Category Archives: Toys and Games

15 July 1982

Thur Jul XV Grant came to tea. Had Pizza, B. Potatoe’s, A. Pie + Cake. Karen had Raewyn round too. Taught Grant to play Subbuteo and won 4-0. I even missed a penalty! at last got to see the final … Continue reading

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Giant Bears

It all started on my first birthday. My Uncle Allan gave me a large teddy bear, about 18 inches high. I still have him. He’s a little threadbare (or ‘threadbear’, I guess) and his nose is stitched together where, for … Continue reading

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A couple of days ago, I was reacquainted with an old friend. ‘Blackie’, the toy dog I won at a school tombola thirty years ago. Of course, those were more innocent times. I don’t think you would get many parents … Continue reading

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