GREETINGS FROM SUNNY SOUTH AFRICA!!!
Hello there to all my friends across the world!
Thanks to GEORGE THE LAD's amazing blogpost today, I am doing something completely different...simply writing, because that is what I enjoy!
If you haven't yet seen his post, please go and take a look. As bloggers, I think we should frame it and paste it at our keyboards to remind us what blogging is about!
Blogging is not about managing the guilt from not getting to everybody's blogs, but rather about celebrating the opportunity of blogging...feeling free to connect with the world!
Thank you, George, for reminding me to
Now I was wondering if any of you would be able to help me out?
If you recall, we will be calling my new pup
You will also know that there were two reasons for this name choice:
Firstly, TOBY reminds me of that soft, smooth, swiss chocolate which can only really be appreciated when you are sitting down and savouring every bit...
...and secondly, TOBY reminds me so much about a childhood storybook that I loved!!!
Now this is where I need your help. I want to know if anyone remembers this book and could perhaps tell me the author and where I can get it ???
My memory is rather scanty because I was only a little girl at the time - about 5 yrs old - on a remote farm in South Africa where there were many better distractions than reading books. But it was a favourite of mine and my mother would read it to me at bedtime. I mainly remember the 'effect' at the end of the story.
It was all about returning "home".
Here are some more snippets from the dark alleys of my memory...
* We are talking about the 1960's
* It was mainly a children's picture book with a simple little story - about 12 pages.
*It had a 'cardboard' cover with a silver neck binding.
* It was about 'running away from home' and returning at the end.
* It is NOT the "Toby runs Away"...to a circus! (which can be googled!)
*Toby in this story was a little boy with blond hair and I think he wore a cap???(red???)
*He walked down a little country path and stopped to watch the cows.
So....does anyone know this particular book?
I would love to hear from you.