There’s something wonderfully captivating about watching a child sailing their first toy boat, the excitement at seeing their very own little model set sail, the anticipation of the course it will chart and their obvious delight when it safely reaches the the far side of the pond. In an age where computer games and electronic gadgets seem de rigueur it’s refreshing to know that the traditional wooden toy sailing boat is still as popular as ever.
Here at Clockwork Mouse we’re great advocates of traditional play, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further when responding to our customers and, as active members of the Vintage Model Yacht Group, we know a fair bit about all things model yacht… Continue reading
Here’s a fabulous way of making a delicious chocolate nest for your Easter eggs this year, it’s simple, quick and children will love seeing the way a regular balloon can be used to create such an intricate chocolate treat!
(It’s also great fun and will fill your kitchen with the delicious smell of warm melted chocolate…..:) Continue reading
We’ve always loved the idea of a Shepherds hut and during a recent brief visit to North Wales, we took the opportunity of staying in one at Abergele. It’s a fabulous location with stunning views over the Snowdonia National Park and just perfect for that “get away from it all” break… Continue reading
Here we have the very latest version of the ever popular children’s “My First 5 in 1 Activity Cube” from EverEarth and, as early learning wooden activity toys go, this one’s very special…
It’s difficult to imagine quite how EverEarth could have improved upon their original concept of this fabulous toy – it has been hugely popular and already boasted a host of interactive features each carefully designed to entertain and stimulate active, educational pre-school play in kids from the age of 18 months. This latest design is, however, even better. Continue reading
Monday evening was a lovely clear night, albeit extremely cold, and as we passed Gloucester Docks we couldn’t resist taking a quick photo….