Monthly Archives: December 2019
At the beginning of every new year, some people like to make predictions about the future. Some have been exceptionally good at it. https://www.thevintagenews.com/2019/10/12/jules-verne-predictions/
Our family observed several, though not all of these traditions in England back in the ’60s. https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/A-1960s-Christmas/
Besides my vast collection of paper dolls, I had some actual dolls, too. http://www.historyofdolls.com/
Though my brothers were into aeroplanes and toy cars, I collected paper dolls, something I played with by the hour. I named them, drew, coloured, and cut out food for them,cut furniture and toys out of catalogues for them, and consigned each set to its own labelled brown bag so they didn’t get mixed […]
My oldest brother was a maker of model aeroplanes, but my second preferred cars – ready-made. He collecting die-cast models before I was born, and is still doing so today. And the first ones he had were Dinky toys. http://toytrove.co.uk/dinky-die-cast-a-brief-history-of-toys/ https://www.catawiki.com/stories/1727-how-to-determine-the-value-of-dinky-toys-and-other-die-cast-model-cars
Christmas is coming! Which means it’s time for shameless promotion of my books as Christmas presents for kids, teens, and young-at-heart adults. Print versions available through Amazon, or bricks & mortar stores like Chapters Indigo, Barnes & Noble, and Once Upon A Bookstore. E-book versions through Kobo & Smashwords. https://www.amazon.com/Renee-Duke/e/B00FAGIPM4?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_8&qid=1575703322&sr=1-8
Share with your kids the Christmas toys you remember best.