I love the summer holidays, but going back to school is great too, and I love seeing all the back to school photos from all my friends on Facebook. Each morning for the past few days my facebook has been awash with smiling faces as many children set off to start a new year at school.
As I sat and looked through the photos yesterday morning a realisation dawned - My eldest would be joining the smiling faces the next day and my younger two the day after - only one problem, we hadn't got our school shoes yet!
Luckily we had been contacted by Brantano asking if we would like to go along and see how they measure childrens feet and ensure they get correctly fitted shoes, it is so important to have childrens feet measured correctly and it doesn't have to be a bank balance straining exercise.
The trained staff ensured measurements were taken of both feet, and then helped us to locate the selection of shoes in the right size whilst being very patient with my childrens demands and moans giving out stickers and plenty of helpful information and advise.
Childrens feet grow in bursts so it is recommended that you get school aged childrens feet measured every 3 - 4 months, but as every parent knows shoes can be expensive but Brantanos have a huge selection to choose from in a range of prices, the staff are happy to help you pick a pair of shoes that fits your budget and personal style preferences.
After we had all settled on a pair of shoes we were told of the importance of checking growing feet and given a handy little card to bring back in 3 months time for a free fitting check, and 15% discount of adult shoes which is a nice added touch.
Brantanos also sell many other school essentials such as pumps, lunch boxes, drink bottles and wallets - so you can kit out everyone in one stop.
We left very happy, with all three finding a pair of shoes that fit well and looked great.
Jake went for the classic black school shoe from Clarks priced £30 with Chloe picking out a pair osh Kosh pretty detailed shoes priced £28 and Mikey settled on the slightly more trainer style, but still smart enough for school, shoes from Osaga for a great value £16 I really was impressed with the huge variety of shoes on offer and will be visiting again to get new trainers for the children.
Now I can relax, without having to rush anywhere, and tomorrow I can hopefully get a photo of all three in their uniform to proudly show share and then stash in the memory archives.
And whats more everyone who has taken photos of their children this year, along with sharing with friends and family on facebook why not use them to give you the possiblity of getting your hands on free shoes for a whole year!
Brantanoes are offering 5 lucky winners Free Shoes for a year - to be in with a chance simply email your Back to School photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Full terms and conditions can be found on Brantanos website. They will also donate 10p for every photo received to Tommy's children charity!
So what are you waiting for - share those back to school photos and be sure to check out Brantons facebook page to be kept updated with news offers and latest competitions.
Disclosure : we were given 1 free pair of shoes as a thank you for writing this post, I however paid for the other two pairs myself.