Sophie Bear
Sophie goes to Bruges...  


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Sophie goes abroad ...

Sophie wanted to go on holiday to Bruges. It is a very pretty city with lots of old buildings. It is in a foreign country called Belgium.

Miss Wellsbury drove them to Stansted Airport to catch the aeroplane. They had to take passports and show them to the people there before they were allowed on the plane.

The plane drove down to the runway and then went very very fast. Suddenly they were in the air and the plane was going up. Have you ever been on a plane?

They landed in Belgium and got on a coach to Bruges. This is a picture of the market square, it's very pretty and has lots of outdoor restaurants to sit and eat in. (Click on it to make it bigger!)

The next day they walked to the train station and got on a train to Brussels. It's a very big city with lots of people. Sophie found a statue of a little boy weeing. It's called "le Maniquin Pis" and is very famous.


While they were in Bruges, Steve met a new friend. His name is Gerald and he is a Giraffe. Sophie, Steve and Little Bear have to look after him because he is Belgian and doesn't speak English very well. He speaks French and Flemish though.


On their last day in Bruges they all went for a walk around the city and found some old windmills by the river. They are buildings with big sails that turn in the wind. Have you seen a windmill?

When they got home, Sophie found out that we have windmills in the UK too. There is one in Mountnessing, Essex and lots of other places too. Perhaps you could go and see one. Drop Sophie an e-mail if you do, she'd love to hear about it.





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Little Bear & Sophie Bear are travelling teddies who live with Mrs Keen, a UK based Early Years teacher from Chelmsford, Essex. Their site contains fun games to play and a diary of their exciting adventures around the UK and abroad. The site aims to be educational for 4-6 year olds, fun for everyone and includes hints for parents on days out and games to play with little ones!

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