pao and I had a couple of days in London. Unfortunately, our accommodation wasn’t as nice as it could have been but I won’t go into all of that here. We did make the best of it but visiting some nice places though. I had a little list of places I wanted to see as I didn’t want to go to all the big places that tourists normally go to.
On the top of my list was the V & A Museum of Childhood. We had a little picnic outside before we went in and as the weather was very hot indeed.
What I enjoyed the most of was seeing toys I’d played with like this Viewmaster. It might seem so old fashioned to kids today but it was properly exciting to me when I was a kid. I can’t remember what my disks were but I think probably of London. As I wasn’t living in England then, it was probably all the more exciting to play with.
I think this is exactly the kind of thing I wished my grandma would have given me when I was a little kid. I’ve taken to eBay without success to see if such a thing still exists to no avail so I’ll just have to keep an eye out in thrift stores to see if I can find one.
Spirograph was one of the top toys of my childhood. I still remember the ads but I also remember thinking they weren’t as satisfying as they could have been. I remember the whole making lots of lots of circles thing.