Review: Brooke Royal Edition Hotter Shoes

Back in May I attended the Blog On Conference in Manchester. I met up with friends, attended some blogging sessions, ate cake and met Prince Charming and tried some shoes on at the Hotter Shoes stand. I then had the good fortune to have my name pulled out of a hat and I was the lucky winner of a pair of Brooke Royal Edition deck shoes.

The Brooke Royal Edition shoes from Hotter are limited edition and were designed to celebrate this year’s Royal Wedding. They are a bright and snazzy pair of deck shoes, boldly emblazoned with a colourful print dedicated to the star-spangled banner.

Review: Brooke Royal Edition Hotter Shoes

Made from premium soft grain nubuck and velvet nubuck uppers are boldly printed with the star-spangled banner. Inside, the padded collar and tongue along with a breathable cushioned insole are designed for maximum comfort. Once shoe has a Union Jack inner, the other has the Star Spangled Banner, it’s a nice hidden touch. They have a lovely grippy sole so you won’t slip and slide on any deck.

At the Blog On Conference, the Hotter Shoes team were on hand to measure our feet. I’ve not had my feet properly measured since I was about 14, so this was a bit of a revelation. All my adult life I’ve been wearing a size 7. When they measured me it turns out that I’m actually a 6 and a half. But as I like to wear thick sports socks I figured I’d continue with a & with anything which needs socks, but for sandals I would change down to a 6 and a half.

It’s probably worth popping into your local Hotter Shoes store to get your feet measured; especially if you’ve not had it done for 25 years like me!

Review: Brooke Royal Edition Hotter Shoes

These Brooke Royal Edition deck shoes really make a statement. They’re bright and they’re bold, but they’re also a lot of fun! They are also really comfortable and a great style of shoe to wear in the summer. I’ll be packing these in my suitcase for my holidays, that’s for sure!

Disclosure: I was sent a pair of Brooke Royal Edition Deck Shoes by Hotter Shoes in exchange for this review.

Children’s Books: Five Wonderful Books about Weddings

Weddings are a time for celebration and an excuse for family and friends to get together and have a party. Weddings are the joining of two families and two hearts forever. This month we are celebrating the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle and as ever, we let current affairs guide us in our reading. We’ve picked out five wonderful books about weddings to help us find out more about this important event.

Five Wonderful Books about Weddings

The Scarecrows’ Wedding by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is a fabulous love story, full of drama, humour and originality. It tells the story of two scarecrows as they plan the best wedding ever, the best wedding yet, the wedding that no one will ever forget. But things don’t quite go to plan and the scarecrows’ special day is almost ruined by a wicked scarecrow!

Children's Books: Five Wonderful Books about Weddings

Celebrating Weddings Around the World by Anita Ganeri. Learn all about wedding celebrations from around the world. With weddings from the world’s main religions as well as some little-known ceremonies and festivals, this book takes an intriguing and colourful look at how getting married and weddings are celebrated in many different places. It’s a wonderful book for learning more about cultures and customs outside of your own.

Katie Morag and the Wedding by Mairi Hedderwick. Another one of the popular Katie Morag series of stories set on the Scottish Island of Struay. Romance has been brewing on the island between Neilly Beag and Granma Mainland. Everyone is thrilled when they announce that they are to be married. Everyone, that is, except Grannie Island. Will there be a happy ever after?

My Uncle’s Wedding by Eric Ross is the story of a same-sex wedding between Andy’s Uncle Mike and his partner, Steve. Follow Andy on this enjoyable journey as he talks about his uncle’s wedding, how it affects him, and the things he gets to do in preparation for the ceremony.

No wedding books round-up would be complete about the classic story of Cinderella by Max Eilenberg. There are so many Cinderella stories and this classic has been told and retold a thousand times. Enjoy this wonderful tale of Cinderella; thrown into drudgery by her stepmother and two nasty sisters, she makes her way to the ball and a dreamy prince captures Cinderella’s heart on the dance floor. Re-told with a humour, this Cinderella gets her happy ending and her handsome prince.

What are your favourite books about weddings to read to your children? Is there always a happy ending?

If you enjoyed this, you might also enjoy our pick of five lovely books about love.

Children's Books: Five Wonderful Books about Weddings

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