This is my new doll, Dockyard Dame. Kimba gave her to me for christmas.
She’s a roller derby bitch. A bitch with attitude.
I’m not sure if other countries use the word scrag but we like to use it here. Especially when you were at school. Aw piss off ya scrag. You’d use it to insult someone you thought was a bit umm, oh it’s hard to explain. If they’re kind of rough, undesirable. Skinny usually.
Anyway I thought she might scare my other dolls when I put them in the box together but now I look at them she’s probably feeling a little unsafe. They’re a rough bunch. She’s probably thinking – get me the hell out of this box of freaks.
These are the dolls I’ve been dragging around for the past forty five years.
I wasn’t big on naming my dolls. These three tend to hang as a gang. The Bridesmaid, The Bride and Baby. Thats what I named them when I was little. I got The Bride and The Bridesmaid for christmas one year. They came as a bride and bridesmaid. Mum sewed their dresses which was a solid effort on her part because I never saw her sew. The Bride seems to have lost her wedding dress.
The bridesmaid looks like an ice addict. And as you can see I musn’t have been pleased with The Bride’s eyebrows so I fixed them up.
These were/are my favourites, Pink Teddy and Lulu.I don’t know if she was already named that because if it was up to me I’d probably have called her Brown Hair Doll or something as original. Although I thought I might have named her after the singer Lulu.
Pink Teddy was mauled by our doberman. That’s why he has holes in his head and chest. He’s very precious to me and when our house was in danger of flooding a few years ago and they told us to pack a bag of important things in case we had to evacuate, he was the first thing in it. Pink Teddy, Lulu and my book Teddy Edward goes to the Seaside. Daz said – I think they mean medication and insurance papers.
I’ve had pink teddy since I was born. Here I am with him. Thats Emjay on the left with the plaits and our sister Min on the right. We looked like a family of Scandinavians when we were small.
And I may have thrown him aside every now and then in favour of something new but he knew I always loved him best.