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Last Bank Holiday Sale



Well it’s here.

The last Bank Holiday of the year before C*******s (still a forbidden word as far as I’m concerned) so we’re having a Last Bank Holiday Sale.

As I write this post I’m layered up listening to the rain on the window whilst the other half is downstairs making a hearty roast. Not really what you expect for August, but hey were in England!

We’ve enjoyed the school holidays with family outings, a night on Dartmoor, the school uniform shop and general family fun. Our youngest is REALLY looking forward to starting school and our eldest is looking forward to starting college (double whammy in the mum tears stakes).

We still have lots of items on our SALE page if you fancy grabbing and even more reduced bargain (use the code) and there is of course 15% Off Everything on site using the code: lastbankholidaysale code at the checkout.

Go on…….you know you want to!!


New – Stardust Kids Hoodies

Argh where has the nice weather gone?

I suppose that we shouldn’t be that surprised and should definitely be used to the odd collection of clothing that we have to wear at this time of year.

Umbrella in bag.
Jacket (that you carry round because it’s too warm but need in case it rains).
Wearing flip-flops when it rains and boots when it’s scorching.
The same with jeans when it’s boiling and shorts when the rain is lashing at your legs.

So this is the time of year that layering is the way to dress.

Drum roll please as we introduce the gorgeous and funky range of Stardust Kids Hoodies.

Stardust Kids Hoodies

Stardust Kids Hoodies are made from 100% interlock cotton which is gentle and stretchy. Handprinted here in the UK with bold durable graphics.

Machine washable at 40 degrees and can be tumble dried on low.

Contrast colour hoody lining with turn-up cuffs.

Buy at for the grand sum of £25.00. Great value!


Rainbow Bubble Snakes

Rainbow Bubble Snakes

Rainbow Bubble Snakes – I’ve seen these on a few blogs recently so thought I would give it a try with my daughter who is a huge fan of bubbles.

Rainbow Bubble Snakes

What you will need:

  • An empty plastic bottle
  • Duct tape or elastic band
  • A sock
  • Washing up liquid
  • Food colouring

Cut the end off your plastic bottle and put the sock on the end (we had quite a selection to choose from).


Secure with either duct tape or an elastic band.

In a tray or washing up bowl mix some washing up liquid with water (a good squirt).

Dip the sock end in the mixture and gently blow.

To make rainbow bubbles, add a few drops of colouring onto the sock before dipping into the mixture.

rainbow_bubble_snakes Make a few and see who can make the longest bubble snake.

The colour didn’t work too well but the kids really loved making these and we would definitely do it again on a stay at home day.

Just a quick note that younger children may need reminding to blow rather than suck. It doesn’t taste very nice.

Lisa x


Review – Hello Kitty My Nametags Name Labels

Hello Kitty Nametags Name Labels Review


Hello Kitty My Nametags Name Labels Review. We’re still reeling from the realisation that Isabelle will be starting school in September. She’s out littlest so it’s a bit scary. Our biggest is starting College this September which is quite apt as he started secondary school the day that his little sister was born.

She missed out on the 2014 intake by a whole EIGHT days and we had initially thought that she was going to start on her 5th birthday, but it turns out that she will start the week before. She is more than ready for school and has been for some time being ‘Little Miss Independent’.


As a second child going into education we are fully aware that the washing and ironing of school uniform will be the bane of our lives for the next few years. As will the constant loss of school uniform parts and the following trip to the lost property box.

We were really thrilled when we were asked to review the My Nametags School labels which will hopefully help Isabelle to identify her school uniform apart from other children’s easily with the help of Hello Kitty.

My Nametag Name Labels are brightly coloured labels with her name on which should be instantly recognisable, especially as hers have Hello Kitty on. Previously the attaching, both sewing and iron-on labels have been a bit of an endurance and only the sew-on ones seemed to stay put.

The name labels that we received are sticker labels so really easy to apply (even with the help of Isabelle) and can be applied to the washing labels of clothing, juice cups, bags, pencil cases and lunch boxes. In fact you could use them to label all your pens and pencils as well as you get 56 labels which go a long way.

To order the labels was extremely easy, just enter the name that you want (with or without a contact phone number), choose the design and instantly you see the results on your screen. There are loads to choose from including Hello Kitty (like us), teddy bears, crowns, flowers and more. You also get to choose the background colour as well making them as personalised as possible so that your child can easily identify there own items.

So having done part of our school uniform shopping (still have to endure the school shoe shopping trip) we had a bit of a ahhhhh moment when Isabelle tried on her pinafore for the first time. She looks so small but so big and grown-up all at the same time.

Then comes the labelling……..


So as a fan of Stickers, Isabelle is in her element at the chance to put her name on anything and everything so this was a LOT of fun for her.


We have labelled her pinafores, you literally just stick them to the labels, nothing more to it. We have labelled her polo shirts, school jumpers and fleece, her school coat and wellies and her lunch box. We will also label inside her shoes once we have got them.


What did we think of them?

I think this will give her more confidence at starting school as she doesn’t always ask so will be able to easily identify her own things herself. They are also quite unique which will make it easier to find her own things. As they’re stickers these were extremely easy to use. A big thumbs up from us.


To order yours for school or nursery, visit their site www.

Lisa x

*We were sent a set of My Nametag Hello Kitty Name labels for the purpose of review. All photographs and opinions are that of myself and Little Miss Isabelle x