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The Watch That Goes With Everything

I am finally the proud owner of a watch and it is pretty cool too. I have always liked a bright and colourful watch but my Iphone has been my normal route for telling the time the last few years as I found I would always scratch my babies with my watch!  However, when I was introduced to Jester Watches who sell watches with interchangeable colours, I wanted one as not only do I not need to pick up babies anymore – I could actually match my watch to my outfit (something that used to bother me about watches – a red watch with an orange top? Just no.)


Win your own – head over to Instagram to follow the simple instructions!

How Does It Work?

The USP about the Jester Watch is that you can personalise your watch completely by choosing the colour of the face, the dial, bezel, case buckle and tail.


There are over 1/4million different combinations so there is a high chance yours would be unique.

They arrived in a well packaged box.


Like a kid in a candy shop!


I chose a bright blue face as I thought that goes with most colours. The quality is excellent.


These are the colours I wear most often.


The beauty of this watch is that it is really good quality and easy to interchange the straps on a day to day basis.  You just slide the strap in and out.

It is totally unisex and there are enough holes for a small person – my 2 year old keeps on wanting wear my watch!

On wrist


Another bonus is the watch is water resistant so you can wear it in the shower or swimming. Win! Perfect for a busy mum or a summer holiday – I love mine.

They are only £27 so head over and Design Your Own Jester Watch


Gift Guides Products

7 Personalised Photo Gift Ideas From Photobox

Most of you are familiar with Photobox.  I use it to print my photos straight from my phone & order personalised gifts.  Yes, they have an App! I know the quality is top notch and they are reasonably priced.

Have a look to see what ordered for various Christmas presents this year and I hope it gives you some ideas. I got a bit carried away but there was so much to choose from!


Photo Jigsaw £15

I figured this stocking filler would be great to keep in the car or take on holiday. It is super light and in a neat little box. No lost pieces here.


Cushions £30

I bought this collage cushion as  a little present for our au pair. You can choose the colour border and the figuration of the photos – 1 photos or a collage like this.



Personalised Photo Blocks £15

These photo blocks are brilliant. They are so sturdy and high quality, I wish I had bought more.



3 Keyrings £6

3 keyring for £6 is a bargain. 1 for each child to put on their book bags!



Christmas Bauble £10

There is no smashing this bauble to smithereens – I know I am harping on about the quality but trust me, no string is going snap, no photo is going slide and no bauble is going to smash with this one. Bullet proof (or baby proof!) Perfect for a babies first Christmas too.



Fridge Magnet £4

I have bought a couple of these, onto keep and one of my nephew. 3 different sizes to choose from depending what layout you photo is. This is 9 x 13 perfect for a landscape shot. They also do the polaroid/ Instagram look fridge magnets too.



Movie Poster £13

The I ordered this poster, I thought it would be much smaller and didn’t expect it to be on thick photo paper – it is incredible. One of outside the boys rooms!


Quite fun aren’t they? Let’s hope the recipients think so!

This post was written in collaboration with Photobox. 

Big Fashion Products Spotlight

Daisy Hambro : Tobias Clothing

Thank goodness for Tobias Clothing. Mens small boutique clothing brands are so few and far between and most of those that are around miss the mark completely. Not Tobias. Tobias Clothing is an ethical fashion brand designing mens conformable and stylish mens casual cotton and linen shirts. Even my husband likes them, now that’s something!


Daisy Hambro started Tobias in 2012, when she was living in India. It was all thanks to her husband – hence the name Tobias.


He had a shirt which he had bought when he was 17 and wore so often it was threadbare.

It got to the point where he couldn’t go on wearing it, so I asked a local tailor to copy it and put different prints and colours on the collars and cuffs.



When people started admiring it the idea of the business came about. Daisy now has a collection of 16 different cotton and linen shirts each with their individual splash of colour on the collar and cuffs.


10% of all the proceeds go directly to the Akanksha Foundation, who educated under privileged children in Mumbai.

Now that’s incentive to buy a shirt!



