Why I Love Autumn

Why I Love Autumn

I LOVE autumn. I love the changing colours of the leaves, nature’s treasures like finding shiny new brown conkers and little acorns and their caps. I love the sound of the crisp leaves and branches under my feet as I step on them, the golden light of the sun late in the afternoon casting an amber glow across the ground.

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A Little Lunch Date With Jenson

A Little Lunch Date With Jenson

It dawned on me last week that Jenson and I have never been on a little lunch date together which involved actually eating out and that was not a picnic. To be honest I do not tend to eat out with either boys much due as we always opt for a picnic if we go out somewhere for the day. But then last week, it hit me that after September he will be going to pre school for his 15 hours a week (or maybe 12 until after Christmas – I have not decided yet), and our days together will start to get less and of course a year next September he will be starting school *sobs quietly inside*. I need to make more of our days together now before the summer holidays when Burton will be off school too. I mean we are busy, with playgroups, play dayes and trips to the park and sometimes the beach each week, but I feel I need to be doing other things now too before it is too late and he joins Burton at school and I have to return to work.

So last Thursday while the sun was shining we headed to Fremington Quay for a spot of lunch and a visit to the museum they have there – oh and of course an ice cream! The museum is about the history of the quay and is quite interactive, and not very big so it is ideal for little ones as well as adults. Jenson especially enjoyed  visiting the look out tower and seeing the view and pulling the points and listening to the tales of the former watchtower  guard, which once overlooked a railway line.
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We enjoyed a lovely couple of hours, and the museum, cafe and play area has changed a lot in the 6 or 7 years since I last visited so we will return and take Burton very soon.

Jenson is modelling some new clothes from Polarn O.Pyret’s new summer collection of childrens clothes. This new range offers an array of wonderful clothes for boys and girls featuring safari, flowers and playful animal designs. To find out more please visit their website.

As you can see Jenson LOVES his new monkey tee shirt and shorts thiiiiiiiiiis much!

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We were sent some clothes for the purpose of a review. I love PO.P’s clothes because they are well made, have wonderful designs and are made to last and still look good wash after wash. Perfect for children on the go.

Polarn O. Pyret Clothing : A Review

Now that the nights are drawing in, the mornings are getting darker and the air has become much cooler of late, it is time to put away the boy’s shorts and tee shirts and think about jumpers, long sleeved tops, vests and thicker, warmer trousers. Yes, winter is most definitely coming and this means needing new outfits for the boys to see them through until spring is sprung once more. 
I think a, what I term as a ‘Christmas jumper’, is an essential toddler item of clothing because they just look snug and cosy and keep children lovely and warm.
This cosy specimen from Polarn O. Pyret is just perfect for the cold days that are fast approaching

This chunky knit zipped up top is smart aswell as versatile, and can be worn either as hoodie and act as another protective layer to keep your little one’s head warm or you can unbutton the hood and have it worn merely as a cardigan. I think it really suits Burton and I know that both of his Grandma’s will love it!

To co-ordinate with this top are these navy cargo trousers (although my toddler model wouldn’t wear them with the jumper for his photo shoot!).

They have a button and zip to keep them fastened and an elasticated adjustable wasitband which is a great asset as it saves having to use a belt. They are fab with all the pockets and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Perfect trousers for active boys!

I love the colour and design of this long sleeved Forrest Scene tee shirt – the fit is generous considering its aimed at 18-24 month olds (I find this size in tops I buy from most UK high street stores tend to be more snug on Jenson)

 (you must excuse my model – he who normally smiles on cue for the camera would not for me today!)
This 100% cotton top feels so soft and as a result is gentle on my little one’s skin.

The colder months also mean that I will be dressing Jenson back in bodysuits and this stripey one is really nice to wear as an outer layer aswell as to wear under shorter sleeved tee shirts to act as an extra layer.

Being a company who is based in Sweden PO.P should know all there is about warm and protective clothing for children against the elements during the colder months of the year. They do also stock clothes for the warmer months too of course.

Although their clothing ranges are a bit pricey compared to some UK high street retailers,
the company claims that their clothing is so durable that items can be passed down to siblings and still look and feel great and be in good shape! I feel that I don’t mind spending a bit extra on clothes if they will last and look presentable after each wash. As a rule, the quality of clothes that do cost more tend to be much better than clothes that are less expensive, so it means that I can recycle them by passing down to a younger brother or a friend’s/relative’s child/children, which must be more eco friendly in the long run too.

Here are some other reasons why you may like to shop with PO.P

good quality
great designs
products can be washed at up to 60oC
uses organic cotton
hard wearing allowing clothes to withstand the day to day abuse children throw at them
unisex designs

So next time you fancy something a bit different for your children why not pop to PO.P for a shop!!
(yeah, that sounded better in my head!)

Why not take a look for yourself and visit the Polarn O. Pyret on line shop to see its entire range of fun clothing which is that bit different to what you might find closer to home.

I was sent the items featured in this review for the purposes of writing it. All comments about the clothes are honest and my own. I only allow my children to trial products that I feel are relevant to them and suitable.

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