Thank you!

I think I thanked everyone personally who came along this morning, but just in case I didn’t, thank you so much to all of you who came along this morning. It was great to meet all of you and so nice to see everyone chatting away and all of the children and babies playing and enjoying themselves.  Thank you also to Vicky, Clare and Sheri who had tables for each of their businesses.

As this mornings event was so successful I am now very seriously considering putting on a regular NHM event. However, as I work Monday to Thursdays (I took a half day from work this morning ;-)) I was thinking that it might be better to vary the day. Perhaps do the next one on a Friday morning and then the following one on an evening, so that those ladies who work during the week might be able to attend? Please let me know your thoughts about this.

I know that many of you were networking and making new contacts this morning, which was so great to see. Several of you came along with your babies and children so may not have had a chance to look at all of the leaflets that were on display, so for those of you who missed out on this, below are the links to the businesses that were represented this morning.

Over the weekend I’m planning to put together a survey to gauge your feedback which I will send out on Friday. However, if you are happy to add comments to this post, please feel free. I’d really like to hear your thoughts about the event and whether you have suggestions for improvements.

Thanks again so much for coming along and look forward to seeing you all at a future event. Please keep an eye out on NHM for further details 😉

Phoenix Trading Cards

Usborne Books

Tiny Toes and Sticky Fingers

Playdays Parent and Baby Club

Sarah Dutton Photography

Attitude for Change

IAIM Baby Massage

Art Polish Pottery

Little Puma’s



First Aid Angels

Caroline Oppenheimer Health & Wellness Coach

The Capsule Wardrobe Solution

(please let me know if I have missed any business cards!)

NorthHantsMum Meet up is TODAY!

Whoop Whoop! Just to confirm, it’s at Playdays in Basingstoke and will be on from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Vicky will be there with her Usborne books, Clare will be there with her Phoenix Trading cards and Tinytoes and Stickyfingers have just confirmed that they will be there to take prints of your little ones hands or feet.

There will be tea, coffee and squash available and a corner will be set up for babies. Extra parking is available in the units next to City Link.

Hope to see several of you there!!!! 😀

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Further Details on the NorthHantsMum Meet Up…

Exciting News about the NorthHantsMum Meet up!!

Further Details on the NorthHantsMum Meet Up…

I hope you are having a good week. I just wanted to confirm for those of you that may not have seen, the NHM Meet Up has moved to the morning of  Wednesday 27th February, from 9.30am to 12.30am at Playdays. I had a lot of feedback on Facebook about the afternoon session clashing with Nursery, Pre-School and School pick up times, so I surveyed everyone and the majority of responses were for a morning session. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience this change causes for you.

I am very excited to announce that Vicky Moran will be there with her Usborne books. I LOVE Usborne books and have been wanting to organise a party for ages, so it seemed a good idea to ask Vicky if she could come along with some of her books. Thanks in advance Vicky!

I am also very excited to announce that Clare will be there with her Pheonix Trading Cards. I’ve been meaning to have a look at these for ages as I know they do really nice cards for a very reasonable price. Thanks also in advance Clare!

I also wanted to confirm the prices for entry into Playdays:

  • Babies under a year are free with another child or £1.50
  • Toddlers aged between 1 to 4 years – £3.50
  • Families (and they must be families!) pay for 2 children, and the 3rd will only cost £1.50

Playdays are putting on a special room for the meet up and the Playdays team are going to set up a corner for babies in the room and there will be free tea, coffee and squash available.

Really hope you can make it as it will be great to meet you!!

PS: It’s Shrove Tuesday today so if you are having pancakes…Enjoy! 😀

Exciting News about the NorthHantsMum Meet up!!

Please note the date change. I have had lots of feedback to say that the Wednesday morning would be more convenient so I’m changing the date and time as listed below (Wednesday 27th February, 9.30am to 12.30am) . Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused and hope to still see you there on the Wednesday.

I am VERY excited to announce that the NorthHantsMum Meet Up is going to happen!!!! Whoop Whoop.

I’ve been in discussions with the lovely Kristy and lovely Cheryl at Playdays and we’ve come up with a plan! The Meet Up is going to be at Playdays on Tuesday 26th of February from 2pm to 5pm. Wednesday 27th February from 9.30am to 12.30am.  Kristy and Cheryl have a room that we can use to meet in. You will still need to pay entry to Playdays but will have full use of the facilities as usual. There will also be free tea and coffee (and possibly cake if I get my act together!) available for NHM attendees.

Do you have any suggestions of what you would like this session to be? A long time reader of NHM suggested maybe doing a toy swap. What do you think of that? I’m also investigating the possibility of having some local Mummy businesses there, but will announce more details when/if this gets sorted.

It’s going to be a great opportunity to meet some other Mum’s and Dad’s and to have a chat with some new people. It would be great to see  you there, even if it’s just for the free cake!

So, put the date in your diary!!!! Tuesday 26th February 2pm to 5pm. See you there! Yay!!!!

Mum Networks in Basingstoke and surrounding areas

Winter can be a lonely and depressing time for Mum’s, new and old. It’s a lot harder to get out and about, logistically and motivationally, when it’s cold, and raining or snowing outside. If you are feeling a bit disconnected and want to meet some new people, especially Mum’s, check out the page below which is on NHM. It lists all of the Mum Networks in the area that communicate via Facebook (that I know of!). Even though I think Facebook has lost some of it’s charm, it’s still a great way to connect with people.

Does anyone know if there are any Dad’s networks in the area? It must be so hard being a stay at home Dad as there doesn’t seem to be many networks in the area for them!

Also. I know that there are a few people who read NHM from outside of North Hampshire. Are there any networks in your area on Facebook that you can join?

On a slightly related note, it’s supposed to snow tomorrow and Saturday, so if it does, I hope it doesn’t disrupt you too much and your little one’s enjoy playing in the snow. Have fun! 😉

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