Thank you to everyone who came along to the NHM Spring Meet Up this morning!

Thank you VERY much to everyone who came along today.

It was another fab morning!

Several highlights from this morning include:

  • Watching a little girls face light up when she saw her face painted
  • Watching the children listening to Bella from Beauty and the Beast. She has an AMAZING voice!
  • Listening to Miss NHM mouthing along to the words of the songs!
  • Hearing lots of ladies making new friends and brainstorming new ideas!

Thanks very much to the ladies who had stalls today:

Thank you also to the fabulous team at Playdays who always ensure that the event runs smoothly.

If you would like more details about what happens at a Meet Up or would like to know details about how to have a stall at a Meet Up, please drop me a line at NorthHantsMum@gmail.com.

Thanks again for all of your support!!!

See you at the next one!

Louisex

NHM February 2015 Meet Up!!!!

The next  quarterly NorthHantsMum Meet Up will be on Thursday 26th February, from 9.30am to 12pm, at Playdays.

The Meet Up is open to all parents who read NorthHantsMum.

These sessions are very popular and are a great chance to meet other Mum’s and Dad’s who live in the area.

If you register for the event on Eventbrite, in advance, you will be entitled to a £1 discount off entrance: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nhm-february-2015-meet-up-tickets-15521734927

50p of your entrance fee will also be donated by Playdays to the Hope From Jayden Charity, raising money for Naomi’s House.

Parents who are coming along without their children will not need to pay entry.

Babies under a year old will also not need to pay entry.

I hope to see you there!

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 NorthHantsMum@gmail.com 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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NHM Summer Picnic (12th July)

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 NorthHantsMum@gmail.com.

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!!!!!!)

The NHM Meet Up is….TODAY!!!

Yes, it’s come round so fast, it’s untrue!

The NHM Meet Up is today, from 9.30am to 12pm at Playdays, 2 Stewart Road, Basingstoke, RG24 8NF.

I just wanted to confirm that you don’t need to stay for the whole time and you can drop in any time during 9.30m and 12pm.

Extra Parking is available to the left of City Link, where there is an unoccupied Unit.

When you arrive, please say that you are there for the NHM Meet Up and you will be directed to the two rooms. One room will be downstairs, where the stalls will be, and one room for Mum’s and babies/toddlers upstairs. You will be able to leave your pushchairs downstairs.

You will still need to pay entry to Playdays but the lovely ladies there have very kindly organised a discount for ticket prices that will be £1 off. Plus the owner has agreed to donate a further 50p off the child paid fee to the Forget Me Not Baby Angels Charity.

Please note that because of these discounts there will be no free tea and coffee, you will need to buy your own drinks. So, don’t forget to ensure you receive your £1 off entry as well.

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

  • Babies under a year are free with another child or £1.50 (not including the discount!)
  • Toddlers aged between 1 to 4 years – £3.50 (not including the discount!)
  • Families (and they must be families!) pay for 2 children, and the 3rd will only cost £1.50 (not including the discount!)

There are several stalls organised including:

Please do come and introduce yourself when you arrive. I’m very excited and really looking forward to seeing/meeting you tomorrow!

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NorthHantsMum Meet Up – May 2013

NorthHantsMum Meet Up – May 2013

I’m very excited to announce the second NorthHantsMum Meet Up. The first event was such a success that I thought we ought to do another one! Whoop Whoop! This is an event open to all NHM Readers and will be an opportunity to meet other parents (all readers of NHM) in the area.

I’ve had lots of discussions with the lovely Kristy at Playdays and I think we’ve got it sorted! The Meet Up will be at Playdays again on Friday 10th May from 9.30am to 12pm. Kristy has organised for us to use the same room we used last time, but she has also offered the party room too. So, we may have the room upstairs for babies and networking and the stalls downstairs. I’m going to see what the demand is like before confirming this.

You will still need to pay entry to Playdays but the lovely ladies there have very kindly organised a discount for ticket prices that will be £1 off. Plus the owner has agreed to donate a further 50p off the child paid fee to the Forget Me Not Baby Angels Charity. Please note that because of these discounts there will be no free tea and coffee, you will need to buy your own drinks.

If you are interested in running a stall at this event (last time we had Vicky from Usborne Books, Sheri from TinyToes and StickyFingers and Clare from Phoenix Trading cards) then please send me an email at northhantsmum@gmail.com.

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. Everyone is welcome so bring your friends! It would be great to see  you there!

So, put the date in your diary!!!! Friday 10th May, 9.30am to 12pm. See you there! Yay!!!!

(If you are planning on attending, it would be great if you could let me know via the NHM Facebook Event Link. Thanks!)

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

Reflexology

Stretch-n-Grow

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! 😀