My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 8 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Wenlock brings the Olympic magic to The Munchkin Patch!

2012, the year our own London Town hosted the Olympic Games. A proud time for us all. This was Munchkin's first Olympic Games, and being nearly 3 years old, she understood the basics of what was going on. She enjoyed sitting down with me at any point each day, announcing that she "needs to watch the Gymnastics and the Swimming"! These were her favourite events in the Games. Munchkin was lucky enough to have a special companion to watch the different events with her. A little friend who will always be a reminder of the fact that these were her first Olympics, and a extra special souvenir for the fact that her baby sister was born just before the Games began!

Wenlock, the official mascot of the London 2012 Olympic Games, had come to stay!

Sadly, being so young, Munchkin could not stay up to watch the Opening Ceremony, but one day we will show it to her. And no doubt Wenlock will join her then too! This unique character's name is inspired by Much Wenlock, a small town in Shropshire that is at the heart of Olympic history? In the 19th century, Baron Pierre de Coubertin was invited there to watch the Much Wenlock Games, which were inspired by the Olympic Games of ancient Greece. He can often be found hanging out with his friend, Mandeville, who is the official mascot for the Paralympic Games, which are all set to start on Wednesday, 29th August 2012.

Our Wenlock is 20cm tall and made from really soft materials. He is also wearing 5 coloured plastic rings on his arms, representing the famous Olympic Rings. Both Wenlock and Mandeville are suitable from 10 months old onwards, so sport fans young and old can enjoy his company! Wenlock is a wonderfully made, cuddly soft toy, as well as a great reminder of the year the Olympic Games came to London!

With keyrings, pens, plush toys of various sizes and a number of other great products, everyone can keep a little bit of the London Games alive even once they're all over!

Seeing Wenlock bounding around the grounds on the TV made Munchkin very excited. It is a shame she didn't manage to experience the Olympics for real, as we would have loved to take her along to watch an event and experience the infectious atmosphere, but sadly Mini Munchkin had other plans for us. At least she now has Wenlock, her own little piece of the action! And with the power of technology these days, well, who says she wasn't really there ...?!

Wenlock and Mandeville, along with all of their London 2012 Olympic accessories are now being offered at fantastic reduced prices over at Golden Bear Toys, so it's not too late to secure your little reminder of the Games too!