A Letter from Madagascar

Ard Scoil na nDéise

10 Glendine drive,




Dear Caoimhe,

I’m still alive! Right now, I’m on my travels and am on the a plane from Madagascar to Sri Lanka, how random is that! Anyways I hope you’re having a great time at home just chilling out in the rainy weather and you can enjoy it even more by reading my story about the time I was Madagascar.

I randomly got this idea one day when I was watching a David Attenborough documentary with my dad that I wanted to go some place completely random and in the wilderness with the wildlife, so, I did, I booked a plane ticket and was packing my suitcase and was getting ready to go to Madagascar. A week later when I was waiting for my flight to start boarding, a person came up to me in the airport while I was sitting on the floor eating a pringle sandwich with ham and cheese thrown in there too, so he came up to me and asked me where I was going and I was a bit confused because there was a sign beside me saying ‘PLANE BOARDING FOR MADAGASCAR AHEAD’ but I didn’t question it and told him. Next thing you know he handed me a package and told me not to open it until I got off the plane and am in Madagascar and he turned his back and walked away. The box was small and red and was the size of my palm, it had a bright pink and yellow ribbon keeping it shut, I obliged even though I was curious and boarded onto the plane.   The flight was a dreadful twelve hours and twenty five minutes but I finally made it there safe and sound with the red box with the yellow and pink ribbon and nearly forgot I was to open it. When I opened it, I was so shocked, inside there was a treasure map. I instantly started following it so I trudged through the mucky and wet ground destroying my boots but I was determined to find what was waiting for me at the end. I was walking for around 2 hours but I finally made it, there it was standing in front of me, all I could think was ‘oh my god this is heaven’, here it is, a pool party with a large amount of people, but I must say even though I was loving it I couldn’t help but think, ‘why is there animals in the pool with them and why does a hippopotamus have a sign saying Moto moto on it?’ I decided not to question what my life choices were in that moment and just joined in and let me tell you, it was amazing!

It’s time for me to finish my story because I’m about to land, but don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll have another story soon!

Have fun at home and I’ll see you in two weeks!

Love you, Debra.