Daisy’s Favourites

Hotel : Samode Haveli, amazing hotel in Jaipur

Restaurant : Kricket, I love the one in Brixton and there is a new one opening up in Soho, which is really exciting.

Website : Gather and See 

Shop : The Keep Boutique

Holiday destination : For the beach – Ashwem in Goa and for more of the city life, Jaipur in Rajasthan.

Parenting Tip : ‘None that we can put into action just yet but come February, when our baby is due, hopefully I will be inundated with them!’


Tobias is featured in Gift Ideas For Dad.

Interiors Products Spotlight

Nicky Jack : Architectural Artist

Nicky Jack is a freelance artist and illustrator living and working in London. From Tower Hill to Hammersmith Bridge, whether famous landmarks, Notting Hill mansions or more modest Victorian terrace houses, Nicky has won acclaim for her distinct style. Her style is right up my strata!

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Having left Bath Art school with a Fellowship, she has drawn her inspiration from a wide range of sources.

A quirky cheery style permits throughout her work, likely the reason she was spotted by Cath Kidston. Nicky was the inspiration behind the brands famous London print.

Whilst cheery, her work also shows deep technical ability as she is renowned for picking out the detail in architecture and captures the movement and atmosphere of a scene with a quirky Lowry-like style.

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With a degree and fellowship in printed textiles from Bath School of Art, Nicky Jack came to London and progressed her design interests, working part time in a design studio whilst selling work to boutiques and galleries in the UK and further afield. She taught art for a number of years at The House Schools group and The Hall Hampstead which she adored. Having always loved painting pictures for friends and family she made the exciting decision to leave teaching and give her art career a good go whilst pregnant with child number two.
Her main objective was to try out being a working at home Mummy doing what she loved most.
Her work slowly graduated from the kitchen table to a modest garden shed where she can close the door and work efficiently without too much distraction. She has created illustrations for a number of brands, including Cath Kidston, Fortnum and Mason, The Birley Group and has worked of a number of Private commissions which have led to illustrating for everyone from the Royal Family to St Paul’s Cathedral.
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Nicky has turned her hand to taking commissons of people’s homes and they are sensational!


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Whether it be an intricately detailed house portrait with a difference or a busy little favourite scene, I love to producing something unique and tailored. I am equally happy to work from a detailed brief or to help provide the inspiration.
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I love her paintings of terraced houses… what a great record to have for years and years.


Nicky’s Favourites

Hotel : Malmaison, Charterhouse Square

Restaurant : The River Cafe, Fulham, London

Website : BBC news

Shop : Any that sells Nicorette and Cass Art, High Street Kensington

Holiday destination : Tiree, West Coast Scotland

Parenting Tip : ‘Don’t argue with your man about who is more tired. It rarely ends in agreement!’

Products Spotlight

Camilla Warren : Memories of Growing Up

I have been collating Christening and various Christmas present gift list guides for the coming season (watch this space) and this website has caught my eye for quality and originality.  Memories of Growing Up was started by mother of 3, Camilla Warren. She sells unique baby & Christening gifts ranging from a portable tape measure to solid silver trinket boxes.


Memories Capsule & Bee Necklace £120

The capsule could hold their first lock of hair, a special message or even a first tooth (or lots of teeth!)




Solid Silver Trinket Box £95

A perfect Christening present that is a lovely present for a baby that they will also be able to use when they are older and even pass on (but let’s get too carried away, just coming to terms with being a mother – let alone a grandmother!)


Memory Stick

The ‘Memories of growing up’ USB stick enables you to preserve all of your child’s precious milestones – photos, videos, artwork, even school reports – from birth to adulthood on one safe, portable and universal device. Beautifully packaged in a white presentation box with gift tag, this compact white leather and chrome hi-speed memory stick comes with masses of storage capacity. Comes in 2 sizes.




Camilla came up with the idea of a roll-up height chart that would be portable and would make a long-lasting keepsake to pass on
through the generations.


