Episode 25 Green Balloon Club


Episode 25

Lily-Rose and friends travel Great Britain in a hot air balloon, hearing stories from children. The Green Team start to think about Christmas, and Cat finds out about pine martens.


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early, what creature comes out that is big and furry?

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# Gather around, one and all

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# You've got to answer the call

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# Listen out, look around you

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# There's a magical world to explore

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# There's a nature adventure

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# Coming your way soon

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# So come and join us

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# In this green balloon

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# And when we fly

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# We're higher than the moon

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# So join us u-up

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# In our green balloon. #

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Oh! Hello.

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We're just putting up some decorations. Come on in.

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ALL: Hello! Welcome to the Green Balloon Club.

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Now it's December, we're all feeling in a Christmassy mood. Are you

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Shall we do a really Christmassy register? Yeah!

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# Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way

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# Jingle bells, jingle bells

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# Sky is here today, hey

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# Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way

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# Jingle bells, jingle bells

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# Jay is here today, hey

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# Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way

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# Jingle bells, jingle bells

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# Cat is here today, hey

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# Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way

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# Jingle bells, jingle bells

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# Skip is here today, oh

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# Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way

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# Jingle bells, jingle bells

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# Ant is here today, oh

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# Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way

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# Jingle bells, jingle bells

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# Lily-Rose is here today, oh

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# Jingle bells... # It's YOUR turn. Join in with us

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# Jingle bells, jingle bells jingle all the way

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# Jingle bells, jingle bells

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# I am here today, hey

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# Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way

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# Jingle bells, jingle bells

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# We all are here today. #

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Hurray!

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Well done, everyone - that was fantastic.

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Shall we do the Green Balloon Club chant? Yeah

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DRUM BEAT

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THEY CHANT: We love animals, plants and birds

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We love snails and slugs

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Large and small, we love them all

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And we never ever step on bugs

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Cos we are the Green Balloon Club!

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Sky, won't we be able to get a Christmas tree?

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Oh, I think perhaps we could. Can we get a really, really big one?

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I don't think there's much room in here for a really, really big one.

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Can we have a really tiny baby one? Um, that might be better.

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Or one just middle-sized, the same size as me!

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That's perfect.

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I spy some Green Balloon Club members.

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It's Josh, Oscar, Henry and Ben.

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Hello! Hello.

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We're at our grandma's house today for a very special treat.

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A visit to Grandma's allotment.

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Yeah, to pick winter vegetables to make lovely soup.

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Come on! Let's go!

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'This is the allotment.'

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Look at all these vegetables.

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Come on, boys, come and help.

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Do you know what vegetables these are?

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They're leeks. That's right.

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'It's easy to grow your own vegetables

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'and you can do it all year round.

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'They just need a little weeding and watering.

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'Our grandma is helping us pick some vegetables for our winter soup.'

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I dig.

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'This is celery.

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'Celery takes a long time to grow

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'but it's really worth the wait

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'cos it's so good for you.'

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Now we have leeks and celery.

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Now time for the spinach.

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'Spinach is a leafy vegetable.

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'It grows above the ground.'

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We've just found a slug on this spinach leaf. Take it off, Josh

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We're picking the spinach.

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'Spinach has got loads of iron in it,

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'what will make us big and strong.

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'This spinach is gonna go in our soup.'

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Now we have leeks, celery and spinach.

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Now it's time to go and pick some cabbage.

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Cabbage comes in all shapes, colours and sizes.

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The leaves are crinkly and green.

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There's a red cabbage.

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It will be tasty in our soup.

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There we are, Ben, do you want to put that one in

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Now we've got all our vegetables, we can go inside and make our soup.

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Come on!

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We can eat our tasty soup now.

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Mmm... yummy.

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'It is warming our tummies in the cold.'

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Thank you for visiting us today

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and good luck growing your own vegetables. Bye!

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Bye!

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Our scrapbook's coming on really well.

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Let's have a look at some things in it.

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That's the picture I drew of Skipper.

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And that's when Lily-Rose spotted the dandelion clock.

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She's even stuck some dandelion seeds in.

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It's you, Ant!

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That's when we got the postcard from Jelly.

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And there's Lily-Rose's nasturtiums! And a leaf.

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I love the seaside.

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Yes, that was fun, wasn't it? Yes.

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Look, I got a green star for spotting some bees.

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That was when we were pirates and we did a treasure hunt. Yes.

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That's when Skipper found the badger print.

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Yeah.

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And that's when me and you made the autumn owl. Yeah.

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There's Georgina the ferret. I loved that ferret.

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She was a bit smelly. That was her natural smell. I still loved her.

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Ever heard of a pine marten? No. Do they live in pine trees?

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I think so. Well, at least they live in the forest. What are they like?

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They're like ferrets but they're wild animals and they're cute.

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One of the hardest animals to spot in Britain has a little pointy face,

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a long slim body and a long, bushy tail.

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It's a very rare creature

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and it's found in the far north of Britain in the Scottish Highlands.

