Saturday, 2 September 2017

Summer in Suffolk

 The changeable weather....coats required on this trip to the beach!

With no big plans for a family getaway due to Andy and I struggling to get the same annual leave this summer we decided to make the most of fabulous county.  Suffolk has so much to offer, mostly budget friendly and within a fairly short car ride away from our home.  Days have been spent on our favourite beaches, including Aldeburgh, Southwold and Felixstowe. Milkshakes at the diner down at Felixstowe Ferry, numerous 2p's fed into the slots of brightly lit machines in the arcade on the newly renovated Felixstowe Pier.  A stroll along the prom at Aldeburgh with a trip to the RNLI and of course the ice cream parlour.  Paddling in the sea at Southwold after picnicking on the beach then giggling at our reflections in the funny mirrors on the pier.  Walks through Rendlesham Forest, around our village and trips to great parks tucked away in nearby villages and Christchurch Park in Ipswich.  A visit to Jimmy's Farm on Andy's birthday.  Not forgetting cold coca cola drunk through straws (or trying the gin menu for the grown ups!) in our village pub, where we also celebrated Jacks 18th birthday.  

This summer has reminded us how much fun we can have without going on holiday and this September we will be celebrating living here, in this beautiful county, for seventeen years.  Have you been pretending to be tourists in your town or county this summer?  It's so much fun isn't it!

Until next time, take care.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Outfit Welcome a New Addition to Their Family

Today sees the launch of Outfit Kids, a brand new label from Arcadia, offering on trend clothing, footwear and accessories for children in their Outfit stores in retail parks around the country.  A couple of weeks ago we headed to London for the press launch of this new collection and were excited to see what they had to offer.  Teaming up with some designers from one our family favourites, Boden, I was expecting style, quality and colour.  Of course I was not disappointed and neither were Amber and Kitty.  The girls collections seemed to be tailored to both of their styles, boho aesthetic for Amber and a strong monochrome led style for Kitty.  However the fun of sequins, silver puffer or feathery jackets in the partywear drew most of their attention!

For a full list of stockists visit the Outfit Kids website here.  As part of the launch you can enter their competition to win tickets to see School of Rock.  This is currently a favourite in our house, after Amber performed in her school production of School of Rock last term and we were thrilled to be treated to a performance from the West End cast at the Outfit Kids press launch.  

My only disappointment is that unfortunately this fabulous new collection is not available in a town near to me, but any excuse for a trip to London! 

Until next time, take care.