Sunday, March 06, 2011

65: Home Kritters

Arohanui, Jane Rag Doll, and Sydney Bridge Bear

It's a bit of a drizzly/rainy indoors today, so it's time to introduce you to the Home Kritters. Mostly they live together on the couch. Firstborn was Jane, who came to me as part of a 'baby goods' raffle prize at a St Mary's School gala day quite some years ago. I gave the rest of the prize away, but I had wanted a rag doll forever, since I was a little girl, and Jane became a much loved part of the household. 

Next to arrive in the family was Sydney Bridge Bear. He came after I spent a huge amount of money as a Proper Tourist in Sydney, and went on the Harbour Bridge Climb, which fortunately wasn't as hard or scary as you might expect. We had to wear these grey bodysuits so as not to distract the traffic, and you see that Sydney wears his own one. 

Last one to join the family was Arohanui. She was knitted and made with love by an elderly lady, raising funds on a market stall for the local Arohanui Hospice. Hence her name. She sometimes goes with me on expeditions out walking or cycling or even driving. So look out for her again!


  1. When I saw the title of this post come up before the picture, I thought I was going to be treated to pictures of wetas or cockroaches! Nice all the same!
    I have enjoyed looking through your recent pictures!

  2. Weta, this is a new one for me! Very interesting though I am kind of glad they are not native to Canada!

  3. There is a quite a variety of them. And I think I am missing something in my knowledge base culturally because they seem to have been in several pop culture events! Oh dear maybe stuff is leaking out of my brain!