Monday, 16 March 2009

Blast from the Past

Or you could even say , a quack from way back! Groan!
My dad just came across this photo of my bedroom wall when he had stripped off the old Hector's House wallpaper. I obviously had taken advantage of this occasion and left my mark for posterity beneath the new paper. I must have been about 9 or 10 years old at the time.

When I was a kid, I invented this duck character named Peekiboo. Here he is with the little poem I wrote on the wall. It really gave me a laugh to see it. I think I've progressed a wee bit with the writing and drawing since then. I hope so anyway! The text reads...

I am me, I'm not you.
I'm a little duck called Peekiboo.
I've got a bright blue ribbon, that's tied in a big bow.
But how it actually got there, I really do not know.
I think I'm really handsome, though I really shouldn't say it.
I'm worth 500 dollars. That is if you could pay it.
I am me, I'm not you.
I'm just a little duck called Peekiboo.


  1. This is great! I love secret messages behind wallpaper. In my last house in Somerset,UK, i found a shirt behind the wall, all hand stitched and obviously very, very old (the house was 300 yrs old) Particularly cool having something in your own history coming back to you like that!

  2. Oh, I love this. What a cute little duck!

  3. What a wonderful memory and you were obviously very creative from an early age.

  4. This is great!!! I remember I invented a character when I was around 4 grade, but I can’t remember his name :S

  5. that is very sweet character and poem, just show how creative you were at such a young age! :)

  6. I'm very interested that you used dollars in the poem when you were in Scotland. The influence of TV?

  7. Well Alison, probably, or I have just always been a wannabe American!


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