I have lots of children visiting my house in December, and most of the house is a no-touch zone. So I have a collection of soft Santas, decorations, ornaments, games and books that children can pull out and play with. When there are no children visiting these things are housed in the Children's Corner. but as soon as children arrive, the big stockingfilled with Christmas soft-toys, the toy basket and whatever else the children fancy come out into the lounge room to be played with. The clock isn't one of the playthings - it's very precious to me!