Hello! Myrtle & Eunice is this weeks chosen theme queen for Pip's meme. I admit this initially had me stumped. Largely as since we moved mid-09 I seem to have many beloved treasures still in my old bedroom at my folks house.
So... upon roaming the house (with 3-day-school-camp brain I might add!) something jumped out. This little ceramic elephant was given to me by my cousin when I was probably 14 or so. We grew up practically in each others pockets when I lived in Melbourne. My cousin and I were inseparable on weekends, and spent most of our school holidays together.
So many treasured childhood memories were spent with my cousin, including making bathroom moosh (the art of using up copious amounts of lotion, makeup and toothpaste to whip up batches of 'new' and 'improved' bathroom products), playing cow-pat cricket in paddocks, making nasturtium leaf meals on huge rocks by the stream, sewing then wearing black satin face masks and glitzy rhinestone gloves for Michael Jackson's History concert in '97, and taking turns at pretending to be Don Burke and guest gardeners on their acreage.... to name a few. I'm chuckling away as I type this as so many moments were so fun, messy and downright brilliant!
The elephant is now quite well travelled - when I moved to London with my family, the elephant came with me for 3 years. It's now found its way on our shelf in the entryway in Adelaide. It is a nice reminder of my childhood and good times.
*Giveaway Reminder* Today (Sat. 5-12-09) at 8pm I will be announcing the 3 winners of these 3 handmade owls. If you want a chance to win its as easy as leaving me a comment here. Good Luck!