Wonder, oh the wonder of the world as a child, discovering new and amazing things. I see that with my friends children (can't remember much myself). The simple joy of them learning something new, tying their shoelaces for the first time. Learning to ride a bike, believing in Father Christmas. There are so many wondrous things for children to discover and learn. I can't say I remember the first time I learnt to ride a bike or tie my shoelaces. I was thinking about this the other day and looking at myself now and then thinking back to being a child and how much children have to learn, ok now this may sound a little sad or odd, I don't know but when I think about it it amazes me.
One thing I do remember the wonder of seeing a womble in real life! Actually I wouldn't say the wonder as it terrified me. To me wombles were little things I saw on TV, a few inches tall not a six foot odd giant! I remember seeing one at a carnival I went to and it traumatised me (ok possibly exaggerating now) but I was pretty scared.
These are the sort of size wombles I saw at the carnival
and these below are how they are meant to be!
The Wizard of Oz an iconic movie based on the 1900 novel. I love it and it has been part of many peoples childhoods and will continue to be for a very long time. Made in 1939 staring Judy Garland and still a massive hit.
Weebles wobble but they don't fall down, remember them? They were ugly things really.
Seriously, what are they all about?
Ah Willow the Wisp, I love this so much! It was the best. They really don't make kids TV like they use to!
A sad film but well know, Watership Down.
Another catchy them tune.
Now before Harry, Hermoine and Ron there was Mildred from The Worst Witch, another film I loved as a kid! Loved the books too and still have them.
Some great memories for the letter W, I am thoroughly enjoying all this reminiscing. How about you?