|Niall's bucolic birthday cake|
|The Muppet's Statler & Waldorf facing off!|
|one sonic screwdriver|
In vain we looked for assistance from the neighbouring children but there's never a clever 9 yr old around when you need one!
So there was nothing for it--we steeled ourselves for loading the three batteries, one of which promptly eeled out of fingers! Result: Two of three grown-ups were on their knees to search for the errant escapee while the third remarked cheerily that we'd better get used to it as one day we'd probably need these batteries for real --they were of the hearing-aid type!
When finally assembled the nifty toy beamed images of well known Dr Who baddies such as the Daleks. Had we still been living in Suffolk where we had reams of trick or treat visitors on Halloween it would have come in very handy!