Bubble London exhibitor Frugi and their railway children encourage you this Autumn ro wrap up warm, pack a suitcase with a picnic and join them to explore!
Our friends, Ellie in Wellies, Giraffe in a Scarf, and Wise Owl have been catching the train, the bus and even the tractor on a countryside adventure!
Frugi's colourful Autumnal collection is packed with new and exciting pieces. From printed cords to polka dot tights and leggings. We're excited to see the new range for boys and girls at the January show.
Not content with being a four time Academy Award nominated actress, Julianne Moore is also a New York Times bestselling children's author with her stories about a young girl, Freckleface Strawberry.
Recently, Julianne Moore was hosted by Tod’s Madison Avenueboutique for the signing of her third book in the series, “Freckleface Strawberry: Best Friends Forever”,which with the help of illustrations by dreamworks animator, LeUyen Pham, celebrates the importance of recognising and keeping a true friend.
Now the subject of a Broadway musical, Freckleface Strawberry helps kids to learn to love the skin they're in.
As a young child, it would be around this time of year that I would start composing a letter to Father Christmas. I’d pen a little wish list in my neatest hand writing before leaving the note on the mantle piece with an obligatory carrot, sherry and mince pie.
But it wasn’t until recently, whilst buying Christmas gifts for young children of family and friends, that I got thinking about some of my own favourite Christmas presents as a child.
Many of my much-loved toys were good old fashioned Fisher Price favourites that are still popular today, together with typical 80s toy paraphernalia like My Little Pony, The Care Bears and Rainbow Bright. It is funny how, even after decades of time, you can still vividly remember the tiniest details of your favourite playthings – here are mine…
Fisher Price cash register
I adored anything to do with Rainbow Bright, especially a memory card game I had featuring all of the Rainbow Bright characters.
I managed to build up a pretty impressive collection of these little, plastic Care Bear figures.
My Little Pony
Fisher Price record player
I remember playing these records over and over again…how annoying.
I loved this toy with its secret, lockable compartment.
Hosted at the Londonnewcastle Project Space in East London, The Future Tense, Spectra I, features the work of 7 contemporary artists for whom dynamic colour relationships form a central pillar of their practise.
Our personal highlight was Lee Baker's Refractive Monolith, utilising approximately 10 thousand metres of acrylic yarn.
It is even more mind-blowing to see this masterpiece being created in this video!
Enjoy mulled wine, sparkling drinks and Christmas food, with carol singers, street performers and much more!
While you're in the area, make sure you pick up the new 'Trellick Tower' bag for the Notting Hill Shopping Bag Company, designed by 10 year old Chanay from Middle Row School.
The bag is one of a series, produced by The Notting Hill Shopping Bag community project, which aims to reduce plastic bag use. Sold for £4 by shops and stalls across Notting Hill and Portobello Road Market, 10% of profits are donated to good causes.
Previous designs include Notting Hill’s coloured houses by an 11 year old from Colville Primary School, a map of the local area by a 10 year old from Bevington Primary School and a ‘cupcake’ design by X factor judge and Notting Hill resident Natalie Imbruglia. Future designs are in the pipeline from children at Oxford Gardens School and St Stephen’s School.