Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Old " Love " #Gallery

With how the weather has been recently it not been the weather to keep wearing my  summer clothes really not that at my age I would be wearing the tight shorts and skirt of my youth. You know when it was cool to wear black tights underneath denim shorts and high top trainers. 

It was raining yet again when has it not stopped raining ! I am not at all down beat about the rain .. yes I would like some sun especially as I am taking a UK holiday soon which cost as much as a  foreign holiday. I normally go to far flung places but for the last two years I have stayed with the UK though my feet as getting somewhat twitchy.

I  needed to go out food shopping or some other mundane task like dusting, hoovering and finally putting the sealant round the bath that Mr T hasn't got round to yet.

Reaching into my pocket of my rain coat I pulled on a plastic puzzle the sort you would find in a good Christmas cracker but it was modern it was 1950's in style and make. Somewhat quirky , a fun little item that on closer inspection was made in England.

It was an item from my childhood My grandparents used to give it to me to keep me amused I loved it, it was pure joy to me much more than the electronic toys that beckoned to me. I had not seen it since my grandad had died  so sadness and elation combined. You can have all the tea in china as they say but for me simplicity of a cheap toy can provide the trigger of memories forever.

Old joy  with a simple slide puzzle.


  1. Oh the simple things were the beat. my daughter use to amuse herself with a jar of buttons and 4 tupperware cereal bowls at my mums when she was younger, hrs of amusement could be had. She took the jar of buttons when my mum died....worth nothing in value but immeasurable in memories.
    thanks for sharing the lovely memory

    1. Awwh any time. xx I loved your memories about the buttons. x

  2. I used to love marbles, had a big bag of them and my children played with them, I have stored some for next generation too


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