Monday, July 23, 2012

JaM-A week of Technology and Sweet Little Things about Me-My Favourite Childrens Book


JaM - A Week of Technology


JaM - taking Just a Moment to gather & share the things you have noticed, consumed, created &/or bought during your week....


It seems that you are never too old to learn new things and to just have a go at things you never thought you would do. A couple of months ago I started an online Tafe Course and I am slowly adjusting to being 'back at school' again after quite a few decades. This week I had a couple of classes with a 'trainer' and of course being an on line course meant the classes were online too.  Wednesday morning, 7.30am saw me chatting to my trainer who was at her house in Auckland, NZ  via Skype and 2.30 that afternoon I had another meeting on Skype with a different 'Trainer' but this one also saw us sharing and working on the same page online.  It is simply amazing what we can do just sitting in a chair in front of the Computer and I am sure that along the way I am going to learn a lot more.


I also met up with an old friend thanks to my son Ben buying a new PS3.  When the kids were young they had a Playstation and Crash Bandicoot was one of the games I loved sitting down and playing. It was fun to sit down the other night and get re-acquainted with Crash and all his adventures. Ben keeps asking me if I want to find some more modern games to play but I am quite happy to sit down now and then and visit with the old and familiar.


This week for me has been all about Technology, both old and new. What have you been up to this week, do you want to Take a Moment and share?


Sweet Little Things About Me - My favourite Childrens book


When I was in Primary School a little while back, we  had reading in the Library once a week and we would have a chapter of a story read to us. There were probably a lot of different books read over the years but the only ones I remember are the Faraway Tree series and the Magic Wishing Chair books.  We would hang on every word and would wait very impatiently to hear the next installment.

 
 


The only other one's I remember are The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe which has also continued to be a favourite.  I have only recently bought the complete boxed set and will read them all again one day.  And Milly Molly Mandy-There is a very old copy in the cupboard somewhere.

 

Maybe these are the reason I love Fantasy Novels now.  For more reading memories visit Lisa here,




8 comments:

Cathy said...

I remember having a couple of Enid Blyton books that I wore out reading in primary school. Nice memory :)

DEB said...

I loved the Secret Seven and the Famous Five books by Enid Blyton and a special book written by a Tasmanian writer called They Found A Cave by Nan Chauncey.

Lisa - Sweet Little Pretties said...

Thanks for playing along - I remember Enid Blyton books but have never heard of The Milly, Molly and Mandy storybook - I will need to source that

simplestitches said...

oh memories! I think I had ans still do have all of my Enid Blyton books....love them!

Pam said...

Very nice to hear that you're getting somewhere with your course Jackie. I'm really pleased that you're managing to fit it in!
I'm also pleased to hear that you can take the time to play games! For some reason I just never pictured you being bothered with them. or even finding the time! lol. That one sounds like it would be fun too. I'm a bit guilty of playing a few too many games on my pooter! Oops! Hidden object games! :))

Love your childhood books. I don't actually remember reading many Enid Blyton, but do have many fond memories of my sister's Rupert Bear books and both of us owning those Reader's Digest Children's Annuals. Still have the annuals but Sandy has no idea where the Rupert ones got to. I've managed to buy one of the books in recent years though. Maybe I should join in with Lisa's meme this week! lol. xxx

Wendy Sice said...

I never got into the Wishing Chair series, I went down the line of Amelia Jane, Mr Meddle and Noddy. Enid Blyton just wrote countless books!

The Narnia books are very dear to me, and I, too, still love fantasy books because of them! xx

Jody Pearl said...

You're an inspiration - I admire your ability to embrace technology while embarking on learning something new.

Thanks for joining in JaM this week Jackie. x

Enchanted Moments said...

We had them all Jackie, and I still read them to my kids...I loved Mr Galliano's Circus...and the Children of Cherry Tree Farm series...but the Magic Faraway tree and Silkies pop biscuits will be a treasured reading memory forever...dear Mr Moon Face and Saucepan man....
Did you ever have the Lucie Atwell's Annuals...? Loved them too...