So far this year my decluttering efforts have been focused on the things I want to get rid of. All very necessary as there is so much that needs to go, but this month I'm having a bit of a change and will be looking at the special items I want to keep.
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I fell in love with this when I saw it on a stall at a Toy, Train & Collectors Fair we went to about 2000. I can't remember the exact price but do remember that we both thought it was overpriced as lots of things are at these places, and much as I wanted it, I couldn't afford it. I love Winnie the Pooh; I was brought up on the stories and at that time had quite of lot of Winnie the Pooh collectibles and this would have had pride of place in my collection.
I half heartedly tried to persuade Ced to buy it for me but wasn't having much luck. As we went to move on, the stall holder called out to Ced and said "If you love her, you'd buy it for her", to which we both laughed and carried on. At the end of the afternoon I needed to find the Ladies, so we agreed to meet back at the car. I got there ages before Ced and was beginning to think he'd got lost, but he eventually turned up. I was sat in the passenger seat reading a book when he got in the drivers side and placed a parcel in my lap ... looked at me ... and said "what the man said". I looked at him and must have looked a bit puzzled because he said "well, open it then", so I did. And there it was ... and I cried. Happy tears of course!