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  Our man in the Gulf: Boredom on board!
Updated 07 April 2003, 10.43
The Ark Royal
BBC reporter and ex-Newsround presenter Matthew Price is reporting from the aircraft carrier Ark Royal in the Gulf.

Matthew Price
Our reporter, Matthew Price
And he's writing a web diary for CBBC Newsround.

In this instalment, he tells us about being bored on board!


Diary entry 26:

I've just spoken to Becky. She's 18, and looking forward to getting back home to do some shopping!

Like the rest of the crew on board she's been here for 81 days.

Her longest time at sea before this was six weeks.

And she says she's getting bored on board. No wonder!

She works for the officers, serving them food and cleaning their accommodation.

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And every day is the same for her.

"In the evenings we watch TV, or just write letters. There's nothing else to do," she told me.

She misses her family. She said: "I didn't realise how much I miss them until I came here.

"I'm just looking forward to getting home to have a nice meal and spend some time with them.

"And I can't wait to get my hair done!"



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