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1981 Party Time

Posted on September 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Very, very happy today to add the missing 1981 Blue Party Time Sindy which we show in her box to match the pink and the yellow versions we have already. This lovely mint doll was donated by Joanne from Essex, who describes herself as a Sindy devotee. We may be a tad biased, but we can't think of a better doll to devote yourself to Joanne.

Sindy was definitely 'on point' with this outfit, and it is sometimes attributed to the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest British entry "Making Your Mind Up" by Bucks Fizz. The dance routine for the song had Cheryl and Jay's midi-length skirts ripped off in the middle of song revealing shorter skirts. It's been pointed out that the Sindy skirts can equally be quickly removed to reveal her dance leotard underneath. However, the Sindy outfit would have been devised in 1980 to make it into the 1981 catalogue and Bucks Fizz was formed in January 1981 and performed the dance routine in the UK's 'Song for Europe' in March 1981, going on to win the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest in April. Aah those were the days winning a Eurovision sigh, these days I am just thrilled if we get a point!

Anyways back to Sindy, rather than attributing the Sindy outfit to Bucks Fizz, maybe it was the other way round? Just a thought...

With thanks to Bob and SAS (Pink Outfit), Sonya (Yellow Outfit) and Joanne (Blue Outfit) for helping to create our rockin Party Time line-up.

https://www.oursindymuseum.com/1981-sindy

Pari Roller and new 1982 Skaters

Posted on September 10, 2021 at 7:45 PM

Did you know every Friday night in Paris is roller skating night? Pari Roller has been going since 1994 and is held every Friday from 9:30 pm to Midnight. It normally starts near Montparnasse Railway Station and is a circular skating route through Paris at night. It is only cancelled in bad weather. And best of all, it's free to participate.

For example tonight (10th September 2021) the journey starts at Montparnasse Railway Station, has a break at Louvre Museum, finishing back at Montparnasse Railway Station covering a distance of 20.62 km.

Since 2019 the 'hike' has been open to other forms of mobility, be it human or electric powered, but these forms of travel are requested to stay behind the skaters. The French Police and Pari Roller volunteers supervise the procession with the police forming a safety bubble to the front and rear of the skaters. It is manadatory now to wear a face mask in these Covid times, but it is wonderful to see the event is still being held.

It looks like a lot of fun and now I really wish I could roller skate!

http://www.pari-roller.com/

So to celebrate the wonderful Pari Roller we've added four lovely photos from Starla of her Skater Sindys. As you can see there is some nice variations here with both 2nd Gens and Sad Faces. If you have a different girl, please do send us a photo. Thank you again to Starla for your generosity in sharing!

https://www.oursindymuseum.com/1982-sindy

1981 Sindy Outfits and Separates

Posted on September 2, 2021 at 9:25 AM

Sometimes in updating the Museum you come across something which means you need to rewrite whole sections. Half of me thinks... pretend you didn't notice that, the other half thinks... nope you have to record that! 

So Ball Gown (Ref 44375) which was so straightforward now shows three variations and discusses the conundrum of what was the right choker for this outfit. Thank you Martina of The Little Sindy Museum in Sweden for the Green Ribbon variation of Ball Gown and for your attention to detail when considering the fabric.

Changes in this update are as follows:

  1. Addition of the beautiful black Sindy boxed doll (Ref 44642U)
  2. Inclusion of a newly discovered Sweetlife (Ref 44348) variation
  3. A rewrite of Ball Gown (Ref 44375)

1981 Scenesetters

Posted on July 18, 2021 at 5:05 PM

FInally, we are publishing 1981 Scenesetters.


Only taken a year or so! I have come to the conclusion that we only write stuff when we feel postive and there was not so much to be positive about with Covid this last year. Our Sindy Museum is our happy place!  But here we are and another page published. 1981 Scenesetters included some great releases and part of the issue in publishing was their complexity and the need to photograph everything properly.

We are indebted to Tom Harper who designed Sindy's Country Garden and to the firm in Southend on Sea who told us about their clever Aluminium floor beams.

We sincerely hope you like our new page. As always if you spot an error or feel we should amend something, please get in touch.

1981 Scenesetters

https://www.oursindymuseum.com/1981-scenesetters


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