Five Go Mad in the Stockroom

Five Go Mad in the Stockroom

Alex has returned from the local Sainsbury, sadly lacking in the lashings and lashings of toilet roll he was sent to acquire.  The gang are very much regretting not panic buying along with everyone else, and anxiously gaze at their diminishing ration of Aloe Vera Andrex.  It’s a square a day for the forseable future.

Apparently, so Alex now reports, Mr Sainsbury’s Local has also been stripped bare of Terry’s Chocolate Orange. The situation is dire.

Having spent many years playing in the shop, the new environment of the stockroom for an 8 hour day will take some thorough adjusting, but Romilly has come up with an excellent plan. The only way to cope will be hosting regular picnics on Aunt Fanny’s rug, and inviting Moulin Roty’s Les Parisienne Dolls for an outing. We practice pretending we are breathing in fresh valley air. Obviously, we’ve only got wooden play food, but, as Boris Johnson said about the government’s Covid 19 response….Pretend Play is everything.

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Nearly Schooler? Are you ready?

Nearly Schooler? Are you ready?

All the cliches have been resurfacing here in the store. It’s pretty much an annual thing, and kicks off in mid-April when people find out what infant school their child is going to, and it eases off in mid October…  And the cliches? They are these: ‘Where has the time gone?’ ‘I can’t....

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A taste of books to come….

A taste of books to come….

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Best first books for babies

Best first books for babies

We’re testing our blog…. we’ll have it fully fleshed out soon…

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Have no fear – the Lost Toy Box is here…

Have no fear – the Lost Toy Box is here…

Are you a parent who lives in fear of losing that one precious soft toy which your child won’t sleep without? Perhaps you are the parent who realizes how important this toy has become and so buys three or more ‘just in case’. Or perhaps you are the Good Samaritan who sees a dropped teddy and carefully balances it on a wall or railing hoping …

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Books – where a new world awaits…

Books – where a new world awaits…

Learning to read is one of the most extraordinary gifts children learn. But we know it starts much, much earlier than that! We know that babies on laps love to hear the rhythm of a well loved book, the familiarity, the calm that reading a book brings. Thousands of children’s books are published every year – most are poor, some are just ordinary. A rare …

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