Over the weekend, The Fat Controller took some time off his duties on Sodor to visit Hamleys for a very special event. Thomas & Friends are spreading some Christmas cheer this year by undertaking an epic journey to help The Fat Controller deliver presents to children in hospitals across the UK and Ireland.
The Reverend W. Awdry originally created Thomas the Tank Engine to cheer up his son when he was sick. You can show your support by logging in at www.Tracks4Thomas.com via Facebook or Twitter and adding a piece of virtual track to Thomas & Friends’ Christmas journey.
Little man and I were delighted to be part of the beginning of the journey of Thomas and The Fat Controller. We loved the festive fun with balloon modelling, face painting, storytelling with The Fat Controller, colouring, etc. It was very exciting to come on board as The Fat Controller told tells of the fun and exciting Island of Sodor, on which Thomas & Friends learn the value of friendship, fair play and team work.
We love visiting Hamleys, so we really enjoyed having exclusive access to the store an hour before it opened to the public. We had a great time at the event, little man is a massive Thomas & Friends fan, so he was delighted to meet the Fat Controller. We briefly saw him, Rusty and Dusty, a couple of weeks ago during our holiday to Butlins, so it was lovely to meet them again and take a photo or two. Little man decided to go for a tiger face painting while I had Thomas painted on my hand.
In case you were not able to go to Hamleys Regent Street over the weekend, you can still meet The Fat Controller at Hamleys Cardiff on 17th November, Glasgow on 24th November and Dublin on 1st December.
I was under no obligation to write this post, just wanted to share my experience. The opinions expressed in this post are honest and my own.