I am English ‘through and through’ so a ‘true Brit’ and am thrilled that the UK is hosting the Olympic Games this year.
Over the follwing weeks I shall hopefully be watching them on the TV every spare minute that I can muster. (Housework and gardening will be almost abandoned…(and not much movement I fear on the blog!) as I remain glued to the screen.
I have always loved sports and was very honoured to have been Deputy and then Games Captain at Loreto College, in Llandudno, North Wales, where I boarded from the age of 11 to 18 years and played in their first netball, hockey and tennis teams….though who would have guessed this looking at my now Arthritic body!!!
This was followed by being a part of the mixed hockey team at the following Technical College where I studied Ceramics for a year.
A ‘sporting lull’ then occured whilst I married and had my daughter but then went on to teach the Physical Education timetable throughout the school (years 5-11+) when I started my 25 year primary teaching career covering gymnastics, netball, cross country, football, cricket, swimming (plus rugby and hockey skills.)
I am delighted to say that many of my Sasha Dolls have inherited my love of sports and will hopefully be sitting beside me and enjoying it too.
My wigged 1969 Frido Gregor (with his relacement Torso after Ronnie’s Basset Hound, Henry decided to have a little chew on his arms and feet) wearing the blue version of festival tracksuit getting into the mood ready for the Olympic Games which starts tonight with the opening ceremony (although the men’s and women’s football has aready begun.)
Seen here with the festival Union Jack vest made by Pattie of Sashawardrobe. Need to take and add a photo of him in the running shorts later.
Next we have another of my Sasha outfits that I bought from The Doll Work’s festival sale’s table. I love the simplicity of this ‘A’ line dress with it’s now famous Sasha logo. I’ve swapped the commercially manufactured red bar shoes and white socks that came with it for a pair of JJ sandals and some trendy navy socks (although I know that these aren’t to everybody’s tastes but have rather become a trade mark of mine!)
Here she is carrying the little festival bag designed by Rosie Shortell for the festival converses to be given in.
Here I have teamed the logo dress with a pair of Dollydoodles cropped denim jeggings to add a more casual, trendy look.
My 1967 brunette Frido Gingham NP in a Doll Works Keep Calm outfit. I love this logo so immediately snapped up this pinafore/blouse set from The Doll Works sales table… which luckily for me was situated next to mine.
Here she is seen with the bag that my daughter gave me just before the festival to carry my Sasha Dolls in when out and about. Had I have seen it over two years ago I would have suggested to Dawn that we had them as our festival tote bags with the logo ending ‘carry Sasha’ used by Andrea on the pinafore.
Sasha Baby/Toddler’s turn now. Here Bea, my 1990s Gotz toddler customised by Raven is modelling a Doll’s Works Sasha logo dress….and frilly knickers.
This outfit came with navy boneka shoes but they are not being worn or shown as I prefer my babies and toddlers without any footware, either barefooted or with little socks.
Bea decided on an ‘all fall down’ pose to completely show off the frilly knickers as she has never had anything like these before and little does she know won’t be having any again if this behaviour continues!
My best wishes and good luck go to a successful and peaceful Olympic Games and as the saying goes ‘may the best man win’….though naturally I hope that TEAM GB do well!