Wallace and Gromit {The Ordinary Moments}

As time goes on LP’s personality is developing and her preference for different toys, clothes and TV shows is developing too. LP has, and will always have, a love for Curious George. She adores that cheeky little monkey! But slowly and surely a new love is creeping into her life, a love that I can relate to and that I’m secretly pleased about.

LP has discovered Wallace and Gromit.

Growing up I remember watching the Wallace and Gromit movies as they were released – A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave followed more recently by The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and A Matter of Loaf and Death. I was a huge Aardman Animations/Nick Park fan and grew up in awe of the things they could do with plasticine! I always thought this kind of animation/film was amazing!

We have all the Wallace and Gromit movies on DVD and have introduced them to LP who now loves them. She has inherited my Gromit soft toy and insists he sleeps when she sleeps, he sits at the dinner table when she eats and keeps her company at various times around the house. Gromit is now one of LP’s most treasured companions – Aside from Curious George!

Wallace and Gromit

I hope that LP carries on loving Wallace and Gromit. Movies and TV generally has come a long way since A Grand Day Out was released in 1989. The world of cinema is now full of CGI and special effects – not loveable plasticine figures and films that take years and years to painstakingly make. I hope that LP continues to appreciate the labour of love that those movies must have been.

Wallace and Gromit

I also hope that LP continues to show such amazing imagination, making her cuddly toys have breakfast, lunch and dinner with us. Putting them to bed and waking them up in the morning. LP insisted on putting Gromit to bed in her bed the other day, tucking him in and reading him a bedtime story. She even told him that he was going to nap for two hours – just like we tell her and that he could wake up when ‘the sun’s back’ – a reference to her beloved Gro Clock!

Wallace and Gromit

 LP has another new love, this is ordinary for us now. I’m sure there will be many more ordinary moments involving LP’s latest loves in the weeks, months and years to come.


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. 1989? That just made me feel old. We love Wallace and Grommit too. So lovely that your love of W & G goes on with her. And the pictures are beautiful!

  2. Wallace & Grommit are so wonderful! I totally relate to the hope that our babies will appreciate the “old style” movies that we grew up with and how much time and love went into making them! I particularly feel this way about the old disney movies, all hand drawn!!! I feel old to say it, but they don’t make em like that any more 🙂 x

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