Best Foot Forward

Five of the Best Shoes for Little Feet Buying shoes for your children is usually a painful process – first there’s the ongoing, astronomical cost for something they’ll grow out of in five seconds. Followed by the strange penchant for the high street brands (Clarks I’m looking at you here) to design clumpy, ugly footwear…

Easter Baskets & Being Together…

We had a lovely Easter weekend – filled with just enough activities, family-filled fun and DIY to ensure we fell into our beds on Monday night, exhausted, but basking in that wonderful feeling of having really achieved something. Aside from dismantling and rebuilding an eight foot greenhouse we found on Freecycle (a two day job…

Haute Halloween….

Celebrating Halloween without the scare factor…. We’re having some friends over for a little Halloween fun this year, Munchkin and her little toddler friends will potter about the village squealing and toddling, while we knock on a few doors and try not to demand too many sweets. Because they’re so little this won’t be a…

Wellies and such things…

If this was a fashion magazine, I’d be calling this ‘transitional wear’… …as it is, it’s just a bloody marvellous polka dot coat…(£1.95 from a charity shop, thank you very much)… And a fabulous pair of wellies… (£10.99 H&M) Does it get any better? Puddles to splash in, whole worlds to discover…  

The little white dress…

A vintage christening gown, made to measure…. For Munchkin’s christening a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to get one of our traditional family gowns altered to fit her, short enough so she could run around in and smart enough to suit such a special occasion. Understandably, a couple of the dressmakers I approached initially…

A birthday of firsts….

Munchkin turned one last week, a mega milestone if ever there was one…. And we were blessed with such a wonderful, happy, sunny day… There were lots of smiles and giggles from the birthday princess, and limited tears and limited drama. Obviously, as it was her Very Important Birthday, the day required two outfits. The first…

Summer Shorts…

As Munchkin gets more and more and more mobile, clothes that let her move around and work out what her limbs can do are becoming essential. It’s all about shorts and cropped trousers these days, here are our faves…. Cotton Shorts with floral turn-ups, these are snug fitting, so they don’t get caught on her…

The real meaning of a playsuit…

Munchkin has recently been showing real signs of wanting to get on the move… Her crawling attempts are adorable to watch. And I’ve been wanting to make sure she can easily move around, so she can better discover what her body can do, how to move her arms and legs so she can finally, finally chase after…