“Talltape was inspired by two friends moving house.  Their stories made me realise I was not alone. One was so upset leaving all those memories on the kitchen wall, another just took the door frame with her!”


She sourced her base material – a sturdy, flexible plastic that  can be rolled and unrolled easily and has a write-on surface for recording measurements with a permanent marker pen.

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She came up with her design – a metric and imperial measure running from 0 to 2 meters and 0 to 6’ 6” – producing it in pink, white and blue and commissioning British artist Charlotte Bampfylde to create her first illustrated version.

Camilla began market testing and realised that her new product had an additional hidden benefit: unlike many height charts,  Talltape can be used horizontally as well as vertically.


“There’s a gap between when a newborn comes home from hospital and when they first stand up.  Of course your midwife plots your baby’s height at the beginning – I had the NHS’s little red book – but then there’s a  long while until your child can stand. Talltape enables you to measure your baby from birth to adulthood, giving you a complete record for posterity.”


Manuactured in the UK, Talltape is now available in even variations – white, baby blue and baby pink and four illustrated designs by British artists.


Talltape – White £10.99

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Talltape, Pink £10.99

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Camilla’s Favourites

Shop : Indian Summer, SW6 – Gift Shop

Website : Vente Prive – Exclusive Designer Flash Sales

Hotel : The Datai, Malaysia

Restaurant : Manicomio, SW3

Holiday Destination : Denis Island, Seychelles

Parenting Tip : “Never compare yourself or your children with others!”

Camilla is offering The London Mummy readers a 15% discount in October. Use ref LonMum15 at checkout.

Big Fashion Products

School Run Style : Tops With a Twist

Blah. I am bored of my clothes. I want to go full on into winter gear as I am bored of my ‘Sautumn’ clothes. My check shirts have had it, my jumpers are a bit tired, my t shirts have mysterious holes in them (do you get them too? Not moths…) and I am on the hunt for some throw on tops that I don’t have to think too much about – like wash n’ go but for your torso (speaking of torso, that aren’t too tight either…) Bye bye embroidery and bye bye off the shoulder. Time to buy some investment pieces (for this season atleast!)

Grey & Grey, Silk Violet Top £135

Comes in black, grey and another favourite – stars.

Conquista, Sheer Jersey Top £50

Show off that tan, whilst you still have it.


Bomee. Alacasia Top £150

Pale pink mesh and blue silk. Viola.





Yunion T, Deep Scoop T£45

They do 5 different styles of T shirts all designed meticulously not to stick, but skim and to wash really well.  So flattering. Stock up!

Women's White T-Shirt, White Classic Deep Scoop Neck T-Shirt, YUNION T

Livotte London, Gabrielle Short Sleeve T Shirt £135 (also in black)

Fab selection of T Shirts with a difference. I particularly like this one with the tie waist.


Whistles, Shirt/Sweater £120

This style slightly reminds me of baby vests with a jumper attached – means you only have to choose once and you know they work well together. A definate time saver.

Indi & Cold, Heart Print Flowy Top 97 euros

Love this. Simple & a bit edgy (in a mum kind of way).  I like it so much actually, I might buy it! (whoop!) Such a cool Spanish brand, could get carried away…


Cos, Triangle Panel Knit Top £59

These are becoming a bit of a ‘school run mum’ uniform and I can see why. Simple with a bit of detail.

COS image 2 of Triangle panel knit top in Indigo

Scotch & Soda, Woven & Jersey Top £49.50

As above. Also comes in grey and black. (Trousers are pretty awesome too aren’t they? Will do trousers soon as they are also on the list!)

Woven & Jersey Top

Maison Scotch Colour Block Sweater £59




Happy Shopping! x


May The Force Be With You : Star Wars

Name me a little boy (and lots of girls!) who doesn’t like Star Wars and I will… be very suprised. There is ‘Star Wars‘ everything nowadays and John Lewis is selling it all, especially in anticipation of the new film that opens in December.

