Seligor's Castle, fun for all the children of the world. Homepage One
An invisible Giant harvests the stars with a scythe as dark and as wide as all of empty space.He gathers them up in a sack upon his back and carries them up the Hill behind the Sun, where he tips them into his Star-mill and grinds them down.
Slowly, slowly, a thin trickle of silver moisture oozes from a spigot at the bottom of the Star-mill - it takes a million stars to manufacture just one tiny drop.
When the Giant has enough to fill a tiny phial, he assumes a smaller, although still invisible form, and goes about the Universe applying the star-elixir to the eyes of new born babies.
It is this that makes them glimmer and shine with laughter, or, when they are sad, combines with ordinary water (although of course it's not really ordinary) to form the stuff of tears.
Once, when I was very young, I thought I saw the outline of the invisible Giant against the dark night sky outside my bedroom window.
Frightened I ran into my parent’s bedroom and the safety of their big warm bed. Where I allowed them to convince me it was only the shadow of a tree that I had seen
............ Thankfully, now I am not so sure.
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"Something to Laugh at from Around the World and Back.
And they all came from the WWW's emails.
Mary Poppins was driving home, but as the weather was getting worse, she decided to stop at a hotel for the night. She went up to the receptionist and asked for a room.
"Certainly, Madam," he replied politely.
"Is the restaurant still open? enquired Mary.
"I'm afraid not," he answered. "But room service is available all night. Would you like to choose something from the menu?"
Mary smiled and took the menu and looked at it. "Hmm, I would like some cauliflower cheese, please," said Mary.
"Certainly, Madam," he replied.
"And is it possible to have breakfast in bed?" Mary asked politely.
The receptionist nodded and smiled.
"In that case I would like some scrambled eggs, please," said Mary. Then she signed in and went up to her room for the night.
The night passed uneventfully and the next morning Mary came down early to check out. The same receptionist was still on the desk.
"Good morning, madam. Did you sleep well?"
"Did you enjoy the food ?"
"Well, I have to say the cauliflower cheese was delicious, I don't think I have tasted better. It was ashame about the eggs, though. They weren't at all nice," replied Mary truthfully.
"Oh well, perhaps you could write down what you thought in our Guest's Comment Book. We are always trying to improve our service and would value your opinion," said the receptionist.
"Okay then, I will. Thanks!" replied Mary, who checked out then scribbled a comment in the book. Waving goodbye to the guy, she continued on her journey.
Curious to see what Mary had written he picked up the book at laughed out loud when he read what Mary had written:
Seligor is one of four sisters. First there is my sister Sylvia, she is the eldest and the smallest. Then there is my sister Toni, she is two years younger than Sylvia and she lives in Kent. The next one born in 1944 was Dorothy, yes my lovelies this is my real name. I am three years younger than Toni. One more to come and that is my sister Kathleen, she is the baby of the family and she is four years younger then myself.
We couldn't really pass our frocks down to each other, we were all very different sizes, and anyone coming after me wouldn't have been able to wear anything I had, I was such a tom-boy and thing were worn out long before Kath could have them.
This is a very old picture tof the four of us taken in Rhyl in North Wales, way back in 1949. Gosh I am an Ancient Dragon, aren't I ! xxx.
THE LAST LITTLE GIRL
Once upon a time there was a very poor lady who lived on her own apart from her four little girls, girls I may add that needed bread to eat, as well as frocks, hats, shoes and socks to wear.
Times were hard and every spring their mother bought some wool and wove it into cloth to make the eldest child a new frock. The oldest girls frock was than passed down to the second child, the second to the third and the third girls frock to the youngest girl.
Which of course meant that the littlest girl not only had her sisters frock which was at least three years old and so full of darns and patches, that you couldn't tell what the frock originally looked like.
One day the four little girls went to the woods to play, they had a lovely time but as it was getting dark they decided it was time to start for home. The last little girl however stayed alone among the trees to pick flowers for her mother.
When she realised that her sisters had already gone she started along the path home. As it started to get darker so she began to run quicker but as she ran her little frock was caught on a briar thorn and was torn from neck to hem.
The last little girl began to cry, what was she to do, she knew she wouldn't get another frock till next spring.
While she sobbed she didn't notice that a little white lamb can walked up to her.
"What ever is the matter little girl, why do you cry so?"
The little girl lifted her head, "Look, I have torn my frock and I won't be able to have another one till next spring!"
"Don't you cry now little girl, here you are, I will give you some wool to make a new dress." And the white lamb gave her some of his soft white wool.
Thanking the white lamb, the last little girl went on her way home, and by and by she came upon a wild rose bush.
