Yesterday Jules mentioned keeping a toy for future grandchildren and I have a few things that we managed to keep for the last 30 years but this little trolley of bricks and small stool are even older.......... about 60 years old. Two toys brought from my childhood home and surviving all our seven house moves and our 3 children.
So many things were wooden and home made back then. I had a dolls cot, a ride on horse, a sit on train, a doll's house ..........but I don't know who made them. Maybe Grandad W - my Mum's Father? There is no one to ask now.
Now they can be used by the next generation.We got the bricks out when Jacob was here and he was soon practicing his tower making skills...........and then crashing it down with a toy car - his favourite occupation..............hope he grows out of crashing cars before he learns to drive!
Thank you to everyone for the name of the Pulsatilla plant and I've remembered that the other is actually something growing from a big bulb that spreads like an iris and I might be wrong about the spelling! I'll have to wait for it to flower and then put a "name that flower" post on the blog!