How many times does the word ‘ipad’ feature in this year’s mountain of Christmas lists I wonder? If you are a parent debating whether or not to take the plunge and buy a tablet for your child, then you might want to think again... A recent study claims that we are more addicted to our devices than ever before. Not only that, but children who use them are likely to suffer sleep problems leading to poor health and even poorer schoolwork. Even a Little Lucy Willow children’s bed couldn’t fix that lot. Not great news eh? Could our gorgeous Looby Lou children's double ..
Get those big bad coats on folks, it’s literally freeeeeezing out there! These dark, cold days and even darker, colder nights make me want to be in one place and one place only - MY BED! I’m not one for lounging, I never have been but when it’s arctic, drab and...Monday...why on earth would I want to get up and embrace that? Looby Lou Double Bed I recently attempted various life-tweaks to get me out of bed in the morning. Going to sleep earlier, not having that last glass of wine, I even researched and downloaded a new wake-up alarm tone on my phone. The ..
The clocks have gone back and we’ve been plunged into autumn and all its glory! I adore the golden, russet and red leaves falling like confetti through the chilly morning air...until it pours down and we end up wading through clumps of leaf sludge that is... For now, I am embracing the bright blue skies, the vibrant acers and beautiful beech. If the wind whips up tomorrow and this wonderful scene is destroyed, at least I have had my autumn fill! Finger’s crossed it stays dry for bonfire night too, a personal favourite of mine. Wrapping up, eating comfort food and having a glass of hot ..
For the month of November we are giving you a chance to win one of our Personalised Gifts. You can see the collection of gifts we offer by clicking here. We think these would be a great Christmas gift for a loved one with a personal touch. To win all you have to do is comment below who you would like to win a gift for, which personalised gift you will choose and why they deserve it. Good luck! The competition closes at midnight Wednesday 30th November and the winner will be announced on our social media on the 1st December. Please add us on facebook and twitter so you don't..
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The clocks go forward this weekend, or is it back? We google it, we ask around and we triple check by watching the news. In fact there is an easy way to remember - simply ‘spring’ forward and ‘fall’ back. I know, another pesky Americanism, but who cares as long as we don’t turn up to work an hour early! The official time we go back to Greenwich Mean Time is 2am on Sunday, October 30th, so get those reminders stuck on the fridge and get ready for your lie in! Although we’ve been doing this for years - some more years than others - it still never fails to confuse us. We spend..
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Half term is upon us and thousands of delighted children have taken to our parks, cinemas, shops and streets. Everywhere is packed to the rafters! It’s a short but sweet school holiday peppered with halloween preparations and weather-permitting excursions which, more often than not, result in mud getting somewhere it shouldn't... I love how children live in the moment, soaking up the autumn rays, revelling in frosty breath and fireworks. If only mums and dads could do the same! You see, since becoming a parent I have realised that half term isn't just a little jolly to break up the season. ..
So the new school term is well under way. With any luck, your children will be sleeping soundly and waking up happy, refreshed and ready to face each day. But if not, hang on in there, it WILL get better! In the meantime take a look at our helpful hints below. Experts say that increasing your child’s sleep by as little as half an hour each day can result in dramatic improvements in their schoolwork, attitude and general well being so it really is worth making the effort to get it right - not least if it means less back chat in the mornings! Here goes… ..
October is a FANGtastic and SPOOKtacular month which certainly raises our spirits (and those of a few departed souls too). I know the month has barely begun but the shops are already full of fancy dress regalia, dangly cobwebs and suitably orange-clad aisles. If only we could just get on with enjoying this BOOtiful month instead of being reminded that the dreaded horrors of Halloween await! I’m not a huge fan of this overblown occasion if I’m honest. Traipsing around in the dark on what you can guarantee will be a wet and miserable October night is not what I would call fun. A..
Ok, so Halloween might be a few weeks away yet, but we couldn’t resist launching our spook-tacular competition to get us all in the mood for mischief. We have hidden a pumpkin somewhere on our website and to be in with a chance of winning one of these beautiful Little Lucy Willow bedspreads, all you have to do is find it! When you do seek out the pesky pumpkin email us at email@example.com and tell us its whereabouts, along with your name. You have until midnight on October 31st to enter. We will randomly select one lucky winner. Happy hunting! ..
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Our exclusive children’s furniture collections have been designed to suit all ages and tastes. From the floral Daisy Brambles to the bolder Barney and Boo, there’s a bedroom here for every girl or boy. Each range displays a signature style but if variety is what you are seeking, then please take a look at the quirkier Pick and Mix exclusive collection. Amelia Bed With several children’s beds to choose from along with a range of accompanying furniture, this smart yet kooky collection has all the ingredients for the picture perfect bedroom. There are simple desi..
So the kids are back at school, all that holiday washing is finally done (those pesky sleeping bags take forever to dry. Whose idea was it to go camping anyway?) and your house is in a state of considerable calm. But if you’re still not feeling at one with the world, then maybe you need a little therapy - of the retail kind. As a mother, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing my girls tucked up in bed each night feeling sleepy, calm and content. At this time of year they are always tired after a long day at school and are really ready to rest. So how lovely then to send t..
Sharing a bedroom can be frantic and fun in equal measure. I remember it well being the younger - and somewhat tidier (not-that-I-go-on-about-it) - of the sisters during my childhood years. We laughed, we argued, we drew imaginary lines across the floor to mark our territory. Then everything changed when we took delivery of our shiny new bunk beds. Jack and Jill Bunk Bed Suddenly, we had more space in our respective ‘territories’ and (very occasionally) even managed to share the floor when we needed another player in our individual games. I was lumbered..
So the children are back where they belong (at school that is) and your home is once again the clean and tidy haven you have ached for all summer. Aaaand relax! To ensure you keep this reinstated authority on all things ‘decor’, you might need our assistance. We’re thinking children's desks. Beautiful, durable, spacious desks. You might be wondering ‘?’ But picture this. A world where the kitchen table isn’t buried in textbooks and a smattering of pens. Not to mention empty crisp packets and half finished drinks that will no doubt get spilled any...second..
The school holidays are almost over for many of us...Is that a collective sigh of relief I can hear? Yes, it certainly has been a tough few weeks, juggling work and childcare whilst trying to entertain a rabble of over-excited children. Surely there should be a reality show for this kind of stuff? Anyway, just a few days more to suffer the trail of grass through the length of the house and those endless ‘surprises’ left in the craziest places. Banana skin in the washing machine anyone? Of course, these things will still go on I’m sure, just less often once our children are safely back..
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