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    We don’t have to make our own breakfast though. We get that in the students’ restaurant.



    As I was in England, I was very keen to eat an English Breakfast. This is not what’s called a Full English Breakfast, but just a small selection. Some people had very large platefuls of absolutely everything. I suppose that is why the restaurant is situated a long way from our rooms, so that you have a long walk and don’t put on too much weight from eating so much.

    I didn’t get my photo taken at the field station visit - I wanted a photo of me next to the rain gauges, but it had started to rain and Aunt C insisted I kept dry in her rucksack. Just how ironic is that!

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      We stayed a night in a hotel in London on the way back.



      Now I always look adorable in photos, but my Aunt C usually looks terrible. So I played with her camera and tried to take some nicer pictures of her and me together. I like the idea of having photos with my Aunts which I will be able to look at when I am missing them later after I’ve gone back home.

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            Back at Heathrow Airport we went to the café near the gates for the Edinburgh flights, and I had to make do with this:

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              You can get a good view of the planes from here though. I bet this one goes to Rome, where I stayed with my Aunts this summer.

              Every time I’ve been on a plane with Aunt C I have been upgraded to Hand Baggage. I would be a bit apprehensive at travelling in the hold. I’ve heard such a lot can go wrong when you arrive, and I admitted to Aunt C that I am just a tiny bit frightened about going round and round and round on those luggage carousel things. They are not like fairgrounds at all. I needed a cuddle even just thinking about how much baggage gets lost at airports. Aunt C, on the other hand, gets more concerned about me travelling by post parcel.

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                I think I’ll take over D’s thingies so I know what’s going on.

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                    This is a BMI flight but it’s not ours.

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                      You can tell Aunt C took this photo. I knew she would not be able to resist.
                      I had arranged my tail especially to please her!


                      Next instalment: Lookchin meets a very distinguished Norwegian who has never been to Norway

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                        Originally posted by Seagull View Post


                        Must try to open this without having to ask Aunt C for help. She said I was such a kind considerate and helpful bear when I got the milk out of the fridge for her. Don’t want her seeing what else is in the fridge…
                        Originally posted by Seagull View Post


                        You can tell Aunt C took this photo. I knew she would not be able to resist.
                        I had arranged my tail especially to please her!


                        Next instalment: Lookchin meets a very distinguished Norwegian who has never been to Norway
                        So adorable, so very, very adorable! Love particularly these two shots of Lookchin!

                        He's got such a nice touchy....
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                          Aunt C writes:
                          Lookchin got more and more excited as the day approached when he would meet a VIP.
                          VIP – that is to say a Very Important Penguin!

                          To appreciate just what a proud moment this was for Lookchin, you will need to read the full background which is explained in a separate thread Connections between Scotland and Norway.

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                              There are other kinds of penguin at the zoo as well as Kings like Nils Olav. Lookchin enjoyed watching the Gentoo penguins from this special observation place. The round rings encourage these penguins to establish their nests here and pebbles are also provided for they are essential to the courtship rituals. I have been delighted to see how the penguins’ behaviour so closely matches that in the wild, which I witnessed on two visits to Antarctica, and appreciate the extent to which the zoo participates in research and conservation projects in the Falklands.

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                                After his meeting with Nils Olav, Lookchin was presented with his very own badge to mark these important connections between Scotland and Norway.

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