~ Top Gear The Stig Fleece Blanket ~
A couple of years ago my eldest son had a thing for Top Gear, he had seen all the different merchandise available and said he wanted a Top Gear themed bedroom!
I went out and bought a tyre shaped clock, The Stig bubble bath (purely for the bottle!) and other items but I didn't want to decorate the room in a theme as such as like all children he would decide the next week he no longer wanted that so I stuck to buying bits and bobs to customise the room without re-decorating.
In my search for items I came across this fleecy blanket which would be great to just throw over a plain duvet cover and saved me spending out £20+ for a branded cover.
The blanket cost me £6.99 from the local outdoor market and I was more than happy to pay that price. They had one hanging up behind the front tables along with a huge array of other character blankets and this one looked a decent size and the colours were nice and bright.
When I purchased the blanket it came rolled up in a cylinder shaped plastic zip top bag and was stuffed in pretty well!
The blanket size measures in at a decent 120cm x 150cm and sat neatly over the bed pretty much covering the plain cover underneath.
The blanket is mainly red in colour with a slim blue border edging the sides. In the middle of course, is a large image of The Stig. Surrounding him are a few other bit's and pieces including a large Top Gear written up the side.
The blanket is very soft and cosy and has washed incredibly well over the two years or so that we have owned it. The underside of the blanket has bobbled slightly but I think this is expected to happen over time anyway.
It has kept it's colour well despite the amount of times it has been washed and shows no signs of running or fading.
My son loved this blanket and occasionally slept under this rather than his quilt, he said it kept him warm but not too warm so he really loved it!
Like I guessed the Top Gear phase didn't last long and he soon moved onto something else yet the fleece blanket is something that has stayed.
My five year old often pinches it for himself despite there being an abundance of fleecy blankets available in the house!
I have also used it to cuddle up my littlest one, and he loves to rub the fleecy material against his cheek to soothe himself to sleep.
For £6.99 this has worked out to be a brilliant buy and it effectively jazzed up the bedroom whist keeping the cost low.
Thanks for reading :o) x
Single Fleece Electric Underblanket Beurer tranquility single fleece electric underblanket whitesingle control 65W heat setti gs variable timer 190 x 190cm Model No: SFF 'Monogram Tranquility' range White BEAB approved 65 watts 6 heat settings with one overnight setting Turbo boost ultra fast heat up Elasticated skirt Variable timer 2 6 9 or 12 hour Suitable for all night use Auto overheat protection Extra footwarmth Wash and tumble dryer safe Power on indicator Dimensions : 190 x 90cm 3 year guarantee