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Dear Oddler and Omble Monkeys

Dear Oddler and Omble Monkeys,

Being twins it has been hard to tell you apart for a while now. You were bought as a present for each of your owners.  Omble Monkey you were a present to Omble Owner from Oddler Sister. Oddler Monkey you were a present to Oddler Owner from your brand new Omble Sister.  You had jumpers bought for you but in the mayhem of Oddler Owner being a classic two year old and Omble Owner being a classic newborn, your jumpers were not labelled until today.  It only cost £2 and I am very pleased we can now tell the both of you apart.

Oddler Owner has only just stopped calling you “Ooh Ooh Ah Ow” (make monkey noise you will see) and now calls you monkey. Omble Owner just looks at you confused and tries to chew your ear. You are pretty much as big as her after all.  There was a funny moment today when Oddler Monkey apparently “bit” Omble Monkey so Oddler Owner insisted Oddler Monkey went on the naughty step and then had to come back and say sorry.  Then they all had a cuddle. She’s quite the disciplinarian my Oddler!

I may get you a few more Oddler/Omble outfits because I have to say you look rather cute. What do you think?

Lot’s of Love


Omble Monkey

Oddler monkey

Dear Scary Mary- an appeal for eyes

Dear Scary Mary,

You need new eyes and I can’t work out where best to get them for you as the local doll’s hospital has closed.

You were my grandma’s Roddy doll, always at her house ready to play with when we visited, and when she died I got to keep you. I have had you since I was 7  now my little girls get to have you.

But lets face it – your eyes are utterly chilling- they are supposed to close when you are laid down but that capability ended long ago. Now one eye points into you head- looking at your plastic soul. The other looks pointedly at a jaunty angle as if to say “I was fun once”.

I need to fix these for you as let’s face it- your name Mary really doesn’t need the Scary prefix anymore but frankly you are terrifying.

But where can I help you see again and restore you to your former glory?

This now is a #LadyCurdQuest.

Lots of love


P.S This letter is now part of a bloghop