Ava, My Favourite Family, Thea, Things I Love

ThrowbackThursday: Is a washing basket the best toy?

Don’t you just love that ‘On This Day’ feature that Facebook has started doing in the past few months? It’s so funny to look back to random status updates and try to remember what they were all about.

Today’s was from 2009 and said I’d fulfilled a near-lifetime ambition. Very cryptic! It was short and sweet as I was in New York at the time, having just seen Kylie in a small venue. Best concert ever. I’ve been a fan since the Locomotion days and as Lola would say, she is my favourite and my best.

Anyway I also love looking at the photos, which included this cutie from two years ago:

Ava and Thea in a washing basket.

My favourite basket of washing.

To this day, that washing basket is still one of their favourite toys.

Thea and Ava using the washing basket as a rabbit hutch

And here they are using it as a rabbit hutch.

Thea in a washing basket

This is Thea’s ‘bubble bath’ – a bit leaky!!

So much fun, and it’s great to see them using their imaginations when they play in it!


  1. ethannevelyn.com

    25th October 2015 at 10:49 am

    Great use of the washing basket! With great imagination it can turned into all sort of things. I see that the girls are loving it! 🙂

    1. Becky Pink

      25th October 2015 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks, yes it is very popular, when it’s not full of washing! xx

  2. helen gandy

    20th October 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Ohh I want to know more about you living in NYC!! Love your girls, and isn’t the washing basket just the best boat hehe. Thanks for linking up lovely #bestandworst x

    1. Becky Pink

      20th October 2015 at 8:53 pm

      Thanks Helen, actually I was only on holiday in NY, we just managed to coincide a trip with her tour! I used to live in North Carolina though, which was not *quite* as exciting as New York! xx

  3. Picking Up Toys

    15th October 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Aww these pic’s are soooo cute!Kids really do love a wash basket don’t they!! #throwbackthursdays

    1. Becky Pink

      15th October 2015 at 10:48 pm

      Thank you! Yep, we have three so there is usually a spare one for them to play in! I got a round one for a bit of variety xx

  4. Wander Mum

    15th October 2015 at 4:30 pm

    What gorgeous girls. The washing basket is a winner with my daughter too. And as for Kylie… LOVE her! #throwbackthursday

    1. Becky Pink

      15th October 2015 at 6:01 pm

      Ah a kindred spirit, I wish I had some photos of the gig but it was pre – iPhone so I don’t sadly. At least I have my memories though! Xx

      1. Wander Mum

        16th October 2015 at 7:45 am

        Yes, exactly – what year was it then? I saw her at Wembley arena for her Showgirl tour x

        1. Becky Pink

          16th October 2015 at 8:38 am

          It was 2009, so I think that was before the showgirl tour (I didn’t get to that one sadly) x

  5. Rebecca Smith

    15th October 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Jack still loves the washing basket as a toy!

    1. Becky Pink

      15th October 2015 at 6:01 pm

      They are just so versatile aren’t they? Xx

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