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Perfect toy for Christmas – the Mighty Mountain Mine

Perfect toy for Christmas – the Mighty Mountain Mine

We love Hape wooden products, they are really well made and make for great imaginative play. The wooden marble run was a favourite for Isla, this Mighty Mountain Mine is perfect for little train lovers. It kept the kiddies entertained for hours, and Mummy whilst she built it of course. VIEW the POST

Life-saving campaign #YouVsTrain – keep teenagers safe

Life-saving campaign #YouVsTrain – keep teenagers safe

Now I know my little ones are little, not teenagers for a while, but the thought of them going out and about playing near the train tracks when they get older - scares me so much! I hate the thought of them not knowing the dangers of the tracks and I will make sure they do now. Even I have learnt something with this life-saving campaign.... #YouVsTrain.  VIEW the POST

Why do kids like toy trains so much?

Why do kids like toy trains so much?

When we were kids our parents used to tell us that when they were kids they had to make their own fun. These days there’s no need. We’re months, at most a couple of years, away from affordable quality virtual reality. There are videogames that simulated galaxies that are literally bigger than our own galaxy. Kids are growing up in an age when they have access to every single book, comic, song movie, and TV show ever made, plus all of YouTube (well all of YouTube we haven’t slapped a parental lock, but it’s only a matter of time until they crack that). VIEW the POST

A day in history as the Flying Scotsman whooshed by

A day in history as the Flying Scotsman whooshed by

Today, as you may have seen all over the news, the Flying Scotsman took a trip from London's Kings Cross to York. It all started at 8:45am when I got a text from my Mumma saying she was waiting at the end of her road to see it whoosh by. Then as I got the children in the car, for the school trip, I asked "shall we go and see the special steam train?" and of course the reply was a big YES.  VIEW the POST

Will you help the NSPCC by running the London marathon?

The NSPCC has been announced as the official charity partner for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 – a year that also marks 30 years of the charity’s ChildLine service. Did you know that only 3 out of 4 children that call up for help are getting it at the moment? They’re asking our runners to raise £2.3 million to help them recruit and train more counsellors to reduce waiting times and ensure they can provide support to every child who needs them, however and whenever they choose to get in touch. Every step, every mile, will help them keep every child safe from abuse. So what are you doing in 2016?