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I used 4 of these pictures just after Poppy passed away. Last week I looked through the shots I had not used and found this funny one of her laughing. I recognise that laugh so well. Poppy darling, I miss you so much. This month is so hard, unbearable thinking about the terrible things we went through. You are at peace now my darling.

Poppy Takes a Portrait Whilst Her Daddy Sleeps

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I found this image one day. It’s so sweet that Poppy wanted to take a picture of us together. She knows how i hate having my picture taken but i’m so pleased she took this. I was sleeping, exhausted from the strain, and there she was jumping around taking pictures.My beautiful girl. Photo: 13th Nov 2012

24 Dec – Pippi Longstocking

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We bought this lovely late 60’s/early 70’s Pippi in a fabulous vintage furniture shop at the end of Camden Market after a trip to UCH. I treasured those visits to the market with Poppy but they also made me so sad. I love this doll and she lives in our living room as a symbol of our love for our beautiful girl.

23 Dec – Selfridges Baby

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When Pops won her ‘Most Courageous Child Award’, she won a £500 Selfridges voucher. She was going to buy an iPad, but a lovely man who won in a different category said that he wanted to buy her an iPad and so Poppy had her day shopping in Selfridges with vouchers. Poppy showed great generosity and bought everybody wonderful Christmas presents. She proudly bought Cosmo a pair of Levis which he treasures. But what she wanted most was this mad cloth doll which we had spied online.

21 Dec – Build A Bear

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Popkins favourite thing has always been Build A Bear. We bought this from Lakeside shopping centre in the week before Christmas. The trip lifted her spirits and she enjoyed picking out which bear to make… I love you Poppy. We all love you Poppy xxx

20 Dec – Big Booted Kangaroo

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Poppy created this Kangaroo Mashup at a workshop down in Brighton. She loved this idea. We had a lovely day cutting dolls around and then sticking back the amputations with hot glue guns. Afterwards Karen’s best friend from many years ago, Fuz, came and met us and walked through the Lanes with us. Poppy finished the day off by buying beads from The Brighton Bead Shop to make Christmas presents for her friends and step sisters. Click here for Poppy’s favourite invention ‘Earless Rabbit Head on a Dollies Body’.