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Sunday, 26 April 2015


4/26/2015 Posted by Lucy , , , No comments
Things had been going really well with Roarke; he and Rosa had seen each other most days since their date at the coffee shop and the kids seemed to adore him. Well, most of the time anyway...

He came round most afternoons with Gertie and helped Rosa entertain Pedro and Connie whilst the bigger kids were at school.

The babies loved gurgling and laughing at each other and Connie was always astonished at how talkative Piglet was when Roarke was around (his ventriloquism skills are pretty impressive!).
The only one finding the whole situation a little difficult still was Tabby... She had always been shy around new people and although she found Roarke's silly voices funny and thought the games he played with the other kids looked fun, she was too shy to say so and as a result, she rarely joined in and instead sat watching from a distance.
Both Rosa and Roarke had noticed but decided not to push the matter. They knew it would take time and that Tabby would warm to the situation eventually. When Rosa could see Tabby was finding it a little overwhelming, she would sit with Tabby and let her snuggle in to her. Neither of them would speak but it would reassure Tabby somehow.
One day when Tabby was home poorly from school, Roarke visited as usual and had spent a long time playing with Connie and the babies whilst Tabby watched from the comfort of the sofa and the company of Mr. Noodles. Once the little ones had gone down for their naps however, Roarke turned his attentions to Miss Tabby. He had a new book that he thought she might like, he told her. A pop-up one, her favourite kind; and he wanted to share it with her first, before any of the other kids got to see it. Tabby was intrigued but still reluctant and so Roarke said perhaps she might like to look at it on her own first.
As she was looking at the pictures, Roarke watched over her shoulder, from a reasonable distance, and read the words to her; putting on his silly voices as normal. Tabby (and Mr. Noodles) couldn't help but laugh and laugh. Roarke slowly eased himself onto the floor next to Tabby and as he continued to read, Tabby crept closer and closer and listened to the rest of the story snuggled up to Roarke. Rosa watched them as they read together and couldn't help but smile.
Eventually it had been time for Tabby to go for a nap too. This was normally something she resisted but she went easily this time, after first insisting that Roarke read the story again to settle her to sleep. Once she was sleeping soundly, Roarke returned to the living room and he and Rosa cozied up together on the couch.
They had shared moments of gentle intimacy like this before, but it hadn't progressed any further so far. The breakthrough with Tabby had been such a relief for them both today though and they found themselves more drawn to each other than ever before. Roarke pulled Rosa closer. 
Until now, although he had made it fairly clear to Rosa how much he adored her; it had been in a typically British polite and reserved sort of way; but today he was overwhelmed by his feelings for her and pulled her towards him with more strength and passion than he had shown before. Rosa clearly felt the same and allowed herself to be pulled into his arms where they both drank in each other's passion for the other.
They both knew that this was the moment where their relationship was going to be sealed forever as something unbreakable; they were soul mates, meant for each other, and nothing would ever be able to break it. They had both been dealt a raw deal in life but looking at each other now, they both knew that time had passed. It was like they had been searching for each other all along. From here on, things could only get better. They were together now, and they couldn't get enough of each other.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Review: Prince Bong-Gu Ddung Doll

4/11/2015 Posted by Lucy , , No comments
You may recall my recent post in which I reviewed the School Girl Ddung doll? Well this week I had a new arrival in the form of a Bong-Gu doll, who is in fact Ddung's little boyfriend :) The edition I received is Prince Bong-Gu, whom I got in the Luts sale with the School Girl Ddung.

The box he came in is much nicer than School Girl Ddung's. I think perhaps he was a more special edition or something. There is no window to see him inside the box but it is a much sturdier box and will be useful for storing things in. It has graphics of Ddung on the outside and a label at the top with Prince Bong-Gu on to identify him.

The inner part of the box slides out the top to reveal Prince Bong-Gu inside on a bed of shredded paper. Prince Bong-Gu himself and his crown and mask are in cellophane bags to protect them.
He comes with a fancy mask (for wearing to costume balls hehe!) and a crown, both of which have elastic on them to keep them on his head and face. They are nice and glittery but it doesn't seem to come off too much which is a good thing. The crown has a few plastic jewels on it too.
Here are some pictures of Bong-Gu with the crown and mask on. I don't think I will use them both at the same time very often as its a bit much, but they look super cute on him individually :)
He wears a cape which fastens at the front with ribbon tied in a bow, a little jacket, and a one piece suit made to look like a top and pants. He has the same posing abilities as School Girl Ddung so I won't go into detail about that here.
Prince Bong-Gu doesn't have plastic shoes, they are made of fabric; which is a shame, especially as they have stained his little feet :( He does come with a stand however, which is nice as School Girl Ddung did not. He is a real cutie though and is a welcome addition to my little Ddung/Bong-Gu family. Hopefully I will be able to take some more creative shots of them soon.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Review: Lottie Picnic Set Accessories

4/10/2015 Posted by Lucy , , , No comments
Remember my review of the Pirate Queen Lottie Doll by Arklu? Well in it I had mentioned that my Lottie doll came with a little tear on her leg and so Arklu, the lovely company that make Lottie, wrote to me and said they would send me a replacement doll body! I was already thrilled about that, and was literally just expecting to get a new body to replace my doll's body with; but not only did they send me a whole nude doll (head included lol), they also very kindly sent me one of the Lottie accessory sets. Thank you so much Arklu!

The set they sent me was the Picnic Set which I am very pleased about as its one of the sets I had been eyeing up to try at some point. It comes packaged on a blister pack and as usual, the graphics on the packaging are lovely. Unlike many companies, they haven't heavily advertised what other sets are available on the back of the packet. In fact, they haven't mentioned any of the other accessory sets available; however they have mentioned the English Country Garden Lottie doll whom yes, would probably suit this accessory pack nicely ;) However, I don't have her (technically I did buy her but she was a gift for a friend) so Pirate Queen Lottie will have to model instead hehe :)

The set comes with a picnic blanket, a picnic basket, two plates, two cups/beakers and two cupcakes. The blanket is fabric (cotton or something) and the other accessories are all made of plastic. For those of you familiar with Re-Ment, its quite similar to that.
The sets normally retail at around £7.99 and whilst I do think this particular set is lovely, I do think the price is a little high when you consider some similar Re-Ment sets are available at around the same price but are probably a little more detailed etc. However, its swings and roundabouts really as Lottie products are readily available in the UK whereas Re-Ment is not and so while you may be able to get it fairly cheaply on ebay, you usually have postage costs to pay on top. That is the adult collector in me talking too. For a play accessory set for little girls for which it is originally intended, it probably fits the bill rather well ;)
Speaking as an adult collector of dolls however, it was nice for me to discover that this set also fits Blythe pretty well :) Therefore, I expect it would also suit smaller BJD dolls such as Pukifee/Lati Yellow size dolls rather well too.
I hadn't really looked at Blythe and Lottie side by side before and their sizes are cute together, although they don't suit each other as companions in my eyes as their faces don't go well together. However, what's currently in my mind is whether a little hybridisation would go down well... I'm wondering if a Middie or a Petite head would work on a Lottie body... Ah well! Luckily for my spare Lottie, I don't have any of those heads to try, haha! So if you'll excuse them, the girls are heading off for their picnic now the modelling is over :-D