When I was a kid we moved house and country a few times which means that many things like toys and clothes were parted with throughout the years. Now at the grown up age of 28 there are just a few items left which are the ones that I could not bear to part with. Everyone needs some of their childhood toys and games, right?
Well, two items which I wanted to add to Poppet's nursery have been unearthed from their storage box in the loft and have been spruced up ready for their new home. And Mr PC's Steiff bear has been fetched from his parents' loft and has joined the crew too.
So without further ado, I'd like to introduce three of our old friends:
Hamish is my teddy bear which my great grandfather bought for me when I was born. He went everywhere with me and even has a wife and son (Mrs Hamish and Baby Hamish).
He looks rather dashing now as he had a short stint at the Teddy Hospital the other week and got a thorough wash and blow dry along with a new leg and a new spiffy pair of boots. This is a pic of him before his treatment:
This pink knitted dolly was another of my top favourite toys and she came along on many days out. I carried her in my 'handbag' (a pink plastic shopping basket) whenever I went anywhere.
She's in pretty good condition all things considered and just spent a couple of nights in the freezer to make sure any dust mites etc are exterminated.
This is Mr PC's childhood bear, a Steiff teddy that his granddad bought for him when he was born. He too went to the Teddy Hospital for a wash and blow dry and has come back looking good as new. Isn't he adorable?
This is Ted's 'before' pic and I must say, what a massive difference!
So there we are, three old pals waiting to meet Poppet's acquaintance when she comes! Do you still have your childhood teddy? Maybe unearth them from their storage box, spruce them up and give them pride of place once again.