|Percy the Platypus and Edward the Emu|
When my dear friend Inger and her lovely husband had their first baby 4 years ago. I wanted to give them a gift truly Australian. For Inger and her now growing family live in London, we shared accommodation many many years ago, both of us were working in London together. I introduced her to Vegemite, pumpkin ( this is cattle fodder for some in the UK!!) Tim tams, and bar b ques!
Inger has impeccable taste, so I pondered for a while, and with a light bulb moment! remembered buying from this talented lady previously for my little Miss5BN
|Farmyard finger puppets|
Older sister Maya received a koala and a kangaroo with joey in the pouch. Inger loved the plushness of the animals -- and laughingly told me they matched in with her Nursery decor very well!!
Way back in 1992 when my Mum telephoned from Australia to say that Dad had had a heart attack, and was being transferred from our local country hospital to a tertiary hospital in the city, Inger was with me in a mad rush and panic - to help buy a ticket to fly home quickly; and also to arrange time off work for me in London. Inger helped print my travel photos, and stayed up very late to help collate them into many photo albums--prior to accompanying me to Heathrow the next morning to see me fly home. All the while , Inger munched on her oh so English Hobnob biscuits.
Dad had surgery, recovered well, and in 6 weeks time I flew back to London for a further 12 months of work and travel.
|All together now! Animals and finger puppets|
Welcome to the world baby Raul, looking forward to meeting you in the flesh! Enjoy playing with your little touch of Australiana!!