Another book we’ve just finished and the girls loved it! As did I – I loved the Wombles when I was little, particularly because I was born very near Wimbledon Common so I thought that practi cally made me a Womble! I remember as a child that the Wombles inspired me, my sisters and our neighbour to pick up litter and generally tidy up round our village too.
The Big One and I spent a very happy half hour watching the Wombles on YouTube too and despite the old style animation, it was a big hit. Both girls have been singing the theme tune ever since. Neither liked the Wombles Christmas appearance on Top of the Pops in 1974 though. Before my time (just!) but I remember seeing it as a child and finding it a bit creepy. What made my lovely husband laugh was how overly friendly the attractive teenage girls were with Noel Edmonds!