Having seen yesterday’s entry on The Amber Gang, Millie has asked for an entry on her gang members, too. “But,” I asked, “you don’t carry these everywhere you go round the house, do you?”
Well, Millie might not always carry them around the house, but when it’s time to get warm and cosy somewhere then you can guarantee this lot will be there…
APPEARANCE: Old, faded, much-loved blue blanket.
OTHER ALIASES: Nuffle-snuffle.
NOTES: Still the original and the best gang member, everyone knows Nuffle. Has been at Millie’s side virtually all of her life.
Note – Nuffle is never ever used for keeping warm, such practical pursuits are beneath its dignity.
APPEARANCE: Small chocolate labrador.
WHY?: Well, if we can’t visit Uncle JimmyMac’s labradors more than a couple of times a month then Harley and Monty will just have to suffice.
NOTES: Millie’s ongoing obsession with dogs generally and labradors in particular, Harley is the closest she’s going to get to having a dog while living at home, so his position is pretty secure.
APPEARANCE: Small labrador.
WHY?: Well, if we can’t visit Uncle JimmyMac’s labradors more than a couple of times a month then Monty and Harley will just have to suffice.
NOTES: Inseparable from Harley, Monty is chiefly notable for making the Lovely Melanie and I repeat “My boys, my boys!” in a poor impression of Montague H. Withnail (Uncle Monty) in the 1987 film Withnail and I.
APPEARANCE: Yellow, smiling, heart-eyed emoji cushion.
OTHER GROUP AFFILIATIONS: Emojis.
WHY?: His fanatical, unseeing but ever-loving eyes are a metaphor for a child’s unquestioning love.
NOTES: One of two impulse addition to the Carter household, Millie and Amber both formed an instant bond with these emoji cushions, bought for £5 each from a Bexleyheath tat-shop.