School Uniforms

Well, it’s that time of year again.

That time when the boys try on their school uniform, ie winter rugs and yes, they behave like we all did when we we went to the school uniform shop.  Bored, bored, bored.


We took the Minions inside and put on their last year’s rugs…..


….. to see if they still fitted….


(or not).


In our house, the Minions are divided into two size camps.  The larger ones are Silver and Waffle and the smaller ones are Storm and Tiddles.  And then, of course, there is Albie who has to grow into all their rugs.  Poor Albie, from now on, he will never have a new one to call his own.

Last year, I bought these two lovely navy rainsheets for Silver and Waffle.


Methinks, they are now a tad snug.


Even on their biggest setting they barely go around Silver and Waffle’s belly.  Ooops.


Plus they don’t really do up at the front very nicely.  Yes it “fits” but it will rub – not good.


So I popped the rug on Storm.  He liked it (so important) and it fitted (even more important).


Waffle’s medium-fill rugs (for those colder days) from last year, just about fitted Storm and Tiddles.


This last year, I have been scouring Fleabay for really good quality rugs and found this gorgeous high neck rug for Delia.  This is The Rug of Rugs.  I would wear it.  Seriously, shit could fall from the sky and Delia would be fine and warm.


Meanwhile, Silver managed to get himself tied up in knots (berk).


Storm succeeded in getting his headcollar off (eejit)


While Waffle tried to escape (typical).


So you know, I only rug The Minions when they need it.  At present, no one needs it.

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Oh yes, I have been nominated for the fourth year running (three years winning) as Haynet Blogger of the Year.

Please can you vote for me. Voting is now open and you have until midnight on Friday 4th November 2016.

(there is a £100 first prize – just imagine how many rugs I could buy for my little boys)


10 thoughts on “School Uniforms

  1. Linda

    Reminds me of trying on Summer clothes, “somehow” they’ve gotten smaller over Winter…
    I love that horsey bum sticking out of the rug.

    And Delia looks SIMPLY FAAABULOUS in her Rug of Rugs!

    (My utmost pleasure voting for your blog, Frances, DH voted too) 🙂

  2. louise whyte

    I swear by chest extenders and strap extenders for the donkeys i.e. murphy is same length as Aimee but chunkier so a chest extender means he can use her rugs. Also great for the comtois.

  3. Sam

    I voted happily. Delia looks lovely in her coat. I feel sorry for Albie – my youngest sister (#4 of 4) would cry at Easter. My dad liked all of us in matching dresses that our Gram made us. Too bad #4 hated the idea of wearing the same dress for YEARS.


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