An A-Z of Children’s stories – day 11

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I’ve got a kite! Grandpa gave it to me. It ’s diamond shaped and nearly as big as me! It’s orange, red, and blue with a very long yellow tail. Yesterday Grandpa and I took it to the park. It was quite windy and I had a job carrying it. I blew over once and landed on my bottom, but I didn’t let go.

We went up a hill. Grandpa held it for me and I walked backwards unwinding the string. He shouted ‘stop’ so I stopped. ‘Hold the string tight,’ he shouted, ‘now run away as fast as you can’.

I started running and Grandpa let go of the kite. I looked over my shoulder and it was going up in the air. Grandpa shouted ‘Keep running’ so I did. I was out of breath!

‘Stand still’ shouted Grandpa. ‘and keep tugging on the string’. I pulled and pulled and my kite fluttered lots of miles above my head. It started going round and round in circles, it was so funny! I got giddy watching it and I nearly fell over!

Then suddenly it dived towards the ground. Grandpa ran in case it landed on his bald head!

‘Let’s try again’ he said. So we did. Up it went and suddenly the wind started blowing very hard, and the kite pulled and pulled. It nearly pulled me off my feet! Grandpa helped me hold on so I didn’t fly away!

Then it flew into a tree and got stuck. I was a bit upset but I was brave and didn’t cry. Grandpa and another man jiggled and wiggled the string until the kite came free and floated down to the ground.

We are going again on Saturday!



Tomorrow’s story is called –


Previously G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



In 2018 – My Friend Rosey hijacked my blog and wrote about me – Keefie!


In 2017 – In Amble Bay, it was Karaoke Night!




28 thoughts on “An A-Z of Children’s stories – day 11

  1. shravmusings Apr 12, 2019 / 06:18

    A perfect adventure during holidays for the kids. Kids and Kites are inseparable.


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 13, 2019 / 00:57

      Now you come to mention it I think I did too – with equal lack of success!


  2. Varad Apr 12, 2019 / 12:14

    This brought back a lot of memories, Keith. Kite flying was not just an activity then, but more of a thing of pride amidst the children and adults as well. The objective of the kite-fights were to cut the thread of your opponent’s kite and to capture it as your own. People used to prepare special strings by coating the twine with powdered glass mixed with glue. It was more garrote than a normal string.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 13, 2019 / 00:55

      I’d heard about that but completely forgotten about it until now. Quite a sport I imagine.


  3. Denise Hammond Apr 12, 2019 / 21:33

    It’s so windy here today a kite would be ripped to shreds. We have no wind or dangerous wind.

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  4. randommusings29 Apr 12, 2019 / 21:41

    This brings back lovely memories of flying a kite with my own grandad

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 13, 2019 / 00:47

      Kites shouldn’t be taken too seriously although I’m sure the event is quite a spectacle!


  5. QueenBee Apr 14, 2019 / 11:42

    We in India, fly kites during our festival of Harvest, Sankranthi, in the month of January. I am not much of a kite flier, but I do enjoy watching them.

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