Edward’s new coat of paint 

Inspired by the Rev W Awdry

It was a quiet day in Sodor and Edward was minding his own business. Thomas puffed up beside him panting with exertion.
“Quick, move!” He shouted. “There are reports of a giant on the loose.”

“A giant” snorted Edward. “Don’t be silly, Thomas, they don’t exist!”

“Suit yourself” said Thomas. “But don’t say I didn’t warn you.” And chuffed quickly down the track.

Five minutes later, Edward wished he had taken Thomas’ advice as an enormous toddler ran towards him wielding an equally large paint brush.

“Paint” squealed the toddler, known as Wilfred. “Paint!”

And before Edward knew it, he was covered from head to toe in multicoloured poster paint.

 


“Oh no!” Wailed Edward. “My beautiful blue paint”

 Luckily another giant, this one much older, followed behind Wilfred and rescued Edward. She took him to the train wash and he came out good as new.

“Now you can be a really useful, blue, engine again” she said.


The end

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World Book Day

I’m running a bit behind… It’s the busy life I lead!

But Thursday was World Book Day – we celebrated it at nursery on Friday. We were asked to come as a character from our favourite book, so of course I went as a duck – my favourite book being Five Little Ducks. The big M made me a duck shaped onesey) which bore a striking resemblance to the Honey Monster) and I looked very cool. I particulaly liked the orange wellies that we purchased to go with the outfit – very natty and useful for everyday life. They go particulaly well with blue trousers. Gok Wan and Trinny and Susannah have nothing on me when it comes to fashion.

Merry belated Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! Sorry for the tardiness of the blog. It’s been a hectic few days… So many new toys, so little time!

I had an amazing Christmas!


On Christmas Eve the weather was still really mild so we took Gran-Gran for a walk around Stourhead. It was one of her favourite walks when she lived in Dorset and Grandpa was still alive. We worked out that she hasn’t been for around 17 years!!! Crazy! My mind can’t comprehend that long!

Before bedtime I put out a carrot for Rudolph, a mince pie and a glass of sweet wine for Father Christmas.

  I put it in the dining room as I figured that’s the main chimney in our house. I also put my empty stocking by the fireplace in my room in the hopes that he pays me a visit as on the whole I’ve been a very good boy this year!!

 And low and behold when I woke up the stocking was full of pressies… Magic!! Also the carrot and mince pie were half eaten – Father Christnas must have been thirsty though as the wine was all gone!

 We went to Church early doors and then I had a nap when we got home as I got up super early. After a sleep pitstop I got to open my stocking presents – which was really fun as we all took it in turns to open a present whilst eating smoked salmon and caviar and nibbles. I then had a few hours to play with my new toys. The domino train and ducks-all-in-a-row were my favourite. That said I was quite keen on the space hopper and play dough too. Not to mention the toy cars and bike.

GAS turned up at 3 pm and then we had lunch at 4, which was yummy…

 And then more presents … Yay!!! I love opening presents. Shame I now have to wait almost a year before I get any more!

Here’s Milly getting into the swing of present opening!

 I had a bit of a late night as presents took quite a while and I wanted to play with them but I did go straight to sleep!

The next day – no presents 😦 but we did get to go to the theatre to something called a pantomime. The big M was really excited. She loved it – as did we all. It was Sleeping Beauty and there was singing and dancing and shouting and fire breathing dragons and water spraying everywhere and even a homage to Jeremy Kyle!

On Sunday the big D and I built my new bed which gran-gran gave me for Christmas!

  It’s huge! And very clever. Apparently when I’m a bit bigger we turn it upside down and it becomes a cabin bunk. I am just playing in it at the moment but I intend to start having naps in it soon. I can’t wait to sleep in it properly.


On Monday Gran-gran and the big D got up super early to go to the airport so the big m and I stayed at home and played with my new toys and made my thank you cards – I discovered a new artistic medium – painting with toy cars! Super fun and super messy- yay!!!

Then today we went to feed the ducks and play at the playground at ninesprings in Yeovil. We haven’t been before and it’s really good so we’ll def be back soon

 
As you can see I’ve had a busy old time of it and I’m now looking forward to New Year!

Wilfred’s Ferrari’s Garage

Because I’ve got the pox the big M and D are being extra specially nice to me! So yesterday we embarked on a project to make my car it’s own garage. This will enable me to park it inside to protect it from the cold weather (if the cold weather ever comes – the magnolia has started blooming and we’ve got daffodils and primroses out).

First up it was necessary to do the construction work. Given that we needed dangerous implements like scissors the Big M did the majority of the build. However, once complete I donned my painter-decorator uniform and gave it a lick of paint

Next important job was to wait for it to dry. And then of course to play with it.

Here’s a terrible photo of me parking the Ferrari in it:

Making history

I went to the Chalke Valley history festival today as the Big D and my godfather were doing a talk there on Waterloo. It was very good. They packed out the tent!

 I saw lots of friends such as the Big D’s goddaughter and her family and also some friends of the big D who he met at the Weald and Downland Museum. I also saw my god brother, Rory and my old friend William who is growing at a rate of knots like me!

We saw loads of cool things like old planes flying in the sky, Ian Hislop, Roman Soldiers and the Big D’s bread oven which he built from scratch in the Anglo Saxon encampment.

For those that haven’t been before it’s well worth a day out. Too late this year as tomorrow is the last day, but 2016 is already shaping up to be a corker.

Table building

I had a wonderful weekend. The big m and d went to a wedding in Sussex so I went to stay with my best friend! As always I was spoilt rotten! I stuffed my face with all things yummy and had free rein of all the toys and garden playthings. Perfect. Granny also came over from Spain and stayed too so a double helping of being spoilt!

In honour of Gran-Gran’s visit and some half decent weather, the big D made a garden table. I helped… Here’s the proof

Wilfred Lautrec

We’ve been painting this afternoon. I donned my arty smock (which is coordinated with the floor) tasted the paint to ensure it was good enough for the paper and used a potato to create a beautiful work of art.

  
I’m expecting a call from The Tate Modern any minute now.