I decided that it was time to do some outdoor photography so some of the dolls and I went to the Northumberland coast for a day at the beach. The dolls featured here are mostly Barbie dolls and friends but I also included Lottie in her beach wear, my Lammily traveller doll, named Lara, and two newer acquisitions, Jenny and Mei. Takara Tomy Jenny is the Japanese “Barbie” – something a girl in Japan would have instead of a Barbie doll. Mei is a Kurhn doll, a Chinese “Barbie.” Both Jenny and Mei are more slender than a Western Barbie, with large eyes, reminiscent of a manga character or one from anime. I think they are both quite lovely. The Kurhn dolls also come ball jointed so they can move in a more lifelike way than Mei does.