Who is Godfrey?

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Many people ask me where the name Godfrey’s Ear comes from.

Here goes…

Godfrey is a wooden giraffe: he is only three feet tall, but he has a huge personality! He sadly lost an ear after being attacked by my cat, and he looked very silly with only one ear. Reluctantly I decided he would have go to wooden giraffe heaven, aka the tip.

But I felt sorry for him and decided to rebuild his ear. I découpaged him and gave him a large bow to make him look handsome… Oh, and I added a little crystal heart to his hoof.

It then struck me that I had taken a broken giraffe and turned him into something quite nice! As I restyle unwanted and unloved furniture, I felt there was only one name suitable, and that was Godfrey’s Ear.

Godfrey, by the way, is named after Private Godfrey from Dad’s Army, a character I loved as a child. (Oops, showing my age!)

When Godfrey isn’t chewing on his daily diet of mimosa and acacia leaves, he helps with hints and tips in what he calls his "Godfrey’s Guides". Look out for them: they really can be quite useful, but don’t tell him I said that because it will only go to his head.