My baby Duplo

The Duplos enjoying some prawn crackers!!!

When I was two my Granny and Grandad (Ele and Shuggie) gave Sophie and me identical Duplo dogs with a Lego set (I didn’t really care about the Lego set though LOL) The Duplos became our favourites. We even set up an Instagram account @duplo_and_friends. I was so happy we could bring them on the trip. They both made squeaky noises that we loved to annoy Mummy and Daddy with 🤣! We also had two identical bears called Ted and Bottoms. (the best choice of names I know) and Duplo A was besties with Bottoms and Duplo S was besties with Ted. Duplo A was mine and Duplo S was Sophie’s but since I lost Duplo A, Sophie and I share Duplo S.

Me with the Duplos in Amsterdam.

Duplo was my baby boy. I will never forget him. When I just thought he was still in the car I had a second when I thought “maybe he is lost, maybe I will never see him again” but I just shook it off. But when we got to France and emptied the car there was no sign of him. He was gone. But I felt like he wasn’t gone HE JUST COULDN’T BE. How could that have happened? When I realised that he was gone I just wanted to curl up into a ball and cry for the rest of my life. But then our friend SANDIE TO THE RESCUE 💗🦸‍♀️😄 sending a brand new teddy bear who needed a home. Thank you so much Sandie.

This photo was the last photo I took of him, it was the day we lost him. we wee at the petrol station we lost him at.

I am going to make one thing clear though. Sandie my new bear isn’t replacing Duplo. Duplo is irreplaceable. 🐶🐕🧸

Me and my new bear named Sandie 🙂

Please share to all people you know that live in Switzerland. I still haven’t given up hope of getting Duplo back.

Aurora

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6 Comments

  1. That’s a lovely tribute to a much loved toy.
    Granny xxxxx

  2. Heartbreaking Aurora. I’m so so sorry. I do believe you will be reunited one day, it has to be so. Sending huge hugs and tell Sandie to pray to the teddy gods to return Duplo A xxxxx

  3. Aurora, 21 years ago when my son Adrian was a baby, I was on my way to visit his granny/my mum with packets of photos. Every photo I had of him since the day he was born.
    This was way before phones had cameras!
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    The film that went into cameras was sent away, and a packet of prints came back through the post. It also contained the “negatives” which = a roll of plastic, see-through film on which were the photos in opposite colours. So red->green, blue->orange etc. These were tucked into a pocket with the prints. Think of the prints as your photo file, the negatives as your cloud.
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    On the way to granny’s, my bag was either lost or stolen. In my bag were my prints and the negatives.
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    Like your parents, I have 4 children. Adrian is my youngest. The only baby photos I have of him are copies of some that family & friends had taken.
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    Your story reminded me of the constant searching & hoping. 21 years later, I still think there’s a chance my bag will be found and I’ll see my photos of baby Adrian.
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    Good luck. I hope you find him. Never give up x

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