The joys of grandchildren and Christmas Annuals

I haven’t posted to my blog recently as we had two of our grandchildren staying with us for a few days.  We had a wonderful time but many of my usual tasks have been neglected while they were here as I had far more interesting things to do.

It is a joy to have young children around as they have a totally different perspective on life and it makes you look at things in a refreshing way.

Our five year old grandson has a favourite book when he stays with us, it is an old book which was my husband’s when he was a boy.

He never seems to tire of it and will spend a lot of time playing a game that is in the book.  He plays the game on his own but has two people playing.  He seems to enjoy doing the counting on the board after each throw of the dice.

The book has certainly provided plenty of enjoyment.  The contents page will give you an idea of the type of stories in the book.

I can remember as a child looking forward to Christmas when we would get a new Annual.  I think my favourite was The Bunty Annual

or maybe it was The June Annual.

My brother enjoyed   The Eagle Annual as it had Dan Dare, pilot of the future.

Of course, being Scottish, all members of the family enjoyed Oor Wullie

and The Broons.

I seem to remember that my older sister liked The Schoolfriend Annual.

Did you get an annual as a Christmas present when you were a child?

4 Comments Add yours

  1. I was not fortunate enough to have received an annual as a Christmas present when I was young, but I can certainly appreciate the value they bought (and continue to bring) in your family.

    Thanks for sharing this with us!


  2. Kate says:

    Yes The School Friend Annual was my favourite as was the weekly magazine which came each Wednesday. This was always my best day of the week as we had hockey that afternoon too!

  3. Mark Morehouse says:

    Can you tell us what year the TV Comic annual was published?

    1. suth2 says:

      Hi Mark,
      Unfortunately the only publishing information is that displayed at the bottom of the contents page. My husband received the book as a gift in the mid fifties.

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