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School uniform shopping – #GettingCoolForSchool

When I was a kid I remember getting dragged to the shops for the dreaded school uniform shop. It was my idea of hell, especially in my teenage years as back then there was no “tall” section. My lads are lucky in a way that I favour internet shopping for this, but then still moan about trying things on! They’ve got it easy, who remembers going into old department stores and being made to try on the “sample” uniform. Basically one of each size was on a special rail, they had “tester” and the size scrawled on them in chunky marker pen. I am certain these were never washed during the whole school holidays as when we went shopping (near September) the shirts were grubby shades of beige and smelled liked sweaty old socks. Gross! I remember the only good bit of back to school shopping was stationery shopping – […]


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Early Spring Cleaning with John Lewis 2

Firstly I know it is not yet Spring, but January is a great time to have a proper clear out after all the chaos of Christmas. If your garden has been effected by all the heavy rain, like my poor garden has, I bet the carpet is a bit of a wreck? Around the same time I got Freya Woof, I got myself a cheap (entry level) Vax carpet washer ready for, erm, wet patches. I am extremely glad I bought this, but I keep thinking I should have forked out a little more for a better model like this one. I love my Vax and Blokey has previously accused me of being obsessed with washing the floor since I bought it. I’m not obsessed with cleaning, but I will admit I love seeing so much dirt come out of a carpet that looks clean, then just pouring it away. […]