For instance, there's a lantern that runs on LED batteries-so much safer than oil, ridiculously cheap to run and it's already been earmarked for our pitch dark shed at the caravilla- especially for all those times when I want to put on a wash in the middle of the night!
There's also an LED tasklight /flashlight, which stands up on one end and even has a pen clip and a magnet attached. So as you can imagine, Rory is dying to get his mitts on that one. There's a corkscrew keyring which is already packed away for the caravilla and a VERY sturdy water bottle that will come in very handy for school lunches.
For example, when I blew it yesterday at dinnertime, two of them emerged within seconds clutching newly sharpened 'spears' from their secret den in an out of sight hedge. Result! And I didnt have to scream myself hoarse in the process. I mean, it's not like I'm on my own- our neighbour with six children often rings her old fashioned school bell when grubs up over there!