It’s World Environment Day today, so we thought we’d revisit our round-up of eco alternatives to single-use plastic. We’ve been reasonably successful in avoiding it for some time – taking our own cups, water bottles and carrier bags out with us and switching to shampoo bars. Here are a few (colourful and stylish) ways for families to cut their plastic… View Post
We’ve always loved rainbows, but recent events mean their popularity as a symbol of unity has spiralled. You’ll find plenty of rainbow motifs in the latest collection from Brit brand Frugi whose summer collection also features sunflowers, stripes and animals playing sport (naturally). Here are a few of our favourites. Godrevy dungarees, £26. Stanley t-shirt, £20. Beau beach dungarees, £23.
Not sure how long this glorious weather will continue, but if you’re in the market for a paddling pool we strongly suggest you check out the super-chic new designs from Scandi brand Liewood. Available in two sizes, 80cm, which holds approximately 43 litres of water (£28.95) and 150cm, which holds around 260 litres (£45.95), there’s no garish turquoise in sight… View Post
One great thing to come out of lockdown is the amount of art the children have been doing – not only have their drawing skills noticeably improved, but art always helps to diffuse difficult situations and calm everyone down. Some of the online offerings we’ve discovered have been brilliant, so I thought I’d share them here. Grab a pencil… View Post
Love this idea for a quirky self portrait – with the added bonus of teaching how to plait. All you need is some cardboard (a pizza round works perfectly), lots of wool, some ribbon, glue and paint or coloured pencils to draw features. Head over to the brilliant MerMag for more detailed instructions. Why not get everyone in the family… View Post