Stokke® Trailz™ Special Edition Nordic Green

For Autumn 2016, Stokke introduces everything you need for beautiful adventures in the great outdoors.



Stokke® Trailz™ Special Edition Nordic Green combines functionality with true Scandinavian style. Inspired by the beauty of northern forests, it is as robust and rugged as it is elegant.
Here in Norway, we have a deep appreciation for the stunning landscape that surrounds us. We think that the best life is one in which both parents and children connect with nature and with each other. Much of our free time is spent combining our two great passions by taking our children outdoors to explore nature´s wonders together. Our designers have outdone themselves, making Stokke® Trailz™ Special Edition Nordic Green perfect for active families who love the outdoors – no matter the weather and to enjoy life the Scandinavian way.
Soft green fibers, woven together with lighter, neutral fibers give a rich melange look to the water repellent textiles used exclusively for this stroller. A coordinating chalk grey inlay gives added comfort while a convenient storm cover provides extra warmth and protection from the elements. Additional features include a leather-look handle with hand-stitched details that really stand out. Our designers have also included a classic plaid picnic blanket that attaches directly to the chassis.

Premium from top to bottom, Stokke® Trailz™ Special Edition Nordic Green is outfitted with everything you need to enjoy adventures together in the city or on the town.

This luxury ride also includes large, air filled Terrain wheels, allowing you to enjoy strolling with your baby, in all terrain and all seasons with the Stokke® Trailz™ Special Edition Nordic Green.

Stokke® Trailz™ Special Edition Nordic Green includes:

* Trailz chassis with terrain wheel
* Leather look handle
* Stroller Seat in Nordic Green
* Picnic Blanket
* Changing Bag
* Seat Inlay in Chalk Grey
* Storm Cover in Nordic Green
* Carry Cot in coordinating Nordic Green
* Classic wheel set as an accessory for added flexibility and customization

Stokke Tripp Trapp highchair – Make it Personal


Introducing complimentary name engraving - making the chair that grows with your child, just for your child. 


Engrave your Tripp Trapp® for a lasting impression. 
Your child is one of a kind, so why not give them something that is as unique as they are? In addition to a wide of variety of colours and accessories, Stokke® is pleased to offer families the complimentary option of engraving the back of their Tripp Trapp® chair with their child´s name.

As parents-to-be, one of the first things we dream about is the name we will choose for the precious little person entering our lives. Engraving Tripp Trapp® is a meaningful way to let your child know that their chair has been made just for them.

When you share the name you would like on your chair, the back rail will be laser engraved. Once finished, it can be used both as the top and bottom back rail of your Tripp Trapp® chair. The engraving is treated with a special oil to make certain the wood is sealed so that it will look good for years to come.


Engraving will be available on Stokke.com in selected markets from November 2016 and in Stokke´s flagship stores from October 2016.



Tripp Trapp® 

The chair that grows with the child.™ From birth. 
Tripp Trapp® is one of Scandinavia’s most recognizable designs. Ever since it was created by 
Norwegian designer Peter Opsvik in 1972, millions of children have enjoyed their meals, drawn, played and grown-up in Tripp Trapp® chairs. 
Today, as then, the intelligent, adjustable design allows freedom of movement with both depth- and height adjustable seat- and footplates. When adjusted correctly, your child is ensured a comfortable and ergonomic seating position at any age.



Rockabye-baby | Funky, High Quality Baby and Kids Clothes | REVIEW |


Nelly has been sent these beautiful bling bling bibs. 
I think her face says it all - she loves them. 
Rockabye Originals have put together a very special range, the new gold range has limited edition sets of sleep suits and bibs.

lightning boltBRITISH DESIGNED, ETHICALLY MADE, BABY AND KIDS CLOTHES, ACCESSORIES AND TOYS

Nelly is just 7 months old and the typical dribbling everywhere has started. The size of the bibs are brilliant big enough to cover the whole top half. 
I also love that you can dress baby in a plain coloured top, yet the bib adds just enough glam and sparkle. 

Nelly wears hers so much and they wash brilliantly well. 
The quality is fabulous. Soft and thick. 


