Sunday, October 14, 2012

Holiday Home Work Another Boring Holiday

     Another Boring Holiday
“God what are we doing this holidays”I said to my brother boringly.”Same old same old I suppose” Dom said. I wish the holidays were more exciting as I walked around the house looking for something to do. The day started to drag on by. I found mum doing house work I asked her what I could do because I was so bored. She told me if I was so bored I could help her with the housework or go and get the mail. I chose to go and get the mail because housework sucks. I walked outside opened the gate and grabbed the mail. (Olivia)

There were lots of bills for Mum and Dad and lots of brochures and junk mail.  I went to chuck it on the bench when one of the pamphlets fell at my feet, I scooped to pick it up and as I touched it a shivery, intense feeling shot up my arm.  I shook it off and started to read what I had picked up.  “OMG My name was printed on the pamphlet”  It said I could choose a destination anywhere in the world to holiday with my family during these holidays.  I re-read it  as I couldn't believe that my name was on it, it looked so official that I went and got Mum and showed her.  She looked pretty confused by the pamphlet and sent me to go and look online to see what I could find out about the travel company on the pamphlet. (Mum)

I grabbed  my netbook , laid down on the bed and google searched  the company. Lots of information was popping up on my screen. I didn't know what to click. I just clicked on one, it came up with your name and details to book a place and flight. I was buzzing with excitement. I didn't even want to go and ask Mum if this was okay, I just wanted to do it. But I knew I couldn't do this without Mum and Dads permission. I went back to Mum who was still doing housework and showed her what I had printed out. Mum was pretty impressed  with what I had found but said we will have to speak to dad first. (Olivia)

I could hardly contain my excitement but finally Dad arrived home.  As soon as he was out of his truck I started telling him my exciting news.  He said “Its a have, it must be” but Mum said “it looks pretty legit !!!” I was told to calm down and we would look into it after dinner. Why does time go so slowly? , dinner seemed to drag on forever and it felt like hours before we were all checking it out online.  Dad still didn't believe it so he rang the 0800 number.  I watched his face for signals of good news but nothing, all I could hear was the clock ticking and the phone call seemed to last longer than a boring documentary.  At last dad rang off and just sat there looking bemused and a little shocked. “What Dad, tell me Dad” I said to him at a hundred miles an hour. (Dad)

Its true we’re going on holiday, We sat there looking at each other with stupid looks on our faces. I run down to my room and grab my Netbook and took it back to where my family was. I went back onto the website and clicked on what I had clicked earlier and put in our names and  details and the minute I had entered my full name The screen suddenly changed and congratulations fluw up on my screen exploding fireworks and flashing grand winner came up. We clicked the flashing prize button it said you had won $200,000 worth for free travel  this holidays. (Olivia)

I couldn't believe it my little sister had won us a free trip overseas.  UNBELIEVABLE !!!!!!  I was blown away.  Bidi and I had been hassling Mum and Dad for ages to go away but it was never a good time or they couldn’t afford it. Now we could “YES”.  I’ve never seen Mum and Dad looking so blown away, everyone just couldn't believe it.  Our biggest decision was coming....... where did we want to go.  I know Mum liked Europe and Dads scared of flying so I wonder where we’ll end up.  Bid and I want to go to America., I hope they let Bidi decide as she won it. (Dom)

Mum and Dad turned to me and said you have a very big discussion to make Olivia since you won the money. I look at Dom Mum and Dad staring at me waiting for my answer. Uh Uh America, Disney land. Dominic yells “Yay”his eyes as big as god stoppers. Mum said “you better book it Olivia”. I go online I book it for America and Disney land. “Mum “I yell “I have booked our flight for tomorrow”. “Well you better start packing everyone we’re going on holiday“Dad says. “This is going to take forever to pack  but it is worth it”I said.(olivia)
The phone rang and Mum asked me to get it.  I answered and I heard my neighbour Olivia on the other end.  “Hi Jade” Olivia said.  “Hi” I replied. She wanted to talk to my Mum and Dad and ask them a favor.  She asked if she could come over.  I said “Yes, see you in a minute”.  Olivia arrived and she was excited.  She told us her news and asked if we could look after Chopper for them while they were away in America.  We said “Sure, No worries”.  Olivia didn’t stay long as she had lots of packing to do.  I was really jealous as I would love to go away on holiday, I was stuck at home having a boring holiday. (Jade)

