This is my newspaper column, in print today in the Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard:
With every baby there seems to come a stack of soft toys and my boys have been no exception. However, amongst the piles of stuffing and fur, there is always a favourite!
My eldest took a shine to ‘Edwin’ who used to hold a big yellow star in his hands that played ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’. The star was misplaced many years ago but Edwin survived and was promptly gifted to my youngest, Harry, from his big Brother the day he was born.
Harry’s favourite is ’Screwballs’ a rough coated dog that flops around his bedroom waiting patiently for that bedtime hug.
I can’t remember any of my soft toys from childhood, let alone my favourite, memories like these are so easily forgotten. Hopefully my sketchbooks will provide answers for my boys when they too realise that time has stolen some precious moments from their minds.