"What have you there?" asked the wild rose bush;"The white lamb has given me some of her wool so I may make a new frock," The little girl replied, showing the wool to the bush.
"Let me have it," said the wild rose bush; "I will comb it for you?"
The last little girl gave the bush the wool and in next to no time she had combed it through, till it was all ready for spinning.
Once again the last little girl thanked the rose bush very much and continued along the path until she came to the old oak tree. There she spied a spider sitting by a silver web.
"What have you got there?" the spider called to the last little girl.
The little girl held out the combed wool towards the spider, explaining how she arrived at the tree. Without another word the spider took the wool from the last little girl and began to spin the wool into yarn. It took him rather a long time to finish it all but he didn't stop until he had done so. Handing it back to the last little girl, he smiled a silky smile and let the little girl carry on with her journey.
She was interrupted by the sound of a little bird singing and there on the branch was little Jenny Wren. "Hello," she said, "And what have you got there?" The last little girl told her all about the lamb and the rose, then the spider, and her need for a new frock.
"Goodness me," answered the Jenny wren, "I guess I can make it into cloth for you. After all I can weave moss into a nest so it can't be any more difficult to weave your thread." and with that she took the thread and began to weave it into a nice piece of material, just the size I think for a nice new dress.
The last little girl was so happy, she thanked Jenny Wren and skipped down the path till she came to the stream, she was just about to hop across when she saw a crab sitting on the bank. Being so excited she couldn't wait to tell the crab all about her adventure. "Well let's not end it there," he laughed taking the material out of her hand and without more ado he cut out a wonderful frock pattern for the last little girl, all it needed now was sewing together and she would have a new frock.
Without forgetting to thank the crab, the last little girl went a little further along the path. A small Tom-Tit was swinging on the branch of a tree, "Hello Little Girl" he said with a tweet, tweet. "It's a bit late in the day for you to be out, but what is that you have in your hand?"
Smiling nicely at Tom-Tit the last little girl told him about her great adventure since leaving the glade.
"Oh gosh, well we can't let you go home without a dress on so give the pieces to me and I will have them sewn up in a jiffy." And he took the pieces and with a long thread he held in his beak, he drew the thread in and out of the cloth till all the pieces were sewn together, and the little frock was finished.
The Last Little Girl was so happy, she put on her new frock and sang all the way home...
And this is the song that she sang, do you think you can sing it with her?
"The Lamb and the Bush, they both did their best.
The Spider, and the Crab, and the Birds did the rest."
"They made me a frock, because mine was torn,
A sweet little frock that no one has worn!"
"Oh, each was so clever, and all worked so fast,
I'll thank them for ever my frock's not the last!"
"They made me a gown, because mine was torn -
A sweet little gown that no one has worn!"
This is myself and my sisters in 1979 just 30 years later, we are with our mother who like myself was called Dorothy. We four big girls now are Sylvia, Toni, My Mum, Dorothy (me) Kathleen.
This little story was told to me many many times, many years ago by my mother, she liked it because We, my three sisters and I, are her four little girls, or we were then. I tried to remember as much of it as I can, but I have found out since that it was written , I think, by Stella Mead. I haven't been able to find anything at all about Ms Mead but I do know her books are all in reprint on Amazon. She is not mentioned anywhere in the Wiki pages or Projecy Gutenburg which is very strange. Still I hope you like my interpretation of this story from many years ago. Seligor.
Fun for all the children of the world
Another poem especially for the Boys out there;
WHAT WAS IT ?
Guess what he had in his pocket :
Marbles and tops and sundry toys
Such as always belong to boys,
A bitter apple, a leather ball ? -
Not at all
What did he have in his pocket ?
A bubble pipe and rusty screw,
A brass watch-key broken in two,
A fishhook in a tangle of string ?-
No such thing.
What did he have in his pocket ?
Gingerbread crumbs, a whistle he made,
Buttons, a knife with a broken blade,
A nail or two and a rubber gun ? -
What did he have in his pocket ?
Before he knew, it slyly crept
Under the treasures carefully kept.
And away they all of them quickly stole. -
'Twas a hole !.
WHAT WAS IT ?
