It's been in the news recently that Mothercare Australia has gone into administration and has had receivers appointed. Things don't look promising with regard to their brand having a continued presence here. I've read stories in the press about gift cards and laybys not being honoured. The Mothercare store in my local shopping centre was looking pretty tired this week with half it's shelves bare and fittings already being removed from its walls.
I've had waves of Mothercare related nostalgia since hearing the news. My parents went to London on a holiday together and my brother and I stayed with my Aunty in Singapore whilst they were gone. We returned to Perth together with a suitcase of Mothercare items my mum bought on her travels.
My favourite toy from her haul (overseas shopping hauls run down the maternal line in my family) was a Mothercare Wendy house. It looked a little like this more contemporary style I found on google only less pink nod girly. Mine had a very late seventies bright orange roof. It was much like a tent to assemble. The foundation was a series if black pipes that clicked together and the 'house' was printed PVC that slipped over. The door was a simple flap and I think there were clear front window panels.
I think this has been the second time Mothercare has tried to break into the Australian market and I will be sorry to see the stores go. But before Mothercare disappears from our shores, I managed to stock up on these cotton onesies for Baby SSG. They're a pretty good make. The cotton is super soft and they wash well.
I hope you have a lovely evening. I'm debating whether or not to watch the new season debut of The Biggest Loser. It's focussing on families this year, parents and young adult children. I hope it doesn't all end in tears.