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! 😉
So, this is it. Last day of 2012. What a year it’s been! I can safely say that I’ve learnt a LOT this year. A lot about parenting, about being a better wife, about blogging, about being a good friend and the best Mum I can be. This year has seen: a cancer scare (not me, but it was still VERY scary); new jobs for my husband and I; the ability to tag people in Facebook (it took me two years to work out how to do it!); being more mindful about the actions I take and the decisions I make; meeting a whole stack of people because of NHM and a whole host of other things that I can’t remember now! 😀
I don’t know what 2013 will bring, but I can safely say that watching my daughter grow up has been the most wonderous thing of 2012 and I suspect that it will be the most wonderous thing of 2013! She is now 21 months and her personality, speech and determination are developing every day. Sometimes it’s really hard work being her Mum but I wouldn’t trade a single moment of it. The hard stuff is worth it all for those moments when she gives me a spontaneous hug or her eyes glow with excitement and she shouts out “Mummy!” (she’s finally started calling me Mummy after months of calling me Daddy!) :-D.
So, enough of the soppiness. I wish you a wonderful 2013 and hope that you will continue your support of NHM throughout 2013. There is lots of the horizon, including a networking event for Mummy’s, Babies and Toddlers, of which I’ll share more details in the New Year. I’m looking forward to seeing whatever 2013 has in store!
I hope you have an awesome evening, whether you are taking stock of 2012 or are out on the town.
Happy New Year to you and yours!!!!!
I need to say a HUGE thank you to all of the wonderful Ladies and Gents who contributed a Guest Post to NHM in 2012. Thank you so much for your inputs and for your support. I’ve had feedback from several of you that NHM has helped increase business, which is AWESOME! Long may it continue and thank you to those of you who shared NHM’s details with your friends and networks in return and those of you who have contacted people because you’ve seen their Guest Post.
I also wanted to give a big shout out to Sophie who has been a great support from the beginning and often contributes with Guest Post’s when I’ve run out of time or inspiration. Thank you Soph.
Reflexology – Wendy
Active Learners – Amy
Phoenix Trading Cards – Claire
Fitness with Becky Lane – Becky
Massage for Mum’s – Marta
New Shop: Devlin Rhodes – Tara
MAD Academy – Elaine
Book your free electric vehicle advice clinic – Robert
Ikon Works Photography – Tasha
First Aid Kits – Sophie
Bra Fitting Service – Abigail
Makaton in Basingstoke – Sophie
Basingstoke Baby and Children’s Markets – Tom
“1,000,000,000 sit ups – The end of an era!” – Lola
First Aid Angels in Basingstoke – Vicky
BuggyTug – Di
The Creation Station – Lara
Slings and Sling Meets in Basingstoke – Martina
FitMama – Marie
Caterpillar Music – Jaz
More Part Time work opportunities in North Hampshire – Georgina
New Photography Studio at Viables – Sarah
So, it seems that I’m getting pay back for having time off from parenting last month. Now the husband has tonsillitis! So no snogging and lots of hugs for him. lol. He’s on a diet of ice cream and antibiotics. Personally, I don’t see what the problem is with that! :-D. Only issue for me is that I now have to look after our daughter AND him! Roll on Christmas.
Below are links to some posts that I published last year around Christmas time. They have some good ideas for “creating the magic” for your little ones. Enjoy!
Lorraine Cooper and Louise Harwood!!!!!
Congratulations Ladies!! Sarah will be in touch to ask for your addresses so that she can send the tickets to you. It would be great if you could let us all know what your experience on the Bus was like.
Thank you to everyone who entered! Don’t forget, you can still ride the Santa Bus, you just need to buy a ticket 😀
PS: I’m not Louise Harwood! lol.
The Santa Bus in Basingstoke: Competition Time!