BOOK OF THE DAY               FRIDAY - 18th AUGUST 2017

Bubble and Squeak by James Mayhew   (Author),    Clara Vulliamy (Illustrator)

 

Bubble and Squeak by James Mayhew   (Author),    Clara Vulliamy (Illustrator)

 

Paperback: 32 pages

Age Range: 6 - 11 years

Publisher: Orchard Books

 

People travel from far and wide to watch Bubble, the amazingly graceful elephant, perform her daredevil act, The Pyramid of Peril. But Bubble, although surrounded by friends, is desperately lonely - until an equally lonely little mouse appears. This funny and compassionate story of two unlikely companions is filled with drama, suspense and a touch of tenderness, depicted with stylish illustrations.

Respected children's book creators, James Mayhew and Clara Vulliamy, have produced this stylish story about the true spirit of friendship.

1 YEAR OLD GEORGE & 2 YEARS OLD EWAN'S  BLOG

HOLIDAY DAY 5

EWAN & GEORGE  CRABS & 101 DALMATIANS

THE JEANNIE JEANNIE JEANNIE STUNNING SUMMER OF LOVE 1967 PLAYLIST 14th AUGUST 2017

RADIO 270's LAST CHART

Radio 270 broadcast off Scarborough & closed 14th August 1967

10 THINGS I DID NOT KNOW THIS TIME LAST WEEK

I like to research and keep pushing the envelope So that I know more this week than I did last week

THE JEANNIE JEANNIE JEANNIE STUNNING ELVIS SPECIAL PLAYLIST

EXTREME GRAND PARENTING

Things to help you be the most SUPER GRANDPARENTS

Activities to get the most from your grandchildren. Thoughts and philosophies so that they get the best from life. (Please note: This part of the site is newly born. Please 'bear with' as it is nutures and grows.)

7    DAYS of BEDTIME STORIES FOR       1 - 5+ YEAR OLDS

Suggested Bedtime Stories       14th AUGUST 2017 to                   20th August 2017

A STORY FOR EVERY NIGHT

IDEAS TO KEEP THE CHILDREN OCCUPIED IN THE LONG AUGUST HOLIDAYS

YOUR DIRECT ROUTE TO "PRIMARY TIMES"

Click the link below and it will take you to the Primary Times website with 100s of ideas for activitities throughout August. This is an amazing site.

If you do not live in the NOTTINGHAM area, fear not, go on the link click home and find your area.

 

 

 

FRIDAY 18th AUGUST 2017

 

EWAN 2 YEARS OLD

GEORGE 1 YEAR OLD

 

OUR VERY OWN HOLIDAY BLOG

DAY 5

CRABS & 101 Dalmatians

 

Ewan:                    Hi, today, we are mainly talking rock pools and crabbing.

 

George:                  Whoa! Just a minute. Hey, George here, welcome to my world. Won’t you come on in?

 

Ewan, mate! This Holiday Blog is equally my Holiday Blog and I don’t recall being consulted about making today’s subject “Rock pools and Crabbing”. Why would we devote a whole day to rock pools and crabbing?

 

Ewan:                    Don’t you think the greatest thing about this holiday is Rocky the Rocking Horse, dragging your surf board round the sandy beach, throwing stones into the water they call the sea and crabbing in rock pools.

 

George:                  No! The greatest thing about this holiday is “101 Dalmatians”.

 

Ewan:                    But isn’t that a DVD you brought from home?

 

George:                  No. You are living in the past, aren’t you? It’s on Netflix.

 

Ewan:                    But it’s rubbish, George. It is not even animated.  It’s a grown up documentary film of real people and real dogs. Where’s the magic in that?

 

George:                  Look at that Cruella de Ville. I’ve met plenty of her sort already in my short life, And those beautiful dogs, all 101 of them and their mates.

 

                                Mum and Dad are buying me one for Christmas.

 

Ewan:                    Not a real one, though, a toy one?

