Buying the school shoes
Sep01

Buying the school shoes

Regular readers will know I’m a huge fan of sorting school uniform out early – right  at the start of the school holidays, or possibly even earlier. But I do leave one thing until late – the school shoes. Because kids’ feet tend to grow in the summer and six weeks can make a real difference. This year I left it even later than usual, but I was feeling pretty smug. Because I’d MADE AN APPOINTMENT. Go me!...

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H Fitting
Aug20

H Fitting

Dear Shoe Manufacturers My son is nearly 12. He is the nicest boy you could ever wish to meet. He is good at sport and funny and very clever. Because he’s so clever, he’s going to grammar school. He’s growing up and he’s looking forward to going to his new school. He wants to look his best. He’s got a smart uniform and a cool new bag. He wants shoes to fit his new grown up life and his fantastic new...

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School shoes from Brantano
May08

School shoes from Brantano

I’ve never shopped at Brantano before, but I’d heard they had a big range of shoes at a decent price. My daughter had recently scuffed her school shoes to bits and I was doing that thing of thinking ‘can they last until July?’. Because you know that if you buy something new in May, they will have grown again by September! So it was very timely that Brantano approached me and asked if I’d like to take a...

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What she wore – spring shorts
Mar23

What she wore – spring shorts

This outfit really sums up my daughter right now. She is growing up and her style is becoming just that little bit more mature, but she still doesn’t dress like a teenager. And she won’t dress like one until she is one! Or at least until she’s at secondary school.She loves to wear denim shorts over leggings or tights. These shorts are from Next and so are the leggings. The leggings came in a three pack –...

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What she wore – Every day jumper dress
Mar16

What she wore – Every day jumper dress

This is my daughter’s absolute favourite item of clothing and she wears it every weekend without fail. I bought it for her in the autumn from H&M and, to be honest, I wasn’t sure about it. I thought it was too babyish/ too kitsch/ too something, but she loves it and so does my husband.   She wears it with pale pink or pale grey tights – we have pairs from H&M and Next – which both work really well...

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