I am German and live in New Zealand since 2006. I think that a little bit of 'Kitsch' brings joy to my life and I love going to all these fab markets in New Zealand to come home with some new crafty and unique gifts (mostly for myself :-). Using the well known, German made Schleich figurines for my bag charms/ keyrings is really to reminisce about my childhood, surrounded by heaps of very much loved pets. Some of these I buy on fleamarkets in Germany or online as some are already collectors pieces as Schleich doesn't produce them anymore so I usually end up paying a higher price for them. I always look out for old jewellery when I am on markets or op-shop to recycle the beads for the keyrings which is fun.