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22nd August 2014

18 of the coolest jumpers for boys

Feeling the chill? I certainly am – and I am rapidly running out of long-sleeves for my boys, who are more used to living in T-shirts in the warm Dubai climate. We’re still in the UK for a few more weeks, so I have been spending some time browsing for a few jumpers to see us through until September (no doubt this will prompt the sun to come back out in typical ‘sod’s law’ fashion, but at least they can wear them on our Christmas trip home if that’s the case…)

So without further ado, here are my favourite jumpers for boys this autumn. Happy shopping!

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1. Stripe Guard Jumper, £30, The White Company (sizes 2 to 8 years) (click here)

2. Smiley Face Sweat Top, £7, Mothercare (sizes 2 to 8 years) (click here)

3. Engineer Stripe Sweater, £14.95, GAP Kids (sizes 12 months to 5 years) (click here)

4. Batman Jumper, from £18, Marks & Spencer (sizes 5 to 14 years) (click here)

5. Colourblock Crew, from £12, Next (sizes 3 months to 6 years) (click here)

6. ‘This Boy Rocks’ Jumper, £9.99, H&M (sizes 18 months to 10 years) (click here)

7. Striped Sweater, £65, Elias & Grace (sizes 4 to 14 years) (click here)

8. BAM Jumper, £20, Pumpkin Patch at House of Fraser (sizes 0-18 months) (click here)

9. ‘Pullover’ Jumper, £62, Stella McCartney at Alex & Alexa (sizes 2 to 14 years) (click here)

10. NYC Sweater, £14, River Island (sizes 3 to 12 years) (click here)

11. Dog Jumper, £22, Mamas & Papas (sizes 2 to 6 years) (click here)

12. Half Zip Jumper, from £29.95, Joules (sizes 3 to 12 years) (click here)

13. Dinosaur Hoodie, from £15, John Lewis (sizes 2 to 12 years) (click here)

14. Cashmere Star Jumper, from £59, Not on the Highstreet (sizes 1 to 10 years) (click here)

15. Dogtooth Jumper, £14, Baby K at Mothercare (sizes 1 to 8 years) (click here)

16. Cable Knit Jumper, £20, Jo Jo Maman Bebe (sizes 6 months to 5 years) (click here)

17. Sunglasses Sweater, £46, Emile et Ida at Cissy Wears (sizes 1 to 6 years) (click here)

18. Dog Jumper, £22.47 (reduced), Barbour at House of Fraser (sizes 8 – 13 years) (click here)



6th August 2014

Summer Holiday Shopping Part 3 – Swimming Shorts

Today is the last post in my Summer Holiday Shopping Series, with a round-up of the coolest swimming shorts for little boys. If you are heading off on holiday over coming weeks or simply want to make the most of a paddling pool and sprinkler system in the garden, a pair of these shorts will  make your little man stand out for all the right reasons.

With winter months approaching in Dubai (we’ll get there by October), I am seriously considering snapping up numbers 5, 6 and 8 for Stanley to wear at the pool and beach. And with prices like that, you can’t really argue.

Happy shopping – and I’ll be back in the next few days with something completely different!

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1 – Turtle Swimming Shorts, £35, StarBlu (click here)

2 – Navy and Blue Block Colour Swimming Shorts, from £8, Bhs (click here)

3 – Green Dinosaur Swimming Shorts, from £9, bluezoo at Debenhams (click here)

4 – Pink Swimming Shorts, £8, River Island (click here)

5 – Rocket Print Swimming Shorts, from £6, Mothercare (click here)

6 – Red Star Swimming Shorts, from £6, Next (click here)

7 – Red Swimming Shorts, £5.99, H&M (click here)

8 – Shark Print Swimming Shorts, £14.95, GAP (click here)

9 – Navy Boat-Print Swimming Shorts, £14, Jo Jo Maman Bebe (click here)



2nd August 2014

Something for the Weekend – UK and Dubai (02.08.14)

Something for the Weekend

I always intended this blog to be based in the UK, despite living overseas in Dubai. This is mainly because I knew it would grow quicker, plus we intend to move back at some point and I want to take my blog with me. But over recent weeks, it’s become apparent through various comments, messages and emails I’ve received that I also have a fair few readers in the UAE (hello neighbours!) So I’ve decided that I will start a weekly post where I pick one new thing, place, activity or brand from each country – so both sets of Mums can read the same post every week and both gain something from it. Like it? I hope so – and here’s this week’s two top picks for the weekend.

UK

Jo Jo Maman Bebe’s Autumn Winter collection has just launched – and like many fans of the store, I couldn’t rip open the packaging quick enough to see what is in store for the new season. Here’s my top six picks for little boys.

