Emilyn's Eye Patch

Today we had Emilyn's eye check up at Chichester Hospital. 
We had good news for once!
Emilyn's eyes are already showing signs of improvement! 
Brilliant isn't it! 
Typical countryside living - stuck behind a Horse & trap & then stuck behind a tractor !
Hugo fell asleep with his sunglasses on & Emilyn was reading in the car. 
walking through the Hospital 
Although her Left eye hasn't gotten any worse its not got any better either so she has to wear an eye patch for 1-2 hours a day & see how it goes...

Emilyn picking out her eye patch 

Soo many to choose from!

Hugo being as good as gold.
She picked a pretty pink one with cupcakes on

Emilyn trying on her new patch..
 I'm feeling OK about it all. Its funny I think after how upset i got about her needing glasses last time....
We are all so used to her wearing them now. I think she looks bare without them now!
But she does still have days that she struggles to wear them. Now she has to wear a patch to strengthen her eye, She is not impressed at all! Just hope we aren't taking a step backwards...
My lovely Sister did send Emilyn an amazing book called Arlo needs glasses & Honestly its totally changed the way Emilyn thinks about her glasses. since she got it, she has worn them everyday!

After the hospital we stopped off at Sainsbury's for some lunch. its funny the routines you find yourself getting into, when we are visiting Hospitals SO much! 
When we go to chichester Hospital we end up always popping into Home sense & Sainsburys
& when we go to Guildford Hospital i always end up getting a costa & going to Tescos 
Emilyn enjoying her lunch bag 

Emilyn in Specsavers picking her new glasses...
We popped into our local Town after hospital to pick up Emilyn a new pair of glasses. She chose a pink/purple Hello Kitty pair. They are VERY cute! we will collect them next week. She also got to choose a pair of sunglasses on prescription too.

Emilyn watching 102 Dalmatians wearing her patch
Emilyn wearing her patch whilst watching a film.

The Bugaboo Brigade

Bugaboo Bas Kosters


Bugaboo Brigade 

Bugaboo Brigade. The perfect Buggy for 3 children! (Please note I only have 2 children) - Yes I got my Andy Warhol Hood! All Black Bugaboo Bee Plus.

Bugaboo is the Ultimate A-List Buggy it seems.
I was reading the Daily Mail this morning & came across this -
'Kate joins the Bugaboo Brigade
Word has it that Kate Middleton has bought the Bugaboo Cameleon in Blue Jazz! I wonder if that means she's having a boy ...
Blue Jazz Kate Middleton's New Buggy?

This worries me as I wanted to buy the Yellow Jazz for my black bee! Eeek I better order it now before it sells out! But maybe I shouldn't buy it?

So what makes a buggy become a Celebrity 'thing to have' is it the company handing out Bugaboo's to these said celebrities or is it just a bloody good buggy to have?

**After correspondents with Bugaboo themselves they have said they have not given Princess Kate a Bugaboo... it is just a Very good buggy to buy. Thank YOU Bugaboo for clearing this up**

I also after owning 6 or so Bugaboo's myself I know just what a good pushchair they are!
What makes Bugaboo Buggies SO POPULAR? Is it the fact that the Celebs have them?...

For me with my first i researched & researched for the BEST BUGGY.
We chose the Quinny Buzz 4 first & it was love at first sight. My husband may of loved it more than i did ... he may of even shed a few tears once we sold it... we had bought Red & I had a daughter i wanted pink & i wanted the Bugaboo Cameleon Pink. Off we went & bought a second hand pink bugaboo. This was back in 2009. So there wasn't that many Bugaboo's around my area in Sussex. When we moved to London I felt right at home & every where we looked you would of seen a Bugaboo. Limited Bugaboo, Red Edition, Gecko's, Frogs, Cameleons, Bee's. I was in my element. Walking round Kingston was like Bugaboo heaven.
My love for Bugs escalated from then...
I would say I have a slight obsession over Bugaboo buggies. You may of come across my last post Is that a Bugaboo Review it was a very popular post. I get a nagging feeling telling me I NEED this Bugaboo!
Or did you do a lot of research & found any one who owned a Bugaboo never had a bad word to say about them?

Since writing that post & buying the Missoni Fabrics I am now in need of the new Andy Warhol I love the white hood with Cars print but at £99 for just a hood it is a bit steep. I have a good Friend who also loves Bugaboo & we've said we can go halves & then share it for 6 months of a year. I think a contract will have to be printed. 

Folded Bugaboo bee plus

Snug in his bug 

Missoni Bugaboo bee plus

All black bugaboo bee plus
Women do it for designer handbags. So why not a Buggy hood?

*Since Typing this blog post up I have since bought my Andy Warhol hood. It needed to be done. It was selling out EVERYWHERE! I got the last one from John Lewis. I Love it!.

Bugaboo Brigade All Black Bee with Andy Warhol Hood

So again I ask... what makes Bugaboo an A-listers Buggy?
Like my Bas Kosters Bugaboo yes its white! Yes it gets Muddy- Yes i wash it & its CLEAN again.
Bugaboo Bas Kosters 

Bas Kosters Bugaboo
Bugaboo Bas Kosters 
Bugaboo Bas Kosters

Bugaboo Bas Kosters

Or the Bugaboo Cameleon viktor rolf bugaboo RRP £1,250! 
Viktor Rolf bugaboo
I personally dislike this one
the wheels just don't look right..
 & would of bought the Bugaboo Sahara if I didn't have the Bugaboo Bas Kosters already! 

