My apologies to people whose comments I have yet to reply to; it’s hard for me to find time at the weekends to reply to things when my husband is also at home 😭 I will get to you ASAP!
I have an extra confession to make: when searching through my photos for the ones I wanted to upload for today’s post I got sidetracked and ended up crying copiously (in a happy way) over ultrasound scan videos and memories of before the baby was born, and now it’s 11pm and I’ve run out of energy to write much 😂
But! Above is a picture of the “imaginatively”-named (and much-loved) Tigger, who has been my friend since I was about 3-4 years old. I got him for my birthday (along with a recorder, and no disrespect to my parents but Tigger was by far the better present). He was actually a pyjama case, so had a hole in his butt that my mum used to turn him into an oversized hand puppet, and as such he often talked to me and gave me cuddles. He was busy looking after the house in England for a while but my mum sent him to me when I was pregnant to “help” me, and he was very brave making the transcontinental journey all by himself.
Today, my baby met her new friend (pictured above) and they got off to a fairly excellent start. I wonder how long this friend will be in favour! They are less cuddly than Tigger, so I am not sure that they will be popular for quite as long, but the baby currently absolutely adores our Actual Dog and Sora the husky puppet has thus far been met with approval.
So tell me about your favourite cuddly toy from when you were younger! Who gave it to you? What did it look like? What was its name?