5 September 2014

Alphabet Writing Challenge: E is for Ellie

Readers, Ellie... Ellie, readers.

This is Ellie and although he is not a human, he's my oldest friend. I've had him since I was born which makes him the grand old age of 23. I think that's quite an achievement for a soft toy! There weren't many places that Ellie didn't accompany me to in my childhood. He hasn't come out of it completely unscathed though; he's been darned to within an inch of his life, and shrunk in the washing machine. His ears don't stand up any more, and his trunk is a bit bendy. But he's my favourite, and he's very well loved.

I think everyone, even the most grown up of adults, needs some home comfort from time to time, and Ellie is still my go to companion when I'm feeling sad, or lonely, or angry. Here he is, keeping me company while I was writing my dissertation. Ever so faithful. I hope I never get too old to have him around, and I will never ever shove him under the bed and forget about him.

Do you have a favourite toy from your childhood that's still with you?


  1. Awww love him :) I have a toy rabbit I was given the day I was born by my Dad's secretary. She made him herself! I bet she'd be so happy if she realised he was my favourite and I still have him all these years later :)

    Chloe x

    1. Aww that's lovely, I'm sure she'd be pleased to hear that!

  2. This is the cutest post EVER you're so right, teddies are always there! xo

  3. Awww! Ellie is adorable! This reminds me of Baby, she's my bear that I've had since my first ever christmas (I'm 22 now) and she's such a big part of my life, I totally relate to this post :D



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