Saturday, October 12, 2013

Wilbur and the Story Book Trail.

A Visit to Carrick Hill's 
Children's  story book trail.
We have a beautiful property in Adelaide that is opened to the public called Carrick Hill. The house is a lovely old mansion, but today I want to tell you, that Granny and I went on a story book trail.

We saw this huge frog that was spitting out water into the lake. There is a story written about Tiddalick, the largest frog in the world that held water.  I was sitting by his statue. 
Then there was a boat that floats on the pond . It was Ratty's boat from Wind in the willows."I do want a ride in that boat Granny. "
Guess what we found next. "The Hobbit's House. I tried knocking on the door but no one was home. You could see their table and chairs and what they had for supper on the table. I loved this house.
There was even another window that I could peep in. I do hope that dragon is not around. 

Horror of horrors, we went trit trotting over a bridge and I was scared out of my wits. It was the Three Billy Goats Gruff bridge with the troll under neath. I hopped back very quickly and ran... He wasn't having me for supper.

Hurray I found another WILBUR from the Charlotte's web story, can you see how big he is... I am a fairly big bear and Wilbur Pig looks a giant. He was looking at the web that Charlotte has spun. It was so strong I could climb it. 

You might not be able to read this, but it is Miss Muffet's Tuffet, where she sat. 
Above me is an enormous SPIDER, It was very scary. Granny didn't want to stay very long there because he might come down. It was in the trees and we couldn't get a photo of him.
These are the Gates from The Secret Garden, they were very big gates with very curly bits on them. It was just open enough for me to squeeze through. 
We had to find the Key to the gates and guess what... da da... we found a very
h u g  e Key. 

Now Granny and I thought this looked like the three little pigs house, but it wasn't.
We were not very sure who lived there. I thought it was just my size house.

"Help Granny!!!!! I am up the tree, I'm frightened of that lion."
He comes from the story 'The  lion the Witch and the Wardrobe."
Granny told me to, not be a wus and get down, he was only a statue.
Where is Wilbur?????
Can you see me. I am riding on a zebra from the story "The Jungle Book." 
And this kind Elephant said I could have a ride on his trunk, because it was a long walk around this Story Book Trail. 
We walked back up to the beautiful old mansion through this pear Arbour.
It was cool and shady. 
I had to sit on the step at the top for a rest. 
Arrrr.. So nice.... yum.... Walnut and honey tart for a snack afterwards on the terrace over looking the rose garden. 
What a day, I'm fair tuckered out. We had such an exciting time. All the children of Adelaide should come up here and see this story book.

I'm falling asleep eating my toast, honey and peanut butter for supper.
I wonder what I will dream of tonight.

Welcome Elena Lavrova to my followers.
It is nice meeting new people.

My thought for the day.

"One hug is a perfect gift,
One size fits all
And nobody minds if you give it back."


  1. Hi Wilbur,

    Wow, what an exciting day you and Granny had. You made some very nice & interesting friends too. Thank you for sharing.

    Prudence ♥

  2. What a fun place to visit Wilbur. I love The Wind in the Willows with the naughty Toad and his long suffering friends Rat and Mole.


  3. What a great idea for a park... this was so much fun, thank you for taking us with you, dear Wilbur - although we were in deep fear for you when that nasty troll tried to catch you. But we've been missing a very special book - but you would have been able to fill that gap. If someone would have seen you sitting on a trunk or stone he would have believed they're showing Pooh's Corner there... ;O) Not to forget - a wonderful saying!

    Flutterby + Birgit

  4. Hallo Wilbur,
    das war aber ein aufregender Tag für dich. Gut das du so viele schöne Fotos für uns gemacht hast.
    Liebe Grüße

  5. Hi Kay and Wibur,

    What a fun day and adventure you had, with visiting the story book trail. I enjoyed seeing your photos and sure both young and old would love to visit here.
    The pear arbour looks wonderful and shady.
    Happy weekend

  6. Oh Wilbur, what a wonderful park! You must have had a phantastic day there. I whish I could come over and visit it too...

    Big bearhugs

  7. Well that does look like a fun place to visit, although we don't think we'd have been hanging round that bridge or that tuffet too long either!

  8. Hi Wilbur!

    What an exciting adventure! Thank you for taking us along by shsring all those great photos. It looks like you had a terrific day.

    hugs from
    Sebastian & me

  9. 'm a bit jealous because you were able to make a trip to such a beautiful park. So many adventures and attractions. You have a great life with your Granny Wilbur

  10. Oh Wilbur what an exciting adventure! what fun it must have been. It was very nice of you and granny to share such nice pictures with us. It made us feel if we were there with you.

    Bear hugs
    Blossom, Sissy,
    Jason and Sweet Pea

  11. FANTASTIC friend, fantastic post, fantstic Wilbur!!! I like you and your nice Wil!;) Kisses...xoxo NI

  12. Dearest Kay,
    What a lovely story with great photos!
    Sorry if you missed me as I had major surgery 11 days ago... Still needing time to recover but I will be fine.

  13. Wonderful, wonderful bear!!!!!!
    Very interesting journey and walk!!

    Have a nice day.

  14. Hello Kay!!!
    What a funny adventure for this little bear!))))

    Hugs, Eli

  15. Hey Wilbur, what a day you had. That looked like HUGE fun, meeting all the aminals and seeing all the houses. I'm really jealous.


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