Keeping Warm and Dry this Winter with Mountain Warehouse and Hotter Shoes

Mountain Warehouse

The Aurora Womens Down Jacket from Mountain Warehouse is the perfect winter coat as it offers both extreme warmth and protection from the rain. It is not often you find a warm winter coat that is fully waterproof, but this has coped extremely well with everything the weather has thrown at me so far as it has with taped seams to keep the water out and a feather/down filling for warmth. The coat has been tested to keep you warm in temperatures… Continue Reading “Keeping Warm and Dry this Winter with Mountain Warehouse and Hotter Shoes”

Helly Hansen Universal Moto Insulated Jacket Review

Lyme Regis

Hubby hates clothes shopping! He has to wear a uniform for work, doesn’t do fashion, wears clothes until I literally have to prise them off his back and throw them away, but luckily he has me to sort him out. He has had his raincoat for as many years as I can remember and it has served him well, but a few weeks ago he put it on and realised the zip had broken. I did try to get him to… Continue Reading “Helly Hansen Universal Moto Insulated Jacket Review”

Muddy Puddles Storm Explorer Jacket Review

Storm Explorer Muddy Puddles

The weather here is still around 20°C and it seems strange thinking about winter coats, however, the nights are drawing in fast and it won’t be long before the kids need a couple of extra layers of clothing to keep them warm. We were sent the Storm Explorer Jacket from Muddy Puddles to review that will keep the kids warm and dry whatever the weather. The unisex jacket comes in navy with a striking red warm super soft zip out… Continue Reading “Muddy Puddles Storm Explorer Jacket Review”

Putting Hotter’s Ribble Boots through their paces!

Regular readers will know that we spend a lot of time outside having adventures and this year this those adventures have been, well, rather damp! I am a big believer that there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing, but I have to admit that with the torrential rain we have been having recently, even we have opted to stay indoors. We have, however, made a break for it when we have spotted a drier window… Continue Reading “Putting Hotter’s Ribble Boots through their paces!”

Preparing for the new term of School Runs


It seems that we were spoilt with our glorious summer last year and this year we are back to plunging temperatures and rain, with the odd warm sunny day thrown in for good measure. I have almost finished the schoolwear shopping with just shoes for Kian and Isaac left to do, but looking at the dreary weather outside it looks as though I am going to have to think about coats for them too earlier than planned. Eliza has a… Continue Reading “Preparing for the new term of School Runs”