I watched these on FB the other day - brilliant. Actually when you think about it, it's not early at all - only five weeks to Christmas!
Gulp! so it is!
sensational! i had not heard of mog, or judith kerr...certainly here in the states, would not have seen the sainsbury advert.....but what a delight...and so interesting to see how the animmation was done! we live in amazing times, don't we?...and yes, christmas is for sharing...thank you, freda.
and speaking of sharing!...:-)
thanks to your blog, freda, cathy and i discovered we live about 90 minutes away from each other....after corresponding for about 7 months, we met last sunday for the first time...we had a delightful lunch together on a glorious day...we share so much in common, including our pleasure in being a part of your blog...so in this season of sharing....we feel you are doing that for sure..you are .connecting people all over the world, with common concerns and joys..thank you!.
Julia and Cathy that is wonderful! Makes me love blogging even more....
I thought the Mog books would be known everywhere - they are lovely!
Well - they are well known, that's for sure. My neighbour in Canada had a cat named Mog that she named for Mog in the books -- unfortunately, my neighbour's Mog fell ill and died a few months ago.
There is of course 'Goodbye Mog' which deals with the subject of death....the Amazon reviews are very touching!
Freda, you just made my day! Yes, the animation of Mog is adorable and I will be enjoying the ad this season (I watch some UK TV via streaming), knowing more about the back story.
However, for me, the most delightful thing was to see Judith Kerr, who I had never seen before. Her children's book "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" was one of my most favourite books as a child (and later the follow-on books) and I later made sure my daughters read it, too; in fact, I still have copies in English and German.
Although I heard about Mog a lot later on (since I didn't grow up in the UK and neither did my children), we never had any of those stories, though I now feel inspired to get a couple for my grandchildren! Or maybe just for me… though our cat Sophie might not approve lol ;)
Thank you for that wonderful interlude in my long afternoon!!
I hadn't realized Judith Kerr wrote that book (which I have not read - yet) and I have been reading up on this most interesting woman. So glad you enjoyed the video! It does make you smile..
Very, very 'aah' worthy.
Shades of 'It's A Wonderful Life'.
Lovely, thank you Freda. I loved Judith Kerr's books when I was little, the Mog ones and of course 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. I've just read that she's 92 now and is still writing and illustrating... I hope I'm that full of life and creativity at 92!
I too said Ahh at the end! We used to enjoy reading the Mog book's with the children. I'm glad you didn't have flying chesnuts around the house! Sarah x
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