How anyone ever gets their present buying list completed in one go, I will never know. There are just so many destractions when I go out toy or game buying. I start off with my list – having consulted the owners of any children I have to buy for. I see all the kinds of toys that my sisters and I used to love or would have done if we’d had the chance. We did have a large number of toys each but there were those exceptional ones that never made it to our house. All was not lost though because our family friend who was a very lonely only child, used to have every toy imaginable bought for her at birthdays and Christmas. Her father also worked as the manager of the most most important Woolworths store in the country. Boy, in those days that was really something to boast.