Ssh! – don’t tell anyone, but there are only a few more weeks of sanity left before the mad season starts.
And you know what that means don’t you? Yes Christmas is nearly upon us and it will only be a matter of time before the words “Advent Calendar’’ are uttered by the little ones.
The festive season causes much excitement in the Hay household and the added thought of chocolate with the calendars is a bit too much for my old brain to cope with.
But as always there is a solution – a chocolate free Advent calendar which is also fun. Toy experts at Playmobil are always coming up with different and exciting products and their latest this year is the “Christmas on The Farm’’ calendar.
And what great fun Ruaridh (9) and Flora (7) had when Christmas came early for them and they tried out the calendar. After building the set, they added the animals and characters (including Santa) as each day a new door was opened only to find the latest addition to the farm.
This is a fabulous way of counting down to Christmas and without the sugar rush!
Playmobil Christmas on the Farm Advent Calendar, £19.99, stockist information via http://bit.ly/PLAYMOBILAdvents