I spent a day this week confined to the halls of Olympia at a trade show for those in the learning industry. As anyone will know who has attended a similar exhibition, they are full of companies showing their wares, latest innovations, those shouting about trends and a ton of gimmicks - cupcake anyone?
So December is edging closer and closer. The John Lewis advert is live. There is a nip in the air. My children have already written their lists to Santa. Christmas is definitely around the corner. As young innocent faces look with excitement and anticipation at the presents stacked under the tree, their eyes glinting with the fairy lights and advent candles, the question is will they get what they really want this Christmas?