Mar
18
2010

Busy times

Hi to all my regular readers – just thought I’d let you know that for the next few months I have about 8Hrs extra work a week so I’m not finding much free time to get the stories written down, it’ll be slow for a while but I’ll keep them coming as I can.

Feb
15
2010

Henry’s Rain Troubles.

Every story needs a good beginninghis is the story of Henry the duck, but it’s a different Henry to the Henry you might know.  Because, not everybody knows this, but just about every duck is called Henry! 

And this Henry didn’t like rain.

It wasn’t that he didn’t like water, he loved water. If fact, every afternoon Henry took a long swim in the lake, but rain was another matter entirely. And unfortunately the area where Henry lived got lots and lots of rain.

Henry hated the way the rain made the side of the lake muddy. Henry hated the way wet leaves stuck to his bottom whenever he sat down. Henry hated the smell of wet dirt in his duck hole. Henry hated not being able to fly because his wings were all soggy. Henry, it would have to be said, hated EVERYTHING about rain!!

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Jan
29
2010

Henry’s Seaside Adventure.

For Issy, because she asked so nicely…

Every story needs a good beginninghis is the story of Henry the duck, but it’s a different Henry to the Henry you might know.  Because, not everybody knows this, but just about every duck is called Henry! 

And this Henry was black, from head to toe.

His feet were black, his bill was black, even his skin and feathers were black. As far as Henry knew he was the only black duck in the whole world. Other ducks often asked him how he came to be so black and it was a story that Henry loved to tell. You see, Henry hadn’t always been black. In fact, he was just like every other duck for the first few years of his life. He’d kind of, become black during a trip to Sydney and it was a trip he’d never forget.

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Jan
24
2010

Apology

Sorry for the lack of updates, I’ve been on Holidays and then busy since getting back, I’ll have an update next week.

Dec
21
2009

Henry’s First Christmas

Every story needs a good beginninghis is the story of Henry the duck, but it’s a different Henry to the Henry you might know.  Because, not everybody knows this, but just about every duck is called Henry! 

And this Henry lived in Bethlehem around the time that Quirinius was governor of Syria.

Caesar Augustus had just issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world and so Bethlehem had been flooded with people returning home to be counted. To make matters worse the king and queen duck had decided it was a great chance to count all the ducks too. Henry had never seen so many ducks on his lake, the NOISE alone was driving Henry crazy.

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Dec
18
2009

Henry and the Christmas Mess

Every story needs a good beginninghis is the story of Henry the duck, but it’s a different Henry to the Henry you might know.  Because, not everybody knows this, but just about every duck is called Henry! 

And this Henry lived in a park that was VERY popular at Christmas time.

In fact, almost everyone in town had their Christmas parties in Henry’s park, which made the park very noisy and very messy.  The problem was that everyone brought tinsel and balloons and streamers and decorations to the park, but no-one bothered to take them home again.  Every morning Henry and his friends woke up to find their park covered in rubbish, including left over food and bottles.  As Christmas got closer, the park was so messy that people had stopped visiting the park during the day and that meant no bread for the ducks.

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Dec
1
2009

Henry and the Gorilla

Every story needs a good beginning his is the story of Henry the duck, but it’s a different Henry to the Henry you might know.  Because, not everybody knows this, but just about every duck is called Henry! 

And this Henry loved to tell tall stories.

Henry told lots of stories about the wonderful things he’d done.  Brave things, exciting things, the problem was, not all of them were true.  Most of the things Henry said he’d done were just made up and he’d never really done them at all. It wasn’t long before the ducks discovered Henry had been lying to them and then they stopped believing anything Henry said. Even though at least one of his stories, really did happen.

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Nov
22
2009

Henry and the Poo Catastrophy

Every story needs a good beginninghis is the story of Henry the duck, but it’s a different Henry to the Henry you might know.  Because, not everybody knows this, but just about every duck is called Henry! 

And this Henry was a bit of a clean freak.

Henry loved to keep his house spotlessly clean, ‘a place for everything and everything in it’s place’. He even kept the lawn around his hole nibbled to a nice even length. But one day, Henry came to a sudden and sickening realization.

Henry was swimming in the lake as he usually did in the afternoon, drinking the cool refreshing water, when suddenly it dawned on him. He’d just done a wee in the lake and now he was drinking it!!! Not only that but most of the ducks went down to the lake whenever they needed to go to the toilet, both number 1’s AND number 2’s.

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Nov
10
2009

Henry and the Crocodile

Every story needs a good beginninghis is the story of Henry the duck, but it’s a different Henry to the Henry you might know.  Because, not everybody knows this, but just about every duck is called Henry! 

And this Henry loved to explore, he especially loved exploring new lakes, underwater. 

One day while Henry was flying around exploring he spotted the biggest lake he’d ever seen.  From the air Henry could see that it was full of his favorite duck weed and surrounded by lovely grass.  The water of the lake looked cool and inviting and Henry couldn’t believe that it wasn’t full of ducks.  In fact, that was the only reason that Henry didn’t dive straight in for a swim.

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Nov
10
2009

Crazy Busy

Sorry for the delays – life is incredibly busy at the moment, even this evening our 2yr old has been vomiting all over the lounge, I imagine it’s likely to stay fairly busy in the lead up to Christmas but I’ll keep them coming as fast as I can.