When Thomas was a few months old, I volunteered to host a social event for my local NCT branch in my home and it was to be a pizza and a toy shop party. The toy shop bit of the party was sorted by Charlie’s Toy Shop and it is run by a lovely fellow local mum called Jenni. Jenni came to my house earlier than everyone else to set up and we ended up having a good chat and getting on like we had known each other for ages, despite not meeting until that evening. When the party started, Jenni told a story about her having a condition called Factor V Leiden which is a genetic condition that means you are more susceptible to blood clots. Jenni suffered a clot a couple of years after her son Charlie had been born and decided that she wanted a change of career to spend more time with her son and enjoy life in general. With her nursery nurse qualification and sales training, opening a toy shop seemed the natural thing to do.
Ever since that evening, which was nearly 5 years ago, I have regularly purchased toys and games from Jenni as they are always excellent quality, they are always educational and the delivery always comes with a smile! Therefore, I jumped up and down with excitement when a few months ago, Jenni asked me to be an ambassador for Charlie’s Toy Shop and help spread the work about the fantastic and personal service she provides. Unfortunately, due to Thomas’ accident earlier on the summer (more will be explained in a blog post on my new parenting, travel and lifestyle blog which is launching soon) I have had not had the chance to tell you until now. The ambassadorship will mostly be mentioned on my new blog but having known Jenni for so long, I felt I could not leave this blog without mentioning Charlie’s Toy Shop and the amazing work she does. Over the years, we have had many toys from Jenni but a few of the boy’s favourites are below:
I look forward to telling you even more about Jenni and Charlie’s Toy Shop on my new parenting, lifestyle and travel blog which I am launching in the next couple of weeks. Thank you Jenni for choosing me to be your ambassador. I am very honoured and proud to shout about Charlie’s Toy Shop far and wide!