We at last arrived at the airport.  Dom and I are buzzing with excitement we hop on the plane, waiting for the jet engines to start.  I am nervous but I feel happy and excited at the same time. I can't wait till we get to Disneyland and go on all the rides and have a awesome day spending time with my family.The air hostess tells as to put our seat belts on that's when I'm thinking here we go. Then I notice Dad as white as a sheet looking nervous and shaking. “It will be aright Dad “I said. He smiled and looked out the window and saw how high we were. (Olivia)

This was soooo cool, at last it was happing, Bidi and I just kept on grinning at each other.  Mum had got her book out and Dad had my ipod.  Bid and I were taking turns at the window looking out at those clouds so soft, white and fluffy looking.  I just wanted to dive out the window and lie on them and float along.  The air hostess arrived with drinks and nibbles.  We got a pack to keep us amused but I thought it was a bit babyish but it did have a few puzzles in it to do.  The trolley came along again and Mum and Dad got drinks, we didn't.  Before long it was dinner time and our trays came out.  Tea was yum and not long after it was time to get some sleep.  I was surprised how tired I was when I hadn't been doing anything.  Good night see you in the morning (Dom)
The sun is out it is 8am I am all ready for a new day. We are in America we found our hotel get unpacked. Then we were off  for a walk to see what America is like. We stop at a cafe and get some morning tea. We went into town and looked at same shops that we had never looked or seen before and brought some little funky things. We had finished looking at all shops at about 1pm. We stop at the park  and have a awesome time playing. We go and have some McDonald's for lunch. We walk back to the hotel and have a look around to see what they have in the hotel. We find a restaurant in there  and have a look for what we could have for dinner It is 3pm and we go to the supermarket to get some food for dinner and breakfast for the other nights. That took forever, it is just about tea time we walked back to the hotel and unpack our food that we got, we go down stairs and get what we choose. We sit down and have our dinner. Then walk back up to our room and lie down on our beds because we are tired and full. We watch some tv and go to sleep see you in the morning we have a big day ahead of us. (Olivia)

America is everything I expected and more.  The kids are beyond excited and sometimes look speechless.  LA is buzzing, we thought Auckland is busy but this is unreal so many people, so much to see.  We wake early (thanks jet lag) so decide to go for a wander before breakfast.  Jobs all done and we’re on the highway heading for Disneyland.  Even I am excited.  We arrive and stand inside the entrance dumbfounded, never before have we seen a sight like this. Where do you start? Anthony and I grab a kid each and head for one of the most exciting days ever. (Mum)

OMG the rides are amazing !!! Never have I seen the kids smiling so much, they are having the best of times.  Olivia’s had her photo taken with so many Disney characters and is enjoying the experience so much.  She’s also clicking away on her ipod to capture all her favourite moments.  Dom is lining up for another roller coaster ride and is loving the adrenaline rushes.  Time goes by so quickly as we spend the day enjoying each others company, laughing, screaming and experiencing new things.  Before we know its starting to get dark.  We have been there all day and still don’t want to go home.  We decide to dine there and watch the night parade.  This is a once in a lifetime experience, one I know I will never forget and the smiles on the kids faces make it so worthwhile.  We head for the exit with happy hearts, full bellies, sore feet and heads full of memories.  Its 10.30pm and we’ve spent a full 12 hours at Disneyland - AMAZING (Dad)

We drive back to the hotel, I say to dom I had never thought our boring holiday would turn so awesome and amazing.

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  1. Totally great holiday writing. This was such a great story that I could imagine you all running around and having fun together. You did an awesome job with your parts. Imagine if that really happened!!!

  2. What do you mean imagine if it really happended ??? Didn't it!!!! Cool story Bid, we all had a blast writing that story, it got very interesting to see what the next person would add xxxxx

  3. What a cool piece of writing I loved it that all your family had to help write it!! Mrs Hinde

  4. What an amazing holiday you had. We had no idea you had been so busy! Next time you head off on such an incredible adventure, let us know! We love Disneyland. I read your story to Georgia and she thinks you are an incredible writer. You had us hooked right from the beginning.


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