Sunday, 29 January 2012

Two for one!

Hi Everyone,

well, I'm tired out after all my singing and dancing in the rain. Still, no more of that today, the sun is back out and Sunny Spain is Sunny again!

Dancing was great fun, but oooooh I do love the sunshine.

Anyway, I just remembered what I'd forgot again. Do you remember what I forgot this time?

That's right, with all the all the exciteddyment of Mr.Burns Haggis and Mr.Kelly's Singing in the Rain, I forgot to tell you why the Post Boxes in spain make me smile.

Can you guess what it is?

It's the colour!

This is me in Sunny West Brom. England

This is me on the Sunny La Manga Strip in Spain

That's right they are yellow, bright, happy, make a Tiddy smile, YELLOW!!

And can you see the the ship behind me? Well that's the Two for One things that made me smile.

Like I told you the La Manga Strip is so thin sometimes you can see The Mediterranean Sea and The Mar Manor at the same time. It really is the most sea sideish sea side I've ever seen, cos the sea is on both sides!

Well, this ship is on a very thin bit and it's not a ship, it's a restaurant! And this is the coolest bit, it's never been a ship! Do you remember my blog from the beach? Well I thought the building there was cool, cos it looked a bit like a boat, but this is awesome!

This is a concrete building that they built to look like a boat!

 It's got a real ship's propeller outside to make you think it's real, but it's not!

  Even the front is pointy just like a real ship. Can you see it behind me?

Well, if I had a Jeremy Clarkson cool wall like Top Gear, but for buildings, this one would be in the fridge, it's so CoooooooooooooooL!!

If you see any cool buildings let me know and maybe I could do a Tiddy Cool Wall!

Back soon,

Tiddy x

Friday, 27 January 2012

Singng in the Rain!

Hi Everyone,

it's raining in the Sunny Spain! Now not a lot of people know this, but I love musicals. There's a brilliant one called 'My Fair Lady' which is really good, but not very accurate. One of the big songs definately said "The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain" and it doesn't. Actually, I can tell you it falls on the shops, on the beach, on the villa, on the mountains and on the swimming pool. In fact the rain in Spain falls all over the place, just like Wales, but not as often.

I don't mind the rain though, cos I got to do my favourite musical song and dance. It's one of the greatest Hollywood musicals "Singing in the Rain". In the film Mr Gene Kelly does a brilliant song and dance bit with a brolly, he's fanteddytastic!



I'm singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain


What a glorious feelin'
I'm happy again

I'm laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun's in my heart
And I'm ready for love


Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I've a smile on my face
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Just singin',
Singin' in the rain.

Ooooh, I did have a great time singing in the rain. Whatever the weather, don't stop smiling, just start singing, that's what I do.

Back soon,

Tiddy x

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Eating My Haggis!

Hi Everyone,

Just popped back to show you the fanteddytastic meal of Haggis, Tatties and Neeps that Mrs.C cooked.

What an utterly brilliant meal and, even from a tin, I think Mr Burns (not the one in the Simpsons) was right...

"Great chieftain of the pudding race
Above them all you take your place"

Back soon,

Tiddy x

Tiddy's Haggis Hunt

Hi Everyone,

what an exciting day we had hunting for our Haggis. We searched the market at San Javier, but even though it's 1Km long, with stalls on both sides, selling everything from spit roast chickens to churros and chocolate, there was no Haggis anywhere.

The next place we went hunting was Aldi's, where there was loads of stuff and lots of cheap Christmas Sweeties. Then we went to the Dos Mares Shopping Centre, that had massive fish hanging from the ceiling and a huge Eroski Supermarket, but still no Haggis. 

Mr.P said that we should keep hunting and go to Iceland next. I was very, very excitedted, cos I thought he meant the country, but it was a shop with lots of freezers in it. Silly me! It was very exciting though cos we met 2 more Haggis hunters there.

Mr.G and Mrs.E were haggis hunters from Dundee in Scotish Scotland. We all hunted Iceland for The Haggis and I was absolutely Happy, Happy, Happy when Mrs.C found one! Mr.P said it was a very rare breed of Haggis and he'd never seen one like it before. It was a Tinned Haggis!

Charlie and Me in Dundee!

