It's World Book Day today. One of the parts of the special day for lovers of books is to dress up as their favourite characters.
I wish they did this sort of thing when I was a child.
But then again - coming from the home of Roald Dahl - the amount of kids walking around as a Dahl character might end up being repetitive.
That's not to diss Dahl, though! Just the way I can imagine how my primary school would have ended up.
To be fair and honest - the younger me would have selected a Dahl creation. And I would have chosen Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I think I would have pulled it off, as well.
I don't know who I would dress up as now, if I was offered.
I'm too old to dress as Ralph Parker from Jean Shepherd's stories (unless I am Ralph as the narrator, of course), too male to be Thursday Next, too smooth to be Heathcliff, too soft to be Bill Sikes,. And so on.
I think I'd just have to step up from 'Charlie' and become Willy Wonka.