Thursday 1 August 2019

My World Magnet Collection by O

I asked my Mummy if I could write a blog post about my magnet collection because it is something that I am really proud of.

One of my special interests is collecting magnets from around the world. I started my magnet collection when we went to Singapore for a holiday. 

When I was two my Mummy and Daddy took me on a holiday to Singapore. It was so much fun and one of the things that I really loved about Singapore was going to the Aquarium. Late one afternoon it was raining really hard so we couldn't go on the tour that we were meant to go on. I was looking at a magazine in our hotel room and it had an advertisement for the pink dolphins at the Singapore Aquarium. I really wanted to go, so we went there instead because it was all undercover.

I loved seeing the pink dolphins and Mummy brought me a magnet from the Aquarium shop that had a pink dolphin on it.

The pink dolphins are Indo-Pacific Humpbacked dolphins and they are listed as a threatened endangered species in the list of threatened animals of Singapore. The reason that they are sometimes called pink dolphins is that as the dolphin grows older, it's skin pigmentation turns pink. And the dolphins at the Singapore Aquarium really were pink. It was so cool.

Since going to Singapore I have wanted to collect magnets from around the world.

The reason that I have so many magnets is because Mummy and Daddy's friends and some of our family do lots of travelling overseas. They know that I collect magnets from around the world, so each time that they go on holidays, they bring me back a magnet. I've only lived in Australia and been overseas once to Singapore, so I'm very lucky to have such a huge magnet collection.

I'm now 10 and I have 97 magnets from all around the world. I have magnets from 6 continents - I only need a magnet from Antarctica and then I'd have magnets from every continent. But unfortunately the countries that have bases in Antarctica don't have magnets. Mummy sent off an email for me to some of the companies that work in Antarctica and one of the replies said that "even though we don't have magnets from Antarctica, every magnet has a north and south pole so technically speaking, every magnet could be considered a magnet from Antarctica." I really liked their reply.

And I have magnets from 45 different countries.

I have some magnets that I call rare ones because not many people go to those places on holidays - these are the ones from Peru, Nepal, Cocos Islands, Newfoundland and Labrador and Uganda.

I love all of my magnets but my absolute favourite magnets are my pink dolphin magnet from Singapore, the Dublin magnet because my Daddy got it for me when he went to Dublin on a work trip, my Pisa magnet because I used to learn Italian when we lived in Western Australia, my Minnie and Mickey Mouse magnet from Tokyo Disneyland because I'm learning Japanese at school, my Eiffel Tower Paris magnet because I love Miraculous Ladybug who lives in Paris and my Arab lady magnet from Dubai because Daddy got that one too.

I'm running out of room on my magnet board so I think I need to get Daddy to help me make a new board. We had to put some of my magnets on our fridge because they won't fit on my board.

One day I would love to do lots of travelling around the world and visit some of the countries that I have magnets from.

Can you see your country on my magnet board?

Thank you for reading my post about my magnets,
Love OπŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ’—πŸ‘ΈπŸ˜»πŸ˜˜

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