Last week we visited the preview of the Age of Dinosaurs exhibition at the Natural History Museum.
This has sparked a new enthusiasm in Ruby who appears to be doing everything she can not to be a typical girly. On the way home from the station we walked through town and popped into a couple of charity shops.
After honing her fossil hunting skills on the interactive museum exhibits, she soon sniffed out some dinosaur-tastic bargains. Over several different shops, she unearthed these plastic figures which cost us between 50p and £1.75.
Then we scanned the bookshelves. Ruby's head was turned by an unusually large amount of Thomas the Tank Engine books. Despite her new passion for dinosaurs, her first love is for Thomas.
We has a little debate about what we could buy - there's only so many books I can lug home, plus I'd already spent a fortune in the Museum gift shop. I picked out these two, which she agreed would be great.
Then she settled down on the floor to read some Thomas books - much to the amusement of the shop assistants, and annoyance of a grumpy old bloke who was trying to look at the stamp collections. The debate became a little more heated as we couldn't agree whether she should get (yet another) Thomas book, or I'd get to choose a new dinosaur book. And then...we spotted it. The perfect solution.
Everyone's a winner! Oh, and if you remember last week's post - do not fear, all these purchases fit into my handbag.
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