Cee’s B&W Challenge: Toys for Children & Adults

Here are my photos for this week’s B&W photo challenge. Many of these toys were once played with by children and now collected and played with again by adults. I suspect often the same ones! Dolls, bears and trains will always be loved by someone. Who can resist dressing up a fashion doll or blowing the whistle on a steam engine. Who can help but pick up and hold that cuddly teddy bear. I still love these things and I still feel for change in my pocket when passing remote control cars and boats or that mysterious old coin operated fortune teller. In fact I was even tempted to buy one of the colourful pinwheels below.

Pinwheels

Pinwheels

Vintage Plastic Toy Trucks

Plastic Trucks

Teddy on Cane Chair

Teddy Bear

Baby John and Big Ted

Baby Doll & Bear

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Francie Doll

Remote Control Boats

Remote Control Boats

Model Train in Station

Model Train

Signal Box Levers

Model Signal Levers

 

Share Your World 2018: 8 January

Sharing My World This Week

Do you prefer a bath or shower?

I normally shower rather than take a bath. It is quicker and I can wash my hair at the same time. I used to enjoy a soak in a hot bath but I am a little wary of having one now as I worry that I will have difficulty getting out. I probably would feel more secure with a grab rail.

What do you do to make a living or during the day? If you are retired what mostly occupies your day? Or if you are a student what are you studying?

I’m in a sort of limbo of not working but not being officially retired. I am obliged to do thirty hours a fortnight of voluntary work in order to receive government benefits. I go to my volunteer job at the Op Shop on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays with  Saturdays once a month so I’m actually doing more than required.

Geeveston Op Shop.

Outside the Geeveston Op Shop.

Is there a stuffed animal in your bedroom?

Until recently there were several teddy bears but when I had the room painted I packed most of them away only keeping out two bears that I had made years ago, Columbo and Albert. Columbo has now gone to Adelaide, he was David’s bear and I wanted his new great-niece to have him. Albert still sits on my dresser.

Columbo and Albert today.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I appreciated my Christmas decorations one more time before taking them down on Saturday.

I appreciated having the weekend at home after a very busy week at the Op Shop.

I appreciated the climate here in Tasmania as the mainland sweltered with temperatures in the high thirties and low to mid-forties we had one unpleasant day which was more humid than burning hot. It was to get away from the excessive summer heat that we left South Australia and I have never regretted that decision.

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