Emma (the business owner) is a busy working mum of two. She's been working on the brand Rockabye Originals


I love that this is British kids and baby clothes brand.


The new range of designs includes Gold guitarsBowie style Lightning strike bibs even a gold tuxedo suit with real gold bow tie! They are definitely something different. 

Bibs are just £14.50 and come ready gift boxed as do the Sleep suits that are £30 and start from 0-3 months to 4-6 years.

All are made of a luxury super soft cotton and perfect for that "crystal" baby in your life. 



This original gold lightning strike design on black is for your BLING baby with style

Description from the website - 
A luxury, double thickness, soft baby bib with gold print lightning strike ready gift packaged in a neutral gift box. 

This is the perfect gift for the alternative rock n' roll baby. 



Why not treat that special small person in your life & buy online at: NotontheHighStreet.com.
not forgetting 
www.rockabyeoriginals.com

I'll be sure to order more for Nelly



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*Disclaimer - I was sent this for the purpose of the review, however all thoughts & opinions are my own. 



Keep your baby warm with Stokke Stroller Winter Kit.

Keep your baby warm the Scandinavian way.



Keep your baby warm with Stokke® Stroller® Winter Kit.
Stokke introduces Winter Kit Collection 2016 with new colour Bronze Brown & a Winter Kit just for Stokke® Scoot®.


For Winter 2017, we have designed this season’s most functional and beautiful outerwear…for your Stokke® stroller. The Winter Kit is a stylish way to keep your baby warm when temperatures drop. Your child will stay snug and protected from cold weather and wind, while enjoying the wonders of winter. We have been thinking of you as well; warm mittens that attach to the stroller handle with genuine sheepskin rims and soft fleece lining keep your hands toasty during your strolls together.

The 2016 Winter Kit Collection for the seat of Stokke® Crusi™, Stokke® Trailz™ and the Seat and Carry Cot of Stokke® Xplory® includes sleek quilted detailing and is available in Pearl White, Onyx Black and brand new Bronze Brown. The textiles have a subtle shine for a sophisticated look. Our designers have carefully coordinated absolutely everything you need to stay warm and look hot this winter!


Also new for this season are Winter Kits for our smart, urban, Stokke® Scoot®.

Perfect for winter shopping, excursions in the city and stylish strolls, no matter where you go. The Stokke® Scoot® Winter Kit is the Scandinavian way to accessorize your stroller and give you and your baby some added warmth.

Included are a sporty, yet classic plaid canopy, removeable handmuffs for mum and dad and a transparent shopping bag to hold any extras you need when scooting around the city! The plaid pattern we´ve selected for this great new accessory has been inspired by the casual look of an Aspen lodge and cozy evenings nestling by the fire with friends on snowy winter nights.


They are:
Flannel Red
Flannel Grey

Stokke® Scoot® Winter Kit Includes:
Canopy
Mittens
Shopping Bag


Stokke® Scoot™ Winter Kit Fits:
Fits all Stokke® Scoot™ models produced after September 2014


The Winter Kit for the seat of Stokke® Crusi™, Stokke® Trailz™ and the Seat and Carry Cot of Stokke® Xplory® Includes:

* Hood with detachable genuine sheepskin rim
* Rear textile cover
* Storm cover
* Sheepskin brush
* Mittens for the parent


Compatibility:
The Winter Kit fits the seat of Stokke® Crusi™, Stokke® Trailz™ and the Seat and Carry Cot of Stokke® Xplory®.

Stokke® Down Sleeping Bag We also launch the Down Sleeping bag in Bronze colours to complete the look.
Made of light feathery down, and lined with fleece to keep your baby warm and comfortable in cold weather.


Images can be downloaded from here: https://stokke.box.com/s/d4f765dvxrkhnfdsbdghex1ihmo438sa

Fresh food at newly refurbished Strada Horsham | Review |


Last week I was asked if I wanted to review the lovely Strada restaurant in Horsham, West Sussex (my local town) 
Since Nelly was born *7 months ago tomorrow* cannot believe it, well the Mr & I haven't had a moments peace since, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to have an evening out together completely child free. I also love food, I'm a complete foodie. You're probably aware of that if you follow my Instagram. 
Olives to start

We booked our table for 7pm - I would always book ahead to avoid disappointment. 
The restaurant looks great.

