Thursday 30 April 2015


For those of you who read my other blogs this is essentially a repeat of what I have written on the others, so apologies to those of you who have already read this or something similar.

My trip to New Zealand was difficult and seeing my Mum suffering with Alzheimer's and my Dad and sister also suffering with the ramifications this brings was extremely tough and to leave them was heartbreaking.  I feel so very torn and scared, it has been a difficult time.  I miss them all so very much as well as the beautiful country New Zealand is.

On reflection though I need the distraction the dolls bring, whether through creative play, or making things and so for the time being at least will continue to blog until I really know what I want to do.

Sometimes it is all too easy to make rash decisions that you might regret.  I didn't miss the dolls while I was away and it was almost a chore to actually make the effort to take photos so I could do some posts with them when I returned that it got me thinking WHY do I have them? WHY do I blog?  So yes at times I  feel like getting rid of the lot and just keeping Henry and a core group of three or four, ....but....and it is a BIG reality I just don't think I can really do this - at least not at this stage. Henry and I have met so many fabulous people through the Sasha hobby and I don't think I could give that up lightly.  Plus I would imagine Henry would have something to say about it anyway!

I have been trying to think of ways to re-kindle my excitement, wonder and enjoyment with my dolls, and have come up with several ideas. I thought I would do some posts featuring different themes although what those themes will be yet I am not sure...  If anyone would like to see something specific, or know a bit more about a particular Sasha or Gregor of mine, then please feel free to comment and let me know.  They can be seen on 'The Girls' or 'The Boys' pages above.

Thank you to those who took the time to leave a comment or message me - it was very much appreciated and encouraging to know that others are sharing my enjoyment of Henry and the rest of my Sasha family..   There are still some lovely people out there!

I was going to put this blog onto subscription only, but it seems there are more people reading and enjoying it than I realised, so will leave it as it is, hopefully easily accessible to all.

Thursday 23 April 2015

Blogging - giving up for a while.

After quite a bit of thinking and wanting to do more, I have decided to close my blogs down for a while.  Not sure how many are actually reading it any more anyway and I think it is time for a break. This is due to various reasons that I don't wish to go into due to 'Chinese Whispers' and other hurts that seem to occur when things are said 'third hand'.   I will leave this up for the next few days so that anyone who does will know 'where they have gone'.  Maybe I will come back refreshed and more enthusiastic, maybe I will give up the whole blogging lark and dolls altogether, at this stage I just don't know...all I know is they are no longer 'bringing me joy' and surely that is the whole point of a hobby? 

Happy St Georges Day

In case I don't get time ot do a  'proper' St Georges Day post, I'm afraid I have 'cheated' and copied the photos from previous years...but the sentiment is the same.

Happy St Georges Day!

Happy St George's Day everyone!

Wednesday 15 April 2015

Frog Spawn & Tree House

The first thing the boy sailor did upon returning home was to check out the garden pond.

Rory was delighted to see frog spawn for the first time ever!

The pond looks rather murky, but the frogs obviously thought it suitable...

Rory can't wait for tadpoles and then his beloved frogs!

Meanwhile Henry is checking out the tree house

He scrambles up the ladder muttering something about it could do with being a bit longer.

Up he climbs

Pokes his head through

Sits for a while

Inspects the leaf growth yet to camouflage it, but perhaps now is the time to start planning the rest of the tree house!

Monday 13 April 2015

Henry is back.

Henry is back, you can read all about one of his adventures by clicking here.