Sunday, 24 May 2009

Finding a friend for BeeJay

I was surfing a few weeks ago when I came across an international group called Toy Society (blog can be found here), members of which drop handmade toy for passing strangers to pick up. I thought that this was such a beautiful idea that I immediately signed up! So that night BeeJay was born!!
The next thing was to find a place to drop him for some lucky person to find. I was working in Bognor Regis last week, so thought that might be a good place. But I don't know the area and was only around in the evenings to 'drop' so not really an abundance of passing children. Therefore I decided to go closer to home, and as the sun was beating down today and everyone was out and about, we chose Ferry Meadows Country Park in Peterborough for our drop.

The spot we chose was one of the paths by the river, and after the bridge there is a little bench with a handy tree right next to it. Trying not to look too suspicious, we waited for a break in the passersby, and hurriedly tied him to the tree with his label and a letter explaining what Toy Society is all about.

I took a picture of him in situ and continued our walk.
What a glorious day!
Anyway, after about an hour we returned to the spot to find the tree empty. So hopefully BeeJay is out there somewhere living a new life and being someone special to someone special. It doesn't get better than that!

5 comments:

  1. Isn't it just! I got a lovely warm feeling knowing my BeeJay has gone to a complete stranger and hopefully will be loved for the gift he is. I also loved the 'random acts of kindness' idea that this society promotes.

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  2. Thankyou for your comment on my blog. I am pleased you visited because I've found your blog which is filled with lovely work and photos. Best wishes Jan

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  3. I love the name you chose.

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  4. How fantastic! Beejay looks lovely. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Nice to know there are other 'first timers' out there.

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