No light and shade today, cloudy and grey, and I’ve been at work anyway. Never mind, for days like this there are always bears. Actually I am in a photographic scavenger hunt group, i.e have to photograph 50 items from a pre-ordained list, as I thought it may help get me through 50 of my 365 days!
You, my dear beloved follower, have already seen the ‘feather’ and ‘shadows’ (mop bucket) from the list, and today I’m giving you ‘something from your childhood’. Really my childhood obvs. (Obvs is the new hip way to write obviously by the way, I like it because it’s quicker, but hate it because it’s rubbish grammar, so that’s the last time you’ll see it used. It would have been quicker to use ‘obviously’ as that wouldn’t have needed an explanation. But I digress.)
Well, I’ve lived a long time so you would think I’d be hard pushed to find anything, but I have 2 items from those jurassic days. The first are my first pair of baby shoes, kidskin no less and I found them amongst Mum’s possessions after she died, that was a sweet shock, gave me a few tears.
The second is the teddy bear given to me when I was born. I don’t remember by whom or who (delete as applicable) and don’t think I ever asked. As I grew up he was always Teddy. I had other soft toys but Teddy was my main man. Eventually, I grew up, as you do, mostly. And I say mostly because I never grew up enough to leave Teddy behind. He came with me when I left home to go to Nursing School, he came with me whenever I moved, Nurses Residences rented flats or apartments, (delete as applicable), my first bought house, my next … well you get the picture. And he’s still here, with the other bears. All his stuffing has disappeared, but there’s no holes in him and he’s still got his eyes. He’s flat as a pancake though and very floppy. So he’s known as Dead Ted now. 🙄🤣