Bugaboo Sahara Cameleon

On the school run with my Missoni Bugaboo Bee with black chassis The Bugaboo Brigade 

I now need the new Bugaboo Buffalo in my life. I'm not sure how my husband will feel about this though? 
It's SO gorgeous though!...
What do you think? Bugaboo Buffalo 

We are in the Moodd to find Free hotspots in the City!

I love everything about Brighton! I love that you can do so much but pay very little money & still enjoy EVERY single part of your day.
On saturday my family & a close friend spent our day being complete Tourists & going to all my favourite places!
It's funny isn't but when you live in a city do you find you don't tend to do the whole 'being a Tourist thing'?
It was the same when I lived in London... do you know i've NEVER been on the London Eye? Never! Totally slacking!
Come with us on our Brighton day out as we found all the best Free Hotspots in the area... Unfortunately the FREE Museum I wanted to go to was closed this weekend for refurbishment.
So I had planned our day out as :

Scoop & Crumb

Scoop & Crumb

Scoop & Crumb

  • A trip to our favourite Coffee/Ice Cream Parlour Scoop & Crumb *I know its not free but i need a good coffee to start my day* & their Ice Cream Sundaes are amazing! 
Emilyn getting Hugo's Highchair

'Look Ice Cream Sundae Mum'

Dinning with our Moodd

Mummy & Son Kisses
  • A stroll down to the Lanes I love how pretty they are all so quaint.
Walking to the Lanes

So pretty & pink!

Hugos Happy!
  • We arrive at the Royal Pavilions - although there is a charge to go inside, You can still take in all its iconic splendour by sitting & taking a walk around the Pavilions gardens, We are going to have a play in the Gardens & stop for a Picnic.


Emilyn trying out the Moodd

Peek a boo mum...

Lunch Time!!

Yummy! Picnic

we took a Picnic with us

  • We then go for a walk down The North Laines. By far my favourite part of Brighton. Its so Vibrant, the North Laines are a window shoppers delight, with niche & independent shops of all kinds. I love how unique this part of Brighton is, I end up losing a few hours just walking around taking in all the vibrant colours, stopping at antique shops & flea markets. 
Why I love The North Laines 
The North Laines Brighton Graffiti walls...

The North Laines Brighton Graffiti walls...

The North Laines Brighton Graffiti walls...

The North Laines Brighton Graffiti walls...

We went for a look around this antique shop but couldn't fit the Moodd in so Emma stayed with Hugo.

  • We Made our way down to the Sea Front & stopped off at The Artist Quarter - The once fishing arches along the front of Brighton Beach now home to the Artists Quarter, 15 Studios where local artists produce & sell their work. With differing tastes & styles each studio is well worth a look.

  • Brighton Beach  - Who doesn't like going to the BEACH? i know my little people LOVE the beach! Although Brighton Beach isn't sand, It is one of the most popular beaches in England. All year round you'll see people making the most of it. We had a paddle in the freezing cold sea by Emilyn's request. My feet felt as if they were about to fall off.  But we did have such a giggle.. making our way over to the Pier... we got stopped by some tempting Children's rides... *Tempting for a 3 year old. at £1.50 each a go. It didn't break the bank & Emilyn's smile made up for the fact I had no more pennies left in my purse.
On the train

On the train

Love Deckchairs...

I must add the Quinny Moodd was great going over the stones! I just tipped the buggy up so it was on the back two wheels & off we went over the pebbly beach!  Perfect! 

  • Brighton Pier - You can't go to Brighton without visiting the Pier! Taking in the Coastal sights. I think The Pier is one of the absolute 'MUST DO' Tourist attraction. Deckchair's on the pier are free so its a great place to sit & relax with panoramic views of Brighton's Coastline.
Emilyn Loves Telescopes

on the Pier

On the pier 

Mummy & Emilyn on the Pier

  • It's getting later & we've decided to stay in the City for Dinner. But first we wanted to go for Coffee. We decided to try out Peter Andre's New York Coffee Club house. We all grabbed a Latte & relaxed whilst the little people played in the soft toy corner. Perfect. 
  • Shopping - a bit of shopping. Brighton has a huge amount of shops. A giant shopping centre & lots of outside shops. Emilyn & Hugo chose new sunglasses after Hugo trying to wear mine all day! 
New glasses Hugo being a Dude in his Quinny Moodd

Dude in his Moodd



The little people got new glasses

  • Dinner Time Fish & Chips - In my eyes you can't go to Brighton without getting at least some Chips from a chippy. We sat in & had dinner. we got two mains & shared some chips total cost £12 for 3 adults & 2 Hungry children.
in the mood for dinner..

in the mood for laughter

in the mood for kisses

in the mood for cuddles. 

in the moodd for Dinner

Hugo trying a lemon...

Hugo pulling a 'lemon' face

Time to walk home

Time to walk home

I got told off for 'blinking!'

Good night ! we are now in a sleepy mood...

We finally got home around half past 8. We had a lovely busy day that cost under £20. But could of been fully free without our love for Coffee! 
I love a good family day out! Thank you for joining us.

As you are aware I am  a Quinny Caster for 2013 here is the blog post for there page Quinny Casters


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