A gift guide for 7 year old boys

A gift guide for 7 year old boys

I’m often asked for ideas of what to buy a boy of my son’s age, especially ones who aren’t into computer games and screens.  So I’ve put together my own idea of a gift guide for 7 year old boys but actually, I’m pretty sure lots of girls will love these ideas… Continue reading »

Britains John Deere 8400R Tractor

Britains John Deere 8400R Tractor

Whenever we visit my parents in Spain we play a game to see who can spot a tractor first.  They live in rural Andalusia, away from the coast and we normally spot more tractors in a day there, than we do in a summer here.  We’re always joking that John… Continue reading »

Britains Kane Classic Trailer

Britains Kane Classic Trailer

There’s no denying that my 7 year old Monkey has a number of tractors to play with, but he’s been asking for a trailer to go with them for ages, to carry crops animals and so on.  He was as pleased as punch to receive the new Britains Kane Classic Trailer… Continue reading »

Schleich European Forest Dwellers set

Schleich European Forest Dwellers set

It’s great when you can relive adventures using toys, and we’ve been doing just that with the Schleich European Forest Dwellers set recently. During the Easter holidays we spent a day at Stonor Park, exploring the house and grounds.  We’d spotted a herd of deer as we drove into the grounds… Continue reading »

Britains JCB Fastrac 3230 Tractor

Britains JCB Fastrac 3230 Tractor

As long-term readers of the blog will know, Monkey was a love of all things JCB, which began with one of his first board books as a baby.  The My First JCB range introduced him to Freddie Fastrac the JCB tractor, and so a 7 year love affair began.  You… Continue reading »

Britains John Deere 8600i Self Propelled Forage Harvester

Britains John Deere 8600i Self Propelled Forage Harvester

I’m not totally sure how my son became so totally obsessed with farm machinery. I think his love of Tractor Ted may have something to do with it. Over the years we’ve seen a number of tractors join his collection, and we bought him a combine harvester a couple of… Continue reading »

Getting to grips with Roblox #ROBLOXToys

Getting to grips with Roblox

I have to be honest, until I received an email recently I’d never heard of Roblox, but as soon as my son saw a delivery arrive last week he knew exactly what it was all about.  That’s school for you!  We’ve been getting to grips with Roblox, or more precisely, some… Continue reading »

Celebrating Easter with JCB and Britains JCB 3c Mark III

Celebrating Easter with JCB and Britains JCB 3c Mark III

I’ve written a few times over the years about my son and his love of JCB.  From his My First JCB Freddie Fastrac book to toys, puzzles, and spending endless hours watching the real machines at work building our local supermarket and cinema complex, his love is boundless.  I wrote… Continue reading »

Having fun with Scheich dinosaurs – review

Having fun with Scheich dinosaurs

Like most children of his age, my 7 year son is obsessed with dinosaurs.  It’s always amazed me how quickly he picked up all of the, sometimes incredibly hard to pronounce names, and can reel them off to me verbatim. It’s like he was born with the information already programmed… Continue reading »

Schleich Wildlife Starter Set

Schleich Wildlife Starter Set

I’ve loved taking my son to the zoo since he was a baby, and 7 years on, it’s still one of his favourite excursions. We’ve been talking about our last visit to Whipsnade Zoo and the new Schleich Wildlife Starter Set has helped to rekindle some lovely memories. The Schleich Wildlife… Continue reading »