Lunch with the lovely Andersons (Roast Beef & Yorkshire Puddings, and Bread & Butter Pudding, made with Mark’s very wonderful homemade jam) always means an afternoon of games (and cups of tea, and general amusement), but today the game was a Scalextric, and I got to have a go.
Growing up amongst only sisters meant that I mostly only ever played with girly toys – dolls and dressing-up games, and the like. It was usually very fun, and I quite liked my dolls, and especially the Barbies (until the wee sister cut the hair off all of them, coloured the stubble in with felt-tip pens, and we had to play ‘punk Barbie’ – she was a very odd child).
However, the ‘boy’ toys, like Scalextric, were absent from our house. We did have Lego (so that Pa could play with something fun), and occasionally I went round the house of a friend with brothers, and got a glimpse of such mystery items as ‘Transformers’ and Scalextric, but they were always off limits – until today. I wouldn’t say that it was particularly in my skill-set, but Jo and I had a little race (and a very fun crash).
What was your favourite toy when you were wee? Anything you always wished you could have, but never got the chance?
In summary: racing.