Elderflower Fields Family Festival, Review – Can it go …

Disclosure – family ticket provided for purpose of review, …

View Post

Review – Portsmouth Caen Ferry with Brittany Ferries

AD – hosted ferry trip provided for review purposes, …

View Post
Sitting on the lawn in the sunshine at Gites de la Richarderie

Super relaxing French family holiday in the Loire …

Hosted trip – accommodation provided by Gites de la …

View Post

Top Tips: Puy Du Fou, the French theme …

Hosted trip – we were provided with flights, accommodation, …

View Post

Llandudno to Conwy. Walking the Wales Coastal Path.

Castles, coastal paths, dunes, beach cafes, sweeping bays, …

View Post

Family Travel Guide: Swansea Bay, Gower and Mumbles, …

Hiraeth. (n.) a homesickness for a home to …

View Post

Coastal Adventures: Exploring the Stunning Yorkshire Coast

Would I like to share my favourite parts …

View Post

The Malverns: A Dog and Family Friendly Weekend …

From our ivy-framed hotel bay window Narnia style …

View Post

Vintage Fisher Price Camper – Little Legacy 17

My Dad found this in the loft recently.  The Fisher Price camper van my brother and I played with.  So many happy memories of this toy.  They just don’t make them like this anymore; it’s so robust, it has so many features.  It’s a truck, a camper, a boat.  Having owned a campervan and now a caravan I can see how much inspiration this gave me.  Fancy a tour?
Setting up camp. 
It even has a toilet (and the figures fit in it perfectly)

Four little bunks

Taking in the view

Spot of boating
Time to hit the road again
Dad brought the camper round with a little bag of Duplo in which was a little sailor and a red boat.  One look at him with his scratched and freckled face under his blue hat and I felt myself sailing back in time.  All those voyages he went on at bath time. 
There was also a little wooden village, made up of tiny red and blue roofed houses, wooden gates and trees and animals. I had already bought a version of this for my children because I had such fond memories of making little villages.  Now we have merged the two sets together, some still shiny, some faded and worn round the edges.  There is also a legless dog and a tiny figure of a woman, which I vaguely remember belonged to my mum as a child.
These three sets are so utterly evocative of my childhood.  I was so pleased to see them, as of course were my children.  I’m not sure who put them in the loft, mum or dad, but I am so glad they did.  
This has me thinking which toys will truly stand the test of time in our house. The village will certainly be one of them, which each generation adding to it. What about in your house?

Little legacy is a remembrance project , a positive and creative space, to celebrate small things handed down by inspirational people. Feel free to link up a little legacy you’ve been thinking about this week, or to leave one in the comments. Here’s the code and here’s more on Little Legacy@AResidence

Share:

I'd love to know your thoughts!