Monday, 5 June 2017

Robin - the new editor.

I am SO TIRED of Mam not taking our photos and letting us keep in touch with everybody else. It may be that nobody remembers us after such a long break, but I'm TAKING OVER as editor here, just incase.

I'm Robin. I'm nine years old. The photo is of me with my twin sister, Wren. It's an old photo and was taken under protest. I do not like having my hair brushed neatly like that, but I DID manage to get my tie back into the usual, fetching angle. No neat and tidy for me, if I have anything to say about it.

My hero is William - no, not the prince one, the one that had Richmal Crompton write down the traumas and victories of his childhood in books like 'Just William.'


William got up to all kinds of fun stuff. You can hardly believe that he would be old enough to be my great-grandad if he was still around. Funny that grown ups always say they behaved like little angels when they were kids. I just don't believe it!

My best friend is Roland. That's his photo below, showing off our school uniform in full. In school, we both get into trouble because of our hair. Well, what's a boy to do if he was born with more hair than other people? It's not exactly fair that we get told off because our hair doesn't fit under school caps, is it?

Roland's into reading books about a kid called Jennings. Some bloke called Anthony Buckeridge wrote down Jennings' adventures. 

Like us, Jennings was a boarding school prisoner in term time but, according to Roland, there is an awful lot of great ideas on how to have fun between lessons in boarding school in the Jennings biographies, so I plan to read them too.

Well, I don't just plan to tell you about our adventures and tragedies, like the punishment that follows if Roland or I hand in our Latin prep late, because that would be boring to other people. No, we live in a sort of fun orphanage in school holidays and exiat weekends and there re all kinds of kids here.

    There are girls

         little kids


                        and in-betweens.

      There are early Gotz kids

     and later Gotz kids.

         There are Trendons


                           and Fridos.


Then there are kids who have had eye surgery

and kids like my sister, who needed new hair.

Not to mention

                    kids who aren't even Sasha's at all!

We all get on just fine -  most of the time! So there are plenty of kids to write here, or to be written about and there's lots going on. We hope you will enjoy seeing articles about us from time to time.

I'm just the editor. It's the best job because I may need to exclude a few little items that might bring down more trouble down on my head than usual....Well, I plan to be an explorer one day, not a saint, so I need to practise risk taking and being adventurous, don't I?

  Bye for now,

    Robin xx


  1. Go Robin, we will look forward to reading all of the adventures you have to offer, I'm sure you will do a fantastic job.

  2. Hello Robin
    Nice to see you have taken over the blog to save Mum the time and trouble!
    I'll look forward, as will my children , to reading all your reports when you have the time to put them print.
    Looks like a lovely multicultural family you have their, we have one here too! It's nice to see all cultures of the doll world.
    Auntie Dee xx

  3. It's great to see you blogging again Robin, I look forward to seeing all your adventures and hope you'll enjoy the books too....but hey lads, don't get too many (bad) ideas or you'll be in real trouble with your teachers!
    Hugs Sharon x

  4. PS I like the Claret and Blue background....couldn't have picked a better colour combination :)

  5. Glad to see you are back. We enjoy your blog!

  6. Thank you for helping your mum with the blog - my kids and me love to hear from you again.

  7. I just found your blogs and have read some of the entires. Delightful! I can see there are many hours more ahead, reading and enjoying the stories and photos. The dolls are dressed beautifully and the photos are great. A job well-done!

  8. Welcome back! So pleased to see you all again and in great shape and form from the looks of things here!
    Let the FUN begin!