• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Childhood memory - Chteau Des Ormes.

Extracts from this document...


Childhood memory - Ch�teau Des Ormes (2nd draft) Kate Warrick 10C2 As the blurs of different colours speeded past me along Andover road, I drifted away dreaming about seeing my cousin again, the warm sunshine and clear swimming pools. I couldn't believe I was going away the day to follow. It seemed like years ago I was sitting in my room, on the phone organizing this holiday with my cousin. As the Friday evening traffic died down I roused from my daydream and sprinted across the gloomy road. I ran, excited and impatient until I was on my bed scribbling down my homework. My schoolbooks were quickly thrown aside as I started to repack my bulging bags. As I refolded my clothes smaller and smaller, the doorbell sounded and I jumped up to answer it. Rushing along the dark corridor turned into an obstacle course as I tried to get around the packed bags blocking my way. Finally I arrived at the oak front door. Reaching up to open it slowly, inch by inch I revealed my cousin and her dad standing on my doorstep. The few small red bags clutched by Kayleigh instantly fell to the floor as we were reunited. We collected my cousin's bags and stumbled back to my room; talking and talking, making up for lost time. We were both really tiered but Kayleigh especially as she had just traveled, four-hour journey along the motorways in her small blue car. I rarely saw her as she lived so far away so this was a special occasion. ...read more.


Later that evening we met up with my parents in the bar. Dad asked if I had shown Kayleigh the campsite, which I hadn't, so after a few drinks we went exploring. We didn't realize how dark it had got until we crossed the golf course. In the center of the large grassy area it was nearly pitch black, yet still quite warm. The ch�teaux looked like the Wendy houses I used to play in when I was smaller but these were holiday homes. The palomino ponies were nice and warm inside their stables; quietly chewing on their hay as we sneak passed them in order not to scare them. As we got nearer the pub we could hear the laughter of the holidaymakers enjoying themselves. The disco lights were shining brightly across the street of this little town. The swimming pool was lit up so beautifully but only the ducks were splashing around, taking advantage of the peaceful water. As the shop and all the other facilities were closed at this late at night we turned back and slowly walked towards the hotel, talking and enjoying the time together. Back in our hotel room we had unpacked and made the room just how we wanted it to be for our home during the next week. With our beds pushed together and our clothes all over the floor we fell into the land of dreams easily after such a tiring but wonderful day. A harsh knock came from the door and awoke my cousin and I. ...read more.


After a few miles my head changed thoughts from the campsite to the boat trip home and I became nervous again. I had made it here and had a great time so I knew I could make it home but I can and I will are two totally different things. As we drove into the boat everything was the same; the men still had bright jackets and I was still scared. Making our way to the decks I decided I couldn't be bothered to be scared and once we were a-sail I fell asleep. My dad awoke me once we had docked; we queued to find our car and then were unloaded. Back in England, it was raining and cold as we drove along the motorways back to Newbury. Once home we quickly dropped off our bags then drove to my granddads where we dropped Kayleigh off with her family to drive home. I was really upset to see my cousin and I separate again but we were already making arrangements for next August when my parents would be away. As I was driven home alone, my head droops and rests against the window. Rain still falling on the other side it is most depressing. As I thought about unpacking my clothes tears fall down my face. I wanted to be back in France, I wanted to be with my cousin instead of going back to school tomorrow and returning to all my fears and problems. As dad pulled up in our driveway I got out and slowly walked towards my Oak door, this is where my journey started and this is where it ended. Mark: A 43 marks GCSE coursework ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe essays

  1. My childhood memory.

    Inside my own little head all I could think off was that my eye hurt and that we were walking away from the slide. Even after all that trauma I still wanted another go but the incident ended the park trip and we went home.

  2. show how childhood is represented in charlotte brontes, jayne eyre

    Reed installs in Jane and how horrific his conducts to provoke such a reaction. Jane states she is `habitual obedient' which emphasizes not the horror of Johns conduct but the regularity of such confrontations. John's taunts become more symbolic than the juvenile action of `thrusting his tongue out' and become more insolent and his intent is shown clearly.

  1. Memorable occasion

    Hundreds of devotees performed 'Angapirathshanam', rolling around on the coarse sand behind the big chariot carrying the chief deity, to show their ultimate devotion to their protector, Lord Murugan. Female devotees carried pots with burning camphor, to fulfill vows made during the year whilst men danced around bearing kavadis, a

  2. German exchange-Minden - The long Journey to Minden.

    We went into a big shopping centre and played on the play stations for a while until we all got bored and went to find an ice cream parlour. We sat at the parlour eating ice cream for about half an hour, and then went up the street to look at some more shops.

  1. Caf des Deux Magots

    She has a beret on her head and in her arms is a structured expensive looking leather bag. Her companion is equally breathtaking. His dark hair is cut short. He has large beautiful blue eyes that are not near inferior in size to hers and, somewhat surprisingly long eyelashes so

  2. Libby can you help me with these bags please" snapped Anna her beautifully shaped ...

    Anna " I know that but you can change the future because it hasn't happened yet", said Libby "I'm going to bed now. Goodnight" Libby lay awake with her eyes shut tight she thought that if she didn't open her eyes then today, the day that she didn't want to happen wouldn't but this however wasn't the case.

  1. The meadow

    A strange feeling immediately mastered me. Hollow this took the form of almost correct boiler with the gentlysloping sides; on its bottom projected upright several greater, Whitestone, - it seemed they slipped down there for the secret conference, - and to that in it was silent and it is blind, it is so flat, so is

  2. I was getting tired. Mabye it was because I had drunk too much wine ...

    When Flip and I got are bags into their pouches we slip into the mucky water. Flip and I swam one-tenth of the way to the to shore we noticed something. Everthing in the swamp had becoming very quiet. To quiet.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work