We are slowly undergoing a transformation...going back to basics. We got rid of plastic toys and toys requiring batteries. We cancelled our Foxtel subscription and now only watch DVDs. We avoid merchandise that is tied to TV shows and movies -- so there are no Disney princesses, no Wiggles toothbrush, no Dora doona-cover, no Peppa Pig gumboots. There's very little pink in Ronia's life and we like it that way. Most of the things we own are 2nd hand or handmade. We recycle for economic and environmental reasons. Their toys are usually fabric, wooden and/or handmade. We are pretty much living in the dark ages and loving it.