 

George:                  No, a real one, directly from the Disney Store. We’ve been to see them.

 

Ewan:                    Christmas is a quarter of your lifetime away.

 

George:                  I know, Christmas is 129 sleeps away. A long, long time. But Grandad says good things are worth waiting for. And a 101 Dalmatian is the best thing in the world, ever.

Ewan:                    But days go so slowly, especially when you are waiting for something. Did you know since being born I have had to have 914 sleeps. It is so boring and a waste of life. Why do we have to sleep?

George:                  I have had loads more sleeps than that.

 

Ewan:                    I don’t mean sleep sleeps, I mean the giant grandnormouse ones you have each night when you go to bed because it’s dark and have a bedtime story, jump up and down in your cot and protest and shout and scream. Then somehow you end up waking up, you are hungry like you’ve never been hungry before and someone has saturated your nappy and even filled it full of poo whilst you slept making it so heavy.

 

                                That is what they count as a sleep. Not dozing off when you should be getting into life and up to mischief.

 

George:                  Just let me work it out. In that case I have had 467 sleeps in my life and I’ve got to wait 129 sleeps to get my Dalmatian. That is ridiculous! I’ll never get one

 

Ewan:                    It’s all about dreams, George. If you don’t have a dream how you gonna have a dream come true.

 

George:                  I know but I want a 101 Dalmatian and I want it now!

 

Ewan:                    Look George, we are supposed to be talking rock pools and we’ve nearly used today’s quota of words and not even started yet.

 

George:                  I don’t care. Crabs are alright but rock pools are boring. There’s nothing to say about them.

 

Ewan:                    They are really interesting. They are filled with water, and stones and sea life.

 

George:                  It’s alright if you are honoured enough to be taken to the rock pools. But due to the age prejudices in this family I was considered to be too young for rock pooling and wasn’t taken.

 

Ewan:                    But you were allowed to sit in the pools of water on the beach, and ended up crying.

 

George:                  Yes! For a start I fell down in them. They were ice cold water and they wet my nappy, with cold water from the outside. They are made for warm wee from the inside. Have you ever experienced that, Ewan? It is far from pleasant.

 

Ewan:                    Course I have. It’s most unusual for you to cry, though, George.

 

George:                  I know, normally if I’m unhappy Grandad has taught me to show it by putting on a sad, grumpy face. I normally only cry at life or death events. Like being desperate for food (that’s every mealtime). Or if a phone, TV remote, cables or electric plugs and sockets are taken away from me.

 

Ewan:                    I think you were having a strop because you weren’t taken rock pooling.

 

George:                  It was all a load of crap you caught anyway.

 

Ewan:                    It just was not George Patrick Reed. That’s sour grapes.

 

                                We caught jelly fish, small tiddler type fish and ginornous crabs. It’s so exciting when Dad or Uncle Col puts the net in the water and hauls out a crab.

 

George:                  A crab. Where were the sharks, octopuses (or is it octopi) and whales then? I didn’t see any of those in your bucket.

 

Ewan:                    No, George, you have a point. I think they were hiding under the rocks, probably for two reasons. They were scared of me and we didn’t have the right bait.

 

George:                  What bait do you need?

 

Ewan:                    Human blood and we didn’t have any.

 

George:                  My dad says the Great White Shark has 300 teeth in various stages of development within their mouths at any one time! You have to feel sorry for their babies. Ultimately I will have 32 teeth but they give me so much greif cutting them with pain and colds and it’s 10 times worse for a baby shark.

 

Ewan:                    I’m with you there. I bet their six monthly dental check takes hours and costs thousands of pounds.

 

George:                  I suppose I was impressed with your crabs. But it was a bit of a pointless exercise because you showed me and then emptied them back into the pool.

 

                                What a waste of time. Another reason I ain’t impressed with rock pooling.

 

Ewan:                    It is all about looking after the environment.

 

                                Anyway what else could we do with ‘em?

