Exploring adventures and styles for kids without the girl/boy stereotypes.


Molo and a wild west week

Molo wild west jewel jumper

I have been quiet on the blogging front over the last week as it has truly been a tough week! First we had a flooded kitchen after a month’s worth of rain fell over our house in one hour last Wednesday night. That kept us awake all night with buckets, mops and then a Vax […]

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Mark Warner half term madness

Charlie and the pirates Mark Warner

This is a blog post all about doing a lot on a Mark Warner holiday, however, before I go any further I want to point out this is not a sponsored blog post. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a Mark Warner sponsored post but this is not one of them! In fact, this is […]

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Happy Birthday Ma’am with Nana’s Manners

Nana's Manners with Charlie and the Pirates

There is so much excitement about Her Majesty’s birthday this weekend. My little pirates both have some BIG royal celebrations to get involved in, and it is always fun to see the nation unite. We’ve all had that eating out fear with little ones especially when you go to big events – are they going […]

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Metallic cool backpack from Tiba + Marl

Tiba + Marl with Charlie and the Pirates

I have yet to find the perfect summer bag for family outings. When it comes to summer bags, I always end up taking multiple cotton shopping bags out with me for picnics or the like. This is where Tiba + Marl, the new style of parenting / baby-change bag, step in. From this week you […]

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Exploring Whizz Pop Bang

Charlie and the pirates

I am not normally a kids’ magazine fan, mainly because the ones’ my kids choose have a lot of plastic tat attached to them. This inevitably leads to tears as pieces get broken, lost, or stolen by their sibling!! But when I was given a copy of Whizz Pop Bang I was intrigued. It really […]

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T-shirts time

Charlie & the Pirates t-shirts review Super Girll

Its officially hot, which means a major sort out of t-shirts to find out which ones fit and which ones need to go in the car boot pile! I did my first car boot in over 10 years a couple of weeks back and it was a complete success, I now have the selling frenzy […]

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Beanie & Bear SS16 is brighter & bolder

Charlie & the pirates Beanie & Bear SS16

Just looking at the awesome new SS16 Beanie & Bear swimwear makes me want to jump on a plane, head to the beach and then jump into Turquoise water with my mini pirates. I’ve raved before about the bright, bold and beautiful beach pieces so often and now I have the chance to do it […]

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Putting myself out there

Charlie Made Launch

I have been off the radar over the last few weeks on Charlie and the Pirates and it wasn’t because I was home eating Easter Eggs. I have been a particularly busy bunny firstly back in my day job as a freelance PR exec, secondly working on a revamp for Charlie and the Pirates (which […]

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Grooving, mixing, searching and swashbuckling through Easter

Dance Grooves at Easter

The Easter holidays are pretty much here and I am starting to think where has the last term gone?! If, like me, you are late in planning what to do with your little pirates and not off somewhere fabulous (or even somewhere not fabulous) then I have a couple ideas for you all.   My […]

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Pirate Fashion

Atsuyo Akiko pirate fashion

Pirate fashion – our favourite kind of kids fashion and Atsuyo Et Akiko has it wrapped up! We are lucky enough to have an Iris Fashion on our local highstreet and although lots of their kids range is particularly girlie they through in some amazing fun and adventurous pieces and this is where Atsuyo Et […]

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