I’m a speccy four eyes. I have been since I was about 13 (just to add to the long list of things to make me self conscious as a teenager – a speccy, spotty, shortie with train track braces). Continue reading
Bag. Bag. Baaaaaaaag. It was one of Coco’s first words. It was then that I realised that the apple certainly does not fall far from the tree. Continue reading
it’s Halloween week! and of more importance in this household, it’s Mademoiselle Coco’s third birthday on Friday. To make the week even more fun, SuperDad is home for the week as it’s half term, so not only do the kids get to spend more time with Daddy, they get extra tickles, and a less stressed mum as there’s someone else to share the workload! I also get a precious ‘day off’ – a lay in, and a promise of a day All To Myself. I’d love to be able to say I am spending the day at a local spa, enjoying a leisurely cruise around the pool followed by a back massage accompanied by Peruvian whale music – the reality is that I will be tackling the tragedy that are my roots! Oh the glamour NEVER CEASES.
but as I get a day to myself, so does SuperDad, and we will be shooting out of the house this morning to take a trip to the farm! Broadditch Farm, not that far from us, transforms itself into BroadWitch Farm, and does an awesome line in Halloween activities, including pumpkin carving, a maze, and a tractor ride in the fields.
and although it has been relatively dry here and the weather is forecast to be unseasonably warm, I don’t know of any mum who relishes the thought of having to wash their kids clothes out three times to get the ingrained mud out. that’s why waterproof and protective clothing are so important at this time of year.
here are a few items that i think will be essentials in this house this winter:
Regatta Pepper Splosh II Waterproof Insulated Onesie. £17.50 in the Blue Cross Sale at Debenhams (usually £35), 6m – 5yrs.
These onesies are great – both my kids have worn these and they keep them lovely and warm and dry in the worst of weathers. This is such great value buying one of these for £17.50 – an absolute bargain.
Puddleflex Bib and Brace, £25.60 (20% off promo, usually £32), 18m – 6yrs. These look great for both Coco and Otis – shove them on over a long sleeved tshirt and leggings or joggings bottoms, stick a pair of wellies on, and you’re off! These are also particularly good as they are great for all year round – layer up for winter, but wear them with just a thin t-shirt for summer. Again, great value.
Puddleflex Jacket, £28.80 (20% off promo, usually £36), 18m – 6yrs. And of course, a jacket to go over the top too! Much needed for winter.
and then of course, there was my post on welly boots a few weeks ago – we’ll definitely be needing a pair of those each!
I haven’t listed loads of items here – I don’t think I need to. These *should* be all you will need to keep the kids nice and dry on the farm! Do you have any go-to items that you would recommend? Care to share?
PS I hasten to add that, strictly speaking, my kids will be heading to the farm in the oldest clothes imaginable, as neither of them actually HAVE any decent waterproof clothes at the moment! something tells me that father Christmas might be buying both of them the bib and braces!
If you don’t want to read any more fawning over H&M then you’d better look away now. Continue reading
Fancy Dress. ugh, those two words fill any mother or father with HORROR. Continue reading
H&M is one of my most favourite shops for the kids. It is SO reasonable, on trend, but practical too. It ticks any boxes I may have. My kids get the most compliments when they are wearing their H&M stuff. So tonight I have spent AGES perusing the H&M website to bring you my favourite items from their site (oh, the things I do for this blog!). It was actually inspired by a dress purchase that I made for Coco, ironically that isn’t (yet?) on their website – I have no doubt it’ll feature as an outfit of the day shortly as I am dying to get her in it….
So here are my favourite items:
(Coco already has this pink hat, I’m sure you are unsurprised to hear…..)
And still despite everything being really reasonable, I could *still* spend a fortune in this place!
Have an awesome weekend, let me know what you buy over the weekend!
EDIT – I’m not sure how or why polyvore has screwed up all the links to the items! SO annoying!
My boy. Oh how proud of him I am. Isn’t he just a beaut? Continue reading
I knew. I asked. I NEEDED to know. Both times. Continue reading
Friday 3rd October is Buy British Day, so instead of focussing on one particular brand, I decided I would feature a few different brands who fall under the Buy British banner! Continue reading
More autumn lamenting. When I sat down this morning to do some writing, I had intended to get out and about and get the kids in the lovely crisp autumn morning as soon as I was done. As time went on, the clouds changed colour to an ominous dark grey and the inevitable happened. Continue reading