YOU have to be careful what you ask small children don't you? Here is my case in point - this week I asked my four-year-old daughter if she would like an ice cream.I offered her strawberry, chocolate, or vanilla. When she chose to have a bit of all three I delivered it to her at the table and asked "Am I the best mummy in the world or what?" "What!" came the reply.

If you're looking for a funny shaped carrot or a dog that says sausages you could be in luck. Dame Esther Rantzen has very kindly donated hundreds of pounds worth of stuff to a Southampton charity shop. But I wonder if she does the same as us and packed those bin liners full then drove around with them in the boot of a car for about two months?

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