Friday, 21 January 2011

Our Wind in the Willows

What a wonderful week I have had! Thank you to all who are posting right now- do visit everyone: the list is just to your left! For my own little contribution towards this fun and merriment I'm going to hand over to my final two guest writers!

Mattman: Wind in the Willows is one of our favourite games. I always like Ratty, and I like Mole.

Jo: I like Badger a wee bit, but I like Toad the best in the game.

Mattman: It is the wintertime and Badger is sleeping in his nice, cosy home in the Wild Woods.

Jo: I moved him because he didn't look like he was in the trees, and I took a picture of him with my DSi!

Mattman: Toad always gets into trouble; sometimes he gets into jail. Toad is one of the silliest people in Wind in the Willows.

Jo: It was very funny because Toad fell down when Mattman was trying to put him up straight.

Mattman: Toad is very happy back in Toad Hall and he is swinging on his happily ever after swing!

Jo: Toad is a wee bit nervous of going on a hunt again to fight. (!)

Mattman: Ratty is my favourite character because he is nearly as wise as Badger, and he is so awesome. Ratty is very brave, as well as Badger and Mole.

Jo: Ratty looks a bit weird when he is inside a sledge when it's not even Christmas!

Mattman: This is Toad, Ratty, Badger, no Mole, all together and Toad is in the background hugging Badger and Rat. With no Mole.

Jo: It is very sad that Mole isn't there, and it is very happy with them all together, except without Mole because he is sleepy in his house.
Mum: They've left me speechless, all these guest writers- they really have!


Elizabethd said...

What a lovely ending! Very good guest writers today!

Simone said...

Well done Mattman and Jo! What happened to mole? I expect he is in his cosy home.

Maggie said...

Saved the best 'til last, huh?
Thanks for a week of great WITW posts and for hosting us all.
I've really enjoyed re-acquainting myself with the gang.

Betty said...

... and we all lived happily ever after!
Thankyou for bringing this together, it was fun and caused me to re-visit a book I had long forgotton - driving along yesterday I realised I was driving past the River Mole! Wind in the Willows is all around me, I just have to remember to look. Bettyx

Pom Pom said...

LOVE! Especially Toad in jail. This has been a happy endeavor, hasn't it? THANK YOU!

*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

oh this is wonderful! sorry to be so late.. i will return with more words soon.

my post is posted now too..hurrah!

Floss said...

Oh, they have got to be your BEST contributors for the whole week! I really enjoyed that - please thank both of today's contributors.

Gumbo Lily said...

This post reminds me of the book I'm reading now, Pilgrim's Inn by Eliz Goudge. The children play at "Wind in the Willows" all the time. I liked today's contributors very much.


*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

i agree with Floss these two are the BEST and i am so happy that Badger, Toad, Ratty (and a sleepy Mole somewhere) turned up in person.

Bravo all of You!

i would like to thank Your Marvelos Mum also for all the Fabulous Fun we've had this week
..and can we do it again sometime with another wonderful book please?

i have been thinking of doing Milly-molly-mandy over at my place, which might be a bit girlie for some paople. but do tell me what you think.

Thank You so much...You are BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!

catherine said...

Lovely post today and great guest writers who laid on a whole show for us - thank you very much.
I have loved this week - it was like time out - racing home to read the latest - a world away from the tax return I should have been doing!
Thanks so much - its been great fun.

Floss said...

Arg! Millie Molly Mandy - yes please!!!!!! That Millie Meadowsweet is a genius...

*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

oh Floss i am so glad you agree :o)
i will do it, just as spring is coming in. does anyone else want to join us?

btw i still don't know how to make pictures into links like you clever lot.

*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

mags, i just found you sweet comment

thank you soooo much!

yes! i will definitely do M-M-M and i hope you will all join in.

i hope also that we will go on to do Pooh and Narnia and the Hobbit......

this week has been magic.

mrs. c said...

Love your story! I love to take photos and tell the story....I posted some pics you will like. I found some new friends for Mole and Rat. Have a wonderful weekend!

Catherine said... I am at last. Silly old slow internet takes forever to load blogs let alone comments ah : O
Thank you so much for your lovely hosting & visitation & kind comments!! I have loved joining in with everyone. I have so liked how this little blog adventure has drawn in whole families/children in such delightful ways..will surely make these wonderful old stories even more memorable to them (kids) than just plain old reading : )
Much love Catherine x

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

OOOOOH!!! This too much fun!!!
I think I'm late but I dug out my Wind in the willow book!! And the other one too with the beautiful pictures! And hmmmmmm where is that Claymation DVD (em err that belongs to um... the Grandkids...thats right the um grandykiddies)where's that??
Blessings from Linnie

Terra said...

These are so fun, so cute to read. I wish I could muster up the creativity...but I haven't. I have failed. Maybe it will still come. In the mean time, I will enjoy all the other wonders

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Our mutual Dear Friend Maggie suggested I peek into your world when this week I posted a "Wind in the Willows" post. You can see it here...
I am your NEWEST FOLLOWER, and I'm hoping you will FOLLOW ME TOO!!!
Have a wonderful weekend,

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Oh, I enjoyed these pictures! And what a fun conversation.

So can I admit now that I've never read WITW all the way through and I didn't like it as a child or when I started reading it to Jack? I have felt terribly guilty about this all week. So many of my dear ones contributing and making a WITW party out of it, and me not able to celebrate.

Perhaps it's time for me to give WITW another chance? I wonder if maybe I just wasn't ready for it yet. Maybe now I am.


*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

how are you my lovely, after such a momentous week? you did yourself proud, your boys did you proud and we all had the most wonderful time :o) can't say it enough.

thank you thank you thank you

hope you have managed to put your feet up over the weekend.
wishing you and yours a magical week ahead

big hugs xxx


*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

i still keep coming back to read these posts.

esp. today, as i have the whole day to myself to do as i please :o)

happy days to you xxx