Tonka Fire Station

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Tonka asked if the boys and I would like to review the Fire Station Play-set.

I grew up with Tonka, as a brand it was synonymous with large metal construction vehicles, sturdy enough to knock down actual walls, and my did I try! I still have my old ones under the stairs, hidden for the very reason that in the hands of my boys I suspect the house would soon become open plan.… read the full post.

Mini Micro Scooters

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Mini Micro scootersI don’t remember having a scooter as a child.

We had what could loosely be described as roller-skates although they were little more than rusty bear traps on wheels. Health and safety consisted of a loose strap across the foot and a parents neglectful shrug.

We had a wheelbarrow, a wooden sledge that rumour has it helped in the construction of Stonehenge, a tricycle that in reality was a bike with a missing stabiliser, and my favourite of them all, a skateboard.… read the full post.

Miniland Dumpy Transporter

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miniland dumpy transporterAnyone seen our Builder?

He was last seen taking constructive criticism from a two year old.

You see, Luca likes to inspect, as our builder will no doubt testify; if you can find him.

Having our backyard demolished and rebuilt has brought much excitement. Sonny is fascinated by the destruction, Luca, the finer details of bricklaying, and me, well I’ve watched more of the Ashes than I could ever have imagined.… read the full post.


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One thing I’m not short of is craft ideas. Take a look at my browser history and … whoa, what are you doing? I didn’t mean literally, pass me my laptop back! What you’ll find, amongst other things, is a plethora of craft activities I’ve bookmarked for a rainy day.

The problem isn’t the rainy days, by god we have enough of those, but what I don’t ever seem to have is the necessary materials.… read the full post.

Mia Tui Ascot Bag

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mia tui ascot bagI’ve long been an advocate of the man-bag even before the kids arrived. I’ve never understood why men insist on squeezing everything into their pockets? I mean, where do they keep their Manscara for a start? Ah, I may have just answered my own question.

Anyway, moving swiftly on, when Mia Tui asked me if I’d like to review their new Ascot Changing Bag I could have been a little offended.… read the full post.