Thursday’s Special : Robotic


I really wasn’t planning to post this at all, and nothing could be further removed from my recent highly genteel walk at Newstead Abbey, could it? One of the highlights of my Christmas was a trip to the cinema to see the new Star Wars movie, in the company of my husband and son.  I loved it!

I had already been introduced to BB8 on Christmas morning, when this small but endearing creature was rocking and rolling around my kitchen floor.  An unexpected present to my son.  Brings out the child in all of us!  Elegant though she may be, my daughter was always a Star Wars fan too, and I have fond memories of taking her to the cinema, all those years ago.

What triggered this post?  Why Paula, of course!  You know Thursday’s Special.


  1. 🙂 a real cutie ! We enjoyed the movie over the holidays too Jo … wonderful .. our first vewing – DD’s third all within the space of a fortnight Lol …
    I too would love a House Droid even in one as small as ours haha
    Happy Thursday evening to you 🙂

    1. Hi Poppy! Have you been having computer problems or just busy? James face was a picture when he opened it! Gift from the girlfriend (and her parents had surprised her with one too!) We could have a droid party 🙂

  2. Well, how could I possibly go past a post with a picture of BB8?! 🙂 We got nagged almost daily from the day it opened “When are we going to see Star Wars?” To be fair, it was getting tricky to avoid spoilers but it was good to wait and build up the anticipation. Fortunately, it didn’t disappoint.

  3. Ha, there were several robots in my house many years ago, my two youngest boys loved robots and I even made a robot cake for my youngest’s 3rd birthday! Shame, I have just given them all their childhood photos otherwise I could have scanned it for the challenge. As you say, the child in us never disappears 😀

    1. We’ve had more than our share in the past too, Jude. This was a surprise Christmas present from his girlfriend, and the delight on his face was like a throwback to childhood. 🙂 Funny thing is, her parents surprised her with one too! The Disney Store triumphs again 🙂

    1. I had no intention of taking part, Ad. I only do challenges that appeal to me and this one didn’t. But old friends, and all that…and I remembered that I’d taken just this one shot on Christmas day. Why ‘waste’ it? But it was just a nice memory for me. 🙂

  4. We also did the Star Wars movie over the holiday and loved it! Though I’m feeling a bit letdown now…..I didn’t get this cute little fella in my kitchen….he does look so amusing, Jo.

      1. I would’ve been content till now with a House Elf, but now that I’ve seen this guy……

    1. What’s to hate? You’re not alone! It’s just one of those things I got hooked on when I was young and impressionable, and then my kids carried on the addiction. 🙂

  5. That BB8 is adorable. I’m sure all of you were amused at it moving around the floor at home. Glad to hear you had a good time watching the Star Wars movie. I’m sure it was a packed cinema 😀

    1. It had been running a few weeks and we went to an afternoon performance on New Year’s Eve, so it was pretty quiet. Which I much prefer. Less popcorn munching to listen to 🙂

  6. This is so lovely little one 🙂 My son introduced me on skype… But I haven’t watched the film yet. Thank you dear Johanna, I hope this little thing helps you in the kitchen too 🙂 Love, nia

  7. I love when certain toys and gadgets bring out the fun In all of us – and sometimes I remember he holiday by what was humming, twirling around, or being assembled in January- and one toy we still all remember used batteries fast and had an annoying Saying that said “change the batteries….”
    Anyhow – I like those floors – nice light wood – ❤️😉

    1. Nothing was further from my head, Paula. I was all set to go with some stormy photos with the Polish family, over on Hartlepool Headland yesterday. But I suddenly remembered Christmas morning, creeping around my kitchen floor, trying to get a shot of the flashing lights as he beeps. Unsuccessful! 😦 But yes, very cute 🙂 It’s always worthwhile if I can make you smile, Paula.

    1. I remember reading the theme last week and thinking ‘no way’- not my bag at all! 🙂 But Christmas morning did see me creeping around our kitchen floor, trying to capture him beeping 🙂 Yes, it was a good Christmas overall.

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