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TLM Monthly Edit : February 2017

So lots of news this month!  There have been major developments in February on The London Mummy. I have added Notices, an Instagram Shop and What’s On to the home page. Let me explain!


I am often sent emails about positions, jobs, rentals, properties which haven’t really had a place on here but I have created this page which I will keep up to date with the latest goings on.



What’s On 

This has proved a big hit – I might have to start categorising soon. Every event I see that I think is worth a mention gets updated in What’s On. This could be a pop up, workshop, concert or festival amongst other things. If you ar hosting an event and think it would be of interest to London mums (and further afield – I love my non London, non mum readers – TLM is for you too!) drop me an email.

What's On



Everything that I feature on Instagram or the blog going forward will be added to the shop so that it is easy to find if you recall you have first seen it somewhere on TLM. Here is a taster of what I have added recently.

If you like traditional French kids clothes, check out Alice a Paris. Here is my eldest playing monopoly in the Antoine Shirt. Go up a size as they come slightly small.

Antoine Shirt

Superstar Kids is a fantastic book written by a father Gavin Rhodes. Each story has a strong moral and it is rhyming so easy to plough through. Buy it here

Superstar Kids

Wild Child Kitchen kindly dropped some samples of their new organic kids range of meals.  If you are short on time and your kids lap up the healthy food, this is a great company to have on your speed dial!

Wild Child

I am loving my daughters new dress from MyTwirl. It is really well made and really twirls when she spins!

My Twirl


I can’t forget my beloved Directory. It is an extensive list of useful services from the home and holidays to medical and courses (and parties, clubs…)

Here are the latest additions –

  • I am delighted to have added Katie’s Classroom  which are online video tutorials for Primary school kids. They are really well constructed and Katie is a great teacher!
  • Have also added a speech and language therapist Kingfishers so if you have any concert over your childs speech development, get in touch.
  • Alice Sushi Art hosts art and craft children parties.
  • Performance In Mind work with young athletes to help them overcome specific issues such as anger on court or anxiety before a match.
  • The Little Reading Club is a book delivery subscription to your door.

Also worth a mention is Okido is an arts and science magazine for 3-8 year olds. Perfect for a budding scientist! I flicked through it at a friends house and thought it was fantastic.

I am bursting with new fashion brands and collections but they warrant their own posts. If you missed my handbag post, check it out here. 


Lastly, if you are on the hunt for a family holiday – these 6 destinations will whet your appetite!

Sani Dunes

The London Mummy Facebook page is growing rapidly and it is evident that the practical articles I share are one of the most popular aspects. If you don’t want to miss articles like 8 Things Kids Need to Do By Themselves Before They are 13 or Why That Middle Class Wine Habit Has a lot to Answer For   please like the page here 

Lastly, thank you so much to everyone who reads TLM, I love it so much I would still do it if it was just my mother reading it but makes it even better when I hear you have found it useful

Drop me an email if you have any suggestions or want to feature and if you stumbled on The London Mummy by chance and you would like to recieve the emails straight into your inbox – please sign up here! 

Have a great weekend

Love Lucinda xx


TLM Monthly Edit

TLM Monthly Edit : January 2017

Oops, I missed December’s Edit so have a jam-packed January for you. I actually think all the chat of ‘Blue January’ is a bit dramatic. I love that lots of people are doing dry January and so have a pretty empty diary – not that we only go out to drink (cough) and we can snuggle down and catch up on the box sets.  We are currently into House of Cards.  No doubt this is soon to be put to the back of the shelf whilst we watch new season of Homeland and four parter Apple Tree Yard on terrestrial. Rock n Roll!

Anyway, let’s kick off this edit with the Hush Sample Sale this month. Held at Chelsea Town Hall over three days, it is the first of its kind and will no doubt be a huge success. They usually stagger out the stock over three days but I still think it is worth getting down early.


I am probably late to the party with discovering Waitrose fantastic free home delivery service. (Although I think I am in the majority as when I have waxed lyrical to my pals, they didn’t know either). It is a game changer! I can’t actually and anything about it on their website, hence no link but ask next time you pop down.

  • Head to your local Waitress (it must be your local one)
  • Go to Customer Services and reserve a delivery slot for later that day
  • Do your shopping (minimum £50)
  • Pay for it and walk out empty handed! (They even pack it for you!)

Be warned that it is easy to get carried away as you know you don’t have to carry or unload any of it!!  Hence my ‘winter’ berry fruit salad, which is a testament to the above point.


We all know people affected by Cancer, so please show your support on 4th February by buying and wearing a Unity Band for World Cancer Day.


As a symbol of strength and unity, the charity is urging supporters to donate or wear a specially designed Unity Band during the two week campaign, which launched on 19 January, with all proceeds helping pioneer research into all 200 types of cancers, and fund over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses in the UK.

This year, there are three classic adult reef knot designs available for a suggested donation of £2 and very exciting for 2017, they now are offering three beautiful adjustable polka dot children’s designs- offering us an opportunity to involve the kids in an act of unity against cancer, and raise money for life-saving research. Buy Here. 




A friend of mine is selling gorgeous fleece gilets and I can vouch that the boys don’t want to take them off. Email her to order yours. Perfect for an extra layer under a coat or for free arms when they have warmed up outside! They come in bright orange and black or electric blue and yellow.


I am as susceptible to a pale blue shirt on a man as the next person and I think I have found the ultimate classic linen pale blue shirt (as seen on Prince Harry!)  Started by Jamie Dundas, Dundas London has hit the nail on the head when it comes to casual dressing. Thank YOU.



When it comes to craft, I have to say the Americans are one step ahead. The most beautiful Christmas cards I received this year were all from across the pond. Little ribbons, beautifully written and more often than not, a stamp of their address on the back of the envelope.

So I investigated and have found a business that would give the americans a run for their money. The English Stamp Company can customise any stamp to your chosen font, size and style and you can even have a hand written stamp (which is slightly counteracting but hey!)

I have designs on this one  but maybe it is the gold ink that is swaying me!


I received an email from a lovely lady Poppy to introduce her handmade baby bloomer business just after I had pressed publish of ‘17 New Businesses To