When we brought the Haggis home, China Ted and his twin China Ed were waiting in the kitchen ready to help. They had been very busy getting the Tatties and Neeps ready to go with our Haggis. Oh yes, that's the Scottish words for Potatoes and Swede.

China Ed came back with us from Wales last week, where he'd lived in Mr.P's mam's house. Ted and Ed are always together now and they love to help.

 They are very strong little bears and lots of fun to have around.

See you soon,

Tiddy x

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Great chieftain o' the pudding-race!

Hi Everyone,

just wanted to remind everyone that it's Burns Night tonight. Mr Burns is a very very famous poet who was born in Scotland in 1759.

People have been having Burns Suppers since 1802 when they got together on 29th January, which they thought was Mr. Burn's birthday. By the next year, they found out that he was born on the 25th, silly Billies!

Well, I hope all my friends in Scotland have a great night and don't forget you don't have to be Scottish people to join in.

They've been having burns nights in New Zealand since the 1800's, but Charlie told me that Haggis was banned for years in the USA. Not a lot of people know that! So, wherever you are, if you can catch a Haggis, why not join in the celebration?

Mr.P is taking us to San Javier now to see if we can catch a Haggis in Sunny Spain. I think we're going out with Mr.J and Mrs.H tonight, I wonder if there'll be Haggis on the menu.

Got to go, but if your wondering what the "Chieftain o' the pudding-race" is all about check out these two verses of Mr Burns poem

'Address to a Haggis'

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy o' a grace
As lang's my arm.

Ye Pow'rs wha mak mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill o' fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
That jaups in luggies;
But, if ye wish her gratefu' prayer,
Gie her a haggis!  

If you're not very good at reading Scottish words like me, I think this is what Mr. Burns was saying...

Fair is your honest happy face
Great chieftain of the pudding race
Above them all you take your place
Stomach, tripe or guts
Well are you worthy of a grace
As long as my arm

You powers who make mankind your care
And dish them out their meals
Old Scotland wants no watery food
That splashes in dishes
But if you wish her grateful prayer
Give her a haggis! 

If you like Mr. Burns Poem there are another six verses about the haggis and he's done loads more and there's 559 on this link...

Back soon,

Tiddy x

I'm the King of the Castle!

Hi Everyone,

I was so excited about Charlie's super duper prize competition, that I absolutely forgot to tell you about the house Charlie and Mrs.C liked at La Manga.

Most of the buildings were very tall hotels and apartments. Lots of people want to live there, so they stack them up on top of each other to fit them all in. The clever thing is that the peninsula is so thin that you can see the sea from both sides of the tall buildings.

This tall building looked very funny, cos they've tried to make it look like a castle.

I don't think it looks right, but it does make me smile, so that's a good thing, cos smiling is very good for you. Anyway, what's all this got to do with the house Mrs.C and Charlie liked? Well, lots actually, cos they've wanted Mr.P to build us a castle ever since we went to Pierrefonds in French France. Do you remember?

Here's the house they liked.

It's a proper house with people living in it, but it looks like a real castle! I think it will be so cool to live in a castle house. Here's a picture I took at Pierrefonds.

I'm going to give it to Mr.P to help him plan our new house. I wonder how long it takes to build a castle house.

Well I'm off to sit in the sun now, but I'll be back soon to tell you about another brilliant building in La Manga and something I found out about post boxes in Sunny Spain that made me smile!

Bye for now, and don't forget to enter Charlies Chinese New Year Competition.

Tiddy x

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Chinese New Year Competition!

Charlie here!

Happy Chinese New Year Everybody!

Can you remember when Tiddy and  I went to China? We had lots of fun and saw some really interesting things.
Tiddy climbed on lots of things. He loves to climb!

 Today is the Chinese New Year! The celebrations last for 15 days! It sounds like such fun! I wish I was there. As I can't be there, I thought I would have a competition to celebrate.

Do you remember the umberella I bought at the West Lake, in Hangzhou? It is very pretty.

I am going to use it as a prize! The competition is really easy. All you have to do is, either leave a comment on the blog, send an email to Tiddy on

or send him a Tweet on @tiddynews 

I will use a random number generator to pick a winner in 15 days time, as the New Year's celebrations come to an end. The winner will get my Chinese umberella.  

Good luck!

Charlie x