Here’s something that has impressed us since the first week we arrived in the UK: playground toys. There are usually a few toys (swings and roundabouts) that are a bit older, or more standard. But for the rest, the impression is given that the different parks are trying to compete with each other to produce the most intricate and attractive contraptions.
Like this :
And many more amazing things. Big obstacle courses, or mock ship rigging, complete with crow’s nests.
But then, this past weekend, we happened upon a playground where there was a mishmash of old and new. And this:
After a lot of thinking, there was only one thing that came to mind:
The kids weren’t really sure what we were on about, and they were bemused at our finding this funny, but maybe one day they’ll understand.