…So we sat in the house and massacred innocent civilians.

It was a quiet day in Playmobil-land. Children raced go-karts, while mothers kept a loving eye on little ones, cosied up in their prams. A friendly policeman chatted with a child, while in the background, small dogs and cats playfully chased one another.


Who'd have thought, on an ordinary day, in an ordinary town, unimaginable danger was just around the corner?



Yes, that is a baby the dinosaur is eating.

I can't quite decide if it's a good or a bad thing that Flea came up with this lovely tableaux without anyone else's help. The whole "people lying on the floor while police and paramedics look on helplessly" thing? All her own imagination.

(ps  we're decorating, hence the dodgy wall coverings.)


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. Just a Mum
    23rd July 2009 / 9:37 pm

    That reminds me of when we were little and we’d set up entire wars using our Playmobile – so cute!

  2. 23rd July 2009 / 11:47 pm

    My kids don’t like playmobil, I still buy it though because I do. Especially pirates Arrrrrr.
    did you see there was a PR company offering to give away review playmobil over on BMB recently, in the reviews group I think.
    I decided against it as I don’t want to sell my soul too many times, but it might be worth you having a look if you haven’t already.

  3. Caroline
    24th July 2009 / 8:53 am

    Playmobile is so good to play. We have a zoo, that mainly has people in the cages and the animals walking around.

  4. 24th July 2009 / 12:33 pm

    This is so funny, I want playmobil. How long do I have to wait?

  5. 24th July 2009 / 12:56 pm

    I see a Nick Park in the making 🙂

  6. Sally
    24th July 2009 / 9:59 pm

    @Just a Mum – yes, me too!
    @Dan – I’ve signed up for details, although I’m not sure our modest 3 bed home can actually physically contain any more Playmobil.
    @Caroline – the zoo – that’s on Flea’s birthday wish list – is it VERY fiddly to put together?
    @Dancinfairy – I got Flea’s first simple sets for her third birthday – but I keep a tupperware box for some of the tiny, tiny bits, which I think she’s a bit small to cope with just yet.
    @Karen – ooh, maybe. We’re going to an animation workshop next month, I’ll have to keep an eye out for hidden talents!