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I am Supporting Team GB with NEXT

I was recently lucky enough to be sent a Next Official Paralympics scarf to try out and wear with pride in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of their Wear It, Wave It, Win With It campaign

Next are the official clothing and homeware sponsor of the London 2012 Olympic Games and have a fab range of clothing and merchandise as you will have already seen featured in my Flying the Flag – Red, White and Blue Crazy post.

The scarf comes in two different styles. The one I was sent (see image above) has been designed with the concept of “Ice in your mind, fire in your belly” It features a hand painted lion as a visual reflection of a quote that describes the sheer courage, talent and determination of our Great British Athletes. If you look closely you’ll also see there are 60 hands to symbolise the athletes’ sixty million supporters and the map of Great Britain.

It is available in two different sizes, small (50cm x 50cm) priced at £5- which is what I was sent, and large (90 cm x 90cm), priced at £10.

So, I thought I’d join in the fun and have a go and see how many ways I could wear the scarf and here’s what I came up with…

If you opt for the larger scarf you could also wear it as a belt , a top or a sarong but I’m afraid mine didn’t quite stretch that far so here’s one modelled by a much slimmer lady!

All profits from the sale of these items will be donated to the British Olympic Association – helping British Olympic and Paralympic athletes deliver their best performance at London 2012 and beyond. So why not pop along to your local Next store or hop online and grab your scarf to show your support too!

 

Disclaimer – I was sent the scarf by Next Bloggers Network as part of their campaign / competition. This is not a paid for post.

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Flying the Flag – Red, White and Blue Crazy

With the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics fast approaching the red, white and blue is coming out in full force! There’s a host of goodies emblazoned with the union jack and red, white or blue and I’ve been utilising good old Pinterest to see what delights are on offer and thought I would compile a few collections of what’s on offer to help fly the flag for Britain.

Hope you enjoy!

KIDS WEAR FROM NEXT

WOMEN’S WEAR FROM NEXT

MEN’S WEAR FROM NEXT

PARTY SUPPLIES FROM PEEKS

COSTUME IDEAS FROM A VARIETY OF OUTLETS

The above costume outfits are from Very.co.uk, Matalan, Carnival Store and The Online Joke Shop (you must check out their Captain Britannia costume! It’s a feast for the eyes!)

Happy Jubilee and Olympics everyone, Rule Britannia!

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