Deb's Digest
Debbie Atkinson’s family life column, as featured in the Southport Visiter.

Friday, 12 August 2011


Today Oscar was playing with a torch and I've absolutely no idea how I delved into the deep recesses of my ancient mind to recall Torchy the Battery Boy - a programme I must have watched when I was knee-high to something or other. Isn't the internet fantastic. Within two minutes I had a black and white episode playing on my computer and Oscar was transfixed. He sat still for almost half an hour and when I asked him half way through, if he'd had enough he didn't hear me. He even watched as the credits rolled at the end. I love this sort of thing - children enjoying good old-fashioned innocent entertainment.

He also loves baking with his mummy and daddy

long may he stay the way he is now!


  1. Glad he enjoyed Battery Boy so much and those cakes ..... I bet he soon made short work of them. They looked delicious.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  2. I think that, today, some children's television is too sophisticated for their needs, which are fairly simple. In days gone by the programmes were simple, because that was all that could be achieved.