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Celebrate a year of LearnerMother with Lazy Jacks!

I can’t believe that LearnerMother is a year old today! My clever little dashboard thingy tells me I’ve published 147 posts – I’m not quite sure how I managed that, given the reason I didn’t start a blog for so many years was that I thought I’d have nothing to write about! But managed it I have, and now I can’t really imagine life without  my little corner of the interweb.

The clever little dashboard thingy also tells me people have apparently been reading throughout the year – for which a HUGE thank you. It probably reveals too much of my mild neediness if I tell you that each share, like, retweet or comment is MUCH appreciated; and perhaps even more appreciated are the private messages I’ve received on occasion from people who are generous enough to say that a post I’ve written has been helpful in some small way.

So since I do the easy bit of regurgitating a mass of jumbled thoughts, and you do the hard bit of ploughing your way through the shizzle I stick out there, it seems only fitting that one of you lovely lot should get a present to celebrate this momentous occasion!

I racked my  brains for something fabulous to give away, and then I remembered that a review I did for Lazy Jacks Clothing a while back continues to be one of my most popular posts. Have a look at these gorgeous pictures to see why – and sign up for the Lazy Jacks mailing list or check out their Pinterest boards to see what’s coming up for Spring/Summer 2014!

So I used my best Polite Voice to ask the Lazy Jacks team if they’d be kind enough to offer an item from their catalogue for my birthday giveaway – and guess what, they said yes! One lucky LearnerMother reader will win a GORGEOUS child’s hooded snug top (worth £29.99) in their choice of fuchsia or navy, shown below, AND a very handy Lazy Jacks jute bag to boot! All you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter below – leave a comment with your colour choice and size – and once you’ve done that, you can then gain bonus entries by following Lazy Jacks and/or LearnerMother on Twitter and Facebook. Good Luck!

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Available in ages 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 & 11-13

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

PS If you’ve enjoyed LearnerMother over the last year, I’d be all kinds of chuffed if you could spare a minute to nominate me in the ‘Best New Blog’ category of the Mum and Dad Blog Awards – THANK YOU!

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On Lazy Jacks – Review

**Disclosure – I received these tops to review free of charge, but Lazy Jacks did not tell me what to write, or ask me to mention anything specific. As always, I write as I find**

I’ll come right out with it – you’ve probably already spotted from photos on the blog that I’m a big fan of Lazy Jacks clothes, so I was absolutely over the moon when I was asked to review some items from their Autumn/Winter 2013 children’s range. Of course, I’m a teensy disappointed that once I hit ‘publish’,  several thousand* LearnerMother readers will be in on the secret too, but on the bright side, that practically makes me a fashion commentator, right? *preens, awaits the call from Anna W*

Well, she’s quite busy, you know. And there’s a time difference, she’s probably asleep. So while I wait for the call that will surely come, how about I tell you a bit more about this small, independent brand.

Based in Devon,  Lazy Jacks is a family firm which started out back in 2002 with just one design. Though the range has grown over the years, the quality has not been compromised – I can vouch for this as a longtime customer. Eleven years later, the Lazy Jacks catalogue includes brilliant quality hoodies, sweats, tees and fleeces for adults and children – and not only do they look great, but they last the distance. I know, when I buy my kids Lazy Jacks tops, that they’ll get a couple of years of abuse out of them (I buy big) and they’ll still be hand-on-able to my sisters’ kids.

Here’s a few pictures of the kids putting the tops through their paces at Ogmore Beach today. As you can see the tops are great for this time of year – warm and breathable, but also they look brilliant – the colours are strong and deep, and the Lazy Jacks branding is distinctive without being overwhelming. You can see a few more shots of the clothes in action on a colder and blustery day here, and I’ve also requested some catalogue images which I’ve put at the bottom of the post, so you can see the tops more clearly.

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I already know that Lazy Jacks clothes wash well, even on repeated hot cycles. Why do I know it? Because here’s a picture of an older Lazy Jacks, looking, well, pretty normal after a day’s wear on my littlest.


After a couple of years of this sort of treatment, I have to say it still looks pretty good after washing. Obviously, having only had the new tops for a couple of weeks, they’ve only gone in the machine about 83 times so far (please tell me it’s not just my kids???) so I can’t give you a long term report; but early signs are that they’re as hard wearing as previous seasons’ offerings.

All in all, I’d say that Lazy Jacks clothes are well worth the price tag. These tops all retail at around the £30 mark, which to be honest is more than I spend on any other item of kids clothing. But because I know I will get two full years wear out of them and still be able to pass down, I think it’s well worth paying that bit more than for ‘high street hoodies’ which will be fraying at the edges after a few hot washes.

So, where can you get them? Lazy Jacks are available in independent shops throughout Devon and beyond, though if you’re not lucky enough to live in the South West your best bet is probably to order from their online shop at www.lazyjacks.co.uk. Service is good, delivery is fast and returns/exchanges are no fuss. If you’re a fan of high quality, practical clothing that looks great, I’d definitely recommend you give Lazy Jacks a try – and not just for your kids!

*maybe not  several thousand. Though my stats have gone up a bit lately, so possibly, say, five?

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 Family Fever

March 2014 – linking up with my new discovery ‘Tried and Tested Tuesday’ over at FamilyFever – why not head over for some other ‘tried and tested’ posts!