Category: Big buildings

1 Mar

Old Favourites Get A New Young Fans Following

Recently we had an influx of visitors staying.  Not all together, but in individual clumps – this is a very serious departure from the norm.  Having resided here for nearly 15 years, and only one guest bedroom every having been pressed into service, it made a great change to air out the other 2 spare rooms.  The amount of work was a little more than envisaged, it must be said.  The pull out sofa beds are easy enough to manage, but the spare duvets, pillows and assorted matresses and bed covers all needing hauling out from various cubby holes around the house.

Board and lodgings aside, there was the major consideraiton of entertainment to be sorted also with military precision.  We are not generally a family that likes to sit and watch daytime tv endlessly.  The major thrust of the visits was playing board games of all sorts, and some old favourites were dug out of the wardrobes.

4 Feb

Looking Out For New Games & Toys

There is nothing as exciting for any family, after Christmas and birthdays that is, than the arrival of a new baby.  The joy of the start of a new generation of a family coming on stream.  The big day is greeted with all the usual plethora of pictures on social media sites – aunts and uncles agreeing  to the unspoken rules of play here by not announcing anything in advance of the official word from the owners of the new baby of course!  But beyond these small points comes the longer lasting moments to be thought about and thoroughly enjoyed for ever.

Here I am referring to the very responsible task of toy and game provision for the little one as she grows up and finds her place in the world.  How much better if  great aunts get to grips with the vast selection of products out there.  Not just the dolls and prams either, thought they are a good start!

4 Jan

Spread The Joys Of Toys Throughout The Year

It seems unbelievable that the much longed for Christmas and New Year period has arrived, been dealt with and rapidly moved on – how did that happen?  We spend all that time getting ourselves geared up for it too   Almost before the summer holidays have arrived, and the children are pond dipping and beach combing or sitting on deck chairs by the villa pool, the matter of Christmas is never far away as shops start their campaigns as early as possible.  apparently to meet customer demand.

These days with so many different kinds of toys, games, hobbies etc. it is no longer just at Christmas time that we can revel in the joy of a gorgeously stocked toy shop.  There are birthdays throughout the year and asstores need support all year round, to combat these challenging trading conditions, we need to keep buying.  Spread the joy of toys and games all year long.

7 Dec

Heaven Sent Pleasures In A Well Stacked Toy Shop

Just entering one particularly old, traditional, family run and family led, toy emporium has been a source of joy three times a year since the year dot.   Having several younger members of the family now leaving behind the toddler stage, this means that good sturdy toys are needed, ones that are obvious how to engage with them.  Games that have reasonsble playing rules that don’t take all day and a science graduate to understand them.  One such fantastic shop is still open in my high street.  Definitely a family firm with two of the grandchilren helping out on Saturdays and weekends.

What those family members don’t know about toys and games in this country is not worth knowing.  The matriach now looks after the store – she has a very soft but very welcoming voice and before long she’s extacted information about who the gift is for, age, boy or girl.  Fantastic knowledge then guides to the absolutely perfect present.

20 Nov

The Busiest Time Of The Toy And Game Year Is Here

Who can imagine the approach to Christmas without the familiar presence of toys, games and all manner of gizmos to keep the young and old entertained.  Since Victorian times, regularly portrayed on the glittery Christmas cards, parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents are shown happily, standing around the new fangled Christmas tree, looking dotingly down on their little cherubs at play.  Usually, it has to be said, with only one or two boxes of delights.  The change in this, to each child being crushed under the weight of a hundred presents each year seems to have come with the 1980s onwards.

Getting he right present and toy is always  matter of major importance in the senior households.  Being able to see and feel the toys is critical. There is something about being able to go down to a proper toy shop and games supplier and actually see hundreds and hundreds of gorgeous toys stacked up to the ceiling.  Ah the memories of our own Christmas joys!

12 Oct

Getting A Good Choice Of Toys And Games Really Does Make Christmas

Oh happy day – the sound of Christmas tills ringing in the ears of all shopkeepers and retail market leaders.  These days however, there is a much more discerning group of shoppers.  Time is of the essence for so many households, with both parents out full time working to bring home the bacon and hopefully, enough spare to provide a wow inducing Christmas bonanza for the family.

There is of course a problem now where young folk do seem to be attached to electronic gizmos almost from birth and prising them away from said gadget can be a trial, undertaken with a certain amount of caution.  What children do really enjoy, but will probably never admit it in front of their peers, is a jolly good game.  The teamwork involved brings out a truly enviable competitive spirit and a sense of fair play can often be achieved.  Getting a good choice of toys for all the family requires the very best outlets.

13 Sep

The Expert Toy And Game Shop That Saves Exasperated Shopping Trips

Certainly one of the greatest pleasures known to mankind, eclipsed only by the contented gurgles of that gorgeous new grandchild, is the contented gurgling of the proud parents of said child.  There is certainly a air of excitement attached to being let loose in the company of the cutest member of that set of circumstances. There is something truly special about going out on a designated day in December for the family Christmas presents.   Gran and Grandad go armed with a list, hastily sought from the parents of the child/children and then suddenly it gets super busy and wow, exhaustion sets in.  By 10 oclock, Grandad has had enough.

If only there was a sure fire way to get toys or gifware ideas online, the universal cheer heard from all the dads, grandads and uncles would be so deafening it could drown us all out .  The very thought is calming even now  – a specialist toy shop, one that really knows current trends, with every toy and game, on the market today.

21 Jul

A Few Pointers Why Board Games are Important for Kids

Board games play a crucial role for the growth and development of your kids. Today, families also find the board games quite amazing and engaging and hence they prefer spending time with their kids playing this game rather than spending their time in other activities. There are many reasons behind the success and popularity of board games.
Bring family together with Board Games – Board games are become the number one choice today as it helps family to come together, while playing games. There are not lot activities that family can do together, but board games offer them the opportunity to have fun together, while play with full zeal. Some of the board games also come with strong educational background that helps your kids to develop new skills and learn new things, while playing the games. There are board games that can help kids to develop math skills, money saving skills and thinking skills.

15 Apr

Education while playing- perfect for kids

Today toys/games are manufactured with the thought of educating a child in best possible manner. Every toy is based upon IQ, memory and energy booster. Whether you are selecting a toy for a 2 year old toddler or a pre-schooler, there is a wide range of educational toys available at online as well as local market. Kids learn very fast when they play, enjoy and observe. Sound making toys for e.g. – animal sounds, spelling checker, find the match and many more are quite interesting. They shower direct impact on the mind and help in learning different fields of education very easily.

However, you can buy all kind of toys/games for all age group kids through online stores now at reasonable price. E-stores offer great discounts and deliver the latest games as soon as possible. It is very convenient to find a suitable game for your kid at any point of time from online shops.