Monday, 3 December 2012

::Do all taxis have four wheels?::

Taxis — also called taxicabs or cabs — are vehicles with drivers you can hire to drive you to a destination for a fee. The name taxicab was a contraction of the translation of the French words for the same vehicles: “taximeter cabriolet.”
Taxis got started as horse-drawn carriages along the streets of London and Paris in the early 1600s. Today, many taxis are bright yellow sedans that people can easily find on busy streets. Not all taxis have four wheels, though! Some have three wheels, others have two and some have none at all!
One unique form of two- or three-wheel taxi is the rickshaw. There are several types of rickshaws. One of the most common is the cycle rickshaw, also called a bike taxi or pedicab.
Cycle rickshaws are tricycles designed to carry passengers behind a driver. Cycle rickshaws are used in many large cities around the world. They’re very common throughout Asia.
Another popular, older version of the rickshaw is the pulled rickshaw. These vehicles are two-wheeled carts — often made of bamboo — pulled by a human driver called a runner. These rickshaws usually carry one or two passengers.
The word “rickshaw” comes from the Japanese words meaning “human-powered vehicle.” Rickshaws got their start in Japan around 1868. They became popular because they were easier to use and faster in large cities than horse-drawn vehicles.
No one knows for sure who invented the rickshaw. Some people believe it was American blacksmith Albert Tolman or American missionary Jonathan Scobie. Others believe it was Tokyo restaurant owner Izumi Yosuke. Whoever invented the rickshaw, there were over 40,000 of them on the streets of Tokyo by 1872.
Humans aren’t the only engines for taxis, though. Hansom cabs are horse-drawn carriages that are still used today for quaint tours in New York City and other large cities around the world.
Some taxis don’t even operate on the ground, though. You can take a taxi on the water! For example, ferries and water buses provide public transportation across many different bodies of water. In some European cities, you can also take a gondola around the waterways of the city!

It's cool.


Sunday, 2 December 2012

::Grammie and Grandpa's house::

::Hi everybody.  Our van broke down at church this morning.  I had to come to Grammie and Grandpa's house with Auntie Katie.  We had sausages for lunch.  Grandpa is watching football on the television, like always.  Uncle Connor is leaning on me on purpose because he's readding what I'm wrightting.   Mommy, Grammie and Auntie Katie are in the kitchen.  Mamou and Wawi just got down.  Bye::

P.S. I can't wait for Christmas.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

::Hi.  I'm really sorry I haven't been writing to often.  I most of the time don't know what to write. I'll try to write more, but don't be surprised if you don't see anything.  See you next time:: 

Friday, 22 June 2012


::We went camping this weekend at Fitzroy Harbor Provincial Park.  It was so much fun.  We went to the beach on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  I thought the water cold.  Leah thought it was really warm.  I think she's crazy.  I had a really fun time.  I'll tell you about it.  We left our house on Friday, went for a ten minute drive, got there, got registered, went to our campsite, set up our tents, said hi to everyone, walked around, went to the beach, swam, said Leah was crazy, got out, dried off, went back in, got out, played on the tee-ter-totter, went back to the campsites, waited for more friends to come, ate supper, played, brushed my teeth, went to bed, slept.  Saturday, ate breakfast, played, played some more, wen to the beach, went on the water, said it was cold, ran into the water with a noodle, swam for a long time,got out ate something, said hi to Emily Kingswood, went in the water again, got my tube and swam in the water, swam some more, played Marko-Polo, played tag, went back to our campsites,  played, ate supper, played some more, brushed our teeth, went to bed, played go-fish, laughed a lot, went to bed and slept.  Sunday: ate breakfast, played a few rounds of Quidler, got into my bathing suite, got sunscreen, went to the beach, swam for a long time, got out, ate lunch, got my floaty, went back in for another long-time, got out, went home.  That is the not very well edited story of our 2012 camp trip.  Thank-you.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012


::I love being home-schooled.  It's so much fun.  Today I'm going to a picnic with some home-school friends today at 9:15.  I can't wait to go.  I haven't seen them in a while.  Bye::

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

:: Cute Pictures::

::I was looking at my scholastic news when I found a cute picture of a cat and a dog.  Here it is:

Cat and Dog boxing 
Isn't it cute::

::Cold ::

::It is really cold outside yesterday.  We were wearing coats inside because we didn't have wood for a fire.  We got everything for a fire, then..............we discovered we didn't have any wood.  We {Mommy, Daddy, Me, Elijah, Gabriel, Isaiah, Norah and Uncle Conner}are going on a trip this summer to the U.S.A.  We're going to see our cousins.  I miss them::

Friday, 25 May 2012

::Giant Squid::

::It's huge: