July Spotlight: Gok, Umbrella’s, Crayons and Sunnies

With the weather being absolutely rubbish lately, we’ve decided to come up with a few ideas to keep you and the little ones occupied indoors.


So it’s raining (again)… and what better way to triumph than with a luxurious range of British Umbrella’s from London Undercover.

Many of their umbrellas are made using recycled materials where possible. They use recycled canvas fabric, metal shafts & frames, with biodegradable handles and recycled packaging and tags.

“The designs encourage people to enjoy and take pride in what is, an indispensable, quintessentially British accessory”. Ranges from £28.

If you want to live in the sunniest place in the World you’ll need to move to Yuma in Arizona, USA with an average of 242 full days out of 365 of sunshine.

Great British Weather?

With the weather being absolutely rubbish lately, we’ve decided to come up with a few ideas to keep you and the little ones occupied indoors.

Cupcake standGet baking in the Kitchen and accessories the kids efforts with some of our baking kitchen acccessories like a vintage wire cupcake stand.

Have a go at one of our Facebook competitions we have running. You could win a Helter Skelter signed Photo Print by Sarah Deane worth £50 in our Roman at Home Facebook Competition and a bottle of our award winning Ultra Care on Roman’s Facebook page.


In 2006 on the 20th July the temperature was a sweltering 36.5oC! Today here it is 16oC.

Food Medal

Reward your good behaviour with a Cadbury Chocolate Medal

Everyone can be a Gold Winner with the delicious milk chocolate, gold foil covered medal. Bargain at 99p and with Cadbury’s Gift Finder you can spoil the whole family with some Olympic treats.

Thank friends helping out over the summer holidays to a Cadbury chocolate survival kit with Organic beer for a suprising thank you gift!

What we’re reading…

Gok Cooks Chinese By Gok Wan

This recipe book makes cooking Chinese easy and authentic. This book contains different Chinese dishes for all occasions. From Chinese Takeaway Classics, to Dim Sum, from Favourite Wan Family Dishes, to Street Food and from Feasting, through to One-Pot Wonders and Modern Dishes.

It is available for the bargain price of £8.86 from Amazon (Hardback) with ISBN 0718159519

At Home


Keep the kids occupied for hours this month at home with a marathon of Harry Potter DVDs. You can buy the entire complete 8 Film box set for £24.99 and enjoy the complete story from start to finish!

Released in Decemeber 2011
Rated: 12
From: £24.99

Tips of Month

1. If you would rather your kids were put to creative use during the wet days of July, then have a look at Crayola’s website, packed full of colouring pages to download and unleash your children’s imagination.

2. If you have lots of small bits of left over and unwanted crayon ends, then have a look at this great article about turning them quickly into chunky multi-coloured new crayons from Make and Takes.

3. Visit the Energy Saving Website to find out how to install a Water Butt to save the rain water in these wet summer months.

We Love these!

We might be over optimistic with the hope of a Sunny August or you might be going away for the Summer so why not pick up a pair of these NEW Classic Oversized Polarised Aviator Sunglasses from Fossil available in three colours.

£69 from Fossil


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