Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Wink And A Nudge

Guess the latest game we have been playing with Ella? Tiddly Winks! Did you play as a kid? It was invented in the 1880's. The modern game started in Cambridge University, and then Oxford University started it's own Tiddly Society. I guess that used to be wild and crazy for the college kids back then! The player is a winker, the big disc that presses the little one is the Squidger,  Other terms are Squp, Gromp, I could go on, but you would likely go insane. We don't use all that goofy Tiddly language, we just aim in the right direction and hope for a bull's eye. Ella made the header for you by showing how the winks can look like an animal's paw print, and she is sending you a big smile!


“Is there any god like God? Are we not at bedrock? Is not this the God who armed me well, then aimed me in the right direction?”
2 Samuel 22

22 comments:

Bobbi and Gracie said...

Ella is really growing up! So pretty! Believe it or not I have never in my life played tiddly winks!! I have heard of the game, but never played it.

Ma said...

I've not played it, either. Great bright pictures, it looks like fun!

Sandra said...

the best thing today is that SMILE.. and great job on the paw print, i knew what it was before i read the comments. i have heard of it but never seen one...

LC said...

I am in the same boat as your previous commenters. --heard of it but never seen it. That Ella is truly growing up. Glad she has not outgrown that sweet face and smile.

Linda said...

Lovely photos, Ginny. I loved to play Tiddly Winks as a child! Ella is lovely.

From the Kitchen said...

I'd play with that cute girl!! Although I've heard of the game forever, I've never played.

You asked if Stephanie was at the restaurant on Sunday. She wasn't but we were there very early. We met her at her former restaurant, Scylla before it closed. It was delicious but very expensive and very small. She used the money from winning as best chef to open The Girl and The Goat. We'll go there to celebrate some special occasion in the future. In the meantime, we'll go back to The Little Goat again.

Best,
Bonnie

Shug said...

She is adorable! This is a fun game and I think it's great when parents/grandparents play games with their kids. as always, your photos are great...
Have a wonderful day.
Shug

Tamago said...

I don't know the game but looks fun! Ella is so pretty. And how creative to make paw print with the winks. That's a very cute paw print :-)

DawnTreader said...

We had a similar game but not by that name (which I don't think I ever heard before) and I seem to have a vague memory that we were supposed to land the little ones in a mug rather than a bull's eye. I think the Swedish name for it would translate flea-game because you made the little discs jump like fleas.

Annie said...

omigosh. I haven't seen Tiddly Winks since I was a kid. I don't think I ever saw the game for my kids to play. This is so cool.

I was over at Party City this morning and was looking at all the fun games for kids that are so great for kids' booths at festivals and parties and backyard play.

I feel very nostalgic.

Maria dolores Lopez godoy said...

I never saw that game in Europe, really your articles are very interesting. Kisses and hugs.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I don't think I've ever played!

LV said...

It has been too long since I played that game. I would not know what to do or remember the rules either. Some of the older games were more fun than the new ones.

Karin said...

Thanks Ella for the paw print! No, have never played this game before. Sounds like fun!

Betsy Adams said...

Oh Yes.... I played Tiddly Winks many many many times..... Didn't know that they still made it!!!!

Remember Parchesi???? We played that one also ---and Clue...

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I haven't thought about Tiddly Winks in ages. I'll bet Ella had lots of fun.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I have always heard of Tiddly Winks, but never played. Looks like I missed out on a fun game. Love Ella's pretty smile! I can tell she was having fun!

SquirrelQueen said...

Ella's smile is so beautiful. She is growing up fast.

I vaguely remember Tiddly Winks but I'm not sure if I played it. It looks like fun.

Ann said...

Yes, we did play that when we were growing up. I had no idea there was a Tiddly Society.

Dee said...

Good ole Tiddly Winks :) It is good to see you playing some real games with your grand daughter :)

Chatty Crone said...

I remember that game!!!!!!!! Loved it. sandie

Beverly said...

I need to look at your blog more often! I'm going down through my list and looking at all your photos, and lo and behold, there's Ella. I love that. I copied it and my use it for my FB profile pic. Thanks.