Kate is one of the most skilled, thought-provoking and entertaining writers/photographers in Blogland. I cannot think of a better person to become the Penguin Wayfarer and to regale us with tales (and a wagging tail!) and I urge everyone who doesn’t already know her to sample her blog, look at her presentation, compare it with others, and decide.
*gentle persuasion* Those who fail to vote for her run the risk of becoming the subject of one of my Really Awful Rhymes.
This is my first ever Reblog, by the way.
Let’s just, for a moment, overlook the fact that Grandpa, in that classic first make of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, is not the one who has won the golden ticket.
In fact, the ticket winner is little Charlie. Cheer-up Charlie. Charlie, against whom the odds were stacked so high they must surely have crushed him. Charlie, who stood for honest-to-goodness integrity in the face of gluttony, avarice and greed. Whilst others got their parents and promoters to spend outrageous sums for the one thing they could not have automatically, Charlie relied on fate to bring the golden ticket to him.
But we all join Grandpa in being elated. In incredulity that finally, just perhaps, the tide of unfortunate events might be about to change.
And of course, for Grandpa, and for Charlie, life was about to alter forever.
This does not happen in real life.
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