Back to school with the O2 centre 

There’s no doubt that all the mums I know absolutely love their children to bits…however by the first week of September, every mum I know is ready for their child to go back to school. S had 2 months off for the summer and although he did a few days at camp, we went to Butlins, he had lots of playdates and we went to Tenerife, by the end of August I was counting down the days for school to start and ready for some me time.

With the long summer days and my hair being battered by both the sun and chlorine, I was desperate for a hair cut. I’d seen Live True London everytime I drove by the O2 centre but had never been. I was booked in for a hair cut at 9am on a Saturday morning. S had back to back birthday parties that Saturday and I needed a little pampering before I faced 20+ children high on sugar! Seraphine was my stylist. We went through what I wanted and then she took me over for a wash. I love the rustic feel of Live True London with their exposed pipes and yet they’ve accentuated it beautifully with gorgeous mirrors at each station.

My hair felt light and bouncy as I walked out. Unfortunately the blow dry didn’t last too long, the curls fell out quite quickly but I’ve had at least 4 people ask where I got my hair cut since!

As many of you know, I’m going back to work next week and even with phones and digital organisers, I’m a fan of good ol’ fashioned paper. So post hair cut I wandered into Tiger to see if I could get myself some back to work bits.

Tiger had a vast range of stationary to suit everyone’s needs. Funky highlighters, cool erasers and note books galore. I wasn’t a huge fan of the humour on some of their notebooks but I picked up some post it notes and a map of the world for S. We travel quite frequently and he takes a real interest in where we’re going and the different continents/countries.

I then popped into a stationary lovers dream store…paperchase where I found a gorgeous ethereal like list/note book.

For those who know me, you’d know how much I love London so when I came across Paperchase’s London themed section, I was spoilt for choice. I finally settled on a notebook of the skyline and a fluffy pen with a red bus at the top (who can resist a fluffy pen?! It’ll brighten up those upcoming winter months). 

Lastly, I saw a mug I had to have. I love mugs and I think starting your day as you mean it to go on is a positive way to start. You can’t see it all but it says “Today will be amazing.”

Last but not least I popped in to Sainsburys to get some back to school bits for S. Unfortunately I’d left it too late and they didn’t have what I needed in his size. Nevertheless Sainsburys is our weekly shop supermarket and I’m always finding bits and peices S loves…especially their Avengers stuff (and their Captain America’s shield lunch bag).

The O2 centre is a great one stop shop for mums and kids alike. It’s got a Vue cinema, restaurants, a huge Waterstones book store, cafés, Tiger, Paperchase and lots of other quirky stores.

Disclaimer : I was invited by the O2 for a cut and blow dry and to pick out a few bits and peices for back to work / school. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.

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