Next Blogger Event AW12

I hope you've all had a fantastic weekend in all this lovely, long-awaited sunshine.  We had quite a busy one, but ended up with the little bub getting a touch of sunstroke - poor thing!  I think it was because the heat came on so quickly and suddenly, her poor little body didn't have time to adjust.

We were supposed to be going to a special screening of Mirror, Mirror (DVD)which is released at the end of this month, but unfortunately we had to pull out because Sophia is feeling rather sorry for herself.  I'm desperately hoping she will be better tomorrow, as we are going to a fantastic Next event for bloggers and their sprogs.

The lovely people at Next are putting on lots of entertainment for the children, and some lovely relaxing treatments for the mummies, and it just sounds wonderful.  I have heard very good things about the last Next blogger event, and I must say their approach and planning has been first rate.

The blogger discussion boards are rife with talk of bad PR approaches, such as opportunities to review baby things for the parents of teenagers, or invites sent at 4pm for an event the next morning, etc etc.  By contrast, Next have given us all plenty of notice, planned a lovely event, paid our travel expenses, and even treated us all to new clothes for the event!

Unfortunately, the latter didn't quite materialise for us, as the womenswear section of our local store only had the remnants of summer clothes and lots of sale stuff on the occasions we visited.  I bought the girls adorable matching Peppa Pig outfits though, which Lara is absolutely delighted with, and we will be heading back to stock up on more of the autumn/winter collections later on.

Here's what the girls are wearing tomorrow, SO cute!  I love the very on-trend peplum, and the fab attention to detail, such as the uber-cute buttons on the ankles of the leggings.

I've been holding off telling you all about the lovely new AW12 collections from Next, and their 30th birthday celebrations, but will do soon, as the new collections are becoming available online and in store.  We will also get the chance to look at the new childrenswear collections tomorrow, so I'll have plenty to show and tell there too!

I genuinely can't wait for tomorrow's event, it's going to be great.  I just hope Sophia's feeling better for it!

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