Some months later he was joined by his trusty playmate Teddy (and later by Looby Loo, a rag doll). Goodbye . Every day as long as I live which, whilst not a major problem as taking tablets doesn’t worry me, will undoubtedly lead to all sorts of bloody hassles when I travel overseas for months on end. Made on film rather than broadcast live, surviving episodes are therefore now among the earliest relics of British television. I knew I would be going nowhere until I had been given drugs to take with me as I had been told that not only would I be taking some of the medications for a while including 12 weeks of the injections which I was not looking forward to, but that I would be on one of the tablets for the rest of my life. Puppeteers Glad you are enjoying the blog, it is time-consuming to do but it makes it worthwhile when people actually read what you do. Hello there and welcome to my blog which is the last attempt of a retiree and child of the 50's to overcome advanced technophobia and create a memoir of my rambles having had three commercial travel blog sites pulled from under me in just over a year. VT’s loss is the blogger’s gain . Although I felt OK apart from a little tenderness around my wound site, I did feel tired quite quickly and retired pretty early to my room to stick a needle in my belly, take a handful of pills, a cupful of a solution and then crash into a bed that did not have an air mattress and a remote control. Yes, I know I have gone on a bit but it was a fairly long period of time to write about and one that was, and still is, literally life-changing. I quite enjoy having my own site in many ways even if I have no clue how to use it to it’s full potential yet. Kent is known as the “Garden of England” and rightly so because of the variety and quality of it’s produce. I was well aware that the next bit was going to be the most difficult part and that was saying goodbye to the wonderful staff who had been so good to me over quite a long period. She told me to order it anyway on the principle that it was better she prepare it than me possibly go hungry. With his very visible strings, blue and white striped all-in-one romper suit, ruffle collar and hat, Andy actually also started life as a solo performer. 1 9 7 0 (UK) We shall see how it goes. With Maria Bird, Gladys Whitred, Valerie Cardnell, Vera McKechnie. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. I donated the books I had read to the ward “library” which at that point consisted of two old Readers Digest books of four abridged titles each, not one of which I had heard of! Instead, it presented a series of tableaux with no apparent theme. Finally, after a scene with Andy and Teddy playing in their cart and a scene with Looby Loo singing her song, the two male characters return to their basket and wave goodbye and Maria Bird sings Time to go home. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 - Author, artist, poet, mum, sci-fi and fantasy nutter - <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 v ision = love + truth + empowerment + enlightenment ~ Jesus = freedom <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ****************************************** the Kid's Blog can be found at... ***************************************************, Life stories, road adventures, and big dreams by Marron Santillan. I was very disciplined and limited myself to two pints all night. I have really no excuse for how long it has taken to post this admittedly lengthy post with the time I had at my disposal on the ward. I read voraciously, probably a legacy from my dear late Mother who was a librarian and encouraged me towards books from an early age. Andy is waving goodbye Shepherd Neame Brewery in Faversham is reputedly the oldest in the UK and cider has been made in the UK since the time of the Norman Conquest which was very influential in Kent. Scripts  etc. It is famous for it’s apples and also it’s hops with the first English hop garden believed to have been created near Canterbury in 1520 and this is the reason for the excellent quality of both the cider and the beer in the County. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. All the drugs duly arrived and it was time to take my leave. Andy Pandy had no linear narrative structure. I hope you like it. Freda Lingstrom. The big day finally arrived, Sunday 15th September and I waited until everyone else had used the bathroom, went and had a shower, which I could do by then (I couldn’t until the PICC line was removed), changed my own dressing and headed back to my bedspace. The 26 black and white prints of Andy Pandy were repeated some 34 times over 20 years and eventually became so poor that 13 new episodes were filmed in colour in 1970 at the famous Abbey Road studios. Change ). To my knowledge, I have not poisoned anyone yet! Andy and Teddy must now go away Again, a couple of weeks in, this strategy seems to be holding up well although it is very early days. Check out Andy Pandy / Time To Go Home by The Mother Goose Singers on Amazon Music. There was still one final little piece of nonsensical hospital procedure to be followed and Sister deputed one of the male nurses to escort me to the front door which is standard practice it appears. Anything can happen in the next half hour. For example, in one programme Andy starts by playing on a swing, accompanied by Valerie Cardnell singing Swinging high, Swinging low. Naturally, I had to order a pint which you can see pictured above. 26 x black & white episodes Andy Pandy / Time To Go Home, a song by The Mother Goose Singers on Spotify. One other thing of note is represented by the rather lovely image above and it is the fact that my spell in hospital had seen the seasons change from Summer to Autumn. I was made as comfortable as was possible, I was treated with every consideration by staff of all disciplines that obviously believed in what they were doing, I had all day to do nothing but relax, read and potter about on the net. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. All of them wished me well, gave me various words of advice about my lifestyle, making sure I took my meds etc. 1 9 8 7 (UK) Andy Pandy was created by Freda Lingstrom, who was head of Children’s Television programmes at the BBC between 1951 and 1956, and her long-standing friend, Maria Bird, as a programme specifically directed at the pre-school audience.