We had such a busy week during half term, but a definate highlight was when Monkey met Postman Pat last Friday.
We’d been invited to a special Postman Pat screening in central London. We caught the train to London and then went on the underground to Covent Garden. After a lovely meal in Pizza Express in Bow Street, we made our way to the venue. Monkey was beside himself. I was rather nervous. Monkey seems to have a cinema phobia, every time I mention going, he has a meltdown. I’d told him a little white lie in the hope that Postman Pat could convince him that films were fine. I’d told him the screening would be on a very small screen. Naughty Mummy!
We were one of the first families to arrive, which suited us well. It gave Monkey time to get used to his surrounding. He can get quite unsettled in new places, especially if there are lots of people.
As we entered the screening room, Monkey met Postman Pat AND Jess the Cat.
He was fine, he was one very happy little boy. Now, this is Monkey, so there was no running up and jumping on Postman Pat. There were no solo photo opportunities. We had to have a family snap, but I don’t mind that, Postman Pat is a rather cool person to have your photo taken with!
Postman Pat is actually rather cheeky, and he had Monkey in stitches with his antics. It was a great ice breaker for Monkey. It was lovely to watch him relax and interact with one of his heroes. We’ll have some wonderful #PatMemories from our time in London.
So why had we been invited to London? Well, Postman Pat is in his 30’s now (yes even he is younger than me – grits teeth!). We got to view a few episodes from the new digitally enhanced original series from the 1980’s and 1990’s TV series.
Series One – Postman Pat Takes a Message
Postman Pat’s Finding Day
Postman Pat and the Magpie Hen
Postman Pat’s Birthday
Postman Pat’s Rainy Day
Postman Pat and the Sheep in the Clover Field
Postman Pat’s Tractor Express
Postman Pat’s Thirsty Day
Postman Pat’s Windy Day
Postman Pat’s Foggy Day
Postman Pat’s Difficult Day
Postman Pat Goes Sledging
Postman Pat’s Letters On Ice
Postman Pat Takes a Message
Postman Pat’s Finding Day
We got treated to Postman Pat’s Finding Day. Would Monkey be concerned about the difference in footage, voices and overall pace of the older programmes? No, not at all. He just accepted it and sat glued to the screen. He wasn’t even phased by it being a rather larger screen than I’d described. Phew, Mummy was off the hook!
It was then on to Series Two – Postman Pat and the Big Surprise
Postman Pat and the Hole in the Road
Postman Pat and the Suit of Armour
Postman Pat in a Muddle
Postman Pat Misses the Show
Postman Pat Follows a Trail
Postman Pat Has the Best Village
Postman Pat Paints the Ceiling
Postman Pat Has Too Many Parcels
Postman Pat and the Big Surprise
Postman Pat and the Robot
Postman Pat Takes Flight
Postman Pat and the Beast of Greendale
Postman Pat and the Mystery Tour
Monkey thoroughly enjoyed watching Postman Pat in a Muddle – he broke his glasses and it caused quite a lot confusion.
We also got treated to some Special Delivery Service action from Series Two.
If we hadn’t been treated enough, we got to see the trailer for the upcoming Postman Pat Movie! The film is out towards the end of May, I really think we have now cracked the film phobia, I think this will be Monkey’s first movie experience in the cinema. It looks fab! Postman Pat even sings in the film with a little help from Ronan Keating no less.
Do you have any special #PatMemories?
disclosure: we were given the DVD’s mentioned at this free screening, so we could share their release with you, my readers. My views as always, are my own honest opinions.