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

Why do I hate it when my daughter calls herself a ‘tomboy’?

The reason why I started this blog is because from when my daughter was two years old I knew she liked toys and activities, which would probably be labelled as ‘boy toys’. Although pink was always her favourite colour (its now red), Thomas the Tank engine was her favourite toy. This soon moved on to […]

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A little more about Charlie and the Pirates

The lovely Kate from Alegre Media interviewed me for #gossipstation and thought you would all like to take a look: Welcome back to #gossipstation beautiful people where we are joined by the lovely Charlotte Seccombe from recently launched blog Charlie and the Pirates. We first met Charlie at our #alegrepressday in September and she has since […]

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Pirate Stocking Fillers

At Charlie and the Pirates we love anything pirates (as you know!) so I wanted to share a top 10 list of pirate inspired stocking fillers. Everyone loves a novelty plaster and the Rex Pirate plasters don’t disappoint. They come in a super cute box although a girl pirate would be nice too. £3.50 Pop Up […]

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Kids snow day style inspiration

Charlie and the Pirates are getting into the winter spirit after a trip to the snow centre in Hemel Hempstead. It was amazing to see our little pirate put on skis for the first time – she had absolutely no fear, no technique and just went for it as fast as she could. Even though it is safe […]

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I Love Gorgeous Advent Gifts

I have just come across this amazing I Love Gorgeous advent calendar. If your inboxes are anything like mine in the last week you will have been bombarded with offers, but this one is a goodie. The team has joined forces with illustrator Claire Coles to create this striking advent calendar giving us a unique offer […]

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My Sister Mabel’s Amazing Super Hero Dresses

I came across My Sister Mabel on Instagram and was instantly captivated by the eye catching, fierce and fun dresses. The designs include everything Charlie and the Pirates love including Spiderman, Star Wars as well as football prints. We cannot wait to get our hands on a couple! A mum called Tracy who lives in […]

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Meet Let Toys Be Toys

Charlie and the Pirates have followed the ‘Let Toys Be Toys’ campaign for some months and are delighted they agreed to be interviewed for the blog. The groups of parents that met via mumsnet are doing an amazing job at questioning retailers and manufacturers about gender stereotype labels for all kids toys, clothes and books. […]

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Hello Bezlo

I was lucky enough to be invited last week to the launch of an amazing new brand that is right up Charlie and the Pirates street – Hello Bezlo. A kids fashion brand for the adventurous, free spirited girl, this sounds very familiar to us! The brainchild of Clodagh Connell, Hello Bezlo mixes designs such […]

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Fireworks bang!

In case you have not got your sparklers organised for this weekend’s fireworks Charlie and the pirates has pulled together a selection of fun events and the best ‘clobber’ to set your little ones up for a cracking bonfire night! I am forever putting my kids in the colour yellow to make them easy to see […]

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Generation Star Wars

Awaken for the next generation Star Wars look. Are we all set to travel to a galaxy not so far away and feel The Force? Well you have some time yet to get your lightsabers fired up as the latest film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, doesn’t get released until mid-December. However, to get us […]

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