Actually it looks better than great it is GORGEOUS! 


Autumn has officially arrived and to celebrate they've given one of our much-loved restaurants a sparkle. They've managed to combine the freshness of the menus with a new contemporary look and feel at the Horsham site. The refurbished restaurant still boasts the warmth and vibrancy that embodies all things Strada, but is ready to sparkle this autumn/winter season. 


For our Starters we had 
Crispy Squid - Crispy fried squid with caper mayonnaise and sweet paprika
Tricolore - A classic Italian dish, made with fresh tomatoes, soft avocado and rich buffalo mozzarella. Finished with green pesto and toasted pine nuts.

Crispy Squid Starter Strada

Tricolore Starter from Strada.
AStrada, they've got the best Italian comfort food made with fresh, local ingredients. From the hand pulled pizzas made daily like the Vesuvio, with tomato, morzarella, smashed n’duja sausage, spicy salami, red chillies and smoked peppers, through to our pastas. The Veal Tortelloni is a favourite on the menu right now, prosciutto and veal filled parcels in a creamy butter and sage sauce.
Or take a look at the meat and fish selections with an Autumn favourite, Pollo Cacciatora, grilled chicken fillet in a rich tomato, mushroom and pancetta sauce, served over fresh rosemary potatoes or the Roast Sea Bass, whole ‘canoed’ sea bass stuffed with thyme roasted fennel, served with rocket, herby potatoes and olive oil. - This was my main the Sea Bass was mouth watering.


For mains we ordered the Vesuvio pizza & the Sea Bass.
We thoroughly enjoyed our mains, the pizza was delicious & the Sea bass was amazing.
I love that Strada only use FRESH fish too.
Nothing is frozen & you can really tell whilst eating it.

Deciding what to order for dessert.

Not to leave out the indulgent desserts, we had the chocolate fondant, oozing chocolate pudding with salted caramel ice cream and the lemon ricotta baked cheesecake, rippled with tangy lemon curd, blueberry compote and crumbled pavlova.

The chocolate fondant tasted just like eating dairy milk buttons *YUM*
The lemon ricotta baked cheesecake was great, I'm a sucker for cheesecake.


The atmosphere : 
The atmosphere was great, lovely & relaxed. 
The staff were fantastic very welcoming & friendly.
I would love to go back.

The house Rose was lovely! 


Love the quirky lighting.

Inside Strada in Horsham

I think people quickly forget how important couple time together is, we've been married coming up to 6 years & three children later... we barely see each other and if we do go out for dinner 9 times out of 10 the three smalls come along with us, though Strada would of been extremely accommodating for our children it was so refreshing to go out child free and enjoy each others company.
Strada made us relax & enjoy our time out the house. 


Coffee to finish.

We couldn't finish our evening without a coffee. 
Good coffee too! 


Would we recommend?  
Yes! Of course I would you can take a peek of the Strada Menu HERE

Disclosure: We were guests of Strada and so our meals and drinks were complimentary.  As ever, my views remain honest and I wasn’t obliged to write anything positive. 


Christmas gifts for the home from Addis | For the lover of luxury ...



For the lover of luxury ...



What do you give the person that’s hard to please? Addis’ luxury and utterly on-trend range of copper kitchen accessories, of course.

The collection includes a set of three canisters (RRP £21.99), ideal for a range of functions including tea and coffee caddies or dry food storage,

 and the sleek 30L retro cushion close bin (RRP £59.99).
Bin 


The bread bin (RRP £22.99) features a stylish design with a smooth roll top, helping you to keep your food fresher for longer. All complete with a fingerprint resistant copper finish.
Bread bin
To the one who bakes along with GBBO, give the gift of protection for their master-pieces. The 14L cake store (RRP £12.99) is perfect for transporting cakes, while the clip & close 2L rectangular box (RRP £5.99) is a colourful and fun storage solution.  

For the home improver...   For the person that loves adding the latest trend to their home, the stylish wood effect bathroom collection (£5.99—£10.99) with white high gloss finish gives a subtle and contemporary feel to any bathroom.


