What Busby Wore // Toby Tiger from House of Fraser

Yesterday was National Parents Day (I know – I didn’t get a present either – maybe next year, eh?), and the lovely people at House of Fraser have asked me to write a post about why I’m proud to be Busby’s Mama.

In the absence of my own National Parents Day gift, they sent us some beautiful items for her ever-growing wardrobe.

Doesn’t she look gorgeous? The long-sleeved tee is from Toby Tiger (£21.99) – I’m so in love with the appliquéd sausage dog.

We were also sent this beautiful rainbow dress, also from Toby Tiger (£25.99), but the weather hasn’t been cool enough to wear it yet.

I used the time photographing her in the tee to reflect on why I am proud to be Busby’s Mama. It has been a truly lovely activity!

There are so many reasons why I’m honoured to call her my daughter:
1. She’s remarkably clever for her 19 months on the planet; the way she solves puzzles in lightening speed time, the way she’s almost mastered counting to ten, the way she can sing The Wheels on the Bus along with us.

2. Busby loves reading. Reading is something that Nick and I are both incredibly passionate about, so we were keen to introduce her early (from day one, in fact!). We have definitely created a mini book worm.

3. I never thought we’d be able to create someone so beautiful, but every day I fall in love with her a little bit more. We rarely have little photoshoot sessions like this anymore; mostly because she started being able to move on her own, and I found her very difficult to capture! It was nice to shoot her in a relaxed setting (thank you Mr Tumble) and enjoy marvelling at her beauty.

4. She already has wonderful manners, which is something that is important to both Nick and I. She can say “please” and “thank you”, and uses them in the correct places… usually to her advantage, thus gaining an extra biscuit, or more recently, an ice cream!

5. She’s quirky and a little bit crazy, with her various obsessions (buses, trains, drain covers), but we love her even more because of this… And anyway, we are both crazy and a little bit quirky too!

I think I’m going to make time to get my DSLR out and properly photograph her at least once month (my iPhone doesn’t really count!), just so I can use the time to reflect on why I’m so proud of her.

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*We were sent the above products in exchange for this post. All views and opinions expressed in this post are my own.*


  1. 28th July 2014 / 9:03 pm

    Oh we love Toby Tiger clothes! Such a lovely post x

  2. 29th July 2014 / 7:55 am

    Love how enthralled she is with Mr Tumble. I’m the same with taking photos of Luca now and realised I’d gone a whole month without getting my DSLR out. He’s at that stage where he’s too hard to get shots of and aware of the camera now so runs away. Monster! That dress is very cute, I’ve never heard of Toby Tiger before, will check them out! Xx

  3. 30th July 2014 / 8:23 pm

    She really is adorable! (And is that an Incy Wincy Tots Bots nappy I spy – I have nappy envy!)

  4. 30th July 2014 / 11:19 pm

    What a lovely post – and a gorgeous little girl. I also love the sausage dog top – the way it wraps around is fab!

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