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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday Treasures

 Idris the Dragon.

John and I were reminiscing the other day, talking about the TV shows we watched with the boys when they were little and remembering how charming many were.  One of our very favourites was Ivor the Engine.  (You can watch the first episode HERE.)  This is the most charming little show about the adventures of a small green locomotive who lived in the "top left-hand corner of Wales" and worked for The Merioneth and Llantisilly Railway Traction Company Limited. His friends included Jones the Steam, Evans the Song and Dai Station, among many other characters.

My very favourite character was little Idris the Dragon A small, red dragon who sings in the choir for a time. Having been hatched from an egg in Ivor's fire, he lives with his wife Olwen and their twins, Gaian and Blodwyn, in the extinct volcano Smoke Hill. As well as singing, he proves useful by cooking fish and chips for the choir using his fiery breath.

I really treasure my memories of this delightful little show, which the whole family loved watching together.  Do you have a person, a thing, a memory, a place that you hold dear.  Please share it here as part of Tuesday Treasures.  Just pop your details into Mr Linky and play along.

15 comments:

  1. I love Bill and Ben!! The old black and white version.

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  2. I don't remember this show, you must be younger than me. Shows that we watched as children hold a special part in our hearts. My favourite ones were Adventure Island and of course Play School.

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  3. I never knew that series... but just watched the first episode... what fun.... I love the detail in the pictures and the chaps story telling skills are just the best..... thanks for sharing this one.... I have book marked it ....
    Hugz

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  4. Last Tuesday I had some bad news and didn't feel like posting but today I have my Treasure all ready to go!!

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  5. I haven't heard of this wonderful program.It sounds wonderful. I love that Idris cooks their fish and chips with his fiery breath....and all the beautiful Welsh names. Gorgeous!

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  6. Looks like such a cute show. I use to love Captain Kangaroo.
    xx, shell

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  7. I don't remember Ivor the Engine at all and I'm sad for that. I'm amazed you remember it in such detail.
    My kids loved Romper Room. It always amused me how much the hostess (Miss Helena) tried so hard to look like she was enjoying herself with all the kids running amok around her. Remember Mr Music and Mr Do-Bee?

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  8. I've never heard of these shows but there were some that I watched with my boys - now they hate them, lol! But they bring back good memories for me, and they probably will for them too, later on.

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  9. Oh Yes the memories of the kids shows are SO MUCH FUN! Your programs are different than ours here in the states. I think yours are SO ADORABLE! I used to watch Sesame Street with my boys AND I really LOVED Scooby Doo...
    Thank you for sharing,
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  10. What a nice post Mel. I don't remember this show but it was great to watch the link you added.
    Thanks for reminding me of childhood TV :-)

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  11. There are some great old shows. I don't know this one but the dragon is very cute. I used to like Jet Jackson as well as many others.

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  12. This show is not familiar to me , but I suspect that we had a few different shows in Canada .It is wonderful to reminisce about our childhood ,I loved National Velvet because I so wanted a horse ;-)

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  13. It's so nice going down memory lane thinking about the shows we enjoyed as kids. :)

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  14. That sounds like a show I would have enjoyed watching with my son. His favorites were the Dukes of Hazard and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
    We did watch Sesame Street together for a few brief years.

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