Directed By:Jeff "J.Kap" Kaplan Colin Michael Quinn Jeff 'RiTE' Schulman Cinematography & Post Production : Colin Michael 'Quinnthouzand'
Cast: Jeff Schulman, Alec Roeser, Lauren Blackwell, Kristin Jefferson, Jeff "J.Kap" Kaplan, Aaron Pierce, Stefan Ramseur, Kristin Pacitti, Quinnthouzand, Austin Oller, Ruth Bresler, Joe Marri, Nick Esposito, Zack Timms, Steven Flerl, Joey Casanova, Jack The Dog, Kristin Kaplan, Leah Fuxa, Kassi Richardson, Adam Ratchick, Steven Gibbons, Russell Dreyer, Mister SweetHuff
Crew: Joe Kleber, Ed Kroon, Russell Dreyer, Nick Esposito, Nicole Moutos, Hieu Nguyen, Michael Hazzard, Zack Timms, Steven Flerl, Chris Citerella
Crafts/Catering: Great Wraps RedCam Rental: Red Acquisition Warehouse Props: Tim Barrett Designs
Song Performed By: Jeff "J.Kap" Kaplan & Alec Roeser Produced By: Jeff "RiTE" Schulman Lyrics: Jeff "J.Kap" Kaplan Music: Jeff Schulman Violin: Ashanti "Mad Violinist" Floyd Mixing: Willie Linton Mastering: Glenn Schick
The elaborately named Mrs C St Aubyn Ratcliffe thoughtfully sent two
copies of her Furry Folk and Fairies, so the future Duke didn't have to
read it over his wife's shoulder in the royal bedchamber.
169 Mrs. C. St. Aubyn, Ratcliffe (Margery Hart) Book, “Furry Folk and Fairies,” Two Editions, by the donor.
SELIGOR'S CASTLE THE MOST FUN FILLED CASTLE ON THE NET! Fun for all the Children of the World
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR PARENTS FROM CHILDREN
1. My hands are small; please do not expect perfection whenever I make a bed, draw a picture, or throw a ball. My legs are short; slow down so that I can keep up with you.
2. My eyes have not seen the world as yours have; let me explore it safely; do not restrict me unnecessarily.
3. Housework will always be there; I am little only for a short time. Take time to explain things to me about this wonderful world, and do so willingly.
4. My feelings are tender; do not nag me all day long (you would not want to be nagged for your inquisitiveness). Treat me as you would like to be treated.
5. I am a special gift to both of you, holding you accountable for my actions, giving me guidelines to live by, and discipline me in a loving manner.
6. I need your encouragement (but not your empty praise) to grow. Go easy on the criticism; remember you can criticise the things I do without criticising me.
7. Give me the freedom to make decisions concerning myself. Permit me to fail, so that I can learn from my mistakes. Then someday I will be prepared to make the decisions life will require of me.
8. Do not do things for me; that makes me feel that my efforts did not measure up to your expectations. I know its hard, but don't compare me with my brother or sister.
9. Do not be afraid to leave for a weekend together. Kids need vacations from parents, and parents need vacations from kids. Besides, it's a great way to show us kids that your marriage is something special.
10. Teach me the right way to live and love my family and friends, and show me the right way to treat the other children of the world. All of us are different in one way or another and we will learn through your guidance the meaning of love and respect for all living beings.
Now that I lie down in my bed, And pull the covers up to my head. I'll dream of dragons and fairies bright, And pixies and wizards and elves tonight. I'll dream of some sort of magical place, and wake in the morning with a smile on my face.
THE MOST FUN FILLED CASTLE ON THE NET! Fun for all the Children of the World
Let's begin with a DISNEY SPECTACULAR. Enjoy
In the very last video there 20 snippets of Disney songs, try to guess what they are and which movie they are from . Good luck! There are twenty songs, some easier than others.
SELIGOR'S CASTLE THE MOST FUN FILLED CASTLE ON THE NET! Fun for all the Children of the World Enjoy this little quiz, you will find the results at the top of page 33 Nursery Rhymes. 1. The Owl and the Pussy Cat went to sea!
But can you tell Seligor who it was that married them? 2. Sing a Song of Sixpence a pocket full of rye! But where were the King and Queen when the maid had her nose snapped off?
3. Oranges and Lemons said the Bells of St Clements But how many bells were mentioned in the rhyme? 4. We all know the wonderful rhyme named "Winken, Blynken and Nod" But can anyone tell Diddilydeedot who wrote it?
Thanks to everyone who uploads all these wonderful songs, etc.Without your help my visitors to my websites wouldn't get the chance to hear sound from other countries
BRINGS YOU JOSHES AND JOKES
Some little songs all about Ivor the Engine Driver, these are for the Littlest Ones
I do like to advertise for some of my friends sites around the world. I don't get paid for these adverts and they can only be got to through the browser or URL provided. I have been to most if not all of these sites and they should not contain any adult material.
Once you see it,youcan’t unsee it.
You will notice when you go to http://diddilydeedot.zoomshare.com/ my site for the children of the world, a lot of the content will be in their own language wherever possible. I only speak English and Welsh, but I do apply my Google Translater for all the letters I receive.
