Monthly Archives: August 2012

My review on Minecraft

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Minecraft is a computer game where you spawn somewhere in a world where you find creatures like cows, sheep and pigs, you also can travel through landscapes; it could be grasslands or forests or maybe somewhere snowy. Basically your mission is to survive in this world. At night monsters spawn, like zombies and skeletons. It is really fun because you can make so much stuff. You need to mine raw materials and then craft stuff out of it including your tools to build things. So if you want to build a life size leaning tower of Pisa you could make it if you had the time and resources. I like the way everything is in cubes. Overall I give it a 10/10. Here’s the link. http://www.minecraft.net/

Climbing in France

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I went climbing on some limestone in France in L’Arige it is near the Pyrenees the first place we went to climb was called Dreuilhe and I climbed my first lead climb and it was fairly short and easy but once I nearly slipped.

Me climbing a different climb

A lead climb is where you have the rope attached to you and you put in gear, or clip into bolts but if you fall above the bolts you will fall down to where the last bolt or piece of gear is.

The second place I went to was called Roquefixade.

A great view

The climb was a bit tricky and overgrown with a bulging lump of rock at the end, although the rock was quite sticky and had lots of little holes everywhere, also because of the heat climbing was much harder, and I was wearing the wrong size climbing shoe so my toes hurt and that also made it harder to climb. I seconded this climb which means you are on a rope that is connected to a bolt at the top so if you slip you won’t fall very far at all.

Me climbing Roquefixard on the way up.

Me climbing Roquefixard

A cool lizard we found.

My review about French food. (The area I was in was the L’Ariege -It’s near the Pyrenees.)

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I am not impressed with their food (I am vegetarian, and it’s a bit hard to find vegetarian food in France except bread and cheese so going out for a meal was very hard since the only vegetarian food in most places is an omelet and I don’t like omelets.) I don’t like any of their cheeses or their brown bread, however their baguettes and their French bread – the crusty long ones – are absolutely scrumptious.