In 2012 Karen asked me if I could ask all of you if you wouldn’t mind responding to a survey for her, so she could guage interest in a new PlayGroup. Jumble Bees was formed as a result of this feedback and has been so successful that Karen is now looking for further support regarding a new song and craft group.
Please can you complete the survey below for Karen. The survey won’t take more than 2 minutes to complete as it is just 7 questions long and is anonymous, but I know Karen will be very grateful if you could complete it for her so she could understand the demand for a new group.
You can find the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/KY93F3V
I would be really interested in any classes that run on weekends as my husband works every other weekend, so classes on Sunday would be of particular interest to me. If they would be of interest to you, please make sure you highlight this in the survey.
Thanks Karen and thanks to all you NHM Readers who will respond! I know NHM readers will provide Karen with lots of good responses!! 😀
New PlayGroup – Market Research
It’s half term in a couple of weeks time (18th Feb to 22nd Feb) so I’ve put together a post with some ideas of Half Term events. The events below are happening throughout Half Term week. I’ll update this post as I come across other Half Term activities.
I hope you had a great weekend playing in the snow with your families. Wasn’t it fab! We only managed about 15 to 30 minutes a day but my little one loved it so much she wouldn’t go back indoors when she needed a nappy change! She has also learnt the word “snow”. Very cute when she looks at the window and shouts “Snow” a couple of times.
I need to apologise for the lack of posts so far this week, especially the “Things to do” post which I normally post on Monday. I know that a lot of people check this for ideas of things to do in the week, so I’m really sorry for not getting it up this week.
I’m quite behind at the moment because my little one was teething badly last week, then I was sick over the weekend and now the husband has tonsillitis again. Looks like I may have the equivalent to whatever tonsillitis is when you don’t have tonsils! All fun and games. Unfortunately, in situations like this, NorthHantsMum has to take a back seat. I’m hoping normal service will have resumed by the weekend.
On a slightly more exciting note, we may have found a new house AND it looks like the event for a “NorthHantsMum meet up” will be going ahead soon! Details will follow once I’ve sorted them out with Kirsty. I really want to get everyone’s feedback on this event as I’m not quite sure what you would like to do. I think I’m just going to sort it all out (location, date, etc.) and then people can decide if they want to come along or not. Then we can all chat and meet each other with our babies and toddlers. I really DON’T want to the centre of attention at this event! lol. I also don’t want it to be the kind of meet up where people only talk to people they know so this could be a great opportunity to make some new friends! Yay!
Even more exciting news, look out tomorrow for Abi’s Guest Post about her hypnosis business ;-). I’m hoping to get a few sessions in with her soon so I can stop biting my fingernails (disgusting habit and I’ve tried EVERYTHING except Abi!) so will feedback on that as soon as I get that sorted.
I hope you are all well and that your week is less stressful than mine has been! Roll on February 😉
I know this is probably a bit late, but if you want to check which schools and children’s centres are closed today due to the snow, the following link should help:
Emergency school, college and children’s centres closures in Hampshire
The weather men are predicting that the snow fall will be heaviest in Basingstoke between 10am and 1pm today. There is a link to Basingstoke council with a page dedicated to Snow Updates.
Basingstoke Snow Updates
I was supposed to be meeting friends today, but instead it’s a day of snow angels and snowmen. That’s if my little one doesn’t freak out about the snow like she did on Monday!
Please stay safe out there and only travel if you have too!
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! 😉