The Toddler Awakens

Star Wars Baby

Episode Zzzzzz Dear mummy, what is it with sleep? It seems you are always on the eternal quest for it. More precious than Credit Ingots. More rare than Kenner “Power of the Force” coins. You cannot buy sleep (well a … Continue reading

May the fourth be with you!

May the fourth be with you!

Dear mummy, I know how much daddy loves STAR WARS I though it would be nice to do a post just for him. In his honour.

My Daddy's STAR WARS Obsession

My daddy’s obsession started when he was just a kid he loved watching all the STAR WARS films and playing with the great 1980’s toys. Growing up in the 80’s was a fab time to be a kid. Great films, great cartoons, great toys and you could roam the streets with make believe lightsabers made of sticks and not get done for ASB. My mummy on the other hand was raised up watching STAR TREK with her daddy (one of my grandfathers – who I never had the pleasure of meeting) and watched it religiously.

UK Garrison

When my daddy grew up ….*when*!?! Pah! He had a job which could fund his STAR WARS obsession, he bought full scale lightsabers, an authentic Obi Wan Kenobi costume and DVDs of his favourite films. My mummy has recently bought him tickets to STAR WARS Celebration in London 2016.

STAR WARS Celebration

You see my mummy thinks he looks a little like Ewan Mcgregor, Obi Wan Kenobi in Episode 3. He’s grown a beard and has the same hair colour and bought the clothes and props. You may ask why is he doing all this? Well, he’d like to join Rebel Legion, associated UK Garrison, a troop of costumed volunteers who attend events all in the aid of charity. They give up there free time to bring joy and happiness to children and adults alike and regulary attend events for Naomi House, Starlight, Cancer charities and Children’s charities.


We’ve seen them in action at Winchester Science Centre, Highclere Castle and in Festival Place, Basingstoke, helping to raise money and raise the profile of local charities. It sound like a great hobby to get involved with, satisfying your urge to dress up and have some form of escapism from the mundane week and bring happiness to others. STAR WARS makes my daddy happy.

Daddy as Obi Wan

My mummy thinks it’s a great idea. So here’s my daddy in action – cool eh? We hope UK Garrison can give him a spot on their books.

The dilemma is…will I be a STAR WARS fan or a Trekkie, maybe I’ll like both!?!

Love Bella x

Little Hearts, Big Love


I can have a dark side too…

I can have a dark side too…

Saturday, February 22, 2014.

*Cue Star Wars Theme*

Dear mummy, in a galaxy far far away, Storm Troopers were landing at Winchester Science Centre. Daddy is a MASSIVE Star Wars fan so we head down to check them out. I must admit even mummy was impressed by their fantastic costumes and friendly attitude and she’s a die hard Trekkie!! UK Garrison played great characters and were happy to lark around with us little kids and the ‘big’ ones! 🙂

UK Garrison dress up for fun and are volunteers that give up their spare time to raise money for children’s charities and to spread the love of Star Wars! Sounds like an ace way to bring joy to people. They certainly made our day 🙂

Darth Vader and buggySo who did we see? My mate Darth, he doesn’t say much but was charming as ever – in a Simon Cowell kind of way 😉 I was quite intimidated by his size. He was the tallest person there and had a massive head and it was funny seeing him scaring all the children. But he stopped to push my buggy – legend.

Daddy was star stuck and is bit of a geek so we stopped for a photo, even the guy in the background wanted to get in on the action. I was quite taken with the storm trooper when he wasn’t looking, however every time he looked at me I would shy away. I was creeped out by his scary eyes!

Eventually I turned to the dark side, walking towards daddy and the the crew at UK Garrison. One little robot that I felt comfortable with was R2-D2 and I was fascinated by his flashing lights and turning head. He made me laugh when he whizzed past me.

Thanks mummy and daddy for taking me to Winchester Science Centre. More adventures here to follow when mummy lets me write them up 😉 Bella x

Dark side