Feeling chuffed! (Pun intended)

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I am often told that it must be great having twins (it is) as they have a constant playmate but in reality, although they adore each other, I think my toddlers would like a little space sometimes.  E and M are more than a little excited by vehicles, but especially trains.  A particular favourite toy is our wooden track which E and M love but with two of them playing this does not always allow them the space to play independently which they crave and regularly results in squabbles.  Recently I did a little research online and found a very large second hand collection of track, road and trains.   On receipt, with E and M asleep and a glass of wine in hand A and I set to work setting up a very very large track and road system, we ran and looped the track through the downstairs of the house until almost every piece was used.  The next morning we brought E and M downstairs to play, they were more than a little excited, lots of little squeals could be heard as they followed the track around and set about chuffing around the track with Thomas and friends.  Admittedly we are also a little fond of trains these days, not to mention pleasing our two little people.

Slide1Slide2As I have been writing this they have made a “train” by pushing our very heavy dining room chairs together (The power of two! Two heads are better than one etc etc).

However a couple of weeks ago we had quite possibly the most exciting train related experience so far… we met Thomas!!! And rode in his carriages!!! Twice!!!

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We also met The Fat Controller (though I wonder if he should have a more PC name these days), Percy and Mavis and had a ride on a few other less known engines.  This all took place during a family visit to a special event at our local railway centre, it was a great day.  E and M have talked about little else since.

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