Building dreams
April 29, 2013

buildingdreamsSon: When are you going to get that cracked ceiling fixed?

Mum: I don’t know – it’s not very important at the moment.

Son: It is important – the crack might get bigger and bigger and then the roof might fall down.

Mum: What are you, a builder?

Son: No, silly – I can’t be a builder until I’m an adult. THEN I’m going to be a builder.

Mum: Oh good, you can build me a nice big house, with some lovely big rooms, a shop and somewhere to have a kids club. Then I could work there, and you could be there, too!

Son: No I couldn’t! I’d have to build more houses somewhere else for my job… I could come over at break time though.

Mum: Ah yes, of course – you’ll be all grown up and going to work.

Son: What if I come over in my break and you’re out, so the house is closed and I can’t get in?

Mum: You could have a key, so you can come and go as you want. Can you build me a swimming pool too? That would be nice.

Son: Well, I don’t think that would be a good idea. What if all the children came running out to go to the swimming pool and flattened me, rolled me out like a piece of paper, until all that was left was my hard hat?

Mum: I hadn’t thought of that.

Alternative accommodation
March 23, 2013


The ending from Roald Dahl‘s James and the Giant Peach

D: James lived happily ever after in the peach stone. That’s James in there, and that’s the Old Green Grasshopper in the corner, playing his fiddle [right]! They’re all the children coming to visit [left].

Feeling the warmth in sunny weather
February 1, 2013


Sunny weather – Jan 2013

D: That’s you and me, that’s our house and we’re feeling all warm and toasted because the sun’s shining.

Staying warm in the wintry weather
January 20, 2013


Wintry weather – Jan 2013

D: That’s you and me all cosy in our house and there’s all snow outside. That red bit there is the fire.

Special festive delivery
December 11, 2012


Father Christmas delivers – Dec 2012

D: It’s Father Christmas! That’s his big, grey beard and there’s a house he’s going to put the presents in [top right].

Hansel and Gretel
September 8, 2012

Hansel and Gretel – pastels, Sept 2012

D: It’s the witch’s house in Hansel and Gretel – there’s the chimney at the top with sweets in it and there’s sweets all over the house. That’s just a field [far right in red], and they’re jammy dodgers [to the left in grey].

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