|Flat Stanley at Warner Bros Studio Leavesden|
|Stanley visiting The Harry Potter Studios|
I don't know about you, but every once in a while its nice to do something really childish and have some fun! That's what happened last month when "Flat Stanley" came to stay.
My niece from America asked me if I would be willing to help her son do a school geography project which entailed sending me Flat Stanley and then taking some pictures of his Adventures while he was here in England. I agreed and waited for his arrival.
I'd never heard of Flat Stanley before so I guess when the "envelope" arrive I was quite intrigued to see what was inside. When I opened the letter, there was Stanley folded up nice a neat with a note from my nieces son. This is some of Flat Stanley's diary that I sent back:-
|4th ...Today Flat Stanley went to the garden centre and had a ride on a lawn mower|
|He helped me at the post office and insisted he wanted to sit on top of the red post box!|
|...He wanted to see a red telephone box and phone home but didn't know how to use one....|
|He liked the phone box...he thought it looked like a Tardis! Why is everything red?|
|Flat Stanley came on a walk to The Chess Valley with me and my friend Zoe......|
|We got lost and didn't know which direction to go ....we were lucky to find a sign post pointing us in the right direction|
|Flat Stanley liked the "kissing Gate".. A kissing gate is a gate that allows people but not livestock through. He had never seen one before ...everything looks so different to him. Does it to you?|
|On our walk we walked by an old Church of England with a St George's Flag on top.|
|He was surprised to see a post box in the wall?!|
|....on the way home he saw a big red bus and wanted to go investigate.|
|After school pick up he came with me and your cousins to chose bedding at a local shop. He has had so much fun today. After jumping up and down on the bed and getting told off by the staff he had a quick snooze....|
|He found a car he liked that was just his size!|
|After a good nights sleep we went down to the canal.|
|He saw some long canal boats and almost fell in!|
|We went on a drive to see some of the sights and found a "Roundabout". He liked going round in circles. Do you have roundabouts in America?|
|We ended up at Costco...yes we have Costco in England too!|
|Flat Stanley tried "Marmite" today. He's not sure if he loves it or hates it....|
|Flat Stanley had a quiet day and is preparing himself to fly home tomorrow. Last port of call was a trip to our "village" before going home to be packed up...|
I had a fun few days of carting Stanley around and asking various people to pose with him.... sometimes silly stuff like this is a nice diversion from everyday hassles. I like taking photographs and it made it just that bit more interesting. Go do a Flat Stanley photo shoot today and have some fun finding cool things to photograph.