A set of Alice in Wonderland
I came home one day and found that a relative had handed down this set of toys. Initially, I was rather taken aback by its garishness. However, upon closer inspection, I realised that it depicted Alice in Wonderland (!)
|The castle actually lights up and plays a trumpet tune at the press of a button
I rummaged around for a book so I could tell K the story, so she’d understand the motley group of characters. I realised I did own the Lewis Carroll book, but it was the unabridged version, which I had incidentally won as a book prize at the end of Primary 4. Would take too many nights of bedtime stories to read through that, so we made do with a kiddy version, sourced from the net. She can read the whole hog herself, when she’s older. Many hours of peace that would buy me, as she loses herself in that world.
Spot the differences between this photo and the one above! (Hint: there is one character visible in the first, but not the second. And there are two items of furniture visible in the second but not quite in the first) 😀
[Side story: K insisted on sneaking a plastic Cinderella into the photo despite my vehement protests that she Did Not Fit In. I sneakily cut Cindy out of the camera frame, much to K’s annoyance when she checked the end result. She got Really Really Annoyed when I kept laughing! She plonked Cindy nearer and nearer the centre till I simply refused to take any more photos. And so the mother-daughter tussles begin…]