Friday, August 27, 2010


Look what came in the mail today...  I am still chuckling.    

For those of you who may not know, this is called a golliwogg and when I was growing up in the UK they were everywhere.  Robertson Jams used him as a mascot until too many complained that it was racist but to me it is just pleasant memory of my childhood.  

It remains to be seen if I am game enough to use it as a key chain (I don't want to get beat up) or if it will be relegated to the toy box to join the larger version of the golliwogg we have there.  Regardless, it was great to receive a little parcel of love in the mail and to know that somewhere far away a friend thought of me when she saw this and cared enough to purchase it, wrap it up pretty, and send it.  Thanks again Haley, I love it!


  1. They're called "Liquorice people" now don't you know? Apparently if you re-name something unacceptable after some sweet food it's no longer offensive :P

  2. Isn't it the best? Thanks so much for sharing on TMH.