Blue for a boy - that's what they say, isn't it? But it was only in the twentieth centuary that gender specific clothing became popular for children. Up until then both boys and girls were clothed in dresses and boys were once swaddled in pink. Historically, in many European countries, pink was the dominant colour for boys, and blue - the official hue of the Virgin Mary - was the popular girls’ colour.
That said, this weeks puppets are all blue - specifically for boys' shoeboxes, as blue now seems to be commonly accepted as the colour for boys. There are 5 puppets this week - a mix of clowns and teddies - bringing the total to 71.
I seem to have fallen by the wayside somewhat this week with my blog posts. I don't know where the time goes! It must be all this inflation. A man in the supermarket today was complaining that, whilst you used to get 6 slices of ham in a packet, now you only get 5. So it seems at the moment with hours in the day. I'm sure there are now only 20 when there used to be 24! In addition to that the days are getting shorter (but the nights are getting longer, and cooler!) But the grass hasn't stopped growing yet, so I must go and mow the lawn now. Hope to be back with more posts next week. Have a good weekend, one and all!