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Let The Sun Shine

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Home & Lifestyle, Information | Posted on 04-06-2013

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How beautiful is the weather at the moment? We’ve had blue skies and glorious sunshine for days now, and according to the forecast – should you choose to believe it – its going to last for several more days yet. Its wonderful being able to let Little Man run around in the garden for most of the day, occasionally stopping to build sandcastles in his sandpit or to “paint” his playhouse with a bucket of water and a silicone brush. Garden toys are out in force as are wheelbarrows, frisbees and watering cans. Summer is finally here, and it certainly makes a difference to our days.

Whilst I’m so happy to see the sun out, the longer much brighter evenings can cause a bit of a problem at bed time. Whilst the sun rises at the front of our house it sets at the back, and generally pours through Little Man’s window. Needless to say small children are not that keen on going to bed when they think its still day time, so a decent black out blind is essential. Now we’ve been using a transportable black out blind for a long time but I think the time has come to sort out a more perfect fixture in his room. I’m keen to put a blind up, something that sets into the recess of the window, but I am of course keen to avoid the hazards of cords and the dangers they face. I also want to make sure Little Man has a nice blind. As well as being functional I want it to look nice and be something that he’ll like. Whilst a plain coloured blind would make sense in the long term, I think given the choice Little Man would pick this as his perfect blind.

He is a little Buzz Lightyear obsessed at the moment. This blind is from Web-Blinds who supply a wide range of high quality blinds. All blinds are made to measure and come with the option of black out linings. The children’s blinds also come with a child safety device fitted as standard, so you don’t have to worry about dangling cords.  I think Little Man would be thrilled to find this hanging in his window next time he went to bed. I’m pretty sure he’d never leave his room.