Stuffed Toys Sort-Out – 22 February 2011

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MAN'S BEST FRIEND?_This dog, presumably a free toy with a bag of loo-rolls, probably doesn't even have a name. It's for the chop (the charity shop). Continuing with my recent flux of posts about our Great Spring Clean of 2011, today was my turn to make the two piles (that is the ‘to keep’ pile, and the ‘to donate to the charity shop’ pile). This evening, I was separating me and my sister’s well-loved teddies from those that are now neglected.

Me sorting through my teddies. (Filmed on a webcam, so apologies for the poor quality of video and sound.)

I was staggered when I emptied out the bag from the loft onto my bedroom floor – there were just scores of bears, dogs, and monkeys. Most had been locked away in the roofspace since my sister had a major sort-out of her room a couple of years ago. Today, I donated those of my fairly sizeable collection that were to join them when they headed off to the chop (a contraction of ‘charity shop’).

TOY STORIES_Lucky they're not all real bears, dogs, and monkeys, I suppose... BURSTING AT ITS SEAMS_Mr Monkey guards the bag of stuffed toys.

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a 20-year-old from Maidenhead in Berkshire. A self-professed "lover of life", he enjoys a busy calendar of activities and engagements. With regular involvement in the Scout Association and his church, he was made Head Boy in his final year at school. After a gap-year spent as a Teaching Assistant at a local junior school, he is now half-way through his Journalism Studies degree at the University of Sheffield. In his spare time, he swims, reads, and enjoys writing about himself in the third-person.

3 Responses

  1. Matthew Burdett says:

    Hmmm… the audit of the fluffy toys reveals “Scarecrow” is for the chop (the light blue jacketed one can go, it’s the dark blue jacket I’m concerned about), along with the Andrex puppy… Plus the blue bunny with the bell inside it. Please save from “charity” shop heaven Scarecrow if at all possible?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Frankly the weirdest crossover only possible on the net. Eric Daniels and the disposal of the teddybears and Andrew Burdett and the disposal of esure. Oh no, wrong way round…