I was looking through my photo's and found this one of my later Sasha's and Gregor's and was surprised to realise that I still actually still own them all!!! Yes I know poor Violet was nearly adopted by someone else but's she's back now and planning lots of gardening jobs for when Spring arrives in a couple of months.
They look like a nicely dressed bunch, Dee, I'm glad that you still have them!ReplyDelete
Thank Sharon, they are the backbone of my collecting of Villagers!! always ready to take a leading role!! :)Delete
Yeah! A stunning group of kids.ReplyDelete
Thanks Julie and not a 60's child amongst them :)Delete
I'm still here too!ReplyDelete
and Me !!Delete
I know that Hattie is from 1980-86, Violet and Sapphire 1981, Pintucks (can't just recall her name) 1982, Red Haired Gregor Cord 1982-86 but what years of manufacture are your two brunette boys, Toby and Zack?ReplyDelete
Love how we love and become attached to the dolls that have been with us from early on in our Sasha collecting then and stayed with us 'through thick and thin!'
Toby and Zak are seventies boys! Sweet and petite!! Yes these are most of my earliest dolls that I bought .The Pintuck ( Liberty) being my first.Delete
It is true about holding our first Sasha's closest to our hearts.!
Good to see, Dee, that you are hanging on to your beautiful children!!! Obviously a lot of bonding time has gone on since you have bought them! They are lovely and well worth keeping!!! xxx KarinDelete
Yes there are some that I just could not part with!! :)Delete
Heute ist deutscher Tag :)ReplyDelete
Ich finde sie total lieb, wie sie da aufgereiht stehen und brav in die Kamera gucken.
Die Zwillingsjungs haben -paedagogisch sehr passend- zwar das Gleiche an, aber doch etwas Individuelles; naemlich die Drachen, die sich spiegelverkehrt ansehen!
Ebenso bei den Maedels, dort in der Farbe der Bluemchen.
Ich finde es -genau wie die anderen hier- schoen, dass du sie schon so lange hast. Also haben sie sich bei dir niedergelassen und sind jetzt Teil deines (Puppen-)Lebens.
Happy German Tag :)Delete
Diese Puppen sind meine Kern Puppen das Einer-, die viel Charakter haben.
Ich weiß, sie wird mit mir eine sehr lange Zeit bleiben.
Es ist schön, dass sie bei mir bleiben :)
I know some German too...VOLKSWAGEN :)Delete
Hee hee! I remember my awful experience of UK's attempt at teaching modern languages in the 60s. Why do we always learn to count first? I mean, wouldn't you feel a little stupid standing around counting your Sashas but not being able to say why you were counting them?ReplyDelete
Then there was my first term of German class - I learned to say 'Today is my birthday. For my gift, I received an alarm clock. My mother has placed it in my bedroom.' Sadly, there has been no occasion when I have been able to use these pithy little sentences to any great effect.
My first term of French left me able to say. 'Here is Toto Lepin. He is the youngest child of his family. Here is his dog, Beau and his cat, Suzette. Here is his grandmother, a cross old lady whom Toto fears.' Again, I felt well equipped to meet a person from the mainland of Europe and engage them in useful conversation.
Oddly, my experience of beginners Latin would have left me able to offer refreshments, directions to town or explain that my father had many slaves and my mother was considered very beautiful, should any legionary soldier pass by and be in need of such information. Some of that seems a little more useful then rambling on about alarm clocks and scary grandmas - what a shame that all native Latin speakers were no longer alive and there was nobody for me to feed or put on the right road to Llandrindod Wells....
I am not forcing that strange obsession with learning linguistic structure before useful vocabulary on my Sasha family. They are currently picking up some Polish from our vet and some Russian from a friend's wife but I am not sure whether it is all repeatable in polite society....
Sounds like you have a good grounding in many languages! I ,despite having a French surname , was thrown out of the French class once for talking by Mrs MacFarlane ,a little Formidable French Woman, who thought that because of my name I would be a natural!!!Delete
Although I can usually understand a native of France when they are talking .....slowly!!