4 December 2018

A New Christmas Tradition - Children's Christmas Bedding

I think I might have a new favourite December tradition... beautiful children's Christmas bedding from the Great Little Trading Co for the girls to snuggle up in each year in the build up to Christmas! For me Christmas is a wonderful time to create little family traditions and memories for my girls. Often it's the simplest things that you remember and the feelings associated with them and I hope their new Christmas duvet set will be one of those things that they'll look forward to as December comes around each year.

Gorgeous Christmas Duvet Set from Great Little Trading Co


I have been looking for some festive bedsheets for such a long time as I thought how lovely it would to add a sprinkle of Christmas magic to the children's bedrooms. GLTC have designed the most gorgeous set with a timeless, simple design on fresh 100% white cotton with a little Father Christmas, Christmas Tree and Reindeer Pattern. 

Gorgeous Children's Christmas Duvet Set from Great Little Trading Co

It looks amazing on the bed and is so nice to snuggle into as it is the usual excellent quality we love from the Great Little Trading Co. The fact that it's so neutral makes it unisex and means it co-ordinates with our existing room colour scheme.

Gorgeous Children's Christmas bedding from Great Little Trading Co


The girls were overjoyed when they came up to bed on the 1st of December to discover their Christmas bedding ; they just thought it was so much fun and couldn't wait to get into bed - in fact bedtime has never been easier! Do you think I'll get away with it in January too?!

Gorgeous Children's Christmas Duvet Set from Great Little Trading Co

I can't wait to tuck three very excited little girls into bed on Christmas Eve, this year and for years to come. I hope they won't mind when I'm still putting their Christmas duvets on their beds when they are twenty five and coming home for Christmas! 

Me x

GLTC also have a matching range of Stockings and Sacks as well as lots of other gorgeous festive accessories for your home, see more at www.gltc.co.uk 

* This is a collaborative post as part of our Testing Team role with Great Little Trading Co. 
We were kindly sent a duvet set for each of the girls in exchange for this review. 
All thoughts and opinions are my own*

2 December 2018

Ellie is 7

To Ellie

Today you are seven! Sitting down to write your birthday letter is getting harder because there is just so much to say, so much I want to remember about how you are right now. You are quite simply the sweetest little lady at the moment, so kind, so thoughtful and so happy.

Ellie on her 7th birthday


There are three things I particularly admire about you - you're really keen to give things a go, rarely complain and always try your hardest. This is probably best summarised by watching you at your swimming lessons where your determination to progress is really evident. I'm not sure you really like swimming but you know that you need to be able to do it and so you just get on with it. This term at school you asked to do sports club, choir and dance club which I thought was too much but you absolutely insisted. You really wanted to try new things and enjoy the social side as well as the independence it brings.

One of my favourite moments this year was seeing the pride on your face as you mastered riding your bike without stabilisers. This did not come easily to you but you kept trying and eventually you got the hang of it and now there's no stopping you, except perhaps on a hill where the cautious side of your personality takes over!

You still dance continually around the house and you make our hearts dance when you do it, you seem to have a natural aptitude and told us recently that your dream is to dance in the Nutcracker and Swan Lake. It really wouldn't surprise me if one day that dream comes true for you and I really hope it does.

You've started writing using joined up handwriting this year and can read beautifully. We got you an illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for your birthday and you loved it as much as we hoped you would. The only problem is that Mummy and Daddy are squabbling over who gets to read it with you at bedtime!

Talking of your birthday... you set me the task of a Llama themed party and cake - you're always thinking creatively outside the box and inadvertently pushing me to do the same! I love that you are happy to go off piste a bit and don't feel the need to follow the crowd and hope that we can continue to help you know that being yourself is the best way to be. I wasn't that surprised when you made this request as you really love animals and spend lots of time playing with your Sylvanian Families and Schleich figures.

You particularly love dogs, a love that was sparked by Jack, your grandparents dog who joined the family when you were just 8 months old and who sadly passed away suddenly last month. Needless to say you are heartbroken. You ask us almost weekly if we can have a puppy and we really hope that one day we will make that happen as we know you would care for it wonderfully. Your caring nature and awareness of others is so lovely, you are so compassionate, great company, good fun and beautiful inside and out little miss, there is a lot to learn from you.

Happy birthday darling

Love Mummy x

Read Ellie is 6 HERE