When I was in the newborn haze of the first few weeks with Daisy I remember having a strong desire to get out of the house. If I had a plan to get out, go to the shops, anywhere, it would give me purpose and a sense of accomplishment for the day. So I did. I went out. I went and walked the length and breadth of King Street Newtown where we lived at the time. Hours were passed walking in and out of shops, buying a few bits and pieces whilst keeping my sanity in tact.
A few years later when we lived in Camperdown and I had two kids to entertain we used to spend hours in a local toy shop around the corner. The girls would go in and we would just walk around, making wish lists, playing and inevitably buying some small toy. Being in a remote(ish) area now I have taken to online shopping with a gusto that Rob can attest to, but nothing brings me more pleasure than walking into a shop, picking actual stuff up, and buying it! And toy shops? Well, they have a special place in my heart. Anyone’s heart’s right? It plays right to the inner child inside us all!
Last week I was contacted by some fab ladies (Vicki & Jac) who own an amazing Toy Shop in my Old Stomping Ground Newtown, The Flying Penguin. The shop was established to provide quality educational toys & games to sustain young people, the local community AND the planet. Win. WIN! There’s so much to like about this shop – the ladies running it, the quality products, the philosophy behind the shop and (for me) the online shopping ability!
And you know what’s great about it for YOU? Let me tell you. They want one lucky BabyMac reader to win one of their most popular and FABULOUS toys. The Wishbone Flip! SHUT THE FLIP UP! As Vicki said to me “it’s one of most outstanding products made by a couple in New Zealand who have the very best intentions and design nous.” If there’s one thing I like, it’s nous. And, I also like giving away such a fabulous prize to you guys worth $150. Yuh huh.
What the FLIP? Well, it’s a rocker…
That turns into a bike…
That I would be more than happy to see scooting around my lounge room!