Another thing I collected was the little toys from out of ‘Kinder Egg’ Easter Eggs and also out of Christmas Crackers. It wasn’t intentional collecting , it just happened. Suddenly I had an ice cream tub full of them. They tend to break very easily though, so not too many photos of these !
I kept a lot of my childhood jigsaw puzzles, all hidden in a big box in the loft. It is amazing how vivid the memories of doing these puzzles are still after all these years.
When I was growing up it was the ‘in thing’ to collect erasers, I wanted to be different so I collected pencils and erasers. Not many erasers survived after the collection finished but the pencils were hidden in a cupboard in an old wooden box.
Although I am in no way a collector of Sindy Dolls I still kept a few bits and pieces from my childhood. The Sindy Dolls didn’t survive in very good condition, Ballet Dancer Sindy suffered from arm fall off ( after being whirled around on her shoulder joints) and Nurse Sindy suffered from arm and… Continue reading Sindy
One toy that I loved as a child was my collection of farm and wild plastic animals. I used to love setting up paddocks and playing with them. As an adult they came in useful again as models in a photographic project.
As a little aside to the book websites I decided to start a website to showcase all those bits of childhood flotsam that I have kept over the years. At some time these bits were my greatest treasures , even though now they are just random bits of plastic! Take a look and see if… Continue reading Something A Little Different