Jeep Jeep!

06 October 2012

There are many, many photos around the house of my sisters and I and one of them includes a photo of my sisters and I posing in front of a delicious crispy suckling pig in Hong Kong but one of my favourites is this one below. I think I must be about 7/8 yrs old in this photo which means it's from the early 90s and that jeep, is the most epic Christmas present that my sister and I have EVER received. It was actually a pretty special Christmas for us as a family and the photo is quite personal and symbolic. That year we had finally moved out from our tiny little flat above my parents shop. My mum recalls my dad sitting down one day and saying that we finally had a house of our own, complete with a garden so it was a pretty big deal for all of us.

Speaking of my dad, some of our Christmas gifts over the years were disguised as presents for us but they were really for him! Case in point, our Sega Megadrive, subsequent Playstations and I think to my dad, this Jeep was like a giant remote controlled car. Except his then 5 yr old and 7 yr old daughters were behind the wheel! Oh the nostalgia, we were pretty darn happy with this new toy and we would take turns driving in circles in the garden or even pretend to be mechanics (there were tools under the hood of the car!). It was revived for my youngest sister but it currently sits in our garage and we can't bear to get rid of it even though none of us can actually fit inside it anymore! 

This post also doubles as my 'favourite Christmas present' competition entry over on Dot Com Gift Shop to win an iPad (fingers-crossed!) but seeing as I love their kitschy homeware I thought I'd cobble together some of my favourites. Behold, my picks from their Christmas shop!





My favourite out of these is the wooden biscuit set. I'm a sucker for useless kitchsy things, espcially when food shaped (remember this party ring post?). However this is actually a kids counting game and the reverse of the chocolate bourbon and jammy dodgers are numbered. I want it anyway. Oh, this post has made me feel all nostalgic, I'd love to hear about your favourite Christmas presents too!

28 comments:

  1. Awwww..you sisters look soo cute here!!:) very touching story about how you guys moved to the new house and all. My family had a take away restaurant before in DK too and my sis and brothers used to live behind where there were rooms and living room. However, they already had a flat by the time i was born,lol..but anyway, those memories from our childhood are always the best. And i say dont throw away the jeep,its such precious memories that money cant buy. Believe it or not, i still got my barbies here in HK from when i started collecting them back as a kid in DK.Its such sentimental value,hehe.

    And i love the collage you made, looks so cute! Love those teacup cupcake moulds and the mushoom salt and pepper shakers:)

    Hope you're well and have a fab weekend!

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  2. that's a lovely story :) I would've loved driving round in this as a child.. and Dot com gift shop is a fav of mine, I put in an order every year! xx

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  3. That jeep is ace! I also love the wooden biscuit set, my niece would love that.

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  4. That picture is the cutest thing EVER! Cool kidzz.

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  5. Aaah the jeep story is lovely!!

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  6. Your dad thinks like me. When I have kids, they'll be getting plenty of games for christmas. I'm going to be using the "do your homework" excuse a lot.

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  7. Oh gosh, that photograph in the jeep is just darling. It's making me really quite miss my family back home!

    And goodness, I need to get my hands on those teacup cupcake moulds!!

    (And go to breakfast club! Hehe)

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  8. Such a lovely photograph. Funny how parents buy presents for their children they would like for themselves. My children have all sorts of wooden foods, cakes etc as I am addicted to buying them for them.

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  9. That jeep is definitely the most epic present ever!! Love the picture. You and your sister look so adorable.

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  10. aww what a cute post XD you look so happy inside your jeep haha! I hope you win the contest, you deserve it :)) I love the wooden biscuit set too, it's so cute (although useless indeed for people our age XD)! I guess my favorite gift was my gameboy colour when I was 6 haha XD

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  11. That jeep is amazing! I totally longed for one of those when I was a kid but it never materialised under my tree alas!

    I certainly got a lot of presents that I think my Dad wanted for himself though - we used to have epic games with lego and hornby trains! Must be a dad thing!

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  12. This post really made me smile, thank you :D I’ve always wanted to live above a shop…if it was my own shop, it’ll be more awesome!

    I remember when I was little…I also wanted those car things XD But no one got it for me T__T And yes, I still want one.

    Good luck in the competition!

    nyuu
    lolitium.net

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  13. Awwww this is soooo cute ! :D

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  14. oh my gosh love that pic of you two!

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  15. That picture of you guys in the car is SO CUTE. How is it possible that you look exactly the same as you do in that shot!? xx

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  16. thank you for this cute entry Winnie! :) this picture of you and your sister is soooo adorable!! you both look so sweet! and that Jeep is AMAZING!! I would have loved to have a car like this :D

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  17. all those items look adorable - i love those teacup cupcakes! and that photo of you and your sis as kids at christmas is just adorable

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  18. Oh I love Dot Com Gift Shop, they're brilliant, and I love the jeep! I always wanted one of those as a kid. The house is lovely, thank you, and yes it's a very peaceful area to live in. xxx

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  19. you and hailey are TOO CUTE. can i adopt you? love your picks, teacup cakes would be adorable! xx

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  20. My most memorable Christmas gift was my pink Barbie jeep! Slightly more girly than yours, but I loved it. I don't remember if it was from my parents or "Santa," but to this day, I remember that Christmas as the Christmas I got the pink jeep.

    :o)Sarah
    http://restlessromantic.blogspot.com/

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  21. That picture (and the story with it) is just adorable, as are the rest of those curios! x

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  22. aawww this is supper cute :) x

    http://lolitasfashionideas.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Oh what a cute post, and I love the story about you and your family. I enjoy holidays, but it seems so long since my family has been in one room, we are all dispersed in the world. I love those salt and pepper shakers! Too adorable. -xx Have a great week dear. Madison

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  24. you girls are adorable~

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  25. how cute are those shakers!

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  26. waah that is a huge jeep! I think I was into my little pone etc.. very girlie haha. Your wishlist is ever so cute and practical!

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