Hello, hope all is well with you!
We're having a big summer clear out at home. To be honest, there isn't a huge amount to clear but we have a few boxes in the cupboard under the stairs and, funnily enough, a few cupboards in the kitchen are filled with non-kitchen items!
The loft is empty! We've never kept anything up there… I think we're afraid of the spiders! And see who I've found!! Let me introduce you to my very first teddy bear.
Well actually, she's not a teddy bear; she's a panda, and her name… yep, that's right, Panda! I can't remember how old I was when I received Panda but she became a very special companion and went with me every where!
As you can see Panda has a friend, a beanbag mouse, and that's right the mouse is called… Mouse! It makes me smile to think they're over thirty years old now and like me are showing their age (I wonder if any of our beauty ranges can help them out)!
The ears on Mouse have been repaired and replaced with felt. (I'm not sure how she lost them – I'd rather not try and guess) and Panda has lost an eye. I did replace it years ago (when I was around 7 or 8) with a felt eye but now that has gone too.
When my Mum read Meg and Mog or the Mr Men series to me as little boy, Mouse and Panda would listen too and I'd share my milk and biscuit with them. They're so sentimental and whenever I look at them another memory pops back into my mind. As I write this I recall Mouse and Panda sitting at the end of my bed cuddling up with a giant Womble. I can't remember his name, let's just settle for Womble! I seem to recall Womble wearing a brown floppy hat with a red scarf!
Panda and Mouse are now well looked after by my children who can't quite believe they're nearly as old as I am! Who knows what or who we'll find next!
Take care and bye for now!
Charlie, Panda, Mouse and Womble!!