These lovely wooden boats were made by the kids when they were at the village pre- school. I just love them especially as they were used in the bath and have weathered a little.
A friend's father used to volunteer at the pre-school and all children during those years made wooden boats with him. Sadly he is quite elderly and not well these days but in those days he was such fun.
It was particularly good for my two as they had no grandfather figure - my father dead & father in law too far away.
Beau as his own grand children called him, was also Father Christmas every year at the pre school Christmas bazaar ... my two never guessed nor the others for that matter.
My friend laughs that her dad was the " Pike " of the home guard - too young to join up. He was thirty six when he married his sweetheart - she just 19 and had been asked to wait by her parents. I see Bill out in the village sometimes and remember what a joy he brought to all those children... probably wouldn't be allowed these days..." Health & Safety " / CRB checks etc etc etc.
Do you have anything special you or your children made ?