A Cotswolds family Christmas, with Crew Clothing Company


People are busy. Life is flying by and the children are growing up way too fast.

But it’s almost Christmas – and while I may not know whether we’ll have moved house by then – one thing is certain; we’ll definitely be up north at my parents for Christmas day.

But this year will be a little different as it’s the first one we’ll spend up there without my brother and his family. So recently we all got together for a Cotswold weekender, to spend a bit of time doing the magical things that make a family Christmas special: long walks in the cold, playing games by a roaring fire, lots of food (and with four children under five all sharing a room, absolutely NO sleep!)house_crewshoes_bag_crew

A weekend away at this time of the year in Britain will undoubtedly be either cold or wet, so I packed well (unusual for me!), including a couple of new pieces from Crew Clothing Company.

Their ‘Kirkwood’ cardigan I’m wearing in the top picture is perfectly oversized and cosy enough to throw over everything from pyjamas to thick knits. Plus, it’s navy and grey – so goes with pretty much everything in my wardrobe. Obviously.


I loved the mix of classic outdoor wear and comfortable, throw-on chic in the Crew collection. There are really easy style solutions within the range that work hard with lots of my everyday favourite pieces.

Case in point, the Monroe saddle bag – a timeless tan leather cross-body satchel which goes with everything. I managed to fit in my purse, camera, two cartons of juice for the kids and my phone. Result, especially when you’re out walking for miles.

I also loved the Loxford boots, lined in faux shearling which you can wear rolled up or down. I prefer the pull-on effect, which worked with longer skirts as well as skinny jeans.


It was so lovely hanging out for the weekend in a completely different environment with fresh air, good wine, great company and cosy clothes.

Check out Crew Clothing here.


Created in collaboration with Crew Clothing

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