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

Little Pixies in Pyjamas in the Rain

Charlie and the Pirates Pixie Dixie

Where has the summer weather gone? I am not enjoying these cold spells that have got me thinking about a pyjama blog post. I have a fab new pair of Ancient Greek sandals to wear and no sunshine to accompany them.   I had all the summer holidays planned out based on warm weather. But […]

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Well Grounded Friends

Well Grounded Kids Co and Charlie & the Pirates

It can be lonely stuff working as a freelancer and setting up your business. There are lots of long hours working from home and not many people to bounce ideas around with in your office aka your kitchen table where I am usually Well Grounded these days (excuse the pun!). To date I haven’t had […]

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Madpax summer holiday packing

Charlie and the pirates Mad Pax

I am a couple of days into the summer holidays and I have already used the following words (on more than one occasion) with my mini pirates: There will be no ice creams if you do not listen to me I am cancelling all play dates unless you turn on your ears Do you know […]

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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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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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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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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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Children’s fashion label Isossy hits NYFW

British children’s fashion label, Isossy, made its debut at New York Fashion Week to rave reviews and I believe is a brand to watch out for. Children’s fashion continues to shout for its share of voice amongst the fashion pack and it is well and truly being heard. I have loved seeing the pictures from […]

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Winter sun style for unisex inspired kids

Going to a sunnier clime when it is cold and wet at home is not something I did as a child, so getting to do it now is a major treat. However, I inevitably find that one (or both) of my little pirates has grown a few inches. This is where small labels save the […]

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