This time of year can be rather awful weather wise can’t it? Come rain or shine I was brought up on going hiking every weekend, whether that was in the Lake District when I was tiny or through the Tamar Valley where we lived when we moved to Cornwall. Since becoming a ‘grown up’ it’s not a habit I’ve carried on with really, and I must admit when the weekend rolls around all I want to do is curl up on the sofa with a duvet and have a movie marathon. Sadly my children aren’t always on board with this plan and end up bouncing off the walls. Rain is no deterrent to their plans of going to the park or on a bike ride. As much as I groan when I look at their pleading faces and the rain lashing against the window, I know that I probably will enjoy it and feel much better for getting out of the house and being in the fresh air.
Last Sunday I could take the pleading no longer and we grabbed our coats and the girls bikes and headed out to our local park, ready to embrace the rain.
Both girls got new bikes for Christmas and after a little wobble the six year old is away. I think the time has come for us to go on whole family bike rides really, but I think we might wait until brighter weather for that!
I love how stylish this Lighthouse ‘Lana’ coat is, of course the colour is one of my favourites too! It’s such a perfect coat for days like this, and even to throw on for the school run. I get so fed up of seeing shapeless rainproof coats and am always on the look out for one that is practical for being a mum as well as stylish and this one definitely fits the bill. I’m wearing a big thick jumper underneath for winter warmth, but the great thing about this coat is that I can wear it all year round for any season’s rainy day.
Whether styled with ankle boats and ‘mom’ jeans for a winter walk or slim fit jeans and trainers I think the jacket can work in various ways.
I choose two rain coats in the same size for my girls. E is six but in aged 7-8 clothes and N is 9 and in 8-9 clothes so in getting two in 8-10 they can mix and match and E won’t grow out of hers quickly. I must admit it was handy having them in such bright colours, they cycle away so fast it was helpful to keep an eye on them! Another good thing about these coats is that they are ‘mac in a sac’ packaway coats so they fold up into little pouches.
As much as I’m loathed to admit it I did feel so refreshed from our walk and bike ride in the rain that Sunday afternoon. The lovely think about that kind of activity is that you get to have hot chocolate and a flop on the sofa and not feel guilty at all!
The coats featured in this post are from Target Dry, we were kindly sent them for this feature.