I treated my monkey’s to some gorgeous mokopuna tops, some of you may know of these guys as they are the sister company to Mountain Buggy and phil&teds. The quality is incredible, the merino is so soft and they wash incredibly well! I am very impressed. I quite like the kids (and me!) to have some good basic quality items that will last and then get some extra pieces for layering and accessorising. mokopuna is great for layering and well worth a nosy www.mokopuna.com
The kids are great and cheeky as always. Isabella helpfully trimmed her own fringe recently as it was in her eyes! It was in the process of growing out and her fringe was quite a full one. I loved it, as her hair is so blond she looks like an angel in disguise.
Scarlette brought home Bramble Bear from school last weekend. The idea for the bear is that you take him about places, take some photos and explain what Bramble has been up to etc. We managed swimming Friday afternoon and Bramble got lost! However, we only realised at bedtime that evening when Scarlette wanted Bramble in bed. Cue one very upset 5 year old! So with the hubby on late night shift, the only option for us was to drive back to the swimming centre complete in pyjamas to search for him! To Scarlette’s dismay, no bear was handed in and my panic of being 'that mum' who lost the ancient Bramble Bear begun! For those readers that watch The Apprentice here in the UK, let me tell you the search for a similar bear would have them all defeated, and I should also mention that Bramble is teeny tiny (How it’s not been lost before I just do not know!). Luckily on Sunday I found a bear that resembled Bramble, so when Sunday rolled on, I made sure to take some pics at my mum's birthday get together, just to show what Bramble had been up to for the weekend! The pressure was on as the previous children had gone all out on their photos and writing! One piccy from Scarlette wasn't going to cut it!
Come Monday morning I sent Scarlette with an embarrassing apology letter to her class. Come pick up time, a mum who also took her children swimming at the same time as I had, grabbed me and asked if I had lost a tiny bear? Relief! Now Scarlette has a new tiny bear for her and little sister to fight over.
Bramble Bear 'the original'
Bramble Bear 'V2'
Two Sunday’s ago, I attended a blogging conference at the Save the Children hub in London. It was incredibly eye opening and inspiring. One person who certainly had my attention for sure, was the talk by Gareth Owen. He spoke about the importance of the emergency relief that they provide, and at the time of the talk there were crews sent out to help with the Christchurch disaster, the progressing trouble in Libya and now helping the disaster in Japan. By having an emergency fund in place it means that they can get out to any children and families that need the help before the need of fundraising. One of the biggest things that they do in such events is set up a 'safe' place for the children to give them some sense of normality, making sure their needs are met, and that they are able to start developing a daily routine.
I, like many of you, have been shocked to the core of what has been happening in this crazy world right now, and such small donations can help so much. It doesn't need to be £25+, even £2 does more than doing nothing. If you do want to help then just click here. Also I will add, that I am loving the initiatives that Mountain Buggy are doing with phil&teds in raising money for the Christchurch families, and with their celebrity auction taking place at the moment on eBay, it just keeps getting better! Check it out here! What would you bid for?
So, that just leaves me with one cool picture that I had to share! Brodie loves the ‘Night in the Menagerie’ urban jungle (he’s always points to the pattern and loves seeking out birds in the trees so I think that is why!), and I seem to be using that mostly at the moment as it really is a go anywhere buggy. It’s nice to be able to use the urban jungle without the footmuff as it can hide the pattern despite the panel at the bottom of the footmuff. Believe it or not, the south of UK has had a couple of 14 degrees days! Tropical for us, bring on the summer I say!
Anyway, how cute does he look here! Mean mummy I know, but I saw these glasses in the shop and had to try them on him! Brodie really is becoming a cheeky little chap and full of such love its unreal, he gives the best cuddles and kisses ever!