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#651484 - Sun Sep 04 2011 04:28 AM New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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I leave it to your ingenuity. I just thought "This Little Piggy" etc , or the well known Fairy Tales like "The Three Bears ", might be fun.
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#651488 - Sun Sep 04 2011 05:39 AM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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"Who will help me plant my grain of wheat?"
"Not I", said the cat.
"Very well, I shall do it myself" said The Little Red Hen.
And she did.

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#651516 - Sun Sep 04 2011 11:22 AM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.
One for the master,
One for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.



Okay, so it's not a black sheep. Have you no imagination? Think black sheep, squint through your eyelids, and I bet you can make it look black. Or print it out, get some crayons, and colour it in! Why should I do all the work? This county is covered in sheep. Black, white, brown, you name it, if it's a dull colour we have sheep in it. In fact *takes a sneaky look round* can I tell you a secret? This county is where a lot of Welsh sheep have their lambs. You know, all that Welsh lamb that everyone drools over? Born in Northamptonshire, well, quite a lot of it is. Wales is too cold in the wintertime see, so they send their sheep here to lamb and then take them back in the early springtime so they can gambol on Welsh hillsides and call themselves special. Bet you wouldn't pay a premium for Northampton sheep but you should, oh yes. Anyway today only the white sheep were out. In that field anyway. And yes, I know I should have driven miles up the road to find a real black sheep but the battery on my camera died so tough. Not that Welsh lamb is tough, especially not the Welsh lamb that's born in the midddle of England but you get my drift. Baa, baa, white sheep, there's a good girl. grin



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#651529 - Sun Sep 04 2011 03:44 PM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross
To see a fine lady upon a white horse
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes
She shall have music wherever she goes



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#651530 - Sun Sep 04 2011 03:46 PM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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All right already! Well done both! What a good start!

I love the little red hen pic and Flopsy, I just had no idea about that about Welsh lamb. Hmmmmm.
I was fully expecting Peter Rabbit. Your sheep is great though and I am off to get my crayons.
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#651532 - Sun Sep 04 2011 04:05 PM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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Ride a Cock Horse... that's another Northamptonshire thing. The Cock Inn is in Stony Stratford and in the days of coaches and postriders, it was famous for its horses. So if you got to Banbury Cross (the next staging post on the road to Oxford) ahead of schedule, you might be asked how you got there so fast and then you'd say "I rode a Cock horse to Banbury Cross".

There's another old coaching inn at Stony, and like the Cock it competed to get the passing trade. One way of attracting customers lay in the quality of the post-dinner entertainment, when having eaten well the overnight visitors would settle down in front of the fire to listen to stories told by the ostlers and other inn staff. Both the Stony Stratford Inns were famous for the tales told after dinner so when guests repeated the stories further down the line they'd be asked "is that a Cock or Bull story?"...
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#651536 - Sun Sep 04 2011 04:32 PM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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"London Bridge is falling down..."
(Never mind that it's Tower Bridge in the picture)


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#651540 - Sun Sep 04 2011 05:48 PM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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It's falling down??
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#651556 - Sun Sep 04 2011 08:56 PM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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Don't forget to sticky this one, I keep nearly missing it! smile

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#651559 - Sun Sep 04 2011 09:18 PM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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OK Ta Liz
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#651567 - Sun Sep 04 2011 09:53 PM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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The photo in the September thread with the 3 pigs would be perfect in here!

Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall ...



I shoud do the tragic ending next week!

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#651573 - Mon Sep 05 2011 12:54 AM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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Originally Posted By: Copago
The photo in the September thread with the 3 pigs would be perfect in here!


What do you think gave me the idea?!
PLEASE don't put the sad ending to Humpty. We have enough sorrow in the world
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#651616 - Mon Sep 05 2011 09:32 AM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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More cruelty:

Ding, dong, bell,
Pussy’s in the well.
Who put her in?
Little Johnny Green.
Who pulled her out?
Little Tommy Stout.

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#651618 - Mon Sep 05 2011 10:02 AM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears laugh
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#651690 - Mon Sep 05 2011 08:47 PM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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LOL Jane .. love the touch of the porridge!! laugh laugh

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#651699 - Mon Sep 05 2011 10:35 PM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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Cheburashka (Russian fairy tale)


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#651700 - Mon Sep 05 2011 10:43 PM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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So I immediately looked him up. What a cute character. I love the bit that says he has a friend called Gena who is a crocodile."Gena works in the zoo- as a crocodile".Lol!
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#651889 - Tue Sep 06 2011 09:33 PM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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If All the Seas Were One Sea

If all the seas were one sea,
What a great sea that would be!
And if all the trees were one tree,
What a great tree that would be!
And if all the axes were one axe,
What a great axe that would be!
And if all the men were one man,
What a great man he would be!
And if the great man took the great axe,
And cut down the great tree,
And let it fall into the great sea,
What a splish splash that would be!


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#652070 - Wed Sep 07 2011 06:05 PM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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I saw a ship a-sailing



(or, if you prefer,
You shall get a fishy,
On a little dishy;
You shall get a fishy, when the boat comes home.)


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#652433 - Fri Sep 09 2011 06:42 AM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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There was an old lady who lived in a shoe...

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#652575 - Fri Sep 09 2011 09:35 PM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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These are great! smile

"Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home..." (or Ladybug if you prefer)




This is actually a cat toy that Precious has allowed me to photograph!

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#652730 - Sat Sep 10 2011 06:34 PM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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When I first heard his name, I said, just as you are going to say, "But I thought he was a boy?"
"So did I," said Christopher Robin.
"Then you can't call him Winnie?"
"I don't."
"But you said --"
"He's Winnie-ther-Pooh. Don't you know what ' ther ' means?"
"Ah, yes, now I do," I said quickly; and I hope you do too, because it is all the explanation you are going to get.





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#653352 - Tue Sep 13 2011 08:10 AM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.

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#653355 - Tue Sep 13 2011 09:22 AM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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Flopsy That is Fantastic, love how you put it all together!

The itsy bitsy spider crawled up the water spout.
Down came the rain, and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain,
and the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.



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#653419 - Tue Sep 13 2011 03:37 PM Re: New Two week theme Nursery Rhymes
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Hehe, thank you szabs. I'm not sure what my late, lamented cat Garfield would think of being stuck in that boat with such an evil looking owl though, lol.
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