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Saturday, 30 April 2016

AIRCRAFT AFTERNOON

DUPLO AEROPLANES



I had Peter over again yesterday and his dad joined us in the afternoon because he was on holiday.  The weather was a bit disappointing so we stayed at home and entered the plane making profession.  We started designing and manufacturing aeroplanes using Duplo, one of Peter's favourite building toys, and competed vociferously for available building material. 

It appeared that young Peter thought he was the chief Quality Control Manager because he exacted very harsh and severe treatment to all our designs and smashed almost all the 'brain childs' of his dad and grandpa.  Very few of our creations were allowed their tests and maiden flights and destined for recycling.

He seemed to approve of the WW1 biplane, shown in the photograph, and it somehow survived all his belligerence, so he loaded two plastic passengers aboard.  He made a hasty take off to an unknown destination across the room, and caused his pilot to make a very rough and bumpy landing. His flight attendants lacked decorum when he ordered the passengers off the plane, shouting a loud, "Get out!" . . . lol. 

Tut tut, you'd never hear that from a British Airways or Virgin Atlantic crew.  Jonathan and I were in hysterics.    

In the photo the background shows our family 'rogues gallery' and in the foreground is my Freddie Flintstone coffee mug, which can be seen quite clearly.

The red table and chairs are over 30 years old and belonged to my daughter, Selina, when she was little. During the morning I was sewing my jeans in the next room and I heard a few noises and was amazed to see that Peter had moved the table, chair and heavy box of duplo all by himself near my chair.  I was summoned into the room by a "Grandpa, come . . . build bricks with me . . . now!"  . . . oh he is so impetuous . . lol

When they had gone home I had the bricks all to myself and proceeded to start building a very large jumbo jet . . . . lol

I must finish it and show him next time he comes.  I expect it's working life will be extremely short . . lol

34 comments:

  1. Oh, how I loved this story and that darling, darling little grandson of yours. Peter looks entirely too cherubic to be a plane smasher. LOL

    Hope you are well, my friend. I am still here, but I haven't been blogging due to many factors. I plan to return some day. When? I have no clue.

    Sending all good wishes across the pond.

    xo

    Sheila :-)

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    1. Sheila, how wonderful to hear from you again ~ yopu have been highly conspicuous by your absence . . :)
      Glad you liked the little story ~ you may not have gleaned from your visits that I have a little grand daughter, Rosa, who is 8 months ole and doing very well.

      Good wishes sent to you from me also . . . xo

      I look forward to visiting you soon

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  2. Such delights well deserved dear Eddie

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    1. Thank you Cloudia.
      You are so kind and have a great big heart . . . :) x

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  3. Haha....oh, how fun! Legos were a favorite of my boys, too. I've saved them all for the
    next generation of kiddos to play with some day.

    I bet your coffee tastes extra good in that Flinestone mug. haha...

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    1. Hi . . :)
      We had such fun, Betsy . . . Peter was soooo funny, and seemed to play to the crowd, albeit just two of us .. . haha

      Duplo is a large scale version of Lego, as you may know. We have a big box of Lego for Peter that used to belong to Jonathan. We'll let him have it at the appropriate time.

      I do hope you are presented with a 'Grand' some day, maybe not too far away. It changes your life, Betsy . . . for the better . . . but sometimes is blooming hard work . . lol
      We (Sue and I) are faced with looking after little Rosa as well for a couple of days a week when Selina returns to work (part time) . . . hugs . . . :)

      Yes I alternate my coffee in my Fred Flintstone mug and my Hobbit mug which Jon bought for me . . . tastes equally good in either . . :)

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  4. Hi Eddie - what fun ... and a great memory for you all - cheers Hilary

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    1. Cheers Hilary . . . yes good fun and good memories.
      I wonder what he will make of it when he reads these stories in 20 years time . . . lol . . :)

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  5. I can only run to making paper planes! LOL Looks like you all had fun... ♥

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    1. lol . . . he likes actual flying paper planes too but stamps on them rendering them not reusable.
      Gosh if he had an aircraft travel company it would go bust in a week . . . :) lol
      Cheers and hugs . . x

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  6. The love you have for your precious Grand warms my heart....
    May you both have year after year of building things together. Memories. Always memories.
    Hugs,
    J.