Perfectly in tune with the bamboo homewares trend, the collection features all the bathroom essentials, including bathroom caddy, soap dispenser, soap dish and toothbrush holder. The designs are durable yet lightweight and easy to wipe clean.  

For the green-fingered gardener...  
A brush with a difference, the hard-wearing outdoor coco fill broom (RRP £4.99) from Addis makes a perfect gift. Ethically sourced and made from all natural, weather-resistant materials, the brush is a green option for the nature lover.
outdoor coco fill broom (RRP £4.99) 
To perfectly complement this, the garden scoop (RRP £10.99) with its large capacity and convenient swinging handle makes picking up garden waste a cinch.

We won't be saying goodbye to his boots and bar just yet....My superhero! H Talipes appointment


We've just arrived home from H's physio appointment, after the hellish few months I was hoping for good news! 

H was surprisingly excited to go see his Physio, he's been actually wearing his boots and bar night after night. So he was super excited to tell them all. 

It was lovely to be next to him hearing him telling them that he's been wearing his boots all night because he's a superhero.

His feet are looking beautiful! The right foot isn't perfect just yet but hopefully by February (our next appointment) it will be.

Also we wont be able to say goodbye to his boots once he's 5.... however I'm feeling positive about this move, i'm petrified that he'll relapse again. 
I'd keep him in his boots for a few more years if I could :)....... Now he will finally wear them.

At our appointment we had a baby being given boots and bar for the first time, I remember that day so clearly. H wanted to go over and cuddle her ( I had to stop him ) 
I suppose his happy feet circle of friends will always be pretty special to him *& me*.

I suppose his *Bye bye boots and bar party will be put on hold for now....


BABY BLING - it's so wrong it's brilliant! Rockabye Originals



I wanted to tell you about this new baby range THE BLING THING - it's a not your mainstream range of baby clothes....but this is exactly why I love it!

This is a cool kids range that is black, white and gold... who wouldn't love it? 

Emma (the business owner) is a busy working mum of two. She's been working on the brand Rockabye Originals

I love that this is British kids and baby clothes brand.

Here I am bringing you the new range *Perfect for Christmas coming up* 

The new range of designs includes Gold guitarsBowie style Lightning strike bibs even a gold tuxedo suit with real gold bow tie! They are definitely something different. 

Bibs are just £14.50 and come ready gift boxed as do the Sleep suits that are £30 and start from 0-3 months to 4-6 years.

All are made of a luxury super soft cotton and perfect for that "crystal" baby in your life. 

Why not treat that special small person in your life & buy online at: NotontheHighStreet.com.
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When casting after relapse goes wrong - H and his Talipes *warning gross images* Harvest Mites


I apologise I never got around to updating the blog further with H & his casts. 
Reason being: I've been under a huge amount of stress & exhaustion with it all. 
After the second week of casts H had been in a huge amount of discomfort (I've never broken a bone nor been in casts before) so I didn't know if the itchiness was normal... 
He screamed night after night day after day, pleading me to take the casts off.
I was non the wiser to what was going on.... until the day we went to have them removed.
Mr tickles (the machine) removed the first one & his poor leg was covered in blisters. Shocked at what we had discovered, I was tense just thinking about removing the second cast. 
H screamed & tears rolling down his face, crying telling us all he didn't want his legs anymore.
The nurse called our physio who came over to the ward quickly & then sent us round to A&E to find out what was going on. 
We had to go into quarantine because we just had no idea what it was. 
Harvest mites bites on humans after his legs being casted
Here are a couple of pictures of what we found...
At first we thought he had a reaction to the plaster casts. Or a stranger thought was a mosquito had got stuck but in both legs seemed rather unlikely. 
Now I know H has never been fond of the ponsetti treatment but this was taking it to the next level. 
Baffled I had a good think about just what it could be.
OK so we have a dog & my parents have a dog... We've pretty much been dog owners our entire life. 
However the last time I took my mums dog to the groomer, she told me that Molly (the dog) had harvest mites on her paws. This was the exact same timing H was in plaster casts. 
After doing a bit of googling...."Harvest mites on humans" *boak* even the thought of them turned my stomach!
Well it would seem that a plaster cast is the most perfect environment for them. My poor poor boy had suffered a harvest mite invasion on both his legs. 
Typically these horrible little mites are only around from August to mid October, H was casted August - September. 
We have now successfully gotten rid of them from the dogs using coconut oil & frontline SPRAY!
Though googling these little mites it says they wont leave a dog for a human and  human needs to brush up against them wherever they live outside.... I'm not so sure how accurate that is. As H was in both leg casts he did play out on the garden (I suppose they could of been in the garden) but I don't know. We live next to woodland too. 
I just honestly can't believe it happened to us & I wanted to post this to worn others that this is a possibility. My physios have taken pictures too & will be adding it to the lectures. 
I know this isn't any of my own fault but my god did I feel like the most terrible mum, mum guilt riddled me and I couldn't bring myself to admit this is what happened to my boy. 
Now I am absolutely beside myself with dread, what if he will need the ATT.... what if it happened again? 
What if it wasn't the harvest mites, I mean we have a good idea that it probably was but non of us are 100% it was that. 
We are back at the physio this Thursday, H has actually been pretty good at wearing his boots to bed now. Thank goodness. His legs are pretty scarred from the bites and blisters but his little feet are looking good! 

