Born in 1964 my own childhood days stretched out over the 60's and 70's like a giant rainbow. Our London home was about celebrating the unique, the different and the colourful. Nothing was off the peg or throw away. It is true that I wanted a home like everyone else, that I asked my Mum why she didn't shop in supermarkets for white bread and white sugar? Fast forward and surprise surprise I am a reflection of my own childhood. Having hit the teen years with my own daughter Olive I take some comfort in the knowledge that very often we go full circle.
"Rebel as much as you like my love for I will always be standing at the end of the rainbow waiting for you".
The rainbow element of the new collection from Molo
makes me smile.
Maxi White Star Sweater
Nova Knee Highs
Fairies Melange Rainbow Body
Do Laid Back Sweater
In both of my books Creative Family Home and Creative Children's Spaces, I celebrate all of the colours of the rainbow. Introducing colour to your home is a joy. It is also a great way for kids to learn and not just the names of colours but about the feelings they evoke. Developing an emotional language and an openness is a great way to encourage them to explore their own feelings and emotions.
To help you explore the colourful potential of your home I am offering 20% off 10 signed copies of Creative Children's Spaces using the code COLOURLOVER at check out.
One of our all-time favourite games as kids was The Rainbow Game. Send your little foragers off with a mission to find something from every colour of the rainbow. Use their finds to create a nature picture that celebrates the season. It was a game we loved playing most in our grandparent's countryside garden but you could play it almost anywhere. Trust me it's the simple pleasures with your kids that are the most precious. Looking back there will be joy in the knowledge that you made the ordinary moments count by taking the slow and curious road with your kids as often as you could.