NHM Christmas 2015 Expo TODAY!!!!!!!: Parking, Raffle, Cash and Goody Bags!

YAY!!!!!!!! I’m SOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!

I think I’m even more excited than the last two Expo’s! lol.

Parking

There are only 35 parking spaces on site. If there are no spaces in the car park, please can you park on the south side of Reading road, the side which the church and Dr’s are on.

Please ensure that you park responsibly.

The church have also suggested parking in Tesco’s long stay car park (behind Iceland) and walking through, but I’m not sure if Tesco’s has a limit to the length of time you can park before being ticketed.

Bring Cash!

If you can.

Several of the stall holders don’t have card paying facilities, so if you have cash, they will greatly appreciate it, I’m sure!

Raffle

Just to confirm, the Raffle will be drawn at 12.30pm so you will need to stick around to collect your prizes.

Raffle tickets will be available to buy from Mr NHM in the Softplay room from 10am until 12.15pm.

Mr NHM will be wearing his NorthHantsMum T-shirt so should be easy to find.

Raffle tickets will be £1 per ticket.

This is the complete list of Raffle Prizes: http://www.northhantsmum.co.uk/2015/10/14/raffle-prizes-for-the-nhm-christmas-expo-2015/

Father Christmas and his Elf

Father Christmas and his Elf will be in the Softplay room from 10.30am until 12pm.

Food

I would be VERY grateful if you could keep all food in the “Pop up tea room” area.

I’m afraid that there will be no food in the Softplay room because it’s in the terms of my hire. Sorry!

Thank you very much for your understanding.

Pram “Park”

There will be a “pram park” near the Pop up Tea room.

However, if there is any way you can get around not bringing your pram that would be great as there is limited room.

My Availability

I will be wearing my “NorthHantsMum” T-shirt today and will also be available on my mobile if you need me. (It’s the closest I could get to one of those “Madonna style” headsets or a walkie talkie) :-D.

If there are any issues tomorrow morning, please come and find me!

I am REALLY looking forward to seeing you all!!!!. WHOOP WHOOP!!!! ????

See you later. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NHM Christmas 2015 Expo: Stalls!!!!!

So, this is the complete list of stalls that will be available at the Expo on Tuesday 10th November from 10am to 1pm…

NHM Christmas 2015 Expo: Stalls!!!!!

(In no particular order!)

The English Charm Company: Silver keepsakes, stamped personalised gifts and wooden vintage personalised picture blocks

Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic

Snuggily Sockimals

Tots Play

Truly Aloelicious

Beauty by Gem

Avon

Routine Riots

Lisa’s Lovely Books

Heidi Wadsworth Independent Phoenix Trader

Water Babies

Stella & Dot Jewellery and accessories

Younique

Sew Many Hearts – Handmade Children’s Clothing

Tot Cross Buns

Anvil Arts

Ideal Imaging, Wedding & Portrait Photography by Alistair Jones

Proteus Creation Space

Eden Reborn

Saxon Wood – Christmas Puddings

I Create Craft

Caveman Kids

ABC Winklebury Playgroup

Photography Sessions

Lucy Crick Photography

Pop Up Tea Room

Impish Delights

Taster Sessions

Splatter Monkeys

BumbleBee Holistic Therapy

KidsKanDance

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NHM Christmas Expo 2015: Family Photography Sessions & Taster Sessions!!

Not long to go until the NHM Christmas Expo which will be on Tuesday 10th November.

These are the details for the Photography Sessions and the FREE taster sessions!

Family Photography Sessions

The Photography sessions will by the fabulous Lucy Crick Photography.

The photography shoot will take place in a separate room and Lucy will set up her mobile photography studio in this room.

The shoot will be 15 minutes long, will cost £20 and will include 2 prints. However, if you book a follow up shoot with Lucy Crick Photography after the Expo your £20 will be refunded.

There are 13 slots available. Your time slot will be confirmed once you have booked a slot, but will be between 9.30am and 1pm.

If you don’t manage to get a slot but would still like one, please email me at NorthHantsMum@gmail.com and I will put you on the waiting list. I will need your name and mobile number so Lucy can call you on the day if someone doesn’t turn up for their slot.

Booking will be first come, first served.

You can book tickets at this link: NHM Christmas Expo: Family Photography Sessions

Taster Sessions

All of the taster sessions are FREE!!!!

However, Lowri is asking each of her taster slots to make a donation to Piam Brown Cancer Ward in exchange for a treatment.

Splatter Monkeys

Splatter Monkeys offers ‘mess without stress’ messy play sessions that enhance and promote learning and development for children under 5. But most importantly it’s fun! Come along a give it a try at the Expo. Let’s get messy!”

