Items from the clearout!

20 04 2012

So we’re in the process of moving, which is the best way to motivate a clearout EVER!

I’ve already got rid of some kitcheny things, and as a house we are fast becoming Oxfam’s main supplier, but below are some things I’d love to either give to someone who could use them and enjoy them, and one thing (so far) that’s up ‘for sale’.

Ideally this would be people *I know* in Surrey or Romsey to avoid postage… yea, this blog post is only really aimed at people I know in real life – sorry!

For Sale
2 Man tent, made by Blacks, quite a few years old but well looked after. Only for sale as last year I bought a 3 man for a bit more space.

Giving away
Various music books:

  • Flute playalong with CD books? (I guess they’d also work with any other instrument in C at similar pitching eg violin?) I have Shrek 1&2, Beatles and Grease!
  • Violin Disney Movie Magic – no CD (again, most instruments in C should work?)
  • Abracadabra Violin 1&2 (starts at beginner level and works up a bit)
  • The Young Violinist’s Repertoire Book 1 Violin & Piano parts (little indication of level but all pieces are in 1st position)

Boot’s own brand hair straighteners (to give you an idea of quality, they were only £10 when they were new!)

…I’ll try to keep this updated as things get added/removed and repost it on facebook/twitter as appropriate

Friday Five Favourites: Children’s TV shows (proper ones!)

20 04 2012

We all know kid’s TV ain’t what it used to be, so here are my five favourite programs that I watched when I was little.
When I say kid’s TV, I don’t mean after school shows like The Wild House and Blue Peter, maybe I’ll leave that for another time, but this list is those 10 minute long preschool shows. I’ve tried to stick with stuff that was on in the early 90s, I could have included things like Watch With Mother, Bill and Ben or Andy Pandy, (all links to episode videos 🙂 ) but those were more from the 50s I think! Things I watched because my parents had loved them (not the silly new colour animated versions!). I guess the list below should qualify as the programs I’d make my kids watch if I had them because I loved them as a kid!

Postman Pat

I love Jess. I have a toy cat called Jess, very like the Jess in this except that she’s female and stripey, but I was little when my Grandma gave her to me, and she’s wonderful.

Fireman Sam

I honestly never realised this was a Welsh programme until I was a grown-up. Seriously.
Wait – I’m a grown up?!

Rosie and Jim

I think my brother and I had dolls named Rosie and Jim as well 🙂 – and there was a model of a duck in my Grandma’s garden that looked a bit like the one in this – I like ducks!

Spot the Dog

Come Outside

Apologies of the choice of episode, this is just by far the most memorable! (And it only says CBeebies in the corner because it was so good that they still repeat them 🙂 ).
Just make sure you watch for the spotty plane around 7min.
My favourite bit of trivia I learnt about this show this week is that it was created by a woman called Elizabeth Bennett!

Other Classics: PC Pinkerton, Brum (0.00-1.20 & 7.43-9.21), Astro Farm, Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, Tots TV. (Links are just tv theme tunes)
Could totally have included Countdown on this list as I was made to be a fan from a young age, but it’s not exactly kids TV!

So there you have it.
What were you’re favourite childhood TV programs? (No matter what decade that may have been!!)