From Lego sets and figures, they have it covered. Not to mention they are now selling Furby’s… Do you know what these toys can do? So funny!

Lego Luke Skywalker £19.99

Buy LEGO Star Wars Luke Skywalker Online at

Lego Clone Turbo Tanker £78.69

Buy LEGO Star Wars 75151 Clone Turbo Tank Online at

Death Star Planetarium £21.60

For the budding scientist…

Buy Star Wars Science Death Star Planetarium Online at




Mashers £15.99

Mashers are a big hit in our house. Any style masher goes with eachother. We currently have 1/3 Darth Vader, 1/3 Transformer and 1/3 Spiderman floating around!

Buy Star Wars Hero Mashers, Assorted Online at

Hot Wheels Star Wars Cars £25.99

For the vehicle lover.

Buy Hot Wheels Star Wars Character Cars, Pack of 5 Online at

Star Wars Advent Calander £24.99

The Advent Calander of Advent calanders!

Buy LEGO Star Wars 75146 Advent Calendar Online at

The interractive toy market is booming and the latest brand John Lewis has added to it’s extensive interractive department is the Furby! It is designed for children 6 and up but I know my 2 year old would like to get her mits on it too. Move over Ipad, there is a new toy in town (although you can connect it to your Ipad for even more fun – feed him and even raise virtual siblings (!)

Buy Furby Connect, Pink Online at

The Furby Connect friend is really chatty and will love to talk to you! With colourful eyes that display more than 150 animations, you’ll always know what Furby is thinking or feeling. You can pet, tickle, or shake Furby, even turn Furby upside down or move their antenna like a joystick to see how Furby reacts!

Buy Furby Connect, Teal Online at

When they are tired and it’s time for bed, your Furby Connect can join them – just put their sleep mask on and they’ll be snoozing away with your little one. Anything to get them to sleep! They come in Pink, Purple, Blue and Teal.

Pink Furby £96

Go on, you know they will love it…


Buy Furby Connect, Pink Online at



Big Fashion Products

5 Apparel Brands To Have On Your Radar

A short, sharp post to recommend 5 new products from brands that I discovered over the Summer. Was going to include them in my next monthly TLM Loves… but am splitting it all up this month into people, products and services seperately as I have too many goodies for one post!  Anyway, today is for us and will do the kids next time…  (Afterall it’s been about the kids for the last 2 months and it’s our turn, don’t you think?).

Yunion T – The Perfect White T Shirts

Yunion T has created the ‘perfect white t shirt’. That is what they say and when I tried myself I have to agree. It is very flattering, good quality and washes really well.  I especially like how it the hem is slightly scooped too. It comes in four different styles. Move over Gap T Shirt… there is a new player in town!

Prices start from £45


Davina Mulford London from TLM Edit – Cross Body Bags

Am so chuffed to be selling Davina’s leather cross body bags on TLM Edit.  It has been my staple over the summer and the more I use it the more I love it.  I have black but am rather tempted by the electric blue…

£150 (and worth every penny)

Head to Instragram to see me using mine like a pro…


Pom Amsterdam from Hengelo Shop – Vibrant Shawls

These are very cute shawls (they aren’t that massive shawl size just the shape) from the savvy fashion and interior brand Pom Amsterdam. If you like trims especially tassels – this scarves are for you.  They feel like silk and are the perfect accessory to bridge the gap between an (iffy) Indian Summer and Autumn. One of my favourite online boutiques Hengelo is stocking them  so head over there to order one.

Prices start from £49.95


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Heaad to Instagram to see which one I have…


Say What You Can – Accessories & Bags

If you love personalised you will love this website! Very cool khaki/army green/ leopard print tote bags with your initials emblazoned on it.

Prices start at £55



JD Williams

Have you ever heard of them? No neither had I.  They are on online department store and have an espcially good line of comfortable shoes & boots.

I went for shoe/boots that will also see me into Autumn with a pair of jeans. For more ankle boots, click here


Happy Monday everyone and if your little one’s start school today, hope it goes well! L xx