FREE POSTAGE FOR THE REST OF SEPTEMBER!
13 September 2018 -
THE C WORD
It is only September. Do not fear. We are not going to be talking about a certain time of year just yet.
But if you are an early bird shopper and you like to be organised, there is FREE POSTAGE for the rest of September at After Alice Ltd., when you spend £25.
Simply enter THECWORD at checkout.
SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE
18 July 2018 -
Brace yourselves. The children are coming.
The summer holidays are bearing down on us with alarming speed. As much as I enjoy this time with my girls it can at times feel like an ambush. My response? Be prepared. Only a fool (or absolute novice) would enter into these 6 weeks without a little forward planning or assembling an essential arsenal.Read more...
Toys with Teeth: Meet the Worry Eaters
15 June 2018 -
Here at After Alice we have been invaded by a friendly horde of colourful critters. Sorgenfressers or Worry Eaters have entered our lives and taken over our warehouse with the diplomacy and delicacy of an impatient baby elephant. And we wouldn't have it any other way.
Based on the German animation by Gerd Hahn, these cuddly creatures have become a unique toy for helping children deal with worries, anxieties and fears. Advocated for some time by teachers and psychologists as a waste bin for problems, Worry Eaters have been effectively used in hospitals, schools, and wherever there are children and worries.Read more...
💜💜 BIRTHDAY COMPETITION 💜💜
30 January 2018 -
WIN A GAME OF YOUR CHOOSING FROM OUR WEBSITE!
I can't believe how quickly this month is passing. Especially as next weekend my eldest daughter turns 9 years old. Birthdays always make me stop and take a breath. To try and drink in the past year and try to reflect on one of my favourite Earth beings changing, evolving and becoming more and more themselves. As ever, it is a time to reflect on her likes and dislikes as we ponder what to get her, and probably just as importantly, what not to get her.
So despite her continued love of Minecraft, there is nothing more hi-tech than a watch (and no it's not 'smart'). There are only a few books after she made the comment at Christmas (a little wearily) 'Santa buys me sooo many books, Mummy!" There is some construction stuff (her specific request), a puppet and a bloody FINGERLING (Yay. Finally back in stock).
As toyshop owner, it is always tempting to throw all kinds of gifts her way, especially as she is such a good reviewer and often I would just like to know what she thinks of a new product. But I also know the crucial role of expectation. So both my children have given up asking me for toys. I really am Mama Scrooge. And I check myself at these gift giving times, trying to provide a thoughtful selection of things they will love that will hopefully thrill and engage them. There are always some things they really wanted or needed, plus a few little surprises that I think will open the world a little wider for them.
Anyway, it's her birthday this week. To celebrate, and recognising her love of a good game around the kitchen table, I am inviting friends of After Alice Ltd. to choose a game they would like to win from our site. Have a look at our selection, you should find something to delight, whatever the age of your family. We would love to know why you choose what you do, and who you would like to play it with. You can enter by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the original Facebook post:
Winner will be drawn at random on Saturday 3rd February, by the birthday girl herself. Prize can only be posted to a UK address.
Our selection of games can be found here.
WE ARE ON OUR CHRISTMAS HOLS!
22 December 2017 -
Our office is now closed (end of day Friday 22nd December 2017). Any orders received after this date will be dispatched on Thursday 28th December 2017.
Business will resume as usual from Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
We wish you a Happy New Year.