 

George:                  Give them to Grandad to put on a sandwich, He was eating crab sandwiches all week and your mum was eating crab paste sandwiches.

 

Ewan:                    I think that was a Grandad joke. The stuff on his sandwich didn’t look much like the crabs we caught. Where were the claws?

 

George:                  Yeh, what you say is right, Ewan. I bet it was a jam sandwich.

 

Ewan:                    Crab jam?

 

George:                  Hey Ewan, 101 Dalmatians is about to start, again.

 

Ewan:                    Ok.

 

Together:               Bye Bye!

 

 

© 2017 www.jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk Phil Robinson

 

 

 

READ ALL EWAN'S BLOGS 1. 2 Year old EWAN'S Blog

 

 

READ ALL GEORGE'S BLOGS 2. 1 Year Old GEORGE'S Blog

 

WEDESDAY 16th AUGUST 2017

 

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

If you are going through hell, keep going - Winston Churchill

 

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is ... relaxing and listening to Elvis's 50 Greatest Hits on vinyl

 

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

 

Homer: Marge, I can’t wear a pink shirt to work. Everybody wears white shirts. I’m not popular enough to be different.

 

READ ALL THE BLOGS OF THE DAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16th AUGUST 2017

 

THE JEANNIE JEANNIE JEANNIE STUNNING

ELVIS SPECIAL

PLAYLIST

 

40 years ago today (on 16th August 1977 Elvis Presley died. It was such a shock because celebrities did not die in those days like in 2016.

He was a true great singer and artist.

Here in this special             

1. That's All Right

  2. Mystery Train

  3. Heartbreak Hotel

  4. Blue Suede Shoes

  5. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy

  6. Hound Dog

  7. Don't Be Cruel

  8. Love Me Tender

  9. Too Much

  10. All Shook Up

  11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear

  12. (Let's Have A) Party

  13. Loving You

  14. Jailhouse Rock

  15. Don't - Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires

  16. Trouble

  17. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck

  18. King Creole

  19. Hard Headed Woman

  20. One Night

  21. (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I

  22. A Big Hunk O' Love

  23. Stuck on You

  24. The Girl of My Best Friend

  25. It's Now or Never

  26. Are You Lonesome Tonight?

  27. Wooden Heart

  28. Surrender - Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires

  29. (Marie's the Name Of) His Latest Flame

  30. Can't Help Falling in Love

  31. Good Luck Charm

  32. She's Not You

  33. Return to Sender

  34. (You're The) Devil In Disguise

  35. Viva Las Vegas

  36. Crying In the Chapel

  37. Love Letters

  38. Guitar Man

  39. If I Can Dream

  40. In the Ghetto

  41. Suspicious Minds

 42. Don't Cry Daddy

  43. The Wonder of You

  44. I Just Can't Help Believin'

  45. An American Trilogy

  46. Burning Love

 47. Always On My Mind

  48. Suspicion

  49. Moody Blue

  50. Way Down

 

14th AUGUST 2017

 

 

 

OFFSHORE PIRATE

RADIO STATIONS OF '60s

 

 

50 years ago on 14th August 1967 the Marine Offences Bill became law which meant all the Offshore Pirate Radio Stations closed except Radio Caroline. Here is a list of most of the Pirate Radio Stations of the 1960s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Station Name

First

Last

 

 

Broadcast

Broadcast

 

 

(approximately*)

 

 

 

 

 

1

Radio Caroline/North

28-Mar-64

02-Mar-68

 

 

 

 

2

Radio Atlanta/ Radio Caroline South

12-May-64

02-Mar-68

 

 

 

 

 

Both "Carolines" merge

02-Jul-64

 

 

 

 

 

3

Radio London

23-Dec-64

14-Aug-64

 

 

 

 

4

Radio 270

11-Jun-66

14-Aug-67

 

 

 

 

5

Radio Scotland

31-Dec-65

14-Aug-67

 

 

 

 

