I always love a toy museum, and recently I discovered one of the best yet – the Museu de sa Jugueta in Palma de Mallorca. It’s crammed with the most fascinating collection, from smoking boys to Frankensteins with their trousers puzzlingly pulled down.
Spaceships, cars, toy theatres and dolls’ houses – it’s all here. It’s a great bit of social history too: the job-related toys include ‘Miss Smith’, a classic 60s secretary – and in case you thought opportunities for girls were limited, an absolutely terrifying optician as well.
My favourite items are the mournful spotty dog on a bicycle and the gorgeous gingham luggage set – and there’s something grimly irresistible about the dolls’ eye mechanisms, though I never liked dolls as a child.