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My mid-year back to school shopping list

21st February 2018
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Currently we’re half way through our half term break.  It is passing too quickly.  I always get excited when we get to this school break because we’re half way through the school year… in my head anyway.
This break is usually the time I buy anything the kids might need.  This week there are several things on my list. 

Lego Friends Lunch Box

This super cute Lego Friends Lunch Box is Seren’s new lunch box.  Her Shopkins one broke and Enfys has pinched her Hello Kitty one for playgroup. 
It’s a solid lunch box, which means her sandwiches won’t get squashed in transit unlike in the Shopkins lunch box.  My only gripe with it is the lack of the insulation… Seren’s school is always warm and I generally cool the lunch box in the fridge overnight which keeps her food cool.  I’ll give it a go with this one too.


I know, I’m a stationery addict so why do my children need new stationery?  Well, actually, they aren’t allowed to touch my stationery.  It’s mine, allllll mine! 
This time of year I tend to go for a bulk load of stationery to hopefully see them through the rest of the school year.  This time around I have gone for the blue Pukka Stationery Set which includes everything they need.  They have it in pink too.

Teaching Aids for Macsen

I don’t home school but it is looking likely that I’m going to need to be adding things in at home for Macsen.  Particularly if he ends up at a specialist speech & language unit as I’m hopeful he will be able to return to Welsh medium education.
He’s beginning to show a real interest in clocks and telling the time.  This magnetic clock for teaching the time is perfect for him.  It’ll provide hours of entertainment I’m sure.

 Bog standard pens

Seriously, Garreth loses pens like I wish I was losing weight.  Several a week. 
No pencil case is complete without a pack of normal black ballpoint pens, just in case.

New school shoes

The kids generally have new shoes when they’ve outgrown their current pair or they are too tattered to continue wearing. 
I can guarantee that one will always need new school shoes during February half term.  This time it is Seren.  So, this week we are looking for new shoes for her.

So, this is my mid-year back to school shopping list.  Do you have anything on yours?


  • Reply
    Mudpie Fridays
    4th March 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Thankfully we didnt need new shoes, but `I did end up buying new uniform. Not sure if its a toy thing or not but Monkey went through four pairs of trousers in the last half a term. No idea what he does to them! x

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      6th March 2018 at 8:50 pm

      My oldest used to go through trousers like there was no tomorrow… It was always his right knee that developed a hole.

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    Laura Dove
    26th February 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Ooh I love that lunch box too! My girls would love that, they love Lego!

    • Reply
      1st March 2018 at 10:00 pm

      Seren adores it. 🙂 It is a sweet lunch box.

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    Siobhan | The Baby Boat Diaries
    26th February 2018 at 7:35 am

    I’m a big stationary addict too haha! My Partner can never get his head around the amount of notebooks I have! X

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      1st March 2018 at 10:01 pm

      I LOVE stationery – it really is one of my passions. A passion that the kids aren’t allowed to touch. Haha!

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    26th February 2018 at 7:32 am

    We’ve just finished half term and I can’t tell you how much we’ve spent on new lunch boxes and school shoes. My eldest would love that lunch box, I was mean and brought her a non-branded one from Sainsbury’s.

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      1st March 2018 at 10:02 pm

      I buy non-branded more often than not. Unless someone is kind and buys the kids a lunch box it’s usually just a bog standard one.

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    Amy - All about a Mummy
    26th February 2018 at 7:19 am

    I have the same rule about stationery! And I also don’t understand where all the pens go!!!

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      1st March 2018 at 10:03 pm

      It’s crazy isn’t it? When I don’t need a pen, every pen in the house is in sight but the moment I need one, there’s never one around.

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    Ondo Lady
    25th February 2018 at 1:12 pm

    That’s a really cute lunch box and it looks like it carries a lot as well.

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      1st March 2018 at 10:18 pm

      It is a super cute lunch box. I like it anyway. 🙂

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    Starlight and Stories
    25th February 2018 at 10:49 am

    II really love that Lego friends lunch box, it would have been a huge hit here when my daughter was younger!

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      1st March 2018 at 10:20 pm

      It’s fantastic. Kids are so lucky with the things they have! 😀

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    25th February 2018 at 8:22 am

    I am loving that lunch box! Our kids get packed lunches so I’m sure they’d like something like that too. Cute socks in that shoe photo, lol!

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      1st March 2018 at 10:22 pm

      The socks are great aren’t they? Mine don’t always take lunch but they do a few times a week.

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