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ith a op-Mag is back w g to an end and T ypt, a is commin Page featuring Eg e gloom of winter es a cool Culture Dear Readers, th includ bruary...a Issue !! This issue tle and, as it's Fe brand new spring 'Foire nake-Necked Tur nd out about the cle about the S all this, you can fi azy Creatures arti Cr s well as n! ine's Day page! A e Arts & Crafts fu speicial St. Valent t crafty with som y! French fair and ge St. Valentine's da Agricole', a unique e and have a Happy this month's issu I hope you enjoy
In English Foire Agricole translat es to Agricultural 'Churros' which Festival. This ev is basically deep ent happens once a fried dough nut year (usually in strings coated in the month of Janua sugar. ry) in a small medieval village The village spor in the South of ts hall is conver ted France called into a little baza ar area where Navarrenx.This people sell seco year the nd things like Foire Agricole to toys, books, hous ok ehold items place on the 28th etc. My school and had a stand 29th of January selling home-mad . People e cakes, come from all ov books and toys. er the In the center region to partic of town they ex ipate in or hibited old enjoy this event. machines and tr At the Foire actors. Somethi ng Agricole farmer like an open mus s come to buy an eum. And there d are sell goods especi a lot of rides an ally farm equipm d out door ent like tractors an amusements for d cattle. kids. All the roads in In my opinion, th Navarrenx are is years Foire sealed off so th Agricole was go at people can ju od but there whe st re walk around and a lot of vendors not worry about trying to rip you cars. Shop-keep off and it didn't ers set up stalls help that the loaded with toys weather was cold , furniture, clot and rainy (but hes and food (very im what do you expe portant). One of ct when you have my personal favo a fair in the middl rites on sale is e of winter)! By Creevan Brenn an

s I h a ve family film f boy who st o f th e b e ry o ugo is one time. It is the sto is based on H d it long seen in a f a clock-maker an go Cabret. o u is the son he Invention of H 30s and it T 19 the novel set in Paris in the he filmis film work of t istopher a nd The Chr e history akes in th ge Mellies. It stars e Moretz. It t ac or maker, Ge gsley and Chloe Gr rs. If you in ta Lee, Ben K high 4 and a half s harm, this is c y gets a ver films, suspense and y love famil one for you. ct urley th e p e r f e by R y a n C

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Amr Zaki began his career in 2004. He played as a so ccer player in the Egyptia Premier League and plays n for Egypt in the African cup of nations. Amr Zaki signed for Wigan Athletic was (who play in the Barclays Premier League) in 2008. Hull City (another premier ship team until they were relegated in the 2010 season) had an eye for his talents and bought him in the 2009-2010 season. No Amr Zaki plays for Zama w lek as a striker. He was a fans favourite for all the clubs he has played for an d is certainly one of Egyp ts greatest players!

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In this PARTY PLANNER Ive chosen a fun, simple and original theme: a Make-your-own Cocktail & Ice-cream Sundae Party!! I came up with the idea for my 12th birthday party and it was a huge hit!

NS: DECORATION PREPARATIO and stuck -creams and cocktails cut out Simple drawings of giant ice r and small star shapes all look great! Then, throw glitte on the wall make a table cloth before hand to r the table (maybe spread out ove ons and blow up some colourful ballo it easier to clean up!) Finally m together and hang them fro help of an adult tie a bunch with the the ceiling!
PERFECT PARTY BAGS: Send your guests home with these fantastic party bags to finish your party in icecreamy style! What you need: . Paper plates . Party bag treats . Crepe paper . Scissors and cello tape

F OOD F U N: Cocktails : What y o u n eed : . A fa n c y glass for each o f y o ur g ue s t s . S t r a ws a n d c o c kt a umbrellas il . Fizzy dr inks . Various juices & cordials . W a te r

P ut t h e f a ncy glasse s on the table b e f o r e th e g ue s t s a r rive. In e ach glass put a s tr a w a nd a cocktail u mbrella a nd bring out the diffe re nt drinks. W hen all yo ur friends h a ve c o m e , bring them in a nd let the m mix a n d m a tc h the drink s m a ke t h e ir very ow to n cocktails!

Cut the paper plates in half, roll them into a cone shape and tape it together. Fill the cone with treats. Make a bit of crepe paper into a ball, big enough to sit on top of the cone. Stick the ball to the cone and give out your icecream party bags. By Maya Brennan

daes: Ice-Cream Sun What you need: ses . Long, wide glas . Spoons ent ice. About 5 differ creams . Sauces . Chocolate chips, glace whipped cream, s, cherries, sprinkle etc smarties, sweets

shed your When youve fini ur cocktails, take yo her room friends into anot hile the to play a game w are being cocktail glasses n put out taken away. The gredients all the Sundae in guests and again let your icechoose their own d creams, sauces an some toppings to make ! delicious Sundaes

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