Natasha’s Splatter Monkey classes are incredibly popular. You can see what all the excitement is about at one of two Splatter Monkeys taster sessions.

Session 1, 10am to 10.15am. You can book your tickets at this link: NHM Christmas 2015 Expo: Session 1 – Splatter Monkeys (Ages 0-4 years) – 10am to 10.15am

Session 2, 10.15am to 10.30am. You can book your tickets at this link: NHM Christmas 2015 Expo: Session 2 – Splatter Monkeys (Ages 0-4 years) – 10.15am to 10.30am

BumbleBee Holistic Therapy

Lowri from BumbleBee Holistic Therapy will be providing Reflexology or Indian Head massage taster’s for a small donation to Piam Brown Cancer Ward.

The sessions will last 5 minutes each and your slot will be between 11am and 11.30am. Please book your slot and then I will send you an email to confirm the time of your slot.

You will need to fill out a very short health questionnaire before treatment and need to arrive a few minutes before your time slot to do this.

You can book your tickets at this link: NHM Christmas 2015 Expo: BumbleBee Holistic Therapy

Burlex with Routine Riots

Kim from Routine Riots runs these popular Burlex classes which are for adults. Babies and children are more than welcome to join in on the taster sessions though!

The taster session will run from 12pm to 12.30pm and will include a warm-up, Dance track (With boas), 2 toning tracks (one will need a chair each) and a stretch cool down.

You can book your tickets at this link: NHM Christmas 2015 Expo: Burlex Taster Session with Routine Riots.

For more details you can find out about the class at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/routineriots?fref=ts

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Raffle Prizes for the NHM Christmas Expo 2015!!

It’s less than a month to go until the NHM Christmas Expo! YAY!!

Please ensure you book a ticket in advance as this is a ticketed event. Tickets are £2.50 for the first 100 people who book in advance and then £3 on the door.

Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nhm-christmas-expo-2015-tickets-18578611126. (Please note that Eventbrite says the ticket is free but you will actually need to pay £2.50 on the day).

Raffle Prizes

Thank you SOOOOO much to everyone who has donated a prize to the raffle so far!

I am so very grateful to all of the local businesses who are so very supportive of NHM. You are ALL awesome. Thank you very much!!!!

Raffle Tickets

Tickets are £1 each and will ONLY be available at the Expo on the 10th November between 9.30am and 12.15pm.

Mr NHM will be selling tickets in the softplay room and my “willing volunteer” Lynne will be selling them on the door on the day.

The raffle will be drawn at 12.30pm at the Expo.

More raffle prizes are due to be added, so keep checking back as I will update this post as I receive the details of the prizes!

Water Babies A free term of swimming worth £150
PixiFoto Basingstoke 5 VIP cards for PixiFoto
BumbleBee Holistic Therapy A voucher for a Reflexology treatment worth £35

Heidi Wadsworth Independent Phoenix Trader

Phoenix Trading products, with a gift voucher.
Bopping Babies 3 x Free entry voucher to Bopping Babies for the raffle prize
The English Charm Company £25 gift voucher to go towards any product from The English Charm Co.
Tots Play 3 classes of either Social or Discovery Tots.
Snuggily Sockimals Snuggly Sockimals gift voucher
Fake Bake £15 Fake Bake gift voucher
Routine Riots Set of 4 free consecutive Burlex Fitness lessons
Lisa’s Lovely Books Usborne £5 voucher
The Anvil A family ticket to panto (2+2) Jack and the Beanstalk on opening night (10 Dec)
Eden Reborn fish jar
Proteus Creation Space A lovely Mary Berry Cookbook signed by the great lady herself.
Ideal Imaging, Wedding & Portrait Photography by Alistair Jones A Family Lifestyle Shoot worth £174
Sew Many Hearts A Handmade Advent Calendar
Georgina Babysitting A free nights babysitting
Relax Kids Basingstoke 6 relaxation for adults sessions. Either 6 drop ins or the six week block
Stella and Dot A wishing horseshoe bracelet from Stella & Dot

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NorthHantsMum Christmas 2015 Expo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Winter Expo Proof

I’m VERY excited to officially announce the details for the NHM Christmas Expo 2015!!!?!?!? WHOOP WHOOP!!!!!

NorthHantsMum Christmas 2015 Expo

The Expo will be on Tuesday 10th November from 10am to 1pm at Christchurch Chineham.

This is your chance to get an early start on your Christmas present shopping, whilst supporting local Mum businesses AND letting your children play in the softplay room AND doing a good deed at the same time!

There will also be FREE taster sessions from some local classes (which you can book HERE), a pop up photography studio (which you can book HERE), a face painter and lots of yummy homemade cakes and goodies.

