Sunday, 6 December 2015

the pink and blue hippos and elephants are slightly early this year

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Some would say it it still early to be putting up the Christmas lights and hanging things from the tree.

Not us. We've already started our festive season. It's meant the annual trip to a couple of shops to get special fillers for party bags, accessory hats and enough miscellany for a pretty large pass the parcel.

Some years it's been Hamleys for the bits and pieces; I think it's the 4th floor that is particularly useful for small items to be used as stocking fillers. Another time it's been Harrods although they are not usually cheesy enough. My secret weapon for finding small spinning tops and tabletop basketball games is a combination of Tiger as well as Hawkin's Bazaar. Whether it's small neon monkey erasers, butterfly hair accessories, crystal tops, microphones for pretend karaoke or even clockwork swimming hippos and elephants (4 for £1.49) the two shops between them will always provide the answer.

Just stay clear *cough* of the rather dubious Secret Santa items...

1 comment:

OldLady Of The Hills said...

It sounds like you have a good time finding goodies for your Stocking Stuffers, etc. Those little Pink & Blue things are darling....!

Thanks for coming by and commenting, my dear. I have not been posting very much these last months.....I'm hoping that will change, but....who knows! Also, the Beverly Hilton was "THE BEVERLY HILTON" before Merv Griffin bought it---I thought it was very smart of him to keep the name 'Hilton' because it was so well known by that name.
It's like Grauman's Chinese---it will ALWAYS be Grauman's no matter how many people buy it and try to change the name....Sooooo much History with the name Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the STARS Hands and Feet in Cement.


Wishing you and yours a very very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful 2016!!