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    1. It is so wonderful being a Grand . . . much better than I thought it would be. Now all I need is a 35 year old body . . . . lol
      Hugs to you my dear friend . . . E :) x

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  7. haha a memory that will last
    With the perfect cast
    Can make and break
    Then do a retake
    So no need to fret
    If "boom" becomes your jumbo jet

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    1. The Jumbo got so heavy
      The wings incurred a levy.
      The tail fell off
      Before lift off
      And the engines had no power
      So the project just went sour . . . lol

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  8. Peter looks so innocent! I just cannot believe he would smash airplanes! lol He sounds like he has some great gentlemen in his life!

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    1. I think he was just teasing us ~ he has a fantastic sense of humour already.
      And yes, the menfolk ~ the absolute best of course . . lol . . :)

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  9. When I first looked at this I thought the red horse's head was part of the sculpture!
    So funny about the "Get out!" He will have to work on his customer relations skills. Laughing.
    You will be looking after Rosa, too? Aieeeee - a lot of work in store for you and Sue. Your children are very fortunate that you're willing to do this.
    What great memories you are building - you're a wonderful Grandpa! Eat your wheaties! xox

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    1. I'll post a photo of the rocking horse. He rides that like a demon . . lol
      Yes I'm still cracked up about "GET OUT!" Customer relation skills certainly need refining . . . lol.

      Yes, we were talking about that recently and decided the grandparents require cloning. Peter may attend nursery when he is three.

      I'm eating my wheatabix and getting in trim and fitter doing some heavy gardening. The strength is still there but wish I had the stamina of a 35 year old again . . lol xox

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  10. We've got a critic! Hahaha! Did you say, "destined for recycling"? Why does that remind me of my birthday?

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    1. lol . . . I think I need recycling . . . oh for a 35 year old body . . . :)

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    2. I'll say hi for him . . . lol

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  11. Hi Eddie...
    Peter is certainly becoming a real "boy"....very cute!
    Nice that you saved the table and chairs...Miss V has her Aunt Lissa's set!
    I will have her tomorrow...hope to do some gardening with her, and bake some cookies!
    Enjoy the rest of your week...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Hi Linda . . . yes, I had him again today.
      It's good that we keep these things for the next generation . . . Maria boxed up some things years ago ready for the event(s) . . . shame she never saw it . . .
      Have fun with Miss V and enjoy your week . . . :)

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  12. Just returned after two years and I enjoyed this entry. Your little guy reminded me of my nephew long ago, after he'd visit.... I would sit and build something myself, or draw, or just continue whatever we'd been playing with. I hope your jumbo jet has a long life, working or not.

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    1. nice to see you Jeannette and thanks for your comment.
      My jumbo jet was a disaster . . . . lol
      Peter came again today and is yet again tomorrow . . . :)

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  13. Very sweet Eddie. Pete is adorable and he could make anyone smile. How did your jet come out?

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    1. Thank you Linda . . . so are you . . :)
      It never got built because we ran out of parts for the wings and neither Pratt & Whitney or Rolls Royce could build engines powerful enough . . . lol . . :)

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  14. You had me laughing out loud with "get out!" It's so hilarious to think that it's how he sees it. And so sweet that he wanted to settle in next to your spot. He's a hoot.. just like his grandfather. (just don't send me away from your blog with "get out!")

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  15. lol . . . . it cracked me up too!!! I still laugh when I think about it.
    He is doing other funny things like addressing his other grandfather who was a little agitated at the time with a "Grampa, calm down, calm down!" whilst waving down his little arms . . . :)
    Hey, get out of my blog!" . . . . . rofl. Thanks for coming round. . . :)

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  16. I haven't' been here to visit or online for that matter, in a long time. I can't believe how big Peter is already and so darn cute. I am happy to see that you are still enjoying special time with your grands.

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    1. Thank you Rose and lovely to see you . . . :)

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