Saturday, 2 October 2010

Thursday, 22 July 2010


GB_142345, originally uploaded by anniemcc.

A postcard from our holiday in the Charente-Martime region of France - had a wonderful time :)

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Captain George Mainwaring

Captain George Mainwaring, originally uploaded by Sam Knox.

Loved - and srill do - Dad's Army.

Monday, 10 May 2010


Flower-7, originally uploaded by Dalal.Du.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

This month's YDC76 Charity auctions have begun on eBid.UK

My listings will be in support of EACH - East Anglia's Childrens Hospice in memory of my mother who passed away at Christmas 2008. She was a keen supporter of EACH.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Lines of Development

Lines of Development, originally uploaded by ecstaticist.

A rather different view of Vancouver.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

"LITTLE MISS VOGUE" by Pedigree [Pre Sindy] 1959-63

On sale now on

From the Little Miss Vogue website:

"Little Miss Vogue (LMV) was produced by Pedigree in 1959, described by them at the time as "a new concept of the teenage doll and her wardrobe to win the hearts of the older girl and the imaginative adult." ...............................

LMV is 10"/26 cm tall and unmarked. She was made of vinyl with sleeping eyes and rooted hair in four colour ways; platinum blonde,honey blonde,brunette and auburn. ............................She was sold boxed for 17/- and came wearing her bra, panty girdle, stockings and high heeled sandals that were worn with everything, including ballet!

LMV was discontinued in 1963 the year that heralded the arrival of Sindy."


My LMV is just under 50 years old having been my Christmas present in about 1962 and definitely in played with condition. This means light scratches, rubs etc.

Her limbs are firm and her arms are of the softer vinyl. She has 6 joints with non-bending arms and legs.
She has lovely vivid blue sleepy eyes, twist and turn waist and feet designed for high heel shoes.

She has a good thick head of original hair which is honey blonde in the crysanthemum style.

She does need a wipe over as she is a little grubby after being stored away for so long at my parents [I only reclaimed her back this Spring] - but otherwise in good condition.

She has lost her original earrings, and high-heeled sandals, but still has her original briefs and stockings, albeit slightly mended. And the original box she came in has long gone.

She also has a fair-sized wardrobe - made by myself and my grandmother - some are hand stitched, others are machine stitched or knitted - see photos below. BUT PLEASE NOTE: not all have fastenings as I wasn't very good at sewing on poppas and buttons!

The pink dress in the top row has an original Pedigree label - I put it there in the back seam, as the original dress had fallen to pieces through much play :)

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**These dolls are very hard to come by these days.**

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**Will happily combine p&p/shipping and handling costs on multiple purchases.

All items are usually despatched within 24 hours of cleared payment. If there is going to be any delay, I will contact you.


U.K. Payments:
Bank Giro Transfer - secure, free and quick to use - my PREFERRED payment method.
Google Checkout / / PayPal / UK cheques & Postal Orders.

Payments from outside the U.K.:
in GB £ Sterling only - thru' Google Checkout / / Sterling Bankers Draft / PayPal - if you are not verified/address confirmed with PayPal, payment MUST be through / or by other means - details upon request after close of auction.


This transaction to be completed within 10 days of the auction closing or I reserve the right to relist the item and give negative feedback - So please contact me before bidding if you have any queries or anticipate any difficulties - I don't bite!

UK Auction Help - Fair Trader Scheme

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

water buddies

water buddies, originally uploaded by Buddy's friend.

Love this :)

Monday, 1 February 2010

Thursday, 21 January 2010


Clergy House School was an English medium primary school in Khartoum, Sudan catering for both ex-pat and Sudanese children. .

I was the School Secretary for 2 years from 1979-1981.

Back row L-R: Nura, Irene Fenwick, ?,?, Joanna, Monica Latif, ?, Jenny Moss, ?, Diane, Diana McArthur.

Seated: Candy Brisley, Maisa, me, ?, Liz German (Headmistress), Avinash Mirghani, Tricia Babiker, Liz Ashton.

Front: Ismail & Mohamed.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

January 1951 - in the village shop, Christchurch, nr. Upwell, Cambridgeshire.

The village shopkeeper, Walter CAWTHORN (my grandfather), with his assistant, Barbara COX, and customer, Hazel RUMBELOW.

The village shop began life as the Co-Operative Stores in 1874 with my Gt Gt Grandfather, George CAWTHORN, as Manager. In 1882, there were 43 members. The Society was dissolved in 1884.