Join Date: Aug 2013
Language: English (British), German to some extent.
Your favourite childhood soft toys?
Think I quite liked Panda Bear and Pink Teddy, IIRC the latter at least is still somewhere in my room. Vaguely remember some black cat as well, but I think it's long gone, unless my mother has it stored. I also used to like mother's childhood bear, which IIRC is a pre-WW2 German-made one. Also really liked my owl which came from a visit to Canada to see relatives, when I was about two. For some reason it was called OooPick (can't remember why, or what the correct spelling was, maybe the name was something to do with native Canadian tribes?), AFAIK it has long disappeared. Though two later soft owls sit on my bedside table. Perhaps my biggest favourite was Lemming, it went to boarding school with me and sadly got lost there.
–his girl is a tortoise, wandering in the long grass and streaming rain, between fire and ice in a sense