Standing in my Shoes – Introducing Anna at Cienta Kids UK

Spring is finally here, peeps! It is my favourite time of the year. Days are getting longer, the light is beautiful and soft, flowers start to appear everywhere, even in places you wouldn’t expect them. It feels like the light at the end of the tunnel is finally in sight. In winter, I just want to hibernate and hide under my duvet, but when spring finally shows up, I feel alive again! I must have been a bear or a hedgehog in another life… Anyway, I digress. Today, to celebrate the arrival of spring, I wanted to introduce my friend Anna and her gorgeous Cienta Kids UK canvas shoes. 

Shoes from Cienta Kids UK are eco-conscious, made from natural materials, machine washable, kind to growing feet, super stylish & berry-scented.

These cute little shoes tick all the boxes for us: they are smart yet comfy. The range means there is a style for each of my little ones. They are washable (and still look decent after washing!), and they smell of sweets. What’s not to love? I just want a pair for me too!

Shoes from Cienta Kids UK are eco-conscious, made from natural materials, machine washable, kind to growing feet, super stylish & berry-scented.

With no further ado, here is Anna’s story. She is one of my closest friends, a wonderful mama, one of the nicest people I have ever met and she also happens to be the owner of Cienta Kids UK.

Cienta UK Kids Pink

Copyright: Anna Watson

Hi, I’m Anna! I have always loved shoes, probably because 9 times out of 10 they fit – unlike when I admire a Bandeau dress or Pair of Slim Fit Jeans!

Shoes from Cienta Kids UK are eco-conscious, made from natural materials, machine washable, kind to growing feet, super stylish & berry-scented.

Copyright: Anna Watson

I remember my first pair, a red leather Sandalette from Startrite, still available in their Classic range. This is me in my red shoes with my Grandad.

Shoes from Cienta Kids UK are eco-conscious, made from natural materials, machine washable, kind to growing feet, super stylish & berry-scented.

Copyright: Anna Watson

I was so proud of them! That feeling has stuck right through to my first pair of red-soled Louboutins.  I purchased my first and only pair in Bergdorf Goodman, New York on my 30th Birthday. Luckily I got them then as 9 months later my son Freddie was born and my heels now make special appearances only a few times a year!

After having my children Freddie & Annie I threw myself head first into motherhood, something I had always looked forward to.  Life hasn’t been all bunting and baking, the past few years have been tough.  Freddie was diagnosed with Autism and ADHD and I soon realised my life would be going on a slight detour from the path I thought I was on.

My youngest Annie, who is now 6 and a budding Imelda Marcos, asked me a while ago: “When you were a little girl, what did you want to do for a job? Was it your dream to work for Grandad?”

Wake up call!!! Time to do something I always dreamed of. It probably  wouldn’t be everyone’s dream but it’s always been mine.

Cienta shoes have been made in the La Rioja region of Spain for over 30 years and are now available to buy in the UK through Cienta Kids UK. They are eco-conscious, made from all natural materials, machine washable, kind to growing feet and super stylish (if they’re good enough for SJP’s girls…) and they are even berry-scented.

I have loved this first year launching Cienta Kids UK and I really feel I have started to get my mojo back. I have collaborated with, called in favours from and met some wonderful, inspiring women and look forward to meeting many more.

The highlight of the past year has to be the excitement of seeing Prince George wearing a Navy Canvas T Bar on his 3rd Birthday. I sold out pretty soon after that.

There are more Navy Bars on their way for SS 17 along with some new colours, styles and prints, even a liberty print…here’s a sneak peak….

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Copyright: Cienta

At Cienta Kids UK, you can get classic, all natural, canvas shoes for children aged 12 months to 12 years (sizes EU20-42).

Win a Pair of Cienta Kids UK Shoes!

I have teamed up with Anna to give away one pair of Cienta Kids UK shoes to one lucky reader.

To be in with a chance of winning just complete one or more entries below. Good luck!

How to enter the giveaway:

You can pick and choose a range of ways in which to enter. The only one you must click on to get into the draw is the one asking you to leave a blog post comment. You must also leave a comment telling us which shoes you would pick if you won.

Entries are open until 23.59 p.m. GMT time on Tuesday18 April 2017. Good luck!





– The prize will be supplied directly by Cienta Kids UK.

– The giveaway is open to UK residents over 18.

– I have not been compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.

I have listed this giveaway on ThePrizeFinderSuperLuckyCompetition Database and Loquax.


  1. Linda Griffiths
    18/04/2017 / 6:55 pm

    loving the Joanie Mary Jane – Liberty

  2. Emma
    18/04/2017 / 7:17 pm

    Joanne Mary Jane – liberty

  3. christine westlake
    18/04/2017 / 7:19 pm

    boys lace-less camo or girls silver JMM

  4. laura stewart
    18/04/2017 / 7:42 pm

    Joanie Mary Jane – Blossom

  5. FameAsserLUFC
    18/04/2017 / 7:42 pm


  6. Kayleigh Robinson
    18/04/2017 / 7:51 pm

    The silver Mary Jane for my daughter ???? They are all gorgeous

    18/04/2017 / 7:56 pm

    Joanie Mary Jane – Silver are lovely. Thanks for the chance. Phoenix would love them.

  8. Kirsty Woods
    18/04/2017 / 8:18 pm


  9. Diana
    18/04/2017 / 8:21 pm


  10. Tracey F
    18/04/2017 / 8:29 pm

    Also the Joanne Mary Janes in silver. I think they would go with anything!

  11. claire fawkner
    18/04/2017 / 8:29 pm

    Love the “Joanie” Mary-Jane – Adorable

  12. Monika Bascombe
    18/04/2017 / 8:32 pm


  13. Suzanne Sendell
    18/04/2017 / 8:41 pm

    JESSE” T BAR they are so trendy

  14. Sophie's Nursery (@sophiesnursery)
    18/04/2017 / 8:42 pm

    Joanie Mary Jane – Blossom for my daughter 🙂 x

  15. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    18/04/2017 / 9:57 pm

    JOANIE MARY JANE – BLOSSOM are soooo nice. My little girl would LOVE them 🙂 xx

  16. karen Howden
    18/04/2017 / 9:58 pm

    I love the Joanie Mary Jane – Blossom shoes

  17. Tammy Neal
    18/04/2017 / 10:36 pm

    Joanie Mary Jane – Blossom for my niece x

  18. Kirsty Fox
    18/04/2017 / 10:40 pm

    I would choose the “LOUIS” LACELESS CAMO

  19. Adrian Bold
    18/04/2017 / 11:25 pm

    The Freddo Velcro Strap Shoes.

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