As children, my sister and I didn't want for anything. We were well fed and well looked after. Occasionally our mum would pop around to the corner shop if she needed to get some extra groceries and would leave us alone for about fifteen minutes.
Now comes the guilty 'secret'. No sooner had mum closed the front door my sister and I would dash straight to the kitchen, open the kitchen cupboard, dip our fingers in the sugar tin and drink vinegar straight from the vinegar bottle! Now what was that all about?
On reflection mum was probably going to the shops to replenish the sugar and vinegar supplies wondering why it was disappearing at such a rapid rate!
The picture at the top of the post is a doll designed by Marie Osmond. I was an avid doll collector when I was a child and writing about the sugar and vinegar incident made me recall my childhood and remember some of the dolls I collected. I never threw a doll out so they are probably in a loft somewhere gathering dust. The dolls I had included Sindy, Patch, Barbie, Tiny Tears, Pippa, Sasha. Timey Tell, Tracey's Tea Party, Chrissy and her cousin and even blonde Action Man with a beard!!!
I started collecting dolls again as an adult, mainly artists vinyl and porcelain dolls. I no longer collect dolls and they are sadly packed away in tissue and hidden inside cupboards. I may dust them off one day and feature them on this blog so they at least get an airing!