6

Radio Invicta

29-Jul-64

18-Dec-64

 

 

 

 

7

King Radio

18-May-05

22-Sep-65

 

King Radio Renamed Radio 390

 

 

8

Radio 390

25-Sep-65

29-Jul-67

 

 

 

 

9

Radio Sutch

27-May-64

01-Sep-64

 

In Sept '64 Sutch changes to City

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Radio City

23-Sep-64

09-Feb-67

 

 

 

 

11

Swinging Radio England

18-Jun-66

13-Nov-66

 

 

 

 

12

Britain Radio

03-May-66

22-Feb-67

 

 

 

 

13

Radio 227

15-Mar-67

23-Jul-67

 

 

 

 

14

Radio 355

15-Mar-67

06-Aug-67

 

 

 

 

15

Tower Radio

15-Oct-65

01-Feb-66

16

Radio Tower

05-Mar-66

12-May-66

 

 

 

 

17

Radio Essex

07-Nov-65

25-Dec-66

 

 

 

 

 

* First Broadcast Date may be start of test transmissiond may be first official programme broadcast

PICTURE OF THE DAY SHIVERING SANDS
SHIVERING SANDS
RADIO SUTCH

 

 

EXCITING PLACES TO VISIT IN THE AUGUST HOLIDAYS

 

GRANDAD'S SUGGESTIONS BUT BEWARE IF YOU VISIT EVERYONE ENTRY FEES  FOR A FAMILY OF 4 COULD COST A TOTAL OF £2,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

01-Aug-17             Drayton Manor Park - Thomas Land

02-Aug-17             Crich Tramway Museum

03-Aug-17             Chatsworth House - particularly farmyard and playground

04-Aug-17             White Post Farm

05-Aug-17             Newstead Abbey and Grounds

06-Aug-17             Clumber Park

07-Aug-17             Rufford Park

08-Aug-17             Doddington Hall

09-Aug-17             Gulliver's Kingdom

10-Aug-17             Legoland

11-Aug-17             West Midlands Safari Park

12-Aug-17             Twycross Zoo

13-Aug-17             National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham

14-Aug-17             Sudbury Hall - Museum of Childhood

15-Aug-17             Go on a tram journey

16-Aug-17             Go on a train journey

17-Aug-17             Go to the seaside

18-Aug-17             Go to see the visiting Dinosaurs of China at Wollaton Hall

19-Aug-17             Go to the cinema

20-Aug-17             Visit London - Visit Zoo, Madame Tussards, The Tower, Notting Hill Carnival  etc

21-Aug-17             Yorkshire Wildlife Park

22-Aug-17             Eden Camp

23-Aug-17             Flamingo Land

24-Aug-17             Cadbury World  Bournville, Birmingham

25-Aug-17             National Rail Museum York

26-Aug-17             York Castle Museum

27-Aug-17             Beamish The living Museum of the North

28-Aug-17             Ironbridge Gorge Museum

29-Aug-17             NYMR Heritage Railway

30-Aug-17             Go see a circus

31-Aug-17             Warner Bros - The Making of Harry Potter Experience

01-Sep-17             Alton Towers with Cbeebies Land

 

FIND PLACE TO GO AT www.primarytimes.net

 

 

 

EXCITING THINGS TO DO IN THE AUGUST HOLIDAYS THAT DO NOT COST MUCH

 

GRANDAD'S SUGGESTIONS

 

01-Aug-17             Read a book a day and have a reading day of Audio Books and podcasts

02-Aug-17             Have a day of action songs music and singing nursery rhymes

03-Aug-17             Make a short film on phone or camera

04-Aug-17             Go swimming - and/or horse riding - cost involved

05-Aug-17             Buy paper and materials crafts packs from Wilko or Tesco Or look for scraps around the house

