*Did you have a favourite toy/blanket when you were young. Tell us about it.*
I had a yellow teddy bear that my father made for my mother when she was in hospital. He died before I was born, so it is very special to me. Over the years growing up I eventually ended up with the bear and the pink giraffe. I slept with that bear until I was a late teenager - that is why it is as flat as a pancake! My girls were playing with it too roughly when they were little and I was so scared they would rip it that I hid it away. Answering this question made me go and find it again - so I am grateful for this question - it reunited me with an old friend!
The dog in the photo was also a very loved stuffed toy. We played with that thing so much growing up. It has lost it's nose, parts of eye and has the beads falling out everywhere.
*What was your favourite place to go with your family when you were young?*
We went many places, lots of holidays in our pop top caravan. My parents took us everywhere we had a good childhood. But this question made me think of a place that no longer exists. We used to go to a huge toy shop called World 4 Kids at Aspley.
When it opened up it was the first HUGE toy store for Brisbane. We would go there just for fun. It had computer games to play (Just as gaming was starting - I am that old - Mario, Sonic etc) lots of things to look at, try out, christmas activities, balloons, face painting etc etc. It was an EXPERIENCE, not just a TOYSTORE. We would even go just to look around, so we always begged our mum to take us there. I tried googling World 4 Kids to find some info but I couldn't find anything, so they must have gone bust - they closed down around time Toys R Us opened... oh well - IT WAS AN AWESOME PLACE - And childhood memory makes it seem even more cool.
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