The only mistake I make each year is to leave it horribly close to Christmas to order! This year, I have every intention of putting in a double order – one for Christmas and one for Birthday parties. Birthday parties that children get invited to can tot up to be rather expensive throughout a year and by buying in unusual and different things from Ballytoys, you can save a substantial amount of money and always have something interesting in the cupboard for that last minute emergency gift!
What a blast from the past! I had forgotten just what a fun game Ludo is – took me straight back to age 8 and crossing fingers to roll a perfect dice to let me win or a 6 to get me back in the game after ruthlessly been tossed off !
This particular Ludo set (delightful pirates) came from Nora Doellken – a wonderful woman who lives on the Beara Peninsula. Nora also happens to be a remarkable entrepreneur and she has a catalogue of irresistible wooden toys, educational toys and other delights. These products are very reasonably priced as the “middle man” has been cut out and the savings are passed on!
Every year I love pouring over the catalogue deciding what to buy. (This is the hard part as a stupid little problem called a budget normally gets in the way!) Orders can be made over the phone and delivery arrangements are made – in my case, they have always been prompt and efficient!