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This linky is going up later and later on a Saturday night. And it’s all due to a little ritual that’s started here.

Saturday night Ella is allowed to stay up just a little bit longer to watch whatever age-appropriate movie the TV can dish up. It’s become “our time’’ together and she looks forward to it all day.

I’m not sure if she’s A. excited about cuddling up on the couch with me; B. excited about what the movie might be; or C. excited that she gets to stay up later. Probably the latter.

Tonight, it was Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory – the old version with Gene Wilder. I have to admit, I’d never seen this version. We loved it. Much better songs than the Johnny Depp version. Although it was lacking one crucial element – Johnny Depp.

Funnily, we’d only just watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with the delectable Mr Depp last Sunday.

And this is why I love that she’s into chapter books now. Because we get to read the book, watch the movie and, when another version of the movie invites us in, she gets excited about watching that too.

So we’re in chocolate heaven right now.

Tomorrow she’s spending the day with The Bloke in The Shed at a meeting at Anvers Chocolate Factory at Latrobe, which is a beautiful café and chocolate museum with viewing of the chocolates and fudge being made via a window. I think Ella is envisaging she’ll see chocolate rivers, Willy Wonka Chocolate Bars and Oompa Loompas.

Are your kids Roald Dahl fans?

Now, onto this week’s Aussie Giveaway Linkup…

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10 Responses to Aussie Giveaway Linkup #113: Saturday night ritual

  1. I do prefer the original Willy Wonka. But you are right Johhny Depp is delectable. 😀 I have heard Tasmania is a great place to go for Chocolate lovers. One day I will get there.
    Melanie @ A Welcoming Hearth recently posted..Ella’s Kitchen – 100% Organic Baby Food – Giveaway!My Profile

  2. I haven’t seen the Johnny Depp version, but I do love the original. Life lessons wrapped in golden foil – right?
    Saturday night snuggles sound divine.
    Amanda @ Cooker and a Looker recently posted..I won first prize at the Ekka + five other things you’ll never believe.My Profile

    • Oh, exactly, Amanda. Some very good life lessons indeed!
      Sadly, there wasn’t any good movies on to watch tonight, which was a bit disappointing. Holding out for another good one next Saturday night!

  3. She’s not a fan yet. I watched the original WWATCF last night and had forgotten about the scary bits! Sounds like you had a lovely night 🙂
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    • Much scarier than you’d expect for little ones, that’s for sure, Kaz. Ella seemed to cope well, which was good. She would have been petrified if we hadn’t read the book first though. 🙂

  4. Lisa Wood says:

    How cute is that! Watching a movie and staying up late…love that she is growing up and spending time with you having cuddles…so miss those moments when they are too big for treats like that!
    And I much prefer the first Charlie and the Chocolate Factory compared to the newer movie. Never thought to read the book with our boys, will have to find a copy of it 😉

  5. Chelsea says:

    Hey I’d like to participate! How do I delete my link up? I didn’t link directly to the giveaway and id like to correct that or if you could take it down for me that would be great 🙂

    • My apologies, Chelsea. I’ve only just noticed your comment here. A new linky is going up tonight, so you’ll be able to upload your giveaway again. Just link directly to the post your giveaway is on. If you ever put in the wrong url, you can hover over your link and a red “x” will appear. Click the “x” and it will delete. 🙂

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