You’d be surprised how excited I can get given the job of buying a present for the newest member of our extended family – a little girl who will be two shortly. I found the young baby stuff rather tedious – as babies aren’t in the slightest bit interested in them until at least a year. And then it’s more likely the carton and wrapping paper that causes them the most joy. I checked out the tot’s toy stash on a recent visit. There seemed to be everything imaginable. I visited my local toy store which has been in business for over 60 years – and with good reason. I explained the task, and within seconds, two very lovely ladies whisked me towards the ‘nurturing’ departent which included a wonderful choice of dolls, all shapes, shades, sizes. Fantastic. I chose a soft bodied, ginger pig-tailed tom boy in tough dungarees with two changes of clothes. An exact replica of the young recipient – a point much appreciated by the mother of said poppet!