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1 – Striped Long Johns (available with dog, plane, dinosaur, fox and bus in sizes up to 2-3 years), £10 each (click here)

2 – Navy Quilted Jacket (available up to 4-5 years), £29 (click here)

3 – Hooded Checked Shirt (available up to 4-5 years), £18 (click here)

4 – Cable Knit Jumper (available in natural, red, denim and navy in sizes up to 4-5 years), £20 (click here)

5 – Star Onesie Pyjamas (available up to 4-5 years), £16 (click here)

6 – Dinosaur Extra Thick Leggings (available up to 2-3 years), £10 (click here)

Dubai

I’ve just found out about new website Mini Exchange; an online marketplace where parents can buy and sell new and like-new kids’ clothes, accessories, fancy dress, or school uniform that your child no longer uses.

The great thing about this website is that they will collect your items for free, take photographs, describe the items and list them on their site. And when they sell, they will deposit the cash, minus their commission, directly into your account. It’s as simple as that.

Mini Exchange

I’ve had a good browse of the website and it’s very professional, with the clothes on offer as appealing as walking into a posh store. And as you’d expect from Dubai, there are some really lovely brands on there – I’m tempted by some White Company sleepwear, GAP baby and boy’s wear, and Ralph Lauren shirts.

Shipping is free on orders over 250 AED (30 AED for orders below that figure), with all major credit cards and PayPal accepted.

The thing I’m most excited about is being able to sell clothes we no longer need on a marketplace that shows them off in the very best light. Without eBay in the UAE, this is something we’ve been missing (but if I’m honest, I’m a bit too lazy to list them myself even if we did have it – so finding a company that will do the hard work is like gold dust).

Visit Mini Exchange for more details.



29th June 2014

Space Invaders

Is your boy mad on aliens, rockets, planets, and all things space? I’ve compiled a shopping guide of things for their wardrobe, bedrooms, and toy boxes to send them into orbit. My favourite is the little astronaut outfit; one of the best costumes for little boys I’ve ever seen! So without further ado, here are my top picks.

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1. Solar System Wall Canvas, £65, Great Little Trading Company (click here)

2. Rocket Bag with attached lunch bag, £25, Babymel at John Lewis (click here)

3. Space Pyjamas, £24, Not on the Highstreet (click here)

4. Toy Story Alien Slippers, £22.50, Amazon.co.uk (click here)

5. Astronaut Costume, £45, Science Museum Shop (click here)

6. Eco Play Rocket, £27.67, Not on the Highstreet (click here)

7. LEGO Space Shuttle, £40, Amazon.co.uk (click here)

8. On the Moon Book, £4.76, Amazon.co.uk (click here)

9. Space Wall Clock, £19, Linen Store (click here)

10. Astronaut Ice Cream, £3.29, Space Kids (click here)

11. Rocket Onesie, £11, JoJo Maman Bebe (click here)

12. Alien Loves Underpants Book, £3.50, Amazon.co.uk (click here)

13. Rocket Cushion, £32, Etsy (click here)

14. Cosmic Rocket, £8.99, Argos (click here)

15. Glow in the Dark Stars, £1.75, Kidz Dens (click here)

16. Blue Space Ceiling Light, £26.21, Socket Store (click here)

17. Organic Rocket T-Shirt, £21.99, Toby Tiger at House of Fraser (click here)

18. Bespoke Rocket Wall Art, £40, The Dotty House (click here)



20th June 2014

The coolest shorts for little boys

I apologise in advance if this post jinxes the good weather, but I am declaring summer today with my pick of the coolest shorts for little boys. With prices ranging from £7 to £75, there’s a pair for every budget – and teamed with a T-Shirt or shirt, they will make stylish summer dressing a doddle.

Happy weekend everyone! Let’s hope for a sunny one.

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1 – Star Print Shorts, from £10, Next (click here)

2 – Green Chino Shorts, £16.99, Paul & Joe at TK Maxx (click here)

3 – Denim Triangle Shorts, £14, River Island (click here)

4 – Pirate Print Shorts, from £18, Boden (click here)

5 – Navy Blue Twill Shorts, £38.50, Little Marc by Marc Jacobs at House of Fraser (click here)

6 – Monster Denim Shorts, from £12, Next (click here)

7 – Royal Blue Twill Chino Shorts, £14, Jo Jo Maman Bebe (click here)

8 – Camouflage Rib Waist Shorts, from £7, F&F at Tesco (click here)

9 – Light Blue Chino Shorts, £7.99, H&M (click here)

10 – Palm Tree Grey Shorts, £17.95, GAP (click here)

11 – Denim Shorts, £34.30, DKNY at House of Fraser (click here)

12 – Green Cotton Twill Shorts, £13, La Redoute (click here)

13 – Sunglasses Print Shorts, £76, Paul Smith Junior at Alex and Alexa (click here)

14 – Elephant Print Shorts, £19.60, Mini Rodini at Cissy Wears (click here)

15 – Tiger Print Shorts, £16, Munster Kids at Alex and Alexa (click here)

16 – Distressed Denim Shorts, £75, Ralph Lauren at House of Fraser (click here)

17 – Denim Shorts with Waistband, from £16, John Rocha at Debenhams (click here)

18 – Ticking Stripe Shorts with Belt, from £8, George at Asda (click here)