There once was an Astronaut who had a pet rabbit called Lilly. Now, this astronaut happened to be absolutely petrified of space but Lilly was absolutely obsessed about it! The astronaut had a mission to the Moon on Monday and he had been fretting all weekend and didn’t know what to do about his phobia of space! Whilst he was reading his morning Sunday paper, there was some BREAKING NEWS! Scientists had just discovered that the moon was actually made out of Camembert cheese! The astronaut’s favourite! So, the astronaut jumped out of bed on Monday morning and raced to work in his excitement to be the first person to ever taste the newly famous Moon Camembert!
The astronaut blasted the rocket into space, zoomed through the atmosphere and left Earth behind. “Oh No!” he cried, the rocket didn’t have any fuel left in it after take off! So, the astronaut was floating around in space without any help, what was he going to do?! As the rocket drifted weightlessly and aimlessly around, it started to float into the Gloomy Nebula, a very, very cold place. The Astronaut started to shiver and everything inside the rocket started to freeze over. It was getting to sub zero temperatures until the Astronaut suddenly remembered that he had solar panels that could generate power from the rays of the Sun. He quickly activated the panels and the rocket was back into action, it automatically started flying towards the Sun to get more power. “Lilly!” the Astronaut suddenly shouted as his pet rabbit hopped out of a small cupboard under the navigation screen. Lilly had been with the Astronaut the whole time, she must have stowed away in the rocket and she has nibbled her way through all the wires. No electrics to steer the rocket anywhere and now things were getting far too hot! Buttons, switches and screens started to melt the closer and closer they travelled towards the Sun! He tried to change direction but the solar panels were on automatic reload and kept flying nearer the Sun! CRASH! A comet just hit the side of the rocket, hurtling it towards Venus and crash landing on the surface. The Astronaut and Lilly rubbed their heads after the bumpy landing and put their space suits on to be able to explore Venus. They were getting a little peckish and decided to have a picnic on their unusual day out. Just as they were about to tuck into their cheese sandwiches a strong gust of wind picked up and blew their whole picnic up in the air and to the other side of Venus! They were not having a good day at all, so the Astronaut called the Space AA of course to help them tow their rocket back to Earth. They were greeted by Zappi the robodog, the helpful AA repair dog. Whilst, they told him all about their journey and sipped on hot chocolate, Zappi thought something was unusual, he asked them when they left Earth. “Well today of course, Monday 14th September 2014” said the Astronaut. “2014?!” barked Zappi, unknowingly to the Astronaut and Lilly they had travelled through a black hole and were now in the year of 2214. They had travelled 200 hundred years in to the future! And Lilly was the only Rabbit left in the world! Zappi took them back to Canterbury so the Astronaut could see if his home had changed at all. Now we can’t let you know how things are different in the future in Canterbury as that would be a terrible spoiler. But we can reveal that the Astronaut’s house had been turned into a cloning station for all land and sea creatures. All sorts of animals were going out and in and out of his house, the Amur Leopard, the White Rhino, the Red Tail Shark! It must have been created to save species from becoming extinct or even endangered. Before he knew it, Lilly had hopped into the cloning machine herself and rabbit after rabbit starting popping out of it. She had pressed a few buttons with her little nose before going in and she had tapped in 6 billion! Canterbury was now going to be the new home to the only 6 billion rabbits in the world! How will the Astronaut be able to tell who the original Lilly is?! I guess that’s another story waiting to be told in another town, city, or festival gathering near you!
Once upon a time there was a Princess who when she woke up, didn't want any breakfast at all. She wanted to get herself to the ball straight away! As soon as she got there she darted towards Prince Charming and danced for 15 minutes until the bell in the Canterbury Cathedral rang out. DING. DING. DING. She had to go! She raced out of the ballroom down the stairs and out of the grand entrance only to fall flat on her face from tripping over her own left foot. And when she woke up she had this enormous desire to get to Mars! So she hopped in her private spaceship (of course she had one, she's a princess!) and raced to Mars.
