Rubber Ducks 小鴨子

It’s been a terrible week for my old hometown London with the terror attack.  With weekend coming I’d like everyone to start it with with some fun.   I had a family reunion last week with 160 members of my old family, here is a photo of them all.

這個星期老家鄉倫敦十分不幸,遇到恐怖襲襲。週末很快將會來臨,我希望在這裡為大家帶來點歡笑。上星期我終於跟我家裡160位成圓團敘,看看照片大家多熱鬧!

I used to have three main collections, the biggest one being my matchboxes.  The second one were rubber ducks where I had over 300.  Here are some old photos of about 90% of them.

我以前有三大收藏,最大的是火柴盒總共有超過一千多盒。第二是小鴨子有超過300隻。這裏有一些以前的舊照片,是跟大約90%的成員拍的。

When I moved to Taiwan I couldn’t bring them all with me and sadly had to give them away.    Fortunately, my sister in law agreed to foster care over half of them for me.  A few months ago I bought them home, and last week I finally got round to unpack and bathe them, so they can settle down in their new home.

很可惜,搬來台灣時我不能把他們全部一起帶來,要送給別人。幸好在香港的弟婦願意暫時幫我收留其中超過一半的小鴨。去年尾她把他們帶到了台灣,而最近我終於有時間把他們整理好,讓他們能在新的環境安定下來。

I now have about 50 Traditionalist。The smallest ones are actually magnets, and the small ones on the right with a red thread are a gift from an airline.

現在我有大約50隻傳統黃色小鴨子。前面最細小那一隻其實是磁石,而靠右頭上串有紅線的是航空公司送的小禮物。

The biggest ones I have are Duck Mama with her summer straw hat, and mega pink B Duck standing proudly next to her.

我最大的鴨子有帶著涼草帽的鴨媽媽,及站在她旁很神氣的B 鴨姐姐。

My favourite ones are the Pink Ladies. There’s a sassy one at the back draped in her flurry wrap and quite a few Cancer Research charity ducks.  I think it’s great when I can mix my hobby with charity.

我覺得紅粉佳人們很迷人,你看看後面有一隻很風騷帶著毛毛圍巾的小姐多可愛?還有幾位是英國防癌協會的慈善小鴨。我覺得能夠把愛好及慈善結合起來,是一件非常有意義的事情。

Rubber ducks comes in all sorts and sizes nowadays and not just the traditional yellow ones.  Take a look at the rest of my gang.  Did you find the astronaunt, Superman,  the Bride and Groom, and the footballer? Or is there another that caught your eye?

其實現在小鴨子不單止有傳統的黃色,還有很多其他不同類型及款式。你有沒有找到太空人,超人,新娘新郎及足球員?還是你見到另外一些你覺得很喜歡的呢?


And finally, here’s the Brit Pack.  The head of the pack is Union Jack, flanked by Wales and Irish on the left (I couldn’t find Scotland on my UK road trip last year), and the London 2012 Olympic Boxer and Cyclist on the right.

最後這組是英國團。團長是米字旗,左邊是威爾斯及愛爾蘭,可惜去年英國環島遊時沒有找到蘇格蘭小鴨。右邊是2012年倫敦奧林匹克搏擊手及單車手。

Despite the terrible terror attack in London this week, I’m sure the Brits will keep going and march on!

雖然今個星期倫敦不幸遇到恐襲,但英國一定不會向暴力低頭,只會努力往前去喔!

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