Late to the party

July 22, 2015

Saltwater sandals

This summer, about three hundred years after everyone else, I finally bought myself some Saltwater sandals (they’re the ones that look like toddler shoes that everyone’s been raving about for ages). And guess what? They’re brilliant, who’d have thought?

Saltwatter sandals and pimms in the park

I don’t know why it took so long – I’ve had them in my virtual shopping bag so many times over the last several summers – I’ve just never got round to actually getting them.

Saltwater sandals in red

When you’re younger, there’s definitely a certain cool cachet about knowing about things first. I think everyone knows someone who knows about things before everyone else, then moves on as soon as they pass a tipping point and reach mass market appeal *cue massive eyeroll.*

Fast forward a few years, and I’m definitely behind the bell curve. Due to the baby fog, and not reading magazines any more, I’m late to the party about many things. And I don’t care. It’s great! You have the benefit of everyone’s experience.

Here’s everything else I’m behind the times about:

Shellac nail varnish: Guys, has anyone heard of this? Guys..? OK, so I’m probably the last one, but after having this done on holiday I’m won over. Sure, it probably ruins your nails and it’s more expensive than doing it yourself, but it hasn’t chipped at all in over three weeks.  I’m never taking it off (no really, I don’t have the special removal nail varnish – it’s never coming off).

Co-sleeper cots: We only got into bed with a bedside cot with our second baby, despite the fact these were available pre-Eliza (you can read my SnuzPod review). And it was a proper sanity saver. I’m so sad that Florence finally outgrew it, mainly because there’s four of us now squashed into our small double bed

Pudding: I was always a starter-and-main person and didn’t get why everyone went into raptures about desert. It became one of my strange pregnancy symptoms that never quite went away. I now cannot get enough sweet stuff.  I even had cake for lunch yesterday, which is OK because I’m a grown-up, right? (I ate it in the sanctity of kitchen so my children couldn’t see me, while they chowed down on their five a day).

Tangled: Just as with Frozen, we held off on this for ages and only watched it at the weekend. I cried at the end! We watched it twice.

Let’s hear it for the late adopters…

P.S. I have the red Saltwaters, but I really want the yellow. And you can get actual toddler ones. P.P.S contains affiliate links.


  • Kim Carberry

    July 22, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I have never even noticed those sandals….I am so clueless when it comes to fashion. lol

  • Lori

    July 22, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Ooh I love Saltwaters I REALLY need to invest in some and I haven’t tried shellac which is on my list for the summer!

  • (Mostly) Yummy Mummy

    July 22, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    I have the yellow ones and I love them! Happiest sandals ever!

  • Claire

    July 23, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I am such a kids and went for floral! I really went yellow too! I love them and I’ve only just discovered that shoes that buckle to your feet are so much easier to walk in- who knew? x

  • Amber

    July 24, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Ohhh I need those shoes. AND THE YELLOW ONES. OMG.

    I’m late to the party on all of these things except for pudding. We should go get pudding together, G!

  • Kathryn (@KatGotTheCream)

    July 24, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Ah don’t worry it takes me ages to get on board with some things (i got my first succulent this year and bought my first pair of Saltwaters last year). We’re just don’t like to follow the crowd is all 😉

    PS. We recently got into Tangled too and it makes a change from Frozen although personally I will always love Brave best of all.

  • Laura

    July 25, 2015 at 1:19 am

    Oh I love these red ones – well I am really really late to the party in the way I am debating wether I should order a pair at all but I do love them

    Laura x

  • Carie

    July 25, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    I have the orange ones and they’re brilliant! I tried to help someone find me at Blogtacular by saying I was the really tall girl in orange sandals but it turned out not to be that unique an identifier!!

  • fritha

    July 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    I LOVE salt waters, I have two pairs, tan and white because I felt those colours went better with most things but I’d love yellow or red. I know what you mean about not getting things when you feel it’s been too long to just on the bandwagon. I feel this way about succulents which I now really like! x

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