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I'm a pine marten,

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one of the most secretive animals you're ever likely to glimpse.

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I'm an excellent climber and move just as fast

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in the treetops as on the forest floor.

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If you catch a glimpse of me, you'll have to be quick

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since I move very quickly as I vanish into the forest.

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Look, there's another animal only found in the Scottish Highlands.

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It's a wild cat.

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But, look out, here comes trouble!

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It's a golden eagle.

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Eagles fly high in the sky looking for animals, just like me,

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to swoop down and catch.

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Phew! That was a lucky escape.

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He nearly had me for his dinner

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Talking of dinner, I better look for some food for myself.

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I hunt small birds and creatures like mice, rabbits and squirrels.

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But I'm also fond of beetles and maybe the odd berry or two.

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So, if you ever get the chance to walk in the Highlands of Scotland,

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don't forget to look out for a pine marten like me

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and all the other creatures that live in these beautiful forests

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Bye for now!

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What a dear, little creature that pine marten is.

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I'm sure you'd like to meet him too, Skipper, but they're difficult

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to find because they're secretive and they live in the wild.

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We have a pine marten and a badger on our website.

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It could be this week's secret picture password.

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Now, which one shall we choose

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Shall we choose the pine marten or the badger?

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The badger?! Why do you think that, Skipper

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OK, let's try that.

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Oh, it IS the badger!

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How did you know that, Skipper?

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Was that a lucky guess? I wonder.

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OK, so the badger IS this week's secret picture password.

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What's all this for, Jay?

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I thought we could make our own Christmas trees.

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Yes, that's a brilliant idea, but how do we do it?

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We're gonna make them with these fir cones.

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First of all we have to glue the spines on them.

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So... if we get our paint brushes

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and get some glue...

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Try and hold it at the bottom so you don't get sticky.

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We don't need to paint the bottom. OK, Jay.

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It looks a bit like snow, doesn't it? Yes!

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Now for the fun bit.

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Grab a bag of glitter.

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Please can I have green? Yes.

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Thank you.

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Now what we've got to do is open our bags of glitter,

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put in our fir cones,

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close the bags of glitter.

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And make sure they're closed.

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Now for the fun bit.

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We have to shake it.

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The messy part!

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Now we've got our Christmas trees.

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It's beautiful! Wow!

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I thought we could use this cotton wool for snow.

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You've got a bit too much on there.

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Yes.

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Take the bottom...

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..then we stick it onto the cotton wool.

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There. Right...

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now we've got to decorate our trees.

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We could use these red sequins as little baubles.

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Yes, that's a good idea, Jay.

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They look like little apples. Yes...

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Now what we've got to do is stick a star on the top.

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I think I'll have a gold one.

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We've got to glue a little bit of the back of the star.

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There, I think I've finished.

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How are you two doing? I'm done.

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Me too.

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They could be for tiny, weeny fairies or tiny, weeny mice.

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Yes. What's Skipper up to Cat?

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She may have a job for the Ground Crew.

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I like your Christmas trees. ALL: Thanks.

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It's a mission. Which token would you like?

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The bird, the beetle or the paw print? The paw print, OK?

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Then it must be about an animal then.

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Now the nights are dark early, which creature comes out

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that's big and furry?

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DING-A-LING!

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It looks like we've got our mission, Ground Crew.

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What's the picture of?

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A paw print. What does the mission say?

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Now the nights are dark

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early, what creature comes out that is big and furry?

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Wow, so we've got to find

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a big and furry creature. How does that sound?

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ALL: Brilliant!

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We'll see if we can find any

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signs of this creature and work out what it is.

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Shall we have a look? Yeah.

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What kind of things might we look for? What do you think, Jayden

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Footprints. That's good.

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What do you think, Eleanor? Things they eat. And Jennifer?

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Where they live.

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Why don't we split up? What do you think?

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Yeah. Let's go, then. Go!

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Chris, look at this. Wow, what have you found, Jayden?

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Footprints, Chris. What do you think might have made these?

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I don't think they're a cat's, or a dog's.

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I'm not sure, Chris.

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Shall we keep looking for signs? Let's go.

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Nature Chris, look what I've found. What have you got then, Eleanor

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Something's been eating this.

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Something's been munching on that sweetcorn.

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It likes to eat this, doesn't it? Yeah.

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So what do you think is doing that? I don't know.

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Shall we look for some more signs? Yeah. Let's go.

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What have you found, Jennifer?

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Poo. Poo. It looks like animal poo, doesn't it?

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You can see some sweetcorn in there.

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We found sweetcorn there, so I think this is the same animal.

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That's the path the animal uses

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Shall we go and have a look? Let's follow the path.

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Our path ends here and the guys are already here.

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What have you found, guys? A big, round hole.

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This is the home of an animal, isn't it? Yeah.

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What animal do you think we're looking for? A badger.

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It's a badger. Badgers live underground

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in a sett. And they're all asleep underneath us.

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We have to be quiet and tread very carefully.

