Saturday, 25 January 2014
My stories are being read by more and more children and so I have decided to write this one just for them. It has not been easy as children demand accuracy and, if I was to allow it, my recollection of events would become easily tainted by other thoughts. I am confident that this remains a true story and, as my grandchildren were with me at the time, they will confirm its accuracy.
Someone who was definitely not with me at the time was William Shakespeare and he would not be amused as I have taken the liberty to replace some of the characters in his play ‘A Midsummer’s Nights’ Dream’ with a fridge, two elves and a teapot with a blue elephant on its lid. As an added precaution, and to protect myself from any threat of plagiarism, I have added a mobility scooter and a railway trolley for good measure. Needless to say, his central theme of true love remains intact - for those of us who love a good cup of tea, at least!
So, let the adventure begin and it starts, as all good adventures do, with a journey.
This is my preface to "A Fridge, Two Elves and a Teapot with a Blue Elephant on its Lid" - written for children of all ages - as they say!! Like the British weather - it is infinitely changeable!
Friday, 17 January 2014
Saturday, 11 January 2014
Valentine - The Norwich Dragon
Very few people know that a real dragon once lived in Norwich. He lived on the hill where Norwich Castle now stands and, of course, he was there a long, long time before it was built. In his day it was surrounded by a huge forest which stretched for as far as the eye could see and all his animal and bird friends lived within it. At that time humans lived a very long way away but they often took their children to meet Valentine. He would roar at them, flames would escape from his flared nostrils and the children would scream with delight. After all, he was a very playful dragon.
Valentine watched lovingly over the forest from his hill and ensured that no harm came to any of the creatures within it, animal or human. But change was coming and it was coming fast.
to be continued...
Sunday, 5 January 2014
Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Jimmy & Riddlesworth are busy preparing for their annual trip to the North Pole. 23 flasks of Earl Grey tea, 20 boxes of "Mr Timms" mince pies, 36 bottles of "Glen Bombaloo" whisky and that's just for the journey there. If the van flies over your house - don't open the window (No toilet facilities)!