As it turns out one of the things my Mam got me seems to be a form of "tinker toy"... Though we call it "K'Nex" (it's the newer, plastic version). Carl (my brother) had some when we were younger (he had Meccano too). I just didn't know it was the same thing... They've really got to start using the same names for stuff everywhere. *Sigh*
She also got me a slinky... Can't go wrong with a slinky... Especially one that's purple. LOL!
She got one of those puzzle balls to see if it was possible to do it without being able to see the picture. Unfortunately it wasn't. But it was fun trying, and Mam had fun doing it while she was watching "Full House"... LOL!
I've found a couple of things while browsing online that I'm going to get at some point. But I figured I'd wait a while and spend some time playing with these things for a bit first. Don't want to get everything at once and then be bored again in a few months and have nothing new to buy... Besides, my birthday and Christmas are just around the corner. ;)