When you are a toddler
absolutely everything is a toy,
or a new place to sit,
or a new place to play,
or a new place to hide.
An old F1 tyre can give you,
hours of enjoyment
as you explore all things you can do with it.
You can climb on it
and in it
and through it.
You can roll it.
You can chase it.
You can hide things in it
or hide yourself in it.
The best thing of all
is that I remember playing with that same tyre for hours as child.
I used to roll my little brother around inside it,
around the garden.
It still remains a mystery to this day,
as to quite how my dad's friend managed to get his hands on a used F1 tyre
and have it sent through the post as a present to my brother.
But it definitely goes to show
that the best toys don't come from toy shops.