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Mum dubbed 'gonk lady' after spending £500 filling her house with over 100 of them
A mum has shared her love for gonks which has spawned a large collection of the Christmas-themed items around her home, costing around £500 and including bed sheats and a toilet seat cover

By - Courtney Pochin

Source -Mirror Online

Date - 10-12-2022

At Christmas homes up and down the country are adorned in twinkling lights, with Christmas trees put up and hung with baubles, and the halls are well and truly decked.

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Some people opt for Nutcrackers and Snowmen figures to decorate their space, but others might prefer for something a little different, like a gonk.

For those new to the world of gonks, the Christmas version of the novelty toy, features frizzy hair and a beard, with a knitted hat and is sometimes considered to be the Nordic version of Santa Claus.

One mum has admitted to being "obsessed" with gonks, so much so that she has spent £500 on a collection of them which now fills nearly every corner of her home.

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The mum has gonk-themed bedding 


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And there's even a gonk toilet seat cover 


Susan Lowden began collecting the egg-shaped dolls in 2019, and soon found she couldn't see one in a shop without wanting to buy it.

The 52-year-old from Aberdeen now owns a whopping 135 gonks and even has gonk-themed bed sheets, cushions, tea cups and a toilet seat cover.

Susan describes the gonks as "peaceful little things" which she finds calming as they don't have a face that's looking at you.
The mum, who has been branded a "crazy gonk lady" by her daughter, initially started collecting small gonks but soon added larger ones to her family - including a 3ft ceramic one she's called Chris who sits in her kitchen.

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This year alone she has added 30 new gonks to her collection and she now has so many that she has no room to put up an actual Christmas tree.
Her daughter has branded her a 'crazy gonk lady' 

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The gonks only come out at Christmas time though and are stored in her loft and spare room throughout the rest of the year.

Susan said: "I started buying gonks in whatever shop I went in that had them and I was hooked.

"I think they're calming and you can't see their faces so they're not looking at you.

"They're peaceful little things.

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Well, as we say over here, 'Theres nowt as strange as folk'  :) 

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I like gnomes. Not this much, but we did decorate two of our trees as gnomes standing guard outside of Santa's abode

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