The Royal Easter Show was a huge deal when I was a kid .
I was one of eight children so obviously we weren't
able to go every year but when we did it was
the most exciting thing ever !
We would take our own lunch and walk what seemed miles .
My parents were country people so it was the
woodchopping and fresh produce displays that we
spent lots of time at .
But it was always the dolls on sticks that we wanted .
If you were lucky enough to get a doll on a stick
your life just felt complete .
We would trudge back to the bus with your doll
held high so everyone could see just how lucky you were .
The doll on a stick was placed beside your bed
so it would be the first thing you saw the next morning .
They still make me smile and I remember
much simpler times and a very happy childhood .
Dolls available in my shop now .