A few of my favourite things… Cuddlies
Just fetched them all down from the loft, and some of them are looking a little bit weathered, to say the least. The Polar Bear has basically changed into a brown bear. Anyway, he’s called Jingle – imaginatively named because when you press his hand, he plays Jingle Bells, or used to anyway. I think someone still makes these bears, as I seem to recall seeing ones in far better condition in a store recently. But this one must be about thirty years old as I’ve had all my life that I remember. The dog too, who has lost an eye at some point. You know I’m actually getting emotional seeing these old things again…
Anyway, the tiger is quite a lot newer, and the monkey newer still. I just got him at a fair last year with the rest of the family. There were some donkeys there and they were raising money for a sanctuary by selling a bunch of plushie toys.
I was reluctant to buy one at first. The toys were alright, but I just didn’t want my money going to any donkeys. Didn’t like the look of the ones they had there… had this evil look in their eyes. But in the end I relented.