It’s the end of January, the evenings are getting lighter and I am officially looking forward to spring! As far as the daffodils in my garden are concerned, it already IS spring, but they’re just a bit confused (please don’t let the frost come along and kill them!).
One of the nicest things about looking forward to spring is looking forward to shedding a few layers and wearing a few brighter colours. Yes, I know, you’re picturing them right now…
But, let’s be honest, this is Britain. And the British spring, although undoubtedly a bit warmer and a lot lighter than the British winter, can still be a bit, well, unpredictable… Actually, come to think of it, so can the British summer. I’ve spent many a happy August day in Padstow in my raincoat.
As a mum of two big boys and a not-so-little-now girl, I love buying clothes for my daughter. I prefer buying clothes for her to buying them for me. Kids can get away with far more bright colours than adults can. And they keep growing so we have to keep buying them new ones! Sadly I haven’t been able to use that excuse to buy new clothes for myself for at least a quarter of a century now.
I have always loved buying clothes for my daughter in Joules. Their designs are so happy, bright and cheerful and they’re very, very British. Which is perfect for a family that rarely ventures further than Padstow. They’re timeless and they last really well, so my little niece will benefit from my daughter’s good taste in a few years!
Their range of children’s jackets is perfect for the unpredictable British spring and summer.
The Coast showerproof coat is showerproof and lined and designed to keep the rain out and the warmth in! Although my daughter’s 100% pink days are long gone, she still likes the odd bit of pink here and there and she really likes the colour of this one. It comes in sizes from 3 up to 11-12, which would be great for my daughter as it will last for at least a couple of years.
The Skye Waterproof Pack Away Jacket is idea for keeping in your bag in the summer for those unpredictable showers. It’s completely waterproof and packs away into its own pocket. The lime colour with the pink peony print is perfect for brightening up those rainy days.
It looks like my daughter and I are going to have fun choosing a coat for her this spring!
I received a Joules voucher for this post. All opinions and stories of early daffodils and Padstow in the rain are my own!