This week on Shannon’s blog there is a great Works for Me Wednesday, which is all about great toy recommendations. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE all types of wooden toys, but actually they are not in my “most popular with the kids in our house” category.
Here are a few that have been (and still are) a huge hit in our house.
Happy Tracks / Happy People / Happy Land – all from Early Learning Centre
We have a number of their playsets over the years, some bought new, some purchased on ebay. Basically indestructible, great for toddler hands, and still popular with older kids! Currently our hospital and road/train track are most popular, but as soon as I pack some bits away I can be sure that will be requested the next day.
A great UK mailorder catelogue is LetterBox – not cheap, but toys that will stand the test of time.
Here are a few items which caught my eye in their recent catelogue
Somehow wooden toys never fall into the junk category, and I never want to give them away!
Here are some of my latest pages
This final page is a freebie quick page which was available to download as part of DSD (Digital Scrapping Day) last Saturday, from Weeds and Wildflowers. Quick Pages are a fast way to scrap, as someone else has done a lot of the work (!) and you can add your own picture, text and additional elements to it.
And usuing various new winter themed collection from Mellow Yellow I made these hybrid cards. (Hybrid just means printing out your digital creation and adding some physical stuff to it – in this case ribbons, but you could add brads, glitter, anything you want really!)
Halloween is now well and truly over, but we still have a mountian of sweets and goodies which we are rationing/distributing in an orderly fashion.
Here are a few pics from the Atlantic Ocean and beach at Portstewart Strand last Sunday morning, where we met up with friends for a walk.
Finally, prayers (for calm and focus) appreciated here for this Friday, as here in Northern Ireland we still have academic selection for 10/11 year olds, and our eldest daughter will be sitting her first of two exams for the Transfer Test (11 plus).
Thanks, and take care.