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My sister has a learning disability and had to go to London for an appointment with a specialist. I’m a real city girl, I love the bright lights and the hustle and bustle, so when my mum offered me the chance to come with her and my sister, I jumped at the chance!

It was a long journey. I got on my first train at 8am, and didn’t arrive at paddington station til 12.30pm. Our train was delayed, and although we had booked seats, because of the delay the train company had been unable to reserve our seats for us, so we had to sit somewhere else. Inevitably, those seats were reserved by other people, who then also had to find other seats!

Being from a small town in Wales, even Paddington station impressed me! The amount of shops, and places to eat….it seemed more like an airport than a railway station! Our first stop was the Krispy Kreme doughnut shop. All the doughnuts looked amazing, and the strawberries and cream one I had was gorgeous! The cappuccino was a welcome pick me up after a few disgusting train station powdered coffees.

We got a taxi to Oxford street, starting at john Lewis. Oh my gosh! It was huge! We felt like celebrities, because the ladies at the perfume counter were making such a fuss of us. A little walk further down the road and we came across the Disney store. I felt like I was five years old again. Just standing in the doorway, taking it all in, made me gasp in awe at all the amazing things there were to see. There were so many great things, I didn’t know where to look first! There was a whole section dedicated to toy story, one for cars, another for Disney princesses, a section for rapunzel (all to herself), one for the Disney fairies, Mickey and Minnie, and billions of cuddly toys. There was even a little room that children could go into and watch Disney films in!

We had to go to my sister’s appointment after that, and by the time we came out, it had got dark, and the lights had been switched on. Wow! They were like nothing I had seen before. It was like our local town lights times 100! John Lewis’ lights were particularly pretty, as was Boots. House of Grazed had lovely lights too. After having a bit of a wonder, we found Selfridges. The lights outside the store were beautiful and inside was just as amazing! We spent ages just walking around their Christmas department, looking at all the gorgeous decorations and ornaments. We also went to the Cath Kidston shop, and saw loads of cute little girls aprons and bags. Then we visited their tech department, which was like heaven for me! We had a play with all the mobile phones and tablet computers, before time started getting on and we had to leave to get back to the train station. It struck me that London was not that busy for the time of year – I thought there would’ve been a lot more people about.

We got back to the station, and grabbed a Mcdonald’s, before catching the train home. As our train was once again delayed, we had to change at cardiff, otherwise we would’ve missed our connection. The other train we had to catch, added an extra hour to our journey, so it was gone midnight, by the time I got home, and much later for my mum and my sister.

Today I am tired, but I am so happy I had the chance to visit London – and I’ve already started saving for next year’s trip!

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I bought my 4yo the vtech mobigo for her birthday in September this year. As she is a very girly girl, who loves pink and princesses, we got the pink one that came with the Disney princess game included. I also bought her the Disney’s tangled game, to go with it.

I was a little worried that the games would be too difficult for her, but she enjoys playing with it, and I have found that there are both easier levels and more advanced levels on both games, meaning it should keep her interest as she gets older. I also connected the mobigo to our computer, and we downloaded 3 extra games for her to play with, which were free, as we received 3 free v-coins when we registered online. The games include a colouring game, and one where you have to count how many bunnies are hiding – she really loves that one!!

It’s easy for her to set up and switch on by herself, and she can work the touch screen and the buttons well. Battery life is not amazing, but that may well be because my daughter plays with it all the time! It might be worth investing in some rechargeable batteries though, just in case. I also found that because my daughter is quite little, she found it hard to hold the mobigo in one hand, as is is quite heavy. All in all though, it’s a great buy, and it gets a big thumbs up from us!

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