When can my boy actually GET A BREAK! 





AmaWrap Keeping your baby close to your heart | REVIEW |



The AmaWrap Baby Carrier is easy to wear, soft – with no buckles or clips –, making it a perfectly simple accessory for your walk. AmaWraps retail at £39.99. For more information visit www.amawrap.com. 

I have never ever tried a wrap carrier, the initial thought of using one made me a little bit anxious if I'm honest... 
The questions :
Will I put it on correctly?
Will she fall out? 
Can I use it on my own? 
Is it done up tight enough? 
Well the answer simply is - It's GREAT! 
I absolutely love it. 
I'm so glad I've been able to try one as I would never of known just how fantastic it is.
It's the perfect dog walking companion. Perfect for doing the school run & even wearing around the house if Nelly gets a bit grizzly. (because they always seem to get a bit clingy around dinner time) 

I thought it would be confusing to put on - but after reading the instructions, I can now easily do it myself. It's so super comfy!!


Nelly is 6 months old now & weighing in over 16lbs - she doesn't hurt my back whilst I'm wearing her (like some other popular brands) 
I wear the wrap every day. 
It's so perfect for me now & fits into our lifestyle great...
The AmaWrap fabric is made exclusively for the product ensuring it has exactly the right amount of stretch both ways to be comfortable whilst giving optimum support to baby. Many wraps contain elastane to provide the stretch, AmaWrap does not; the 100% cotton fabric is knitted in such a way to get the same effect, but naturally. Also, the dyes used are baby friendly, which means that all chewing and sucking on the sling by baby (and it will happen - It's Nell's favourite chew toy!!!) is absolutely safe.
Created by Founder Shabs Kwofie in 2012, AmaWrap is a home-grown UK-based company. Inspired by her African roots, Shabs purchased fabric from her local market after the challenging birth of her first baby so she could keep her close. Seeing how this changed her motherhood journey inspired her to create a product which allowed other parents to easily baby-wear.




Being such a believer in babywearing means Shabs has created AmaWrap to be more than just about the product; the mission is simple – to allow mums to be close to their babies. Her website and social media sites are designed to support new parents in their early baby journey. This means that AmaWrap offers advice and online help with all things baby-wearing and beyond, including C-section advice, breast-feeding support and baby wearing tips. In addition, you can find step-by-step guides and video tutorials on using the wrap - Shabs even offers personal Skype appointments for those needing any further product support!




You can find Amawraps on Instagram &


We love how easy it is.
We love how cool they look.
We love how comfy it is :) 
We love the AmaWrap


Would I recommend it to a friend ? 
Absolutely! 


So go on – keep your baby snug and warm this winter with AmaWrap. AmaWraps can be purchased at selected UK retailers and online at www.amawrap.com.




*Disclaimer - I was sent this for the purpose of the review, however all thoughts & opinions are my own. 




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