Archive for October, 2011
As we’re only a couple of months away from the end of the year I thought it was time I revisited my resolutions list to see how I’d been getting on.
If I’m honest I’ve not been paying much attention to the actual list but it seems that at least some of these have been lurking in my thoughts somewhere and I’ve unconsciously taken some of these to task.
eat more healthily
I preferred the sound of this so I changed this one. That’s allowed isn’t it?!
do more exercise
well I’ve been for the odd splash at the local pool, but I think this would definitely get a ‘could do better’ sticker
Read a book. Any book
I’ve just started reading ‘How to be a woman’ by Caitlin Moran. This came highly recommended by a number of friends and I can see why!
Learn to crochet
I have a hook, I have wool. I’ve tried following a couple of online tutorials with mixed results. My biggest problem is that I’m left handed and trying to follow online tutorials when they are right handed makes for interesting results! Unless anyone can recommend a left-handed tutorial I guess it’s ‘hey ho, hey go, it’s off to a workshop I go’.
Spend more time outside with Moo and try and answer her ‘what’s this?’ questions as she makes new discoveries
This has been fun. Particularly as over the last few months the ‘what’s this?’ has turned into the inevitable ‘why?’ *repeat several times then get distracted by your favourite toy* at times to the relief of the parent!
Watch an episode of Miranda every day!
OK so not every day, but I have watched the occasional episode – such fun!
Learn to sew
not only do I have fabric, but I now have a project. Woot! It’s only a little project, but I figure that’s the best place to start. If you’re really lucky and I manage to not make a complete hash of it I might just share it with you.
Learn to ride a bike
*grins smugly* I did it! Not only did I but I loved it. We were very lucky to have a weekend at Center Parcs recently when the weather was gorgeous and the best way to get around was on two wheels. I might even do it again.
Cook a new recipe each week
I feel a bit sorry for the stack of recipe books that were sitting forlornly in the corner. We’re having a great time doing this, but have sidelined those books thanks to some new and wonderful cook books that have become our current favourites. These are ‘My Daddy Cooks’ by Nick Coffer and ‘grillhouse – gastropub at home’ by Ross Dobson.
Listen to more music
Hmmm. Name that tune in one.
Not bad, and I still have time to try and get a few more of these ticked off. If you made any resolutions I’d love to hear how you’re getting on.
Autumn is very definitely upon us and with a chill in the air it’s the perfect time for our Autumn Winter ranges to start arriving! There are some amazing new collections from favourites Lipfish and Småfolk and we’re introducing some other exciting new brands for you this season.
You can view all the latest new arrivals here
First up are Swedish favourite Lipfish; we love their fun and cheery animals and bright colours. I especially love the penguin! This season we’ve added trousers to our range which co-ordinate brilliantly with their colourful tops.
View all of the Lipfish available here
Next up is Småfolk, Danish retro cool at its best. Known for their bright and fun prints this circus print bodyvest is bursting with colour! Their super-cosy long sleeve tops have fun designs too.
View all of the Småfolk available here
Supersoft and gorgeous new baby gear from Little Green Radicals has just arrived; check out these lovely autumnal tones.
View all of the Little Green Radicals available here
New to monkey and bo is Dutch designer 4FunkyFlavours and these gorgeous baby playsuits. Guaranteed to make baby stand out from the crowd these make great gifts too.
View all of the 4FunkyFlavours available here
And not forgetting new British label Tootsa MacGinty, a very welcome addition to our shop. We’re big fans of their ethos to design timeless styles built to wash, wear and “hand-me-down” and their unisex colours.
View all of the Tootsa MacGinty available here
We’re expecting more fabulous additions to arrive soon including more goodies from Småfolk so keep your eyes peeled!