There will ALSO be a couple of very special guests coming along and more details will be announced nearer to the date. (I’m super excited about all the guests that we have coming along on the day!)

And if that’s not enough there will be a raffle with some FANTASTIC prizes and you can find more details about the raffle prizes and how to buy tickets HERE.

All parents and children are welcome and all profits from the day will go to Piam Brown Cancer Ward for children in Southampton (so you will be doing a very good deed by attending!).

You can find out more about the event at the following Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1631076570501521/ and I will be using this event to share details of all of the exciting stalls, taster sessions, photography slots and meet and greets in this link.

This will be a ticketed event as there are limited places. Tickets are £2.50 for the first 100 adults who register and £3 for the next 50 adults. (Tickets are limited and sold out very quickly at the Expo earlier this year so don’t hesitate to book your tickets up soon!!!)

Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nhm-christmas-expo-2015-tickets-18578611126. (Please note that Eventbrite says the ticket is free but you will actually need to pay £2.50 on the day).

Only adults need to book a ticket. Children do not need a ticket and will be free on the day.

On the day

*Over 20 local business stalls show casing their products and services
*Taster sessions
*Softplay Room
*Character Meet and Greet’s TBA
*Face Painting
*A pop up tea room with fabulous home made cakes and goodies
*Photographer for family portraits
*Raffle with some AMAZING prizes …

Hope to see you there!!!
Louise (NorthHantsMum)

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TODAY!!!! NorthHantsMum Autumn 2015 Playdate/Meet Up!!!

This NorthHantsMum event is open to all parents in North Hampshire.

There will be face painting, a few local Mum’s show casing their businesses, an area for babies to play and a very special character to read your little ones a story. You will also be able to use the softplay facilities at Playdays during your visit.

There is always a lovely atmosphere and it’s a great way to meet other parents in the area and let your babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers play at the same time.

Playdays are very kindly offering a discount of £1.50 off entry fee for all those that who register in advance for the NHM Meet Up. Adults and babies under one year old are free. (If your little one started YR recently and you are feeling a bit lost, pop along on Friday to sympathise with me! :-D).

You can register for the discount at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/northhantsmum-autumn-2015-meet-up-tickets-18305748988

Hope to see you there!
Louise @ NorthHantsMum FB Page

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NorthHantsMum Autumn 2015 Playdate/Meet Up!!!

When: Friday 11th September, 9.30am to 12pm

Where: Playdays Indoor Playcentre, Basingstoke, 2 Stewart Road, RG24 8NF Basingstoke

This NorthHantsMum event is open to all parents in North Hampshire.

There will be face painting, a few local Mum’s show casing their businesses and a very special character to read your little ones a story. You will also be able to use the softplay facilities at Playdays during your visit

There is always a lovely atmosphere and it’s a great way to meet other parents in the area and let your babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers play at the same time.

Playdays are very kindly offering a discount of £1.50 off entry fee for all those that who register in advance for the NHM Meet Up.

You can register for the discount at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/northhantsmum-autumn-2015-meet-up-tickets-18305748988

Hope to see you there!
Louise @ NorthHantsMum FB Page

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NHM Summer Expo: Secret Auction!!!!!!!!!!!!

I learnt a lot at the NorthHantsMum Summer Expo. It was the first time I’ve ever organised an event like that, on that scale.

I’m so delighted with how well it went and how much we’ve raised for Sebastian’s Action Trust.

In the chaos that was the NorthHantsMum Summer Expo raffle, unfortunately a few raffle prizes have been unclaimed or were accidentally missed.

So, I’m going to “Silent Auction” the remaining prizes, to try to raise even more money for my Sky Dive:

  • Lot 1 – Routine Riots – £15
  • Lot 2 – Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotels: The Lap of Luxury! (RRP £40) – £15
  • Lot 3 – Premier Sport Holiday Camp (RRP £36) – £15
  • Lot 4 and 5 – Rainbow Vibrations – £2
  • Lot 6 – Avon Gift Bag (RRP£20) – Highest Bid: £2.37
  • Lot 7 – Barefoot Books (RRP £14) – Highest bid: £5
  • Lot 8 – Bumble Bee Holistic (RRP £25 – Highest Bid: £15
  • Lot 9 – Buggytails (RRP £25) – £5

The details about how you can bid and more details on the “Lot’s” available are at the bottom of this post.

You will have a week from when this post is published, to email your secret auction requests.

If you weren’t able to make the Expo, this is your chance to get involved 😀.

Lot 1 – Routine Riots

Routine Riots: Dance parties, princess parties, workshops, tuition, character visits, face painting dance courses and classes and events for adults and kids, for all occasions!

Lot 1 is a free 30 min party balloon twisting session.

Lot 2 – Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotels: The Lap of Luxury!

Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel Pamber Heath provides five star accommodation for your cats.

With 6 sumptuous suites, A La Cat™ dining and room service, you can rest assured that your cats will be having the time of their lives whilst you enjoy your time away!

This Lot will give you a free 2 night break for up to 2 cats at the hotel.

Lot 3 – Premier Sport Holiday Camp

Two days of amazing holiday fun for 4-16 year olds.

Choose Premier Sport for a taste of Fencing, Archery, Dodgeball, Floorball, plus traditional sports and many, many more (for 4-12yo’s) or…

Choose Premier Performing Arts for a musical theatre experience for all abilities; creating and then performing a themed production, finishing with a showcase to family and friends (for 5-16yo’s).

An ideal childcare option or a fantastic, healthy way to have fun during the holiday. RRP £36.

Voucher redeemable at any half term or summer holiday camp at The Vyne School, Basingstoke or Aldershot Garrison, during 2015 (space allowing).

For dates and details select your chosen venue at www.premier-education.com or contact northhampshire@premier-education.com

This Lot will give you a prize voucher for two days on EITHER a Premier Sport holiday camp (5-12yo’s) or a Premier Performing Arts camp (5-16yo’s).

Lot 4 and 5 – Rainbow Vibrations

Rainbow Vibrations – “Supporting Women to tune their mind, body and soul back into perfect harmony.”

Lot 4 – Free ticket for Full Moon Gong Meditation with chocolate

Lot 5 – 50% discount voucher for Rainbow Vibrations

Lot 6 – Avon Gift Bag

Thank you to Vicky who provided this raffle prize.

Lot 6 – A selection of 6 Avon products including “Foot works all in one pedicure”, “Glimmerstick”, “Skin so Soft silky moisturiser”.

Lot 7 – Barefoot Books

Lot 7 – Two Barefoot Books, “A whole in the bottom of the sea” and “Port side Pirates”. RRP £14 for both.

Lot 8 – Bumblebee Holistic Therapy: Indian Head Massage

Lowri, who runs Bumblebee Holistic Therapy, is a mobile therapist and will come to your home.

This Lot is worth £25.

Lot 9 – Buggytails

£25 gift voucher off any Buggytails product.

Silent Auction Rules!

1. Like and Share this post on Facebook.

2. Email NorthHantsMum@gmail.com with your bid. Please DO NOT add your bid to Facebook, only email them across to me.

The Auction for each item will close a week from when the wordpress post was first published.

Whomever places the highest bid, via email, within the week, will win the auction for that Lot.

If you win a Lot, you must make payment via my Just Giving website ,https://www.justgiving.com/Louise-NorthHantsMum, within 3 days of the bid closing, before the Lot can be passed to you.

You can bid as many times as you like for each Lot, via email.

This auction is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Good luck!

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NHM Summer Expo: Secret Auction – Lot 1!

Lot 1 – Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotels

The Lap of Luxury!

Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel Pamber Heath provides five star accommodation for your cats.

With 6 sumptuous suites, A La Cat™ dining and room service, you can rest assured that your cats will be having the time of their lives whilst you enjoy your time away!

This Lot will give you a free 2 night break for up to 2 cats at the hotel.

Silent Auction Rules!

1. Like and Share this post on Facebook.
2. Email NorthHantsMum@gmail.com with your bid.Please DO NOT add your bid to Facebook, only email them across to me.The Auction for each item will close 24 hours from when the wordpress post was first published.Whomever places the highest bid, via email, within the 24 hours, will win the auction for that Lot.

If you win a Lot, you must make payment via my Just Giving website,https://www.justgiving.com/Louise-NorthHantsMum, within 3 days of the bid closing, before the Lot can be passed to you.

You can bid as many times as you like for each Lot, via email.

This auction is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Good luck!

NHM Summer Expo: Secret Auction – Lot 1!

Lot 1 – Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotels

The Lap of Luxury!

Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel Pamber Heath provides five star accommodation for your cats.

With 6 sumptuous suites, A La Cat™ dining and room service, you can rest assured that your cats will be having the time of their lives whilst you enjoy your time away!

This Lot will give you a free 2 night break for up to 2 cats at the hotel.

Silent Auction Rules!

1. Like and Share this post on Facebook.
2. Email NorthHantsMum@gmail.com with your bid.Please DO NOT add your bid to Facebook, only email them across to me.The Auction for each item will close 24 hours from when the wordpress post was first published.

Whomever places the highest bid, via email, within the 24 hours, will win the auction for that Lot.

If you win a Lot, you must make payment via my Just Giving website,https://www.justgiving.com/Louise-NorthHantsMum, within 3 days of the bid closing, before the Lot can be passed to you.

You can bid as many times as you like for each Lot, via email.

This auction is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Good luck!