We love to fill our weekends with wintry walks and precious family time, mostly eating, playing and enjoying all that beautiful Yorkshire has to offer us.

Last Saturday, Peter, my husband, took some fabulous shots inside our home before we headed out for a breath of fresh air at the RHS gardens Harlow Carr in Harrogate, close to where we live.

The kind folks at Vertbaudet sent the boys some vibrant, super cool pieces, perfect for the blustery weather, keeping them snug and warm, but stylish too-and these clothes will see them through the spring.

Child in Vertbaudet

VertbaudetPretty cushion (this one is a floor cushion but Xander wanted it on the sofa is c/o Emma Kaufmann Studio).

I love the classic striped Rugby shirt and poppy red chinos. Elegant British style meets Parisian chic, right?!

cute sweatshirt and chinos

I love how happy my kids are here, as soppy as it sounds, these special joyous moments together really are the best days of our lives.

We followed a nature trail, ticking off birds, flowers, wheelbarrows and more from an RHS leaflet, as we wandered around the grounds.

The kids meandered through the gravel paths often hand in hand, stopping only to check for sprouting seeds in terracotta pots while Peter snapped away!


Oliver wears a sleeveless puffy jacket, chinos and a cream print jumper c/o Vertbaudet.

Xander’s coat is John Lewis, shoes Fireman Sam, chinos, gifted as before. Oliver’s leather shoe/boots M&S.

My favourite shots are of Oliver dancing (he just freestyled it of his own accord), free as a little bird, I’m so happy we captured these moments here:

Oliver dancing


child dancing

…After the quick jig, we gasped at the pretty pastel blue shed, had a peek inside and captured some more pictures!

I never thought I had a dream shed, but I do, and this is it!

blue shedRHS Harlow CarrAfter the brisk walk, we warmed our cockles with coffee for the adults and babyccinos and big Swizz milk chocolate coins from the famous Bettys, on site.

It was such a delight inside, full of pink hanging hearts and rose-adorned cakes for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's hearts

Valentine's Day cake

Chocolate break!


Dropping coins into the spiral charity box, we left with a spring in our step and big smiles on our faces. Absolutely the perfect Saturday! We might just return today!

cool boys' style



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16 Responses

  1. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea)

    Stunning photos as always honey and fab clothes. They’re a good value brand for those of us with little ones who keep having growth spurts and great styles too. Thanks for linking up at #sharethejoy x

  2. Mel

    I love Vertbaudet, especially for my little girls. I fondly remember leafing through the catalogue and choosing outfits I wanted for myself when I was a little girl.

    I regularly get clothes from Vertbaudet as presents for my nephews and nieces as everything they sell looks so ‘French’.

    Beautiful shots of the boys by the way!

  3. Un-becoming My Mother

    What gorgeous boys you have! I’ve got a 3 1/2 yr old son, and have recently purchased my second order from Vertbaudet . I’ve been really impressed with the quality of their clothing. Will definitely be placing another order soon.

    • honestmum

      The quality really is incredible and such good value too, so pleased to hear you will buy from them again. Thanks for your lovely words.

  4. Reneé

    Gorgeous kids Vicki, they are so photogenic! The clothes look great on them. The walk sounds like it was fun xx

  5. Natalie Ray

    Gorgeous photos and fabulous clothes but seriously, your boys are so cute you could dress them in binbags and they would still look awesome! They are so lucky to have a mummy with such good taste for style, you should see the state my girls end up in when I just throw some clothes on them – and if hubby dresses them? Oh my word it just doesn’t bear thinking about 😉


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