When she got there she scouted around for any Martians calling out and looking a far as she could. From nowhere, a little alien popped out from behind her...and another one from beside and then another one from under her feet until she was surrounded by at least 22 of them! She invited them to play a game of football as an ice breaker and they agreed until she realised they had no feet! No! No! No! They were similar to slugs and slimed everywhere instead of walking. So she suggested they play handball, a little different from football but all the same a very good game. Everything was going well, her team were winning when the ground beneath them started to shake and a volcano began to erupt right underneath their very feet...well the princess' feet at least! Lava was everywhere! Everyone was rushing for safety, trying to escape the fiery lava but they soon realised that it wasn't like any lava found on Earth in our volcanoes. No! It was hot chocolate flowing everywhere! The Princess didn't want her dress to get all sticky with chocolate so she ran as fast as she could but tripped over again! But this time she didn't trip over her own foot but over a bundle of giant lolly pops! The aliens had a quick idea, huddled round the princess and used the giant lolly pops to build a boat for them to sail over the hot chocolate and avoid drowning! They had to wait a few hours but helped themselves to lots of mugs of hot chocolate until it all dried away. They didn't need the boat any more so they ate it! They had a chocolate covered lolly pop feast! They ate so much that they ballooned out and started to float off the ground and up and up and up they went floating into space big fat bubbles of themselves. It started to rain cheesburgers and even then they kept on eating, thrusting their necks and desperately trying to catch the cheeseburgers in their mouths. They were there for hours! Until Pop! Pop! And Pop! One by one everyone was popped by a giant needle it seemed. They all burst and deflated zooming back down to Mars. The needle was actually the pointy end of a space ship that had seen the floating bubbles of the Princess and the Aliens on their radar.
Slap! A piece of dried up chocolate hits the Princess right in the side of her face! One of the aliens, now back to normal size and feeling very silly had thrown the first lump of chocolate in what was going to be an epic chocolate fight! Everyone was ducking and diving, scrabbling as much bits of chocolate they could find and moulding into the most effective missiles, it was everyone for themselves and things soon got out of hand when the Princess threw a particularly hard piece of chocolate at one of the aliens and knocked him clean out! She was so distraught and worried that she had seriously hurt her new friend she started to think of anything she could do to help him! Her best idea was magic! Yes, as a Princess she had a few secret tricks up her sleeve and she knew a little healing magic that might help. So she took what chocolate she had left and covered the alien from head to ... well bottom and spoke a few incantations that changed the chocolate from brown to white and it soaked into the aliens pores and slowly disappeared ending it the little alien's eyes slowly opening. The Princess breathed a sigh of relief and the alien's first words were "Can we go to Earth? There arn't any chocolate erupting volcanoes there are they?". The Princess reassured him there wasn't and the whole group stuck out their thumbs to hitch a ride. The spaceship that popped them all before now came down and gave them a ride to Earth where they were dropped off in Northern India right by a some natural springs so everyone was able to clean off all that dried, sticky and smelly chocolate off themselves. They thought they would explore the local area and started to climb a hill, which turned into a very steep mound and soon they were climbing a mountain! On realising the time, the Princess started racing up the mountain towards the top and the aliens were trying a slightly slower pace as they slimed over rocks and peaks. The Princess was encouraging her team to keep on going and that they weren't too far from the top but she was so worried that she would be late home for dinner.
Once at the top, to their surprise and happiness they discovered a slide trailing down the other side of the mountain and she could see her house just at the very end! So one by one they jumped into the slide and raced down to the bottom. Now the aliens were very good at this, sliming down things was to their advantage and they were out the other end of the slide in no time at all. Unfortunately, just like slugs they leave a slimey path in place of their footsteps and the poor Princess was the last to go down the slide going through all the alien slime left behind. The slide had taken them all to the garden of the Princess' very own house and just as she landed her Dad just happened to call out from the back door that her dinner was going to be on the table in 5 mintues! So she bid farewell to her new alien friends and thanked them for the wonderful day that she had and welcomed them back any time for more adventures around Earth or their very own solar system! The aliens thanked the Princess in return and once again shot their thumbs for a lift from the very spaceship that dropped them off and soon were whisked away back home for their own version of dinner!