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It's getting dark, we should go into the hide

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and see if we can see some badgers.

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What we'll do is put some of these peanuts out cos

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badgers love peanuts.

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Hopefully they'll come out and eat these.

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Yeah. There we go.

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Let's go, then.

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We're in the hide now. We've put all those peanuts out

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there cos badgers have got a good sense of smell.

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So let's be quiet and watch.

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I feel really excited, Chris.

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I wonder why they're not coming out?

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Maybe they can smell us.

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We've waited and waited, and still no badgers, I'm afraid.

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Our crew have filmed some badgers especially for you.

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Have a look at this.

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Look at the badger peaking out from behind the tree.

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Badgers have a very good sense of smell.

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Look at its nose sniffing around in the air.

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They've found the peanuts

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and they're all tucking in.

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Oh, they've all run back into their holes. Isn't that fantastic?

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Aren't badgers amazing?

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You guys did guess that it's badgers we're after so that means it's. .

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..mission complete!

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And it's back to you in the Green Balloon. Bye...

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# In the bleak midwinter

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# Frosty wind may moan

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# Earth stood hard as iron

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# Water like a stone

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# Snow had fallen, snow on snow

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# Snow on snow

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# In the bleak midwinter

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# Long ago.... #

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Sky, do you like my tiny, baby Christmas tree?

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Oh, Lily-Rose, it's beautiful.

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I'm going to make some for my friends. That's a lovely idea.

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Are we going to get a real, proper one?

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I'll try and get one for next week.

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Yay! And I'll make lots of decorations for it

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Yay! I bet Skipper will love it

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I spy some Green Balloon Club members.

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It's time for the Spot of the Week.

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I wonder if it's a Christmassy Spot.

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Hello...

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This week we're spotting a holly tree.

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Let's get spotting!

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The holly tree has prickly leaves and bright red berries.

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Be careful of the prickly leaves, they could hurt your hands.

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Birds love to eat the red berries,

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but they're very poisonous, so we mustn't eat them.

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The red berries come out in October and stay there until the spring.

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At Christmas time there's lots of holly about.

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The holly tree is really strong

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It can live on its own or in a wood.

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So to spot holly trees, remember these clues.

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The green prickly leaves...

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The bright red berries...

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You can find them living on their own or in a wood.

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Why don't you spot a holly tree? Bye... Bye!

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Holly makes a lovely decoration but it's a bit prickly.

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It's also a very important food for the birds.

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They need the berries.

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I think it's best to leave the holly on the tree.

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So do I.

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Jay, Sky's going to get us a Christmas tree next week.

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Can we make lots of decorations? We've got no time

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for any making now cos we're coming in to land.

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And whenever we land... it's time for a song.

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# Grown-ups and children, babies and pets

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# The more people join us, the happier it gets

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# They call it Christmas

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# But let's just call it fun

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# We all get together so make sure we get on

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# You don't need the reindeer

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# You don't need the snow Be kind to one another

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# That's all you need to know to enjoy Christmas

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# Every single day

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# It's such a good, good feeling

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# Don't let it fade away Don't let it fade away!

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# Some of us are green

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# Some of us are blue

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# Everyone's a colour and every colour's cool

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# No need to know the language

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# No need to know the words

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# We all sing together and you will still be heard...

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# You may sing a carol You might say a prayer

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# Christmas is a feeling, anytime and anywhere

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# Not just at Christmas

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# Christmases are fine

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# Whatever you're doing at Christmas is better all the time

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# Brothers and sisters, family and friends

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# Be good to one another and Christmas never ends

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# You're not just being better

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# Cos Christmas time is here Whatever's good at Christmas

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# Is good throughout the year

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# You may sing a carol

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# You might say a prayer

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# Christmas is a feeling Anytime and anywhere

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# Not just at Christmas Christmases are fine... #

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It's good throughout the year, isn't it? Yes.

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# Whatever's good at Christmas Is better all the time

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# Yeah, good Bill, good Bill

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# Yes, whatever's good at Christmas

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# Is better all the time. #

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Are we going to carry on having fun? Jelly, get on down.

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# La la la la la la la la la... # Go, Jelly!

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# La la la la la la la La la la la la la la

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# Oh, yes it's Christmas. # Do you like my dancing? Yeah.

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It's all about having fun...

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See if you can spot some holly

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Leave it on the trees for the birds. Maybe make pine Christmas trees

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Maybe you could get a real Christmas tree, like Sky's going to get us.

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See you next week. ALL: Bye!

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Lily-Rose and friends travel Great Britain in a green hot air balloon hearing stories from children.

The Green Team starting to think about Christmas: they have an idea for making mini Christmas trees. Cat finds out about pine martens. Green Balloon Club members Josh, Oscar, Henry and Ben file a special report on winter vegetables, while the Ground Crew set out in search of badgers. The Green Team really get in the Christmas mood with a new song, Whatever's Good at Christmas, featuring Bill Oddie and Jelly.


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