Hello Storytelling Sunday time =) Are you sitting comfortably? Good then we will begin, over at Sian's From High In The Sky where she always gets things started on the first Sunday of the month. It's definitely a good time for a cup of coffee or tea and time to sit and have a good read.
As a little girl my favourite toys were my Selly (beloved cuddly soft plushy elephant that I took everywhere, who is the subject of the most vivid dream I can remember from my childhood and who tragically I lost on a cross channel ferry when I was, ahem, 13). That is a whole other story, but I no longer have her as a precious belonging.
I also loved my plastic pram and doll with her blanket and her teddy. My favourite above those and I am fortunate that Mum has kept for me is my Fisher Price teaching clock.
I am astounded you can still buy it here. I want to buy one now in case I have any grandaughters (or grandsons :))
You can see a pristine one here;
but mine is much more played with;
*I remember swinging it and can feel the weight and heft of it in my smaller hands and how far it hung down next to my much shorter legs.
*I adore the pictures on the side panel showing the moon and sun and how even though I knew every inch of the clock by memory I would still sometimes catch sight of that panel and sit and look at it properly.
*I am still transported to a very safe and happy place and time with a strong sense of my family by the beautiful, slightly melancholic, tinkly tune as it plays.
Here have a listen if you like, because maybe you had one too?
Thanks so much for reading my story. Have a great week.