I don’t think I will ever get over the fact that I missed out on the checkerboard playhouse from a previous collection by H&M All For Children – but I’m hoping this time I have enough advance warning for their new range.
All for Children is a unique collaboration between H&M and UNICEF who are working together to support some of the world’s poorest children.
So far, the All for Children programme has helped over one million children and their communities in India and Bangladesh, including playgroup learning and support to access education.
This weekend is supposedly the sun’s final hurrah for the year, with high temperatures and sunny days.
But the rest of the week has been hideous hasn’t it? I’ve alternated between raincoat and a full-on winter number.
On a grey London day, what better than a bright coat to cheer you up?
When I worked in an office, getting dressed was a relatively stress-free experience as I had childcare and half an hour to myself before dashing off for the train.
Now amidst the chaotic ‘routine’ that is my mornings, I am somehow expected to get myself and the kids dressed and ready for the day as well.
I’ve developed a non-office / freelance / school run uniform of trousers, jumper and trainers and for time and ease of execution, my hair is thrown on top of my head every morning in a bun. But I am SO BORED OF A BUN.
To continue the grey theme this week, I am fully embracing the wonder of the grey sweatshirt this weekend. Well, the colour sure does match this miserable weather.
Having had a little sort out over the weekend, one thing is clear. Grey jumpers are my friend. And navy, but mainly grey. read more…
I’ve had a few meetings this week, but in between school runs and swimming lessons I didn’t have as much time to prep so I went classic – navy crew neck and culottes plus longer length trench, with a leopard court thrown in.
It’s Wednesday. Humpday. Either way, it’s plain sailing from here on in. Or is it?
Without getting too new age on you, I definitely have the need for a positive mantra at the moment to keep me focused and balanced – for no significant reason other than sometimes you just do.
But I’m not one for wordy tomes – a few succinct words will usually get me back on track.
So to inspire me – and hopefully you – through Wednesday, here are some brilliantly positive life mottos in five words or less.
Consider it bite-sized, words of wisdom Wednesday. You’re welcome.
I know I’m not alone with this, but generally by 9.30am it’s as though I have done a full day’s work. Snack boxes, uniforms, breakfasts, teeth cleaning, socks on, no, get your SOCKS ON, toilet, potty, bag check, where’s your jumper gone? Blah, blah, blah.
Shower? Great. Hair wash? WIN. Make up? Meh.
So in an attempt to make my life as easy as possible (and not terrify the neighbours / other school run mums by going bare-faced), I’ve tried to minimise my make up routine to five products. read more…