When I was little I felt there was very much a disproportion to the amount of toys I had to the the amount of toy my younger siblings ended up having. I had one Barbie I had collected Weetabix tokens for and by the end of my childhood she also had a buddy in 'hippy Paul' (a relation to Ken who had ripped shorts and long hair) a Sindy and also Skipper (Barbies kid sister). My younger sister then went on to have no less than 42 Barbies by the time she was finished with such things (although this was some five years after me).
Likewise I had a few Sylvanian Families, I remember taking them with us when we lived in Spain for a short while, there were a few rabbits and a tiny baby rabbit with a rocking cot and definitely a hedgehog or two. I loved them so much and have very vivid memories or sitting on baking hot steps playing with my little animals in the dusty surroundings. Again my younger sister seemed to end up with quite a lot more and even had the holy grail of Sylvanian treasures, the House Boat!
Now I've kinda gotten over that injustice I'll move on..
Wilf was given this rabbit family along with a camper van recently and it was a real joy to see how much he immediately loved them. Although he did say that they didn't need clothes and made me take them off them pretty much straight away. Every morning as I made his breakfast I find him here on the carpet like this. They are his first set and I hope his collection grows a little more than mine did, maybe he'll even inherit the House Boat one of these days ;)
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I sometimes feel bad for not sharing the photos I take on my iPhone more so here are a few that made me smile over the past few weeks.
Grabbing a hat and playing the fool in TopShop whilst Tom looks for a waistcoat for the wedding!
Raiding my jewellery box, a regular morning occurrence
Because these dungarees are always going to be cute
Hiding in the clothes again in Next and also this jacket for his wedding outfit! The Care Bear will hopefully not be attending.
And lastly, skipping down the street. Oh how I love this little boy
Thanks for letting me share!
The Sylvanian's were sent to Wilf for this post but all words and thoughts are my own