Friday, 26 April 2013

Blogging from A to Z, W is for wonder and lots of fabulous children's programmes

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?


  1. I loved The Worst Witch!

    1. It was brilliant wasn't it! xxx

  2. Your childhood memories are helped by the record of films, yet you don't remember the physical things like learning to ride a bike. The thick scab that cracked on the scraped knee, the determination to succeed. I remember that well.
    A - Z Challenge

    1. I remember riding a bike etc but I don't remember learning I'm afraid. Bad memory. You've got a great memory if you remember. I do remember hurting myself doing these things though ;)

      The programmes and game are easy to remember as they are all on the internet.

      Thanks for stopping by

  3. I can just imagine a poor child being traumatised by a giant Womble!

    Not on your list but a couple of Ws I used to love as a child are Why Don't You? and Whackaday.

    1. He he I know! Ah know, that's so annoying I had them on my list to add but still forgot!


  4. I remeber my children watching those programmes.I forgot so much of my childhood and even when mu kids were young,some of your posts are bringing things back to me.


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