Saturday, 17 September 2011
The Wind in the Willows II - Their Grand Tour
"The open road, the dusty highway, the heath, the common, the hedgerows, the rolling downs! Camps, villages, towns, cities! Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Travel, change, interest, excitement! The whole world before you, and a horizon that's always changing! And mind, this is the very finest cart of its sort that was ever built, without any exception."
Thus spaketh Toad on his first empassioned journey of Willows- and he remembered those words with glee as he hopped into his envelope in Denver today and snuggled down with Ratty and Mole for the first leg of their Grand Tour! The whole world really is before them this time!
The suns and I have just been spinning our globe and looking at all their stops- it's quite something to consider as we snuggle down into Autumn here, with routines and school runs and homeworks and swimming and BB and piano and conkers and blackberries and hats and gloves that will definitely be coming out before I go to rugby practice again!
At least these three little characters will eschew the train train quotidien for a train train poop poop of merriment and wide open skies. Ratty is just remembering some of his own past words, in case the hilarity gets a bit much,
"O bliss! O poop-poop! O my! O my!" "O stop being an ass, Toad!"
(Their full Itinerary will be posted soon- so that everyone can check where they are. Still time to invite them to the adventure that is your place!)