One of the nicest things about writing a blog is that I get to treat my gorgeous little boy. And it means he gets the opportunity to try things that I couldn't otherwise afford as a single mum.
We were recently sent the Thomas Take and Play Spills & Thrills on Sodor Set* to review and boy, have I got a happy little toddler.
The set is a little runaway train circuit that causes whoops of delight every time we get it out to play with. It comes with two trains - Thomas is Bill's favourite - and they spin down the track and land with a face-full of 'goop' at the end. It's only a plastic pieces that attaches to their faces, but Bill loves it.
The nicest thing about the set, for me, was that it was so easy to assemble, and you just need a wall to prop it up against. This means it's nice and narrow and not too bulky and slots away nicely when he's not playing with it.
We have so much fun playing with this. Bill is really developing a love for animals and trains at the moment - any attempts of raising him with a nod to gender-neutrality have failed. He's a 'typical boy'.
The set currently costs £19.99, down from £24.99 with Smyths, so go get your mitts on it! You'll love it as much as us we promise. Choo-choo!
*We were sent this to review and, as always, we are very grateful and have a jolly good time playing with it.