Sunday 10 September 2023


 " Send supplies Stop we may not make it! Stop this could be the end Stop Make it stop! Stop" and so says the telegram from the Sasha village after one week of 30 degree plus temperatures which are continuing as I type! 

So I've pretty much spent the week inside during the hours of 10 am till 6 pm with the curtains semi pulled across the French doors and windows to help reduce the temperature on the back room of the house. It's too warm to even potter about, it's more like pot  ten minutes later ter!  

Luckily I had found a new author I liked and so was able to read everyday, but that's my book buying allowance for the month gone already!

I did remind everyone about the chat n snap and so that is on track and must decide exactly what I'm doing for the display backdrop, the theme being 1940's evacuee's. It will be a station of some sort but leaving? or arriving? that is the question! In my mind it looks like brief encounter but what will be cobbled together by the day is entirely less wonderful lol.

I have to say I love the fashions of the 1920's through to the 1950's , everyone looked so smart even the children. In this day of throw away fashion, it's all stretchy fabrics and cheap cottons. 



I especially love the jackets they used to wear, so stylish. And no it wasn't just the wealthy who looked good everyone wore smart clothing. I have a photo of my mum aged fourteen in her smart jacket with a lovely brooch and bright lipstick and another of my granddad with two of his brothers walking along the sea front and all wearing smart trousers and shirts. Back then they didn't need fitted wardrobes because they didn't have so many clothes. Maybe a lesson the world could take on board for the future of the planet.

The headliners today were Bea, Magda and Arabella when they were out in the garden before the weather got too hot.

On the doll front, nothing's happened because it's just too hot. But sooner or later this weather will change, after all this is England, and then things can start to happen.

So stay cool and have a healthy fun filled week ahead


Tuesday 5 September 2023


 Oh yes It's time already for September's doll photo day! To think there are now only three more till the end of the year.

So lets get this party started ...

First up is Steve's lad wearing a lovely colourful T shirt his other dad John brought back from the festival for him. He is off to cruise up and down the street showing it off to his mates.

And before he goes look at those eyes and even more those eye lashes! He'll be batting them at all the girls in the family I bet! 

Over at RoRoPo, Beverley and Clara are chillin, with a drink and a good book, enjoying the late warm weather while it lasts. Plenty of chatting going on too.

Here in the village Bea, Magda and Arabella are looking around the raised garden where it's nice and cool.

They stop to rest on the new bench, taking a leaf out of their friends at RoRoPo book, although they forgot to bring a book or anything to drink but since they have done nothing but gossip since they sat down, it will only be the drink they will miss!!

Chris T's little ochre eyed button girl has come along to join in doll photo day and what a sweetheart she is.

Three of Michelle's girls are nice and cool in this heat wave with their summer outfits.

Some of her boys have managed to escape from the shelving and are planning on watching a movie , once mum's gone back downstairs... don't tell !

There is still time to join in with the day, just send in those doll photos

Thank you to all who have taken the time to join in

Sunday 3 September 2023



Today, Sunday, is hot and sunny and according to the weather forecasters will pretty much remain so for the coming week. Who doesn't love a last burst of warm weather during September to set us up for the winter ahead.

Once our girls were all grown up and we didn't have to holiday during the school breaks, we always went on holiday during mid to late September. Weather is usually warm and dry with the temperature only really dropping in the evenings. Perfect for me who cannot cope with extremely hot weather anyway.

We've gotten out of the habit of holidays since covid hit and the dogs being quite young, but must really try and start booking a few breaks.

At present I'm in a 'it needs to change' frame of mind! Oh I'm still in 'it all must go' too but my mind is also planning and scheming on moving/changing things about the house! Some plans are being made but cannot be actioned until the new year but being me, I want to start tweaking the place now! But I will have to wait and make do with carrying on with the downsizing of the dolls and their things and since that will probably take from now and into next year I will have to make do with just planning and tweaking lol

Apart from my daydreaming and planning, we have just been pottering about the place and enjoying some time in the garden on the warmer days.

On the doll front, one doll left but two arrived. Both of which had been on preorder, so not a recent spend!

They are both additions to my little Chinese family, both Gigi, a large 12in girl at the back and the smaller 8 inch in the middle on the right. Ten ping and little sister Yu Ping have been around for a good while. I did own a small Gigi for a long time then sold her off only to wish I'd kept her, as usual!

One of the other things I decided over the summer is to reduce more of the non Sasha dolls I have, I need to stop falling in love with a pretty face! easier said than done I know ! But I'm going to restrict any doll buying to a select few types and sell off the rest! Yes another massive cull is on it's way! But needs must even though it's more the dolls add on's that are flooding the doll studio, if the dolls go, their bits and pieces can follow suit. Hopefully!

Ashley is todays headliner, one of my first No Navel dolls and looking pretty in her Karen W dress and Rosie B shoes.

Well I need to go and fight my way into the doll studio, so I can make some room and sort out some things to sell and also use for a blog post I have planned. So I will wish you all a happy healthy week ahead.



It's September so time for another doll photo day on the fifth, please send in a photo or tow if you are able. Ta