When I entered the small toy shop in Duderstadt I couldn’t hide my excitement. A wee boy, stepping into a different world. My experience of toy shops in East Germany was totally turned on its head at the very moment I walked into the shop. It was the 10th November, a Friday morning, not long until Christmas. It was the morning after the Berlin Wall and the German Border was opened for the first time on the 9th November 1989.