Enjoying the Wizard Express on The Watercress Line

Enjoying the Wizard Express on The Watercress Line

I’ve mentioned before about our attachment to the Watercress Line in Hampshire.  Daddy P used to take his Dad there for their War Days events. I grew up in Farnham, so this was our local heritage line.  We’ve taken Monkey a few times now, and seeing Bittern there last year… Continue reading »

Signalling change – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 021016

Last Sunday we got to see a piece of history as we joined a free tour of Banbury North Signal Box, before it’s demolished.  I’ve spent years seeing this signal box when I’ve travelled to and from Birmingham, and if I’m honest I’ve taken it totally for granted.  But we… Continue reading »

TrackMaster Close Call Cliff playset #TeamThomas

TrackMaster Close Call Cliff playset

Monkey may be 6 now but he is still a huge fan of Thomas & Friends and our various steam train excursions are always relived on his TrackMaster sets when we are back home. We’re gearing up here for the release of the new film The Great Race next month and you… Continue reading »

Meeting Sir Nigel Gresley

Meeting Sir Nigel Gresley

When I was a little girl my Dad had his Hornby train set all laid out in our garage.  He could stand in the middle of the layout and run a few different trains at the same time.  If my brother and I had been very good we might be… Continue reading »

Trackmaster Samson

Trackmaster Samson

You may remember a while back we reviewed the Thomas & Friends DVD Dinos & Discoveries which was an instant hit with Monkey.  Imagine his delight when the lovely people at Fisher Price sent him the Trackmaster Samson train to add to his Trackmaster set! Trackmaster Samson is aimed at children… Continue reading »

Thomas and Friends Breakaway Bridge Set

Thomas and Friends Breakaway Bridge Set

Can you believe that Thomas & Friends is 70 years old this year.  Yes, I know, something that is older than me – toot! toot!  Thomas the Tank Engine was a part of my own childhood and I remember enjoying the original stories with my younger brother when we were… Continue reading »