Monday, 30 April 2012

Bring me sunshine, bring me rain

I constantly read moans about the weather; in particular, the amount of rainfall we are having this April. Though this is excellent news for the Yorkshire area - which is experiencing a drought period according to the national news a couple of weeks ago - the sun seekers of our country are not so pleased.

“Nice weather for ducks!” I have often seen commented online this past week and today, for those of us who are in South Wales, that statement is quite apt with the blustering downpour and fences being blown apart by the high winds and even the appearance of sleet. 

We are never happy with the weather; when it is too cold, we want warmth. When it is the height of summer, we dream of snow and raid local supermarkets for fans to cool the temperature. Today I am dreaming of sunny beaches and tequila cocktails, but I won’t complain, as when the temperature rises, I am first in the queue at the supermarket to purchase one of those aforementioned cooling fans.

Whilst the rain pours around me and I pile on the sweaters, thinking about hot chocolate and open coal fires, I am somewhat amused and slightly dismayed that only 150 miles north of me, the sun shines brightly and there are no sign of coats being worn. Is it only in Britain that there is such a plethora of microclimates? I would put money on there being somewhere that it will be snowing (okay, maybe sleet), cold, raining, windy, warm and sunny, all in the same country.

Luckily for parents in the UK, there are baby sleeping bags from The Dream Bag, available for every temperature in 4 Tog warmth ratings. 0.5 Tog for peak summer temperatures; 1.0 Tog for spring and midday naps; 2.5 Tog for autumn, winter and spring and 3.5 Tog for when the weather becomes bitterly cold. Visit for more information on the right tog to use for your baby.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Can I get this in a bigger size?

We have been asked so many times if we can produce our baby sleeping bags in larger sizes, for children who have grown up sleeping in them since birth or very young, and have gotten used to the security of sleeping in a bag. We are very pleased that we have been able to expand our range to include the new three to six year old size sleeping bag, which is already very popular, going by comments from parents and indeed, sales.

This winter, we have developed several of our designs to accommodate a full length zip down the front of the bag, as the side zip to enable nappy changes is no longer needed. We hope to have now provided a good range of designs suitable for boys and girls, along with a few neutral designs and are looking to expand this, as we approach the arrival of more summer weight 0.5 tog sleeping bags to our store.

We have also adapted our velour long sleeve travel sleeping bag designs for the bigger size. These are available in the very versatile all-year-round (except peak summer) 2.5 tog rating and also in the warmer 3.5 tog rating for colder temperatures.

We are very keen on listening to our customers and we have provided these products because we have been asked for them. If you have anything that you would like us to consider to manufacture, just let us know!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Lest We Forget - Remembering the Fallen and the Surviving Heroes

A serious blog for today

Today is Remembrance Day. The day where the majority of the UK celebrate and remember the fallen and surviving heroes of war.

There has been a lot of debate about the disrespect of the X Factor judges for wearing sparkly poppies. It's apparently defacing a symbolic emblem. I disagree as it's brought so much positive publicity to this worthwhile cause and the British Legion actually sell lots of different variations of poppies - including a sparkly version!

Today's horrific display by protesters for our sacred Armistice Day THAT'S disrespectful!
A bit of glitter on a fabulous symbol is love for a wonderful cause.

So back to seriousness.
One of my favourite poems is In Flanders Fields by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Wear your poppy - sparkly or plain - but wear it with a smile and a thought for our wonderful heroes xx

Monday, 1 November 2010

Defying Gravity

Maria here. Violet is otherwise engaged! Watching Hi-5 whilst eating a biscuit!

Hope you had a fabulous Halloween? I'm definitely still in a wicked witch mood!
Which inspires me to write about one of the favourite things in my life - WICKED.

My absolute favourite song from the musical is Defying Gravity. It's literally the highest point of the whole show and the lyrics inspire me.

... I hope you're happy?
I hope you're happy now.
I hope you're happy how you've hurt your cause forever?
I hope YOU think you're clever!
And so I can't imagine how,
I hope you're happy right now...

Can't I make you understand?
You're having delusions of grandeur:
I hope you're happy now that you're choosing this,
I hope it brings you bliss...

And if I'm flying solo
At least I'm flying free
To those who'd ground me
Take a message back from me

Tell them how I am
Defying gravity
I'm flying high
Defying gravity

And soon I'll match them in renown
And nobody in all of Oz
No Wizard that there is or was

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is here!
What a wonderful day it is for children, all the pumpkin carving, dressing up, partying and trick-a-treating. It's so much fun.

I don't know about you, but I also partake in the dressing up each year.
Join in the fun, I know a certain person who is already ready, no need for an outfit hey HUN?
(Cue extreme witchy cackling)

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Out with the Old

I don't know about you but I'm all about having a good clear out as the seasons change?

There is no better feeling than opening the doors and getting rid of the deadwood and welcoming the clean, refreshing feeling that it brings. Things lingering bring me down.

As a result, I have been singing Song of the South all day today. Everyone knows that song don't they? More commonly know as Zip-a-dee-doo-dah?

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
My, oh my, what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headin' my way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay

Mister Bluebird's on my shoulder
It's the truth, it's actual
Ev'rything is satisfactual
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day, yes sir!

And there IS Plenty of sunshine headin' my way!

A bit of an obscure, cryptic post, I know, and nothing to do with The Dream Bag. But everything to do with me. ;O)
That's all for now, thanks for reading. Hope YOU enjoyed it!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010



I am so excited! My friend Lucas is the star of our new Ad in the latest edition of TAMBA Mag!

We at love the people over at TAMBA as they are doing such a great job and supporting a lot of people with their work. We are very proud to feature in their wonderful publication.

Lots of love
Miss Vv