Toyland Here We Come !

A difficult move for me, From looking out at the Atlantic Ocean while hanging he washing, to a tiny country town.

Toyland .Look Out! Here we come ! No Kidding!

My loyal followers will be pleased to know that my last few hubs about the splendidly beautiful island of Tenerife have now turned from the morose, miserable 'poor me, I have to leave" tone to a more positive outlook about the forests, lakes, rivers and generally gorgeous countryside that I am moving to.

There is just one thing that seems to have been overlooked by the rest of my family.

We are moving to Toyland.!!

My son-in-law very kindly sent me pictures of where we'll be living. Beautiful little town (little being the opperative word population 2,500)

My first thought when I saw a picture of the main street with its one fruit and vegetable shop and 3 pubs, was that any minute now I am going to see a little red and yellow car trundling by with Noddy driving , his little bell on the end of his cap tinkling in the breeze

"Husband of mine" I cried, Whatever are we to do living in the countryside for the first time in our near-ending lives?

"Easy" he says , as he does about everything from nuclear war to what's for dinner?

We just have to learn to lie back on the grass at the riverside and practise chewing a long piece of straw.. The expression "country bumpkin' came to mind.

"That won't do, in this politically correct world, " I answered

"Well there is an escape route" murmured my hubby. (not one to be phased by anything)

"Escape route......"

"Yes dear, Over the bridge , up the very steep hill you'll find the railway staion. It will take you to civilisation or in your language SHOPS. Lots of them about an hour away. Big town".

Phew! I feel better already. Not that I don't like the countryside (for a visit) but I love the buzz of cities.

My mind flew straight back to Toytown., and the pictures my son-in-law had sent . Apartment ready for us looks beautiful.. We'll be living near our daughter for the first time in years, but I still expect Noddy to pass along the Main Street heading for the bridge over the river, no doubt, waving to Mr. Plod the policeman as he passes and stops at the little country cottage belonging to his best friend Big-Ears (another word probably not allowed anymore, lest Big-Ears be offended)

Big -Ears himself has no problem with it. It's been his name for 40 years or more, since Enid Blyton started writing about Noddy. Noddy can sometimes be a very naughty little boy, but what can you expect from a little boy who has his own house and drives his own car?

Still Big-Ears is a good 'father figure 'and always puts Noddy back on the "straight and narrow"

For small children Noddy books are still a delight. Not only does the little fellow have an adventure but the pictures in Noddy books are always so brightly coloured. They are perfect for tiny tots., and even though Noddy drives his own car , at least he is not like Mr Toad of Toad Hall. !!!

When Mr. Toad is at home in his large Manor House , (The wind in the Willows. A classic book . Needs to be read by adults too) He is arrogant and overly confident, but when he gets behind the wheel of his car he becomes a maniac.

Nothing like Noddys' driving for Mr. Toad. Oh No.! If he came through the main street of toytown, racing through, knocking things over, breaking the speed limit, Inhabitants would be diving for cover or spreadeagled against the nearest wall.

"Beep. Beep!. Hoink! Hoink! Tally Ho!" As much noise and mayhem as possible for Mr. toad as he races down to the river to meet his friends Ratty and Mole.

Ratty and Mole are much gentler characters, quite happy to be messing about with their little boats on the river, close to their riverside homes.

No Mr. Toad must stay in "The wind in the willows" he will not fit in to my new home of Toytown the way Noddy would. No screeching around hairpin bends downhill for Noddy.

Which reminds me I must get myself a set of 'Noddy pyjamas" before I move.

I think they would make me feel I fit in to my new life better than my husbands idea of learning to chew a piece of straw..

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singlmomat52 6 years ago

What a bright, breezy, fun Hub. It shows in your Hub that you are feeling better about your move. I am so glad about that. Thank you for sharing 'Noddy' with us. Hope your move is whimsical and brimming with blessings. At least we won't lose that brilliant mind of yours that puts to print these excellent Hubs. Thank you again and Happy Trails!

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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Oh Bless you. You are too kind.

I just HAD to think up something silly to get me out of the "I don't want to go " mood.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Dim, Dim, Dim- don't go. Don't leave Tenerife! Will the new village be too gloomy after Tenerife? Oh my goodness. Take a million photos to warm your heart in merry ole England.

Beautiful hub. Thank you Dear!

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Ten Blogger 6 years ago

Hi Dim : I hope you have internet over there. If you got internet..all your hub friends are with you ..Don't worry !! if not may be you will end up writing a book of poems who knows.. !! I wish you luck !!

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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi Micky...... Thanks for sympathetic comments. It won't be so bad once I am there . It's quite a few years since I lived near my daughter and she is so excited to have us moving closeby. It's the wrench from this island that I've grown to love so much that is difficult.

BUT HEY! nobody died and I'll still have you to annoy on hubpages. God Bless.x

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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thanks Ten Blogger. Yes, Thankfully Merry old England has reached the 21st Century and I will only be without internet for a week or 2. Will let you know when I'm going to be missing from hubpages.

Thanks for your continuous support, my friend.

God Bless x

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Run Down Battery 6 years ago from UK

Very, very clever!! Alough the optomism is beautifully skewed with the inclusion of the picture of your island. I think you should keep taking whatever it is you're on... as it's obviously working a treat. And a treat was what this was!! Thanks Dim... Jeff

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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Loved that comment. Thank you so much. Just keep taking the tablets, eh?

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Rossimobis 6 years ago from Biafra

I was totally carried away by this Hub and like it where you said..."We just have to learn to lie back on the grass at the riverside and practise chewing a long piece of straw". That's one funny thing about change.

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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you for taking the time to read my hubs, Rossimobis. I am enjoying yours too.

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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

I'm sorry I missed this one earlier. Are you now settled in Toytown? Have you met Bigears yet? He's the one who should be kicked up the behind for being so right!

Love and peace


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thanks Tony.

Toytown not so bad. Apart from the gunman that went berserk last week , a few villages west of us, where my son-in-law hapened to be working that day. 12 dead., then the man shot himself. I'd best not complain about it being 'quiet ' here. Love and peace.

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RunAbstract 6 years ago from USA

Dim Flaxenwick, I have heard of Wind in the Willows, but never read it as a child! Now I know I must start through my second childhood earlier than planned, and read it soon!

I love this article! And wish you every wonderful countryside adventure at your new home!

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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you for getting back to me. You will enjoy The Wind in The Willows., I´m sure.

Naughty Noddy, though is strictly for the under fives .

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RunAbstract 6 years ago from USA

Maybe I will just have to regress faster than usual! ;)

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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Ha Ha Hope you really do manage to get hold of one or two of these books.

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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Well, I hope you're settling in but still adventurous. I love you Dim!

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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi Micky... Thanks for toppng by... hd lots of snow for the past 6 weeks , ..l´m just not used to it and l wasn´t very impressed with chaos it caused. Don´t know what´s happened to this country during the 20 yrs l´ve been away , but you´dthink they´d know how to handle a few feet of snow!? Think l´ll write a hub about it....... love you too,man........

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old albion 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Such a light hearted and fun hub. Thank you!

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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hello, old albion., pleased to meet you on hubpages.

Thank you for reading and especially for leaving a comment.

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