Do you ever think of yourself as a small child trapped in the body of an adult? I do all the time. I'm definitely still a kid at heart. And I'm not embarrassed to say it. From time to time, I like to watch cartoons. Every so often, I buy myself a stuffed animal for comfort at night and I squeeze it as hard as humanly possible just to remind myself that I am a strong and "grown up" woman. And sometimes, rarely, but sometimes, I go to the candy store and fill a candy bag to the very top and devour them all until I'm on a sugar high and can't sit still in my chair. I still like Christmas morning like I did back when I was 4 and I love and need my family just as much as well. I'm definitely still a kid and I'm not embarrassed to say it.
Cotton candy even still does it for me. At least I used to love it as a kid and don't think that ever went away. So when I walked by R.S. Currie's cotton candy stand on Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill on Sunday, I had to have myself a piece of that. What? It's free for kids? And what exactly do you mean by "kids"? Like does it by any chance go up to and include 26 year olds? No? Hm. Didn't think so. Anyways, nice talking to you. Going in now.
It was a real magical emporium in there. Bounds of colourful toys, wooden and plastic, small and large, techy and traditional. My eye was zooming in and out of the candy table, while I could hardly restrain myself from staring at the little raggedy Anns and the awesome barbie dolls. Though definitely more of a boys' toy store (you'll find loads of mini race cars, paper airplanes and swords and shields), it's a real treat for any kid.
Massive lollipops and sweet tarts don't discriminate and neither do dreams and fantasies. So whether you've got a kid at home dying for a new game or stuffed pet to squeeze, or whether you just want to use your kid as an excuse to go check out the magic yourself, you'll love this hole in the wall luxury toyland. Cuz it's just plain fun.