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CBeebies Bedtime Story.
Hello. I'm Maureen, but my grandchildren call me Mo-Mo.
And it's wonderful to visit the CBeebies house.
It feels very familiar and homely, even though it's not my house.
Tonight's story is about a little girl visiting someone's home
and it feels just like that.
It's called Grandma's House and it's by Alice Melvin.
Often after school I go to Grandma's house,
where everything is different,
but always stays the same.
I always hang my coat up on this hook inside the hall
and I pour my glass of milk from the little china cow.
But Grandma's tartan tin is on the very highest shelf
and I know I cannot reach the chocolate biscuits by myself.
I love to ride the rocking chair...
CREAKING ..as quickly as I can.
Then slowly spin the globe to search for places that I know.
But I cannot wind the ticking clock that stands beside the stair...
TICK TOCK TICK TOCK ..as Grandma keeps the special key.
She must be here somewhere!
I have to climb this ladder to my favourite place.
My own top-secret hideout at the top of Grandma's house.
Full of all the toys she used to play with long ago,
but still I cannot find her.
So I climb back down below.
I haven't got my partner for a dance around the room,
nor anyone to watch me squeeze a snowy cloud of talc.
I often stop and stare at all the photos on the wall,
but Grandma isn't here to tell me tales about them all.
I hurry past the lampstand and the dancing figurines.
I run across the sunroom to the open double doors,
out into the garden through the hedge beneath the tree
towards a kind familiar voice
that's calling out to me. BIRDS TWEET
SIGHING WOOF! WOOF!
Oh, I'm really glad the little girl found her grandma.
What was your favourite room in the house?
Was it the attic, with Grandma's old toys?
Or was it the garden with the tea party ready?
I know which is my favourite.
But now it's time for bed.
I hope you have sweet dreams.
Night-night. I'll see you soon for another bedtime story.