Monday, 31 October 2016

'Neath the Cover of October Skies (Review: Dotty Fish Leather Baby Shoes)


Happy Hallowe'en! Hope you are having a great half term with your kids- Jack gets the whole week off. I know many schools only get a couple of days. I haven't got any spooky dress-up photos because my husband and I spent the weekend battling the tummy bug the boys had during the week. Minus-craic! The boys stayed at their grannies and we definitely didn't party. At 9 months pregnant I suppose I wasn't going to be partying too hard anyway!


We're finally all on the mend and we have been continuing to enjoy the fine weather and I am still bedazzled by the beautiful low, golden sun and the stunning foliage. It is so spectacular. 

The dog gives not a crap about golden hour. She's just delighted to be out for walkies. She just wishes she wasn't forced to stop scampering about and wear a mane of leaves sculpted for her by her creativily starved master on maternity leave. 


The clocks went back at the weekend. Granny will have to deal with the early risers, thought I, smugly. It was true. But they fell asleep an hour earlier last night which meant we had the pleasure of a 6am start this morning. It always takes a few days to adjust to the time change. Damn you daylight savings. Disrupting bedtime since 1985.




So, it's pitch black by 5pm again. So sad. But the one thing I love about this is getting the fire lit and into jammies and slippers (providing you don't have evening plans.) The boys love this too. It's so cozy! 

Dotty Fish kindly sent the boys some little slippers to try. Check them out!


Noah wears the Jurassic Jake pair and Jack is wearing the Tan Suede Slippers. Both are soft soled (so are suitable for either prams or indoors) and they're very cozy. Particularly the fur lined slippers Jack is wearing. With an elasticated cuff at the ankle, these stay on very well. 



Dotty Fish was founded by Helen Chapman in 2006.
A mum of two, Helen found it very difficult to find reasonably priced baby shoes. So she created Dotty Fish, specialising in stylish and affordable shoes for babies, tots and small kids. Over the years they have carried on expanding, adding many more designs, so there is something for everyone!

Jurassic Jake Leather Shoes £7.99 Dotty Fish



Do you hate shoes on the sofa? These might be your answer as the evenings get cooler and your little ones need something heavier on their feet. My kids are up and down on the couch so much I couldn't let myself get mad about it ("this is why we can't have nice things!") but I found these a good addition to a pair of socks to keep their feet warm against cold tiles. Thanks so much to Dotty Fish!

"FML"

28 comments:

  1. What amazing and beautiful shots.

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  2. These photos are so beautiful. They look like they are straight out a magazine. #OurWorldTuesday

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  3. the photos outside with the leaves and the light are amazing! cheers, kidcandoodl

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  4. So in love with your shots! Great capture..and looks like everyone has a great October indeed

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  5. I'm with you about getting to have a fire again! Early Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you! And a happy thanksgiving to you too! X

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  6. These are just what we need in our draughty Victorian house! I'm always worried about Finn's feet getting cold, but he always pulls off his slipper so easily-maybe a nice pair will convince him to keep them on? Probably not! #whatevertheweather

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    1. Maybe! Does he like dinosaurs? Despite the draughts, I bet your Victorian house is amazing and totally worth it! I'm imagining big beautiful windows and high ceilings! Thanks for visiting! X

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  7. Maybe! Does he like dinosaurs! Despite the draughts, I bet your Victorian house is amazing and totally worth it! I'm imagining big beautiful windows and high ceilings! Thanks for visiting! X

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  8. Such beautiful shots in the morning light, really lovely xx

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  9. Beautiful shots! But that dog...with the leaf wreath...Oh my...that is priceless! Thanks for making me smile today!

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  10. Beautiful photos! www.michellebfizzard.com

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  11. They do look very snuggly! #happydayslinky

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  12. Beautiful Photos. The leaf mane is very clever and stunning. Hope you're feeling better & take it easy. X

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  13. Wow, stunning photos. I love your dogs mane, how creative. Sorry you've been poorly though, hope the bug as truly left you alone now. Love the slippers too, how cute and cosy they look.

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  14. Love your use of lights in your shots! Stunning (and the dog's leafy mane is stunning too!) I know what you mean about finding decent baby shoes. My 1 year old isn't quite walking yet, so needs something just like this, and it's so hard to find decent ones here! :) Will check the website out! #sundayphoto

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  15. Lovely photos! Can't believe you got the dog to wear that crown. Cheers from kidcandoodle

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  16. Aww, love you made the dog a mane out of leaves, he looks delighted! The boys new slippers are gorgeous too, I used to buy Dotty Fish shoes for my two when they were little, didn't realise they went up to bigger sizes. Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x

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  17. The slippers are so beautiful! I had no idea they did slippers :)

    Thanks for linking up to #FunkyKidFriday xxx

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  18. Stunning photos and I want your dog :-) #FridayFrolics

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  19. Oh my goodness, the dog, the light, the mane. So cute! xx

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  20. What beautiful photos! I love that leaf mane and what gorgeous colours :) Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

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  21. Loving the Autumn photos. The slippers look gorgeous, our last house was always so cold we wore them all the time. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix
    Eilidh x

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  22. I need a pair of these myself in adult sizes! The autumn light is just perfect where you live.

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  23. You take THE most gorgeous photos! Thank you so much for joining in #HappyDaysLinky x

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