It is nearly time to pick the children up from nursery and school and guess what? it's raining again. Perhaps I just don't really notice it raining the rest of the time but it always seems to rain on the school run, more often than not when I am least expecting it. I go out completely unprepared without a coat and the heavens open.
Even on the days that I know it is going to rain and have adequate time to prepare myself, I still end up looking like a drowned rat. The reason, that I refuse to buy (or wear) one of those sensible sort of outdoorsy raincoats that many of the mums wear. No offense to them, I admire them for their sensible approach but it is just not my style. I also struggle to carry an umbrella as I am usually pushing a pushchair or carrying a very wriggly toddler
Which is why I was so chuffed with myself when I came across Rainwave. They sell ponchos that strike just the right balance between practicality and style. In fact as their website says if rain wear looks this good, I might actually 'pray for rain'. They also have a pack away pouch so I can stash one in my handbag and never need get caught short again. They are great colours and great designs. I love the patterns which include a sort of retro shape and an Inca design.