In no time at all we should be ushering in the spring but instead we’re still swaddled in scarves, hats and the obligatory big coats. The weather hasn’t been all bad news however. It resulted in my best night’s sleep for a decade in fact when Storm Doris came knocking overnight. My terrified daughter ushered me in for some company as the wind whisked through the trees making noises I’ve only ever heard on a low budget horror flick. I realised her child’s double bed - complete with luxury mattress of course - was made for such moments as I nestled in and told happy stories to h..
Whether your half term is just starting or almost wrapping up, we hope you’ve had - or are about to have - a fabulous fun-filled time. It goes without saying that children love this little reprieve from school, but for mums, (well, me to be precise) it’s often a different story. It’s not that I don’t love my children and don’t want to spend time with them, of course I do! Honestly! It’s more that I’m a lover of routine, certainty and above all, caaaaaaaaaalm. Oh, and a tidy house too. However, unless I do a moonlight flit and leave this life of chaos behind me I don’t think that’s EVER..
Love is all around us yet again as Valentine’s day approaches. Brace yourselves for hearts, flowers and romance. That’s if, as a mother of young children, you can remember what romance is... In my case, ‘romance’ amounts to fish, chips and prosecco which suits me down to the ground. That, and the card with a question mark from the sender dropped through my letterbox at precisely the moment my hubby leaves for work. Strange that. Valentine’s day is not just for grown ups though. It’s also a time to remind our little ones they are loved too. Our Looby Lou exclusive collection, f..
Children's bedrooms can often be messy and chaotic. If you're anything like me, you’re constantly picking up toys, clothes and the odd bit of lego that you only discovered because the sole of your foot is now throbbing for England...ouch. So what is the answer to keeping those bedrooms looking ship shape? Aside from great storage and some brutal decluttering, you could try investing in some hand-painted children's furniture. Looby Lou Combination Wardrobe Ok so how will that make a difference exactly? It's simple. When you have a matching collection of beautifu..
This month we are giving away a Colour Changing Umbrella of your choice. All you have to do is comment below with why you think you deserve to win. We will announce the winner on our twitter and facebook at the end of January and will post it out straight away. So remeber to follow and like us. Thank you and good luck! ..
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January is almost over and so is all hope of me sticking to my new year’s resolutions. I suspect and sincerely hope, I am not alone in such failure. I had resolved to cut out all the bad foods and eat more of the good, while doing a little exercise too. I didn’t do any of it. Not even for one day. The guilt, oh the guilt! It’s a funny thing is guilt. Instead of spurring me on to squeeze into my lycras and sprint around the block, it just makes me want to reach for those chunky Kit Kats even more and eat the whole (exceedingly tasty) lot in one go. What is that about exactly? I..
This month you could win one of our Personalised Fleece Blankets. Handmade by Little Lucy Willow we think these blankets are a fantastic gift to a new baby. To win all you have to do is comment below who you would like to win one of these beautiful blankets for and why. The competition closes at midnight on 28th February. The winner will be announced on the 1st March through our facebook and twitter as we do not take email addresses. So it is up to you to keep checking. Good luck! ..
At Little Lucy Willow we take children’s safety extremely seriously. That’s why all our furniture is built to comply with British Safety Standards. This is crucial in the design of all our products, not least our bunk beds, which we believe are among the safest on the market today. When choosing a bunk bed for your child, first consider current guidelines which recommend that such beds are not suitable for children under 6 years of age. Secondly, look out for something solid, stable and robust that conforms to BS standards. In the UK, this means that manufacturers must adhe..
January is a month that most of us can’t wait to see the back of. The concept of ‘fun’ seems nothing but a distant memory and there is a general air of gloom about the place. Going back to work after a nice break is never, ever good but it’s the children I feel for the most. The dread of school and early mornings once more. And the homework...oh the homework! This week there’s been quite a buzz in the news about the fact that children are working harder than ever before with an average slog of 46 hours each week - putting us all to shame! Center Parcs came up with the figures after condu..
The end of the festivities is something we always dread in our house. The children can’t believe they have to wait another whole year until Christmas and the house looks like it’s taken minimalism a tad too far. “It’s so empty!” they all cry. However, there is something a little delightful in this ‘emptiness’. I like to see it as my old friend ‘tidiness’. Pre Christmas, pre pine needles and pre Santa delivery. Ah yes, that… So perhaps it isn’t as tidy as it could be, at least the children’s bedrooms aren’t anyway. But luckily, at Little Lucy Willow, we have storage solutions we..
We hope you’ve all had a really lovely Christmas with some gorgeous gatherings and gifts, and are now gearing up for an equally happy new year... The children are whacked and I am too after all the festivities and fabulous food. But I think our mellow mood is also because it’s that strange time of year when nothing feels quite how it should. The Christmas lights are still twinkling but there’s a certain sadness in the air that the magic is now over! Early mornings, late nights, plus too much indulgence in bubble-filled beverages have also taken their toll and all we ..
Happy new year! Are you thinking of freshening up or redecorating your childs bedroom? Our wall stickers would make a perfect addition. For the month of January we are giving you a chance to win one of our Wall Art Stickers. We have plenty of unique designs in a variety of colours. Some are even personalised with your child's name! Scroll down to see some of our designs and find out how to enter. To enter all you have to do is comment below who the wall sticker is for and why they deserve it. The winner will be announced on our social media at the beginning of Februa..
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So, I’m guessing your tree is looking fabulous, the immaculately wrapped presents have been carefully displayed beneath it and the fridge is stocked with all the goodies you will ever need to entertain the masses this Christmas. Or if you’re anything like me, maybe not! The wrapping is, shall we say, ongoing? The fridge is full of lots of nice prosecco but not much else, and the tree? We are holding a vigil and praying it will make it through the weekend. This week is generally one of madness for the likes of me. Last minute shopping, meeting up with friends ..
When we were children, we didn’t buy presents for anyone at Christmas, we just received lots for ourselves. As we got a little older we wanted to buy gifts for our parents. When we reached adulthood, we decided to get a little something for our brothers and sisters too (sometimes!). When we become aunties or uncles, we bought presents for the little ones and our new brothers or sisters-in-law. When we found love ourselves, we discovered a whole new set of parents, siblings, nieces and nephews to buy for, then came the tipping point...our very own children! Who will your S..
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