Thank you to everyone who came along yesterday!

Thank you very much to everyone who came along to the NHM Meet Up yesterday.

It was a brilliant event!

I’ve had some lovely comments from people who came along, so I’m glad you all had a lovely time.

Thank you as always to the Playdays team who allowed me to use their facilities for free for the morning and a special thank you to Leah who helped us to set up first thing.

Thank you also to the lovely people who came along and represented their businesses:

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  • Tinkerbell from Routine Riots – who went down a storm! She had the cutest little helper too, who was so excited to meet her 😀

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Unfortunately I didn’t get to take as many pictures as I wanted (Sorry Lynsey and Sarah!) but thank you to those parents who agreed I could use these pictures on the blog.

It was such a successful event that I’m hoping to do another one in September, however it will be on a different day as I think I’ve exhausted the “Wednesday” people!

I will probably send out a poll soon asking people to let me know the best day for them to attend a Meet Up, so keep an eye out for that.

Don’t forget the next NHM event is the Summer picnic on the 12th of July. I hope to see you there!

Thank you again to everyone who came along yesterday and for your fabulous support!

I can’t say enough how much it means to me to know that I’ve got such an awesome NHM community supporting me :-D.



Event: NHM Meet Up (25th June 2014)

The next NHM Meet Up will be next Wednesday, (Wednesday 25th June) from 9.30am to 12pm at Playdays.

Playdays are very kindly offering a discount of £1.50 off entry price again, but you will need to register your attendance on Eventbrite HERE, to qualify for the discount.

I’m very excited to announce the following local businesses will be attending:

Sarah Dutton Photography

Sarah from Sarah Dutton Photography will be coming along and doing FREE photo shoots.

The slots will be 15 mins each and are available on a 1st come, 1st served booking basis, but you MUST book in advance. To book, you need to send me an email at saying that you would like a slot and I will reply to your email with your time.

After you have had your photo’s taken, you will be given a password which will allow you to take copies of any photo’s Sarah has taken of you which will be in a secure area on her website. You can then print them to you heart’s content.

How cool is that! A FREE photo session, so put on some slap and get your glad rags on! :-D.

My Precious Cargo

Colleen from My Precious Cargo will also be coming along and bringing some of their rear facing car seats for you to have a look at and try out.

If you are thinking about getting a rear facing car seat (they are the safest car seats going!) then Colleen will be delighted to answer any questions that you have.

Tinkerbell from Routine Riots

Rapunzel from Tangled came along to the last Meet Up and was incredibly popular (AMAZING voice!).

For this Meet Up, we have Tinkerbell coming along and she will be singing and meeting the children from 9.30am to 11am.

Kim from Routine Riots will also be doing facepainting for the little people.

Mahuru Baby Clinic

Lynsey from Mahuru Baby Clinic will also be coming along and demonstrating some massaging techniques for those with babies.

Lisa’s Lovely Books

The lovely Lisa will also be selling her Usborne books again, so bring some extra cash or cards along for these purchases. (Lisa has her machine to take cards, so you don’t need to bring cash for these books).

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Thank you!!!!!

Thank you so much to everyone who came along this morning. It was a resounding success! Yay!

I’m really sorry I didn’t get to chat properly to everyone. There were so many people that I wanted to talk too but there just wasn’t time.

I wanted to give a big shout out to the wonderful team at Playdays. Kristy, Cheryl and the rest of the team did a great job of setting up and helping to ensure that everything went smoothly. Thank you Ladies!

I also wanted to thank all of you who came along who represented local businesses. It was great to meet so many of you! Hopefully I haven’t missed anyone below. I completely forgot to take one of the bags myself (DUH!) so have done the list from memory. If I’ve missed anyone, let me know ASAP!

The next Meet Up (Summer 2014 ) is already booked for Wednesday 25th June, so get the date in your diary now! I’m sorry that it’s another Wednesday, for those who aren’t able to make Wednesday’s, but I’m hoping to do another Meet Up on a Friday and possibly one on a weekend if people are interested.

I also wanted to make you aware of another date for your calendar. I’ve set up a NHM Networking lunch for Monday 28th April, 12pm to 1pm. If you would like more details, please drop me an email at

Thanks again and I’m looking forward to seeing you soon!

Local Businesses at NHM Spring 2014 Meet Up

Lisa from Lisa’s Lovely Books (Usborne Books are awesome, as is Lisa!)

Sarah from Woollen Clouds (Beautiful products and Sarah’s a lovely!)

Sophie from Design by Sophie (Sophie is the brains behind the NHM image and is the person to go to for all yours design needs)

Kim, Rapunzel and Pascale from Routine Riots (Rapunzel rocked today!)

Clare from Phoenix Trading Cards (I LOVE Clare’s cards)

Marta from Massage for Mum’s (Marta does the BEST massage!)

Colleen from My Precious Cargo (I soooo wish I had got a rear car seat through these guys as they are fab!)

Jaz from Caterpillar Music (Jaz is sooo lovely. I just want to hug her every time I see her! Her classes are incredibly popular too!)

Tom from The Baby and Children’s Market (Tom is also sooo lovely but if I say I want to hug him every time I see him, Jaz might not be too impressed!)

Madeleine from Little Acorns in Ecchinswell (Another lovely lady who I’m sure I’ve met somewhere else before!!)

Tracy from The Creation Station (I actually did hug Tracy because she’s so wonderful and her classes are also incredibly popular)

Sheri from Tiny Toes and Sticky Fingers (Sheri is fab. Nothing else needed. Oh except it’s been nearly two years and she STILL hasn’t got her guest post sorted :-D)

Alistair from Ideal Imaging Photography (Alistair takes wonderful photo’s and I’m really looking forward to going on a shoot with him very soon!)



(10 minutes after this post was published, I got told off for not mentioning Mr NHM in my thanks. Opps! So… MASSIVE THANK YOU to my wonderful husband who sorted out the stickers – which are fantastic! – and who has been very supportive of my NHM career to date. Thank you!!!!!!)

PlayDays Parent and Baby Club

Kirsty sent me a lovely message asking me to publicise the new Parent and Baby Club at PlayDays every Tuesday. So if you are looking for something to do today with your baby, pop down to PlayDays 😉

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Every Tuesday (term-time only), 10:30am-12:30noon

£1.50 per child (0-18ths), Free tea or coffee for parent

Come and enjoy a focused session for your babies, whilst you enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and the company of other parents with babies, who you can share experiences with. The session will be run by a qualified Nursery Practitioner and will end with singing a few nursery rhymes or a story.

Please check out our Facebook Page: Playdays Indoor Playcentre, Basingstoke for more information and dates, or email us on:

Look forward to seeing you there!