ON Sunday morning I woke early with my son; we watched a film, struggled with a 40-year-old Meccano set, and planned what fancy dress outfit he would wear to his friend's birthday party later that day.
"This task alone took the best part of a day to complete!" Doug adds: "As a boy I also had a Meccano set and built model planes and model cars so I liked building things as did many children of my generation.
Elizabeth Hurley Lip Set, pounds 18.50, pounds 5 from Pink Ribbon Collection sales going to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, www.esteelauder.co.uk SELF-BUILD [bar] Budding mechanics will love this Meccano set. With more than 210 pieces, it's for those who are a little more patient.