06-Aug-17             Buy the National Trust Night Explorer kit and go exploring

07-Aug-17             Make a giant rainbow bubble  & lots of bubbles

08-Aug-17             Collect and decorate stones

09-Aug-17             Have a photo competition  Set a subject

10-Aug-17             Make a comic book with photos or pictures

11-Aug-17             Make a box village

12-Aug-17             Have a picnic

13-Aug-17             Do some cooking and make a simple meal. Or bake some cakes

14-Aug-17             Make a mosaic or a collage

15-Aug-17             Make and fly a kite

16-Aug-17             Have a fancy dress show or/and just play, imaginative play with or without toys

17-Aug-17             Make a papier macje puppet and put on a puppet show

18-Aug-17             Make play doh models

19-Aug-17             Visit the local park

20-Aug-17             Search for worms in the garden

21-Aug-17             Put a tent up in the garden and sleep out all night

22-Aug-17             Watch a major disney film & dress up

23-Aug-17             Make garden a water park organise a water gun fight

24-Aug-17             Play Tennis have coaching - cost involved

25-Aug-17             Go shopping to a book shop buy a special book

26-Aug-17             Go for a walk in the countryside

27-Aug-17             Make a book about all you've done in the holiday for show and tell

28-Aug-17             Have a sandpit and make sans sculptures

29-Aug-17             With a few friends make a stage show or a singing concert

30-Aug-17             Learn to play a musical instrument - recorder or a cheap keyboard

31-Aug-17             Try knitting or embroidering

01-Sep-17             Buy an I-spy book on a subject that interests your children, Birds, cars, plants etc. See how many you can find.

 

FIND PLACE TO GO AT www.primarytimes.net

1st August 2017

 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

 

 

JUST SWANNING AROUND

 

I took this photo at Rufford Country Park about a month ago. I would imagine the six ugly ducklings are now very fine swans, indeed indeed.

 

Look out for my stories about them

 

They do remind me of my dear brother in law and sister in law and their brood of six - but they did not have them all at once, like this.

But they did start their famuly 50 years ago this August!

 

14th August 2017

 

 

 

7    DAYS of BEDTIME STORIES

 

1 - 5+ YEAR OLDS

 

 

14th August - 20th AUGUST 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Monday                                14-Aug-17            

The Pea & The Princess by Mini Grey             5-7 years old         32 pages                Red Fox

 

Tuesday                               15-Aug-17            

Can You Catch A Mermaid? By Jane Ray     6-11 years            32 pages                Orchard Books

 

Wednesday           16-Aug-17                            

Beware of the Storybook Wolves by Lauren Child  6 - 11 years 32 pages              Orchard Books

 

Thursday               17-Aug-17            

The Doll's House Fairy by Jane Ray                 6-11 years            32 pages                Orchard Books

 

Friday                    18-Aug-17            

Zoo by Anthony Browne                                   5-7 years old         32 pages                Red Fox

 

Saturday                               19-Aug-17            

Leon and the Place Between by Graham Baker-Smith 7-9 years 48 pages            Templar

 

Sunday                  20-Aug-17            

Lucy and Tom at the Seaside by  Shirley Hughes 3-5 years       32 Pages                Random House

 (No apologies for including this again. You should read it every bedtime in August)

 

 

                  ABOUT BEDTIME READING:BEDTIME STORY-A-DAY

14th August 2017

 

 
 
10 THINGS

I KNOW NOW I DID NOT KNOW ONE WEEK AGO

 

 

 

 

 

 

1              In a 2008 survey, 58% of British teenagers thought Sherlock Holmes was a real guy, while 20% thought Winston Churchill was not.

 

2              There is a garbage swirl in the Pacific Ocean the size of Texas.

 

3              If "The Simpsons" aged normally, Bart would now be older than Marge was in the first season.

 

4              The population of Ireland is still 2 million less than it was before the potato famine, 160 years ago.

 

5              When your mother was born, she was already carrying the egg that would become you.

 

6              On any given day half of the world's population are wearing jeans

 

7              If the human brain were a computer, it could perform 38 thousand-trillion operations per second. The world’s most powerful supercomputer, BlueGene, can manage only .002% of that.

