Even before Elva was born, I loved flamingos. They’re pink, they’re tall and when they face each other, they make a love heart.

As soon as I found out I was having a girl, I went and bought some flamingo wallpaper I had been wanting for ages ready to decorate her room.

Flamingos were Elva’s thing. She had them on clothes, her room and toys. They suited her. Each week (apart from week 1 – the flamingo hadn’t arrived) I took a photo of Elva with her flamingo.

Flamingos will forever remind me of my Elva.

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