November 30, 2006
The little girl within..........
Do you ever see something that brings back so many wonderful memories of your childhood?
This little Holly Hobbie plate is one of my 'little girl' finds - it only cost $1.00 at a local flea market. I love it!
As a child, I had a Holly Hobbie sewing machine that my sister and I shared, making dresses for our dolls.
Another great find that I found in Cyprus recently was this book. As young girls, my parents enrolled my sister and I in Greek school which meant 2 evening classes per week - we attended for 6years and we both hated it!! Im very thankful now of course as Im bilingual which is great and I always talk to my own boys in Greek in hope that they pick the language up too.
This book was issued to us in Year 1 and when I saw it recently, I had to have it! Its a brand new book and still published after so many years so I guess it must mean a lot to others too. Such sweet illustrations, so many Greek school memories.....
The other day I was cleaning our spare room and came across my penpal box. As a young girl I loved having penpals, we'd write on pretty letter sets, exchange clippings of Duran Duran, Culture club, stickers and cute stationery and write about life, boys, music and fashion! So much fun!
Some of the letters in my box are close to 25years old and Im so glad Ive kept them all these years. Letters from Gail in Scotland, Valerie in France, Soo in Singapore and Sally in England...my first long distance friends. I still keep in touch with Sally my english penpal after all these years.