So tell me, what was your favorite childhood toy, and do you still have it? Many of my favorite childhood memories are of my brother and I playing with our favorite toys. Simple classic toys…. not like the ones that are available in most toy shops today. I loved loved loved… my china tea set. It was tan and brown and to me it was the most precious of all my belongings.
I have never lost my love of toys or maybe some would say I have never really grown up. But since having my son Ben I now have an excuse to purchase them. I have tried to purchase toys that are not only great fun but that are good quality and educational. Toys like that aren’t so easy to come by in the shops. I quickly developed an addiction to online shopping!!! But online shopping isn’t the same, you can’t hold it, smell it, squeeze it……. you get the picture.
So when Tam and Phil told us they purchased a ……..TOY SHOP I could hardly contain my excitement!! Their toy shop Billycarts and Ballerinas is no run-of-the-mill toy shop but a divine Toy Shop full to the brim with unique and precious quality toys and books. Tam’s dedication for choosing unique toys is extraordinary. They are toys that will be played with for more than an afternoon…. toys that memories are made of…. toys that will last a lifetime. Billycarts and Ballerinas can be found nestled away in the cozy streets of Toowoomba – 23 Bridge Street. It is absolutely worth the drive to pop in and have a browse. I would guarantee that you can not walk away empty handed.
A trip to Toowoomba makes for a fabulous day out with little ones- a bit of shopping at Billycarts and Ballerinas, a play in Queens Park and lunch at The Chocolate Cottage…….. just delicious!!! We love Billycarts and Ballerinas – THANKS Aunty Tam xo
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Thanks B, not only for your kind words and support but also for your belief in and passion for, all things ‘play-based’. You have been there from the word go offering us encouragement and help when we needed it. Believe me when I say we can’t thank you enough for offering to work in the shop. Starting out in a business can be all-consuming and at times overwhelming so it really has meant so much to both Phil and I that you have been there for us. We just finished writing our Employee Manual and have included a Contacts List and have put your name in as one of the ‘team members’ because you have been and still are definately part of our little B+B team. Big Love to you, Tam & Philxxoo