Sunday, 21 November 2010

First Gift - Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome, please take a seat and I'll pour the wine, do help yourself to the cup cakes, homemade of course. This is my first Blog Hop and was not sure what to expect, but having read several of your wonderful stories I am glad I came along. For my First Gift, I am going to go back to my childhood days. I hear you sigh, yes it was a long time ago, but despite the advancing years, I do still remember!
I was very young and had just started school, I was given a large parcel, it was wrapped in crepe paper and I was so excited at having such a large gift. Excitedly I pulled off the coloured paper and was surprised to see a small child sized bag. It was black and had the maps of the word printed all over it in lots of different colours. I was very pleased and immediately thought I could get my dolly in there and take her to to school, but as my little hands clasped the zip to open my new bag, to my disappointment the zip broke. Despite cries from my mother that she would get it sorted, I didn't mind. For years I carried around that little bag with the maps of the world and its broken zip until the entire bag fell apart ....I loved it!

9 comments:

Shirley Wells said...

What a great gift and how lovely that you can still remember that bag.
As someone who loves bags of any description and struggles to walk past a handbag shop, I would have killed for a present like that. :)

I'm really enjoying all these 'first gift' stories. Great fun!

Pauline Barclay said...

Hi Shirley, thanks, this is my first blog hop and I am enjoying it. See you at the next one! x

Liz Fichera said...

Oh, that is adorable! I can picture the bag in my mind. It's so heartwarming how you loved it. :-)

Nice to meet you, Pauline! And thanks for joining the Blog Hop!

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Liz, thank you for stopping by. The Blog Hop is very interesting and I have read and now follow Blogs I would not have know about. :)

Kittie Howard said...

Hi, Pauline, nice to meet you *waves*. What a heartwarming story you shared! *sighs with a smile* Thanks for stopping by. I'm happy to follow you. Blog hops are great...so many nice people to meet. Living in the Canary Islands sounds super cool!

Monti said...

Nice that you loved that gift so much!
Thanks for sharing.

Monti
NotesAlongTheWay

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Kittie, thanks for stopping by, and I'm waving back at you. It's been fun the Blog Hop and I'm up for doing it again. Thanks for following. We'll chat again soon. :)

Hi Monti, I remember the bag vey well and the broken zip! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. Talk soon I hope.

Heather M. Gardner said...

What a great gift! My husband and I were just talking about what my son's first travel bag should be. Hopefully we will find one that will give him such a great memory. Thanks for sharing.

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Heather, thank you so much for taking the time to call by. I too hope you will find a great bag that is perfect for you son and maybe a lasting memory too. Have a great day!