It literally seems only days ago that I was on the countdown to the Summer holidays and it pains me to say that they are flying by far quicker than I had hoped. I really thought it would be a long drawn out process but it really hasn’t been. I’m actually quite sad that the Little Man will be back to school before I know it.
Whilst he is excited to be going into Year 1 and will be one of the big kids (let’s be honest, anything but Reception is known as a big kid in their eyes!), he isn’t overly keen on going back to the old routine. I’m hardly jumping for joy at the thought either. Every time I mention getting ready for back to school, he pulls that face – you know the kind, I am sure. I remember pulling the same face when I was little. He has been really good this Summer, (so far anyway, there is still time!), so I wanted to get him something that might help in getting him a little bit excited about going back to school and make it a little more fun for him.
Back to school preparation
The school uniform is sorted and we have to go new shoe shopping during the last week of the Summer holidays – I never like to get them too early, we all know it’s Sod’s Law if you buy them too early, their feet will go up a size before it’s time to start wearing them! The haircut will be done on that last weekend too, but in the meantime, we needed to get other essentials.
Last year the Little Man’s lunch box was used and abused and the only place it was good for by the end of July was the bin, so that’s one thing we needed to replace. The other thing that I wanted to get this year was a new school bag. Last year Little Man used the school’s branded book bag, but in all honesty, if I have to go another year of using that thing, I’m likely to end up throwing it in the ditch on the way to school. Whilst it’s cute, it’s far from practical. We needed something that was easy to carry and can get plenty in without it looking like he’s about to hit the deck when carrying it.
Funky Pigeon Back To School range
Enter the Funky Pigeon personalised back to school range. I had no idea that Funky Pigeon did a back to school range, let alone personalised goods. You can imagine the thrill when I told Little Man that he could choose which bag he wanted AND he could have his name on it.
From Disney to Marvel and from Emojis to Star Wars, there is something for every school age child. You can keep it simple with just a name or you can even have your favourite photo printed on them if that’s something that takes your fancy. The idea is very cute and will go some way in making the whole back to school process a lot more fun.
The lunch bag we chose was equally as cute and is more than spacious enough. Little Man isn’t a big fan of school dinners, so that mundane task of preparing sandwiches the night before is ever present in our house. It can be tricky to find a lunch bag that is big enough for a lunch box, ice pack and drinks bottle, but this one more than ticks all of the boxes. And of course, there is no chance of it getting mixed up with someone else’s, because it has his name on!
Funky Pigeon also sent us a fabulous personalised pencil case, something that is already getting plenty of use and we aren’t even back to school yet. This Little Man is very much like his Mama and has always got a pen or a pencil in his hand, so when we opened a parcel to find a personalised Avengers notebook with plenty of blank pages, he was over the moon!
I honestly wouldn’t have thought to shop at Funky Pigeon for our back to school essentials, but I can honestly say, I’m so pleased we have these goodies to start a fresh term with. They are great quality and really very reasonably priced.
The Back To School Funky Pigeon Giveaway!
With the aim of helping one of your little ones back to school process a little more fun, Funky Pigeon is offering one of my readers the chance to WIN a personalised backpack and a personalised lunch bag. The winner will be free to choose the design and of course, what personalisation they require, from the back to school range.
To WIN just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below.
Please note the FIRST THREE of the entries are mandatory (and give you five entries each!) and MUST be completed for the entry to be valid. Failure to do so will result in the entrant being disqualified. The remaining three are optional but give you an extra five entries each – so worth doing in my opinion!
Please make sure you read the terms and conditions at the bottom of the page. All that is left for me to do, is wish you lots of luck!
Terms and conditions/disclaimer
The competition starts at 12 am 15/08/2018 and ends 12 am 29/08/2018. The prize is one personalised backpack and one personalised lunch bag. Entries are limited to UK participants only and you must be over 18. The competition is via Rafflecopter and ONE winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be informed within three days. The winner must respond within three days of notification or a new winner will be selected. See Rafflecopter for official rules. JakiJellz is responsible for coordinating the prize with Funky Pigeon to ship to the winner.
Whilst you’re here, why not check out my other giveaways here?!
I was gifted these items in return for a feature on my blog. Many thanks to Funky Pigeon.