 

8              Every winter on Uranus lasts 42 years

 

9              IKEA sells 1 bookcase in the world every 10 seconds

 

10           Facebook engineers originally wanted to call the "Like" button the "Awesome" button.

 

 

ALL FOUND ON VARIOUS SITES ON THE INTERNET

Read More At:

 

8. I DIDN'T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK

 

               

14th August 2017

 

THE JEANNIE JEANNIE JEANNIE STUNNING

FINAL RADIO 270

PLAYLIST

 

14th AUGUST 2017

 

 

 

 

A little similar to last week's playlistbut this is Radio 270's last chart. Radio 270 broadcast from the Oceaans VII off Scarborough and closed on 14th August 1967 due to the introduction of the Marine Offences Bill.

 

RADIO 270   Top 40   6th-14th August 1967
 
Presented by Mike Hayes

     

1 (2)

San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)

Scott McKenzie

2 (1)

All You Need Is Love

The Beatles

3 (5)

Tramp

Otis Redding & Carla Thomas

4 (9)

Death Of A Clown

Dave Davies

5 (16)

(It Looks Like) I'll Never Fall In Love Again

Tom Jones

6 (17)

Creeque Alley

The Mamas & The Papas

7 (19)

Light My Fire

The Doors

8 (13)

Tonight In Tokyo

Sandie Shaw

9 (3)

Bye Bye Baby

The Symbols

10 (6)

Annabella

John Walker

11 (4)

Cry Softly Lonely One

Roy Orbison

12 (12)

Woman Like That, Yeah

Joe Tex

13 (14)

When The World Is Ready

Vince Hill

14 (15)

Hi Hi Hazel

The Troggs

15 (20)

I Take What I Want

James & Bobby Purify

16 (24)

More And More

Andy Williams

17 (21)

Greasy Spoon

Rufus Thomas

18 (25)

Craise Finton Kirk

Johnny Young

19 (22)

Museum

Herman's Hermits

20 (28)

Back To Memphis

Chuck Berry

21 (29)

Even The Bad Times Are Good

The Tremeloes

22 (34)

The House That Jack Built

The Alan Price Set

23 (32)

Green Street Green

The New Vaudeville Band

24 (31)

Tiny Goddess

Nirvana

25 (-)

I Want To Go Back There Again

Truly Smith

26 (36)

A Bad Night

Cat Stevens

27 (10)

You Can't Come Home Again

P.J Proby

28 (-)

Gin House Blues

Amen Corner

29 (35)

Three Steps To The Phone

Larry Cunningham

30= (37)

Suddenly Things

The Ivy League

30= (39)

Hello Lover

Billy Forrest

31 (38)

Smile

The Rockin' Berries

32 (40)

Raining In My Heart

Mike Berry

33 (-)

Itchycoo Park*
or 
Here Comes The Nice

The Small Faces

34 (-)

Let's Go To San Francisco

The Flowerpot Men

35 (-)

Thank The Lord For The Night Time

Neil Diamond

36 (-)

The Idol

The Fortunes

37 (-)

It's The Little Things

Sonny & Cher

38 (-)

Time Seller

The Spencer Davis Group

39 (-)

A Girl Like You

The Young Rascals

40= (-)

I'm Sorry

Esther Phillips

40= (-)

Sticks And Stones

Warm Sounds

 

 

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9. STUNNING PLAYLIST OF WEEK

 

 

 112 THINGS TO DO BEFORE

UR  ONE YEAR OLD

 

 

112         MOST IMPORTANT – LIVE THE DREAM FILL EVERY MINUTE WITH GOOD TIMES

 

101 THINGS TO DO BEFORE UR ONE

 

©2017 Phil Robinson – www.jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk

 

 

 

26th February 2017

 

Snoopy's writing career very definitely mirrors my own

Been there done that many, many times Even got the Tshirt

 

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