Back To School with Next

I love having my children at home during the holidays but I have to admit, I do miss the routine of getting ready for school in the morning. I’m not saying that it’s easy, with three little ones to get ready in a time slot it’s anything but easy. However, it does mean that everything gets done by a certain time, and then I get a little time to myself. This September will be different because my little man will be going to pre-school two days a week as well. I’m really not sure I’m ready to let go, but I know he’s such a sociable little man that he’s going to love every minute.

Now is the time that parents are putting together their children’s new school uniforms. I know a few mums that have had it sorted since before school! I did manage to get the official school sweatshirts before the end of term but that’s about it.

These days you can buy cheap uniforms practically anywhere, pick them up with your weekly shop at the supermarket even. You don’t need to pay a ridiculous amount of money for uniforms these days, there is so much competition, but it’s good to know you are getting good quality as well as value. That is why I’ve picked out my choice of uniforms available at Next.

For the Girls:

  • Pink Padded Coat £30-£36
  • black plimsoles, £4.50
  • Poloshirts, 2 pack, available in white, blue, yellow or red £6-£11
  • girls white puff sleeve shirt£5-10
  • school tights in packs of 3, available in grey, light grey, black, red, navy, green
  • girls black bow shoes in wide or regular fit £26-£34
  • pleated skirt available in navy, grey or black, £5-10
  • swimsuit available in navy, pink or black, £8-£11

For The Boys:

  • Boys short sleeve easy to iron shirt available in white or blue, 2 pack £7-£12
  • boys flat front trousers, available in black, navy or grey and in slim, standard or plus fit £7-12
  • black grainy leather strap shoes, availabe in wide or standard fit £30-36
  • boys parka coat in navy or kahki £30-£36
  • boys socks, available in grey,black or navy £5 per pack of 5
  • black plimsoles £4.50
  • poloshirts 2 pack available in white, blue, yellow or red. £6-£11 per pack

Warm Up and Win, Samsung competition

In celebration of the London 2012 Olympics Samsung are running a fantastic competition with amazing prizes. To take part you need to submit a 5 second video of you, or someone else doing either a Relay run, long leap, triple jump or star jumps. It really is easy and fun. Take a look at the website at some of the entries so far.
Samsung have informed me that they don’t have enough entries so hurry up and you could stand a chance of winning on of their prizes:

  • 1st prize – £5,000 John Lewis Voucher + GSIII Mobile Phone
  • 2nd Prize – £2012 Sports Voucher + GSIII Mobile Phone
  • 3rd Prize – GSIII Mobile Phone + Galaxy Tab
Also, if you download the free Samsung Hope Relay Application, for every mile you do Samsung will donate £1 to charity. 
Go and take a look today, even if you don’t enter the videos are fun to watch

Next Mummy Bloggers Event

I was lucky enough to be invited to the Next Mummy Bloggers Event at Crockwell Farm in Northampton.
We had a glorious sunny day and the setting was just charming.

Crockwell Farm

The day was full of fun and relaxation. There were kid’s entertainers on hand to keep the little ones happy while the mum’s took park in some well deserved pampering sessions. Well, I know mine were well deserved 🙂

On display were a lovely selection from the Next Children’s Autumn/Winter Collection which was very exciting. 
I loved this outfit, it would definitely suit my little man.
For my youngest girl I would choose this lovely set;
I love the idea of layering, especially as the weather gets colder. Waistcoats are a trendy touch and I love the matching accessories, the glittery bag and leopard print hat. 
For my older girls I would choose this outfit;
Again, layering is the key. I’m particularly found of checks though and loved this shirt. I loved the boots too, will have to check if they do something similar in adult size 😉
I also spotted some gorgeous tu tu skirts which will be lovely for the girl’s Christmas parties, along with some gorgeous sparkly tops. I will blog about them later. 
For a more personal view of our day out please see my other blog Baby Number Five
Finally, here is a video of the days events.

Olympic Fever

Here is my inspiration board for the London 2012 Olympics:

Top Trumps
Next Bedding
Next Bracelet
Cadburys Mugs
Olympic Trunki
Olympic Scooter
Next Swimsuit
Next Sleepsuit

Good Luck to Team GB!!!

Autumn for the Little Man

Autumn has arrived at Next! I’ve had a browse and picked out my choice of outfits for my little man. The first thing I went for was these adorable dungarees which team well with the lovely striped hoodies. A great autumn look for any boy.

As the weather gets better (haha, like it could after this washout of a summer) then you’ll have to reach for these gorgeous colourful wellies for splashing in the puddles.

Finally, I’ve put together an outfit that I am itching to see my little man in. I love these jeans with braces and they would look great coupled with a shirt, then to complete the look I’ve added an adorable waistcoat, a pair of boots all topped off with a cap.

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I’ve also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit me…is this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I’ve loved. If I don’t love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It’s always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I’ll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.