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djgordy
726230.  Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:45 am Reply with quote

...with my little eye, something beginning with "I".

 
mckeonj
726660.  Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:22 am Reply with quote

I

 
bobwilson
727072.  Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:42 am Reply with quote

Iris

 
Posital
727077.  Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:48 am Reply with quote

Idiot

 
bemahan
727084.  Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:13 am Reply with quote

Imp

 
Posital
727126.  Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:37 am Reply with quote

Idolatry

 
Bondee
727159.  Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:06 am Reply with quote

djgordy wrote:
...with my little eye, something beginning with "I".


Indian!

Big Chief I-Spy...


...chief of the I-Spy tribe.

He wasn't a real Indian, he was Charles Warrell, a former headmaster who created I-Spy towards the end of his working life. He retired in 1956, but lived on until 1995 when he died at the age of 106.

The tribe was based on the I-SPY Books.

As you spotted the objects mentioned in each book you'd mark it with a tick, and gain points. Once the book was complete, you sent it to Big Chief I-SPY and received (if I remember correctly) a feather to mark your achievement.

<has a look at Wiki>

Yep, a feather.

The only book I completed was I-SPY on a Train Journey because I'd always be clutching it in my tiny mitts whenever my nan and I took one of our regular train journies to Waterloo on our way to visit my great-grandma.

 
Ameena
727228.  Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:39 pm Reply with quote

We do a set of books at work now called "I-Spy" - maybe they're remakes of the ones you used to have?

 
bemahan
727231.  Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:47 pm Reply with quote

I caused a bit of a kerfuffle on a former-Yugoslav 'cruise' ship in the 70s when I was ticking off boats in my I-Spy book.

 
djgordy
727273.  Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:23 am Reply with quote

Exactly. I used to have the I-Spy books when I was younger. They were great.

 
tetsabb
727297.  Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:17 am Reply with quote

bemahan wrote:
I caused a bit of a kerfuffle on a former-Yugoslav 'cruise' ship in the 70s when I was ticking off boats in my I-Spy book.

I-Spy or Jane's?

 
djgordy
727301.  Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:49 am Reply with quote

BondeeBig wrote:
Chief I-Spy...

He wasn't a real Indian, he was Charles Warrell, a former headmaster who created I-Spy towards the end of his working life. He retired in 1956, but lived on until 1995 when he died at the age of 106.


I've been meaning to start a thread on Indians (aka native Americans) but in passing I will remind people of Mr. Archibald Belaney of Hastings who emigrated to Canada became "Grey Owl".

 
bemahan
727384.  Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:15 pm Reply with quote

tetsabb wrote:
bemahan wrote:
I caused a bit of a kerfuffle on a former-Yugoslav 'cruise' ship in the 70s when I was ticking off boats in my I-Spy book.

I-Spy or Jane's?

If it had been Jane's I probably would have been in big trouble! It was the fact that I was looking at their military ships (IIRC) through binoculars and marking in a book. When they got up to me and saw that I was about 12 and it was an I-Spy book, they relaxed but it was made clear to my mum that I was to stop!

 
scoot
727505.  Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:53 am Reply with quote

I spy books are available from many good bookshops or you can see a full list here.

They have been brought back by Michelin and istead of sending off you go to the website to print a certificate when you reach a certain point level.

 

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