Sunday, June 30, 2013

My Child

Thanks to My Child magazine  for the latest feature of our Knitted beanie . Our beanie's are made from 100 % cotton which makes them practical , hard wearing and most importantly easy to wash . This season we have done one size only  which due to hand knitted nature can stretch, fitting a large range of head sizes. Due to the overwhelming response we will be adding to this size range next winter . We have a few Beanies left so be sure to purchase your Beanie for these cold winter days here .

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Great Places to visit in Thailand .

It has been a very busy couple of weeks and we are back to late nights and early mornings hence the lack of blogging but as promised I will finish the great places to visit in Thailand. This post is the final Instalment of our visit to Chiangmai . Hopefully it gives you an insight into how much of our ranges are inspired by travel , the animals we see and the experiences we have . Our life travels very much intertwine with the love and passion we design with  for our La De dah kids products .  

Saturday night market 

Maesa elephant camp 

Maesa elephant camp 

Love the texture of the skin and the cute as tails 

Seb checking out the elephant's artwork 

Enjoying the elephant ride 

The view from an elephant's back 

Long neck Karen Village

Long neck Karen Village
Tiger Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi
Tiger Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi
Mae Sa Waterfall 

- We hired a private taxi with air conditioning . This made it easier to get around with the kids and it also gave us the flexibility if the kids where tired that we could miss some of the activities we had planned for the day . It worked really well and it is incredibly cheap . 

- We visited the Saturday and Sunday night markets both of which where very large and had great local Thai craft available for buying . The fresh fruit shakes where also a great treat for all the family . 

- Maesa Elephant camp was a great introduction to being up close with the elephants . The kids where a little overwhelmed by the size but after riding around on an elephant they where in love . I really loved doing this with the kids there questions about an elephant where endless . 

- Long neck Karen Village - this was a village  which was home to the Long Neck karen . You got to see the  women producing some of there Local Thai crafts in which you could buy. The colours of the yarns they where using where really out of this world . 

-  Tiger Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province, This was recommended by so many people . We stopped and had lunch here where you can also watch the Tigers up very close. We opted not to enter the enclosure with our over tired children . Most visitors enter the enclosures and you can pat a tiger . A once in a life time experience . 

- Our final stop on the day trip was Mae Sa waterfall - surprisingly the kids really loved this . It is a little stroll down to the waterfall and the boys where straight in the water . It certainly gave a welcome cool down to a very hot day . 

Friday, June 7, 2013


Our trip  to Thailand ended at a record pace and it has been a quick bump back to reality with late night catch ups. I thought I would share some of our great finds from our trip . First up I wanted to share some of our finds in Chiangmai in the Northern part of Thailand. There are no shortage of activities to do with the kids in Chiangmai  and there is lots to keep the kids entertained .
Seb loved riding up the front of the Tuk Tuk he claimed the front seat every time .

tuk tuk 

Some Monks wondering around the grounds of one of the temples we visited 

Boys loved playing on the stairs some great views 

A shady garden to escape the heat 

Rimping Village Pool 


Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Hippos at the Changmai Zoo 

Panda Bear 

Black bear 

Exploring the huge walking tracks between animals at the zoo .

Large Black bear the boys loved watching the guys .

- First  up we stayed at the Rimping hotel a boutique hotel within walking distance to the night market . It was a great location and has the most amazing staff . Really does warrant all the great reviews it gets.

- We visited two temples  Wat Phra Sing and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep  the kids actually really enjoyed the wondering around the grounds of both of these places with lots of stairs, interesting people ( monks) and interesting gardens . 

- We visited the Chiangmai Zoo . We wished we had spent longer it is a huge area and we chose to do it on foot, however you can catch the train around . We managed to get up close to lots of animals .The boys fed an elephant , we watched the hippos  I have never been so close ,and we visited the panda enclosure. Lots of inspiration for our next range was gathered from the zoo with so many animals and being able to observe them so closely.  

- Chiangmai was where we did most of the Tuk Tuk riding the kids loved it !!! and are still talking about riding in the these crazy vehicles . It was lots of fun cruising around Chiangmai for short distances and a real novelty for the kids . 

I have another Chiangmai instalment on to follow .

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