th birthday Gramps!