Tween boy…

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 Navy Jacket £34-£40

Tween boy

1. Boden Supersoft Tee £11.50-£15.50

2. Gap Skinny Jeans £22.95

3. Next Navy Jacket £34-£40

4. Boden Chelsea Boots £44.50-£49.50

Not necessarily tween aimed, but an outfit for the bigger boys. For me, the best outfits for boys are simple and classic. The top above I would also buy in this colour and this colour and I love this top, this top and this top. Boden basics are just fabulous, such good quality and wash so well. These skinny jeans are ace as is this jacket (in both colour ways). Bobby is obsessed with hoodies at the minute and I love this one and this one (in both colours), this (charcoal grey) sweater and this (grey marl) sweater are also cool.

Shelley x

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Grey Marl Badger Knitted Jacket from £30.50

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Summer journals…

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I wanted to write about the journals that Daisy and Bobby have been completing for the last couple of years. I started them as a bit of a diary for both them and I to remember what we got up to over the summer. I bought them a notebook each and thought we would complete them as regularly as possible.

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It was clear early on that they needed guidance with what to include within their entries, so I wrote a list of questions at the back of each one.

Things to collect

Entrance tickets

Postcards

Stamps

Mementos

Feathers, flowers, and more…

Questions to consider

The date today

People I was with today

Friends I made today

The location of today

Where did we stay today

What was the weather like today

How did I feel today

What was the best and worst bit of today

What did I eat today

Architecture I saw today

Something I learnt today

A book I’m reading, music I listened to or a film I’ve watched

Bobby had just started to read and write, so I thought he could develop this and use drawing to express himself. His are a lot less detailed than Daisy’s but this years entries are getting much better.

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This notebook Roger la Borde Elegant Owls Lined A4 Notebook
is fabulous as a journal and there are lots of different designs.

Shelley x

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Appliqué Dress £18

How pretty is this little dress? How gorgeous would it be on a baby girl. Marks and Spencer’s baby collection just keeps getting better and better, nearly every piece is exquisite. I may get carried away here but how gorgeous is this cardigan (which has this romper to match) and also comes in this colour way (just the right shade of pink and both contain cashmere). I love this set and this top, which would be just beautiful with these knickers and the above cardigan.   

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Romper with Linen £18

I spotted this in store last week whilst shopping with my mum and we both agreed it was beautiful. I would so have put this on Bobby. I also loved this all in one and this one, these joggers, this cardigan, this set (if you are going to a special occasion) and finally these swim shorts. Happy shopping…

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The White Company sale…

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Anchor Jumper now £12.80 

The White Company up to 60% off sale has now started and there are some fantastic items still to be had, I have ordered quite a few bits for the kids. The White Company is fantastic quality and the colours are always beautiful. It is definitely worth taking a look.

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Sophia Dress now £16.80

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Butterfly Romper now £11

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Gingham Sleepsuit now £13

Other items that are well worth a look include, for the boys, this jacket, this jumper and this shirt. For the girls, this top, this dress, this jumper and this dress. Cute baby items include this sleepsuit, this jumper, this cardigan and this jumper

Shelley x

P.S; This post wasn’t sponsored I just loved so much in the sale!

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Rain rain go away…

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Next Fisherman Jacket £24-£30

I don’t know about you but I’m feeling pretty uninspired recently with all this wet weather, I have all these beautiful summer outfits, for both the kids and I, and none of them are getting to be worn. So today I thought I would do a practical post. I have written about the above coat previously here, but I am posting again as I think it would be brilliant for both our girls and boys. It also comes in navy here and I love that too. Other raincoats I love include this one, (an old classic, we’ve had this year after year), this one for the tween boys and girls, in either colour way, this one ( in the dark navy stripe) and finally this one.

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Next Fisherman Jacket £24-£30

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Fairy doors…

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ASVP Shop® HOBBIT OR FAIRY DOOR ELF TREE DECORATION GARDEN HOME ORNAMENT

This is our new lodger, a fairy has moved into our garden. The excitement this door has brought is completely priceless. It took about a week for Daisy to notice it, I tell you I was living on my nerves, the anticipation was killing me. We’d looked at the flowers around it, objects had been thrown near to it, we’d pointed out the cat sleeping under the tree, but nothing and then one evening whilst playing catch, the ball (accidentally of course) rolled in that direction and then we heard the little squeal of excitement, followed by ‘mummy, there’s a door in the tree, a fairy must have moved in!’ Her face, just lovely, so excited.  Since then she has built the fairy a path, left food in case she is hungry, Bob made a flag for her, they’ve written her letters. It is truly gorgeous to see their imaginations running wild. I have since noticed another little door pop up in our other tree, again they are yet to find it, but I feel our garden may be a place that the fairies like to live.

Shelley x

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50 shades of grey…

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Rib Waist Shorts from £19.50

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1. Next 4 Pack T-Shirts from £10.50

2. Next Batman Sweater £13-£14

3. Boden Rib Waist Shorts from £19.50

4. La Redoute Canvas Espadrilles £17

These shorts will come in handy with all their tees and these tees will come in handy with all their shorts. I love all the colours of this 4 pack and after seeing it in store recently have ordered them for Bobby. I love a grey tee in the summer Bob usually ends up with about 4 as he always gets dirty so quickly. We have slight variations on each, with pocket, without pocket, with slogan etc.  Other grey t-shirts I have my eye on include this one and this one from Gap, this one and this one from Elias and Grace, this one and this one from Mango (both so cool) and this one from M&S. Sweater wise I love this one (again all grey, hence the title) from Petit Beteau and finally this one and this one from Mango.

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