Seligors Homepage brings you a little quiz.
The answers are at, "Riddle-mee-Ree" Page 41
Here are 20 Easy Question's
Try not to look up the answers, best to get Mum or someone to help,
1. What French National Heroine was burned at the stake in 1431?
2. Crossword Puzzle Clues are labeled "across" and "What" other orientation?
3. Who wrote the book called "The Defence Never Rests", F. Lee Bailey or F. Murray Abraham?
4. In Psychology, What "O" is the opposite of a Pessimist?
5. In Hospitals, The Calm Reassuring way in which doctors talk to their patients is known as their Bedside "What"?
6. What Cocktail made with Vodka and Tomato Juice is named for a British Queen?
7. What soap opera is known for the opening phrase "Like Sands Through The Hourglass"?
8. On What Game Show does a contestant break the chain if they answered their question incorrectly?
9. What Fruit is known in Italy as a "Pomodoro"?
10. What Kevin Bacon Movie opened as a Broadway Musical in 1998?
11. In What Broadway Musical did Ethel Merman play Annie Oakley?
12. Before Adopting The Euro, What was the basic unit of currency in France?
13. What Movie features Dan Aykroyd fighting a giant marshmallow man?
14. In Fashion Retail, A Store Employee who works with individual customers to help them choose clothes is known as a "What" Shopper?
15. In Religion, according to the authorized version of the Bible, Jacob made his son Joseph a coat of many "What"?
16. In Geography, The Four Countries of the UK are England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Which Other?
17. In British Customs, What "P" is a polite word that is widely used at the end of a sentence to accompany a request?
18. In Sport, What "J" follows High, Triple and Long to make the names of three athletic events?
19. According to a line from a song in a famous musical, Which Geographical Features are Alive With The Sound Of Music?
20. According to the Dictionary, The Bottom of the Sea is often referred to as Who's Locker?
VERSES WRITTEN BY CHILDREN BEFORE 1937
IF ANY CHILD WHO OF COURSE WILL NOW BE WELL INTO THEIR 70'S CAN REMEMBER WRITING THESE RHYMES/POEMS, IT WOULD BE LOVELY IF YOU COULD GET IN TOUCH WITH ME AT
I WOULD BE VERY PLEASED TO HEAR FROM YOU, MAYBE YOU WENT ON TO BECOME AN AMAZING POET IN YOUR LATER LIFE.
FAIRIES IN THE GLEN
Have you seen the elves and fairies
Down in Greenwood Glen ?
I think I have, I think I have,
I've seen some wee, wee men.
I've seen some pretty fairies, too
With shiny, shimmering wings,
And I've heard some fairy music -
It's so sweet when a fairy sings.
Patricia Adams (age 9)
In the land where fairies dwell
There stands a lovely wishing-well.
I wish you could see the fairies there
Washing their golden, curly hair
And there upon a summer night
Sits the Queen in her delight,
Bringing joy to every friend,
Happiness that has no end.
Joyce Farmer (Age 10)
With a whisper of tiny voices, a rustling of the breeze
That is very gently stirring the supple green trees,
A hundred little moonbeams filtering through the glass,
A million little fairies are dancing on the grass.
A tiny, little fairy band tinkling ts fairy tune,
Whispering out its melody, stealing through the gloom,
With a clash of fairy cymbals, a twirl of fairy feet,
All the dainty fairies fly home to Fairy Street.
Jean Sanders (Age 12)
HERE ARE THE ANSWERS TO THE DISNEY SPECTACULAR QUIZ.
1. A Whole new World/ 2. The Circle of Life/ 3. There's something there/ 4. love is a song that never ends/ 5. Steady as a beating drum/ 6. He's a Tramp/ 7. Make a Man Out of You/ 8. Just Can't Wait to be King/ 9. Once Upon a Dream/ 10. One Jump/ 11. Second Star to the Right/ 12. High Ho/ 13. Trust in Me/ 14. Pink Elephant/ 15. Just Around the RIver-bend/ 16. Love/ 17.April Showers/ 18. The Siamese Song/ 19. Belle/ 20. I Got No Strings...
Golden Rules for Living for Adults and Children alike
If you open it, close it. If you turn it on, turn it off. If you unlock it, lock it up. If you break it, admit it. If you can't fix it, call someone who can. If you borrow it, return it. If you value it, look after it. If you make a mess, clean it up. If you move it, put it back. If it belongs to someone else, get permission to use it. If you don't know how to operate it, leave it alone. If it's none of your business, don't be nosy.
How many of these have you broken today .....? lol