Well Done Noddy

September 3, 2016 1:05am Published by Jules Smith in Whimsy On A Wednesday 31 Comments

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Having found a load of first edition Noddy books in my dad’s stash, I became fascinated by the tales of this weird little chap, with a bell on the end of his hat and his mate, Big Ears.  My grandparents and parents read these books as children and then went on to bring me up; that explains a lot.  I feel like I need to share a bit of Noddy with you so, if you’re up for a bedtime story, see below. Sleep tight.

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I just knew they’d end up together…
?

You could see it coming a Toyland mile off! 🙂

You should read for children at the local library — really. You’re so good at that. What a fun story and a treasure of a find. I hope that you don’t e-bay those books and save them for your grandchildren.

I don’t think I could read these Noddy stories as they’re not politically correct! But thank you 🙂
Unfortunately I did sell the others but I’ve kept one of everything.

I agree with LL: you read really well. Kids would love listening to you.
If Jackanory ever makes a comeback…

And yes, I remember that Big Ears really didn’t like being jerked about.

I just need a chair and roaring fire. And a glass of fine brandy. And maybe a hot buttered crumpet. 🙂

He pretends not to like it but it really makes his tabs laugh. 🙂

Oh Gawd, Big Ears must be pregnant!

You ought to be on children’s TV, Jules. You’d attract a huge audience of kiddies and middle-aged dads pining for schoolmistress totty. You could reply to their pervy fan mail with a signed photo of you swishing a cane!

A puzzling side issue of the Noddy stories is the Bruiny/Tubby dichotomy. Are Bruiny Bear and Tubby Bear one and the same? I’d be so grateful you could solve this ancient mystery.

Oh Gawd, Big Ears must be pregnant!

You ought to be on children’s TV, Jules. You’d attract a huge audience of kiddies and middle-aged dads pining for schoolmistress totty. You could reply to their pervy fan mail with a signed photo of you swishing a cane!

A puzzling side issue of the Noddy stories is the Bruiny/Tubby dichotomy. Are Bruiny Bear and Tubby Bear one and the same? I’d be so grateful you could solve this ancient mystery.

That’s what I thought too but it turned out he wanted to find the goblin and give it some lucky spanks…No. I’m not kidding.

Me swishing a cane has caught my interest!

I can’t help with this mystery, Mr. Gorilla Bananas but I’m sure there was a separate character called Bruin bear in a tale all of his very own. I’m not sure that was very PC either!

P.S. You blooming spam guard is blocking comments with my full name and website!

Not any more it isn’t, Mr. Gorilla Bananas. I got straight on to my people and told them to contact their people to tell the people to sort this out pronto. “Do you know who this fine ape is?’ I shouted. “Arrange special privileges for him this instant!” As you can see, it has been rectified. Apparently you were under surveillance by an underground guerrilla group;)

I can’t get to sleep after that, my sweet, I’m too excited! I have big ears………

*)

Awww….I realise the excitement of Toyland can keep anyone buzzing, my sweet.

And…all the better to hear the adventures with….. *)

Whatever it is you put your hand to, Jules, you leave an indelible impression…

Hello Break Red – is that like break bread? and thanks for the visit 🙂

Well i’m not so sure about that but thank you nonetheless. Unless you mean it in a bad way!

Not unless you were doing so across enemy lines.
Whether it is meant in a good way or a bad way, Jules, would that make a difference?

Why is everyone so cryptic?

Well, breaking bread, or break red, it would depend on what day of the week it was and which side of bed I’d got out of 🙂
However, since I’ve polarised opinion all of my life, I’m not sure it would make any difference. No such thing as bad publicity!

Well, Jules, it’s certainly not a bad impression from my POV. I’d like to make that clear just incase you’ve gotten out of the wrong side of your bed today. Coming here, to your blog – despite being surrounded by a whole group of people today – is a labor of love. In my humble opinion, you soar in everything you do and if there’s one thing I know about, it’s flying.

Goodness, I’m flattered.

What are you? Big Bird, Superman, The Kite Runner ? Alien? Human?

Anyway, thank you 🙂

Jules Darlin’ you could do this professionally, like all your other thousand skills! I was mesmerized. And I love this ‘smooth, all grown up and professional website’ so much so that I’m beggin’ you please tell me where ya got it!

Well thank you for such wonderful compliments, Miss A.

It just so happens that I know a sharp shootin’ web developer who’s at the cutting edge of what’s what. What? Anyway, I asked him for the Aston Martin version of sites: cool, classy, understated yet captivating. Not sure I’m at the AM standard yet but certainly up to the Jaguar XKR.

On a side note: I took your wonderful advice and have booked some Des Res on Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth. Have booked a Wild West show, A Rodeo and, as fortune would have it, out of the blue, got invited to a concert there cos I met the runner up to The Voice last time in Cali and he’s playing there! I love it when things fall into place. AND, I’ve found that they have a cowgirl museum too! 🙂

Oh you know nearly everyone, Miss Jules, because you’re the Jaguar’s meow. Me, I’m a hermit. I should hook up with you so’s I can expand my world…but I’m a hermit. The good thing about hermithood is that it makes me all the more capable of being wowed by your brilliant DFW plans! I couldn’t have arranged mo’ better myse’f, girl. OK, so as soon as I finish a project that’s due today I’ll lob an email your way regarding the cutting edge sharp-shooter. Emails are relatively safe ; )

Oh I wish I did, Miss A, then I could adventure forever! I too, have my hermit moments.
Can’t wait to see DFW and I promise to regale you with all my Stockyard stories.
I look forward to receiving your mail 🙂

What year was that published? The illustrations are vintage. You should’ve showed them to us. A proper story arc. A conflict. A resolution.

That’s a fantastic haircut. Who does it? Not to mention the accent. You get an email ping at about 0:54. Did you pick it up?

The year was —- somewhere in the 1950’s when all things were shiny, plastic, very madmen and I hopa you lika Formica!

Well thank you, then. As a very messy haired woman with an aversion to hairbrushes, I’m flattered by this compliment. However, sexy hair made me what I am. Craig, does my hair and he also does Paris Fashion Week for the models so he knows his coiffeuring!
As for the accent, I manage that all on my own. Skill, eh?

I did not receive this digital missive, no! And I have checked my spam sandwich section too. Please re – send. 🙂

I’m just your everyday, red blooded, American male, Jules. Though you can call me Superman if you wish.

Oh. Well that narrows it down…..

A superhero has to keep a level of anonymity. You have to exercise patience, Jules.

I call it hiding 🙂
And, if I had a pound for every time somebody had said that to me, I’d be choosing which one of my Aston Martin’s to take out today!

I’ll tell you what’s
wrong with society.

No one drinks from
the skulls of their
enemies anymore.

😉

Haha! Love that! I hope you’re not referring to Noddy or Big Ears – they aren’t that bad! However, please feel free to bring me the skull of my enemy to drink from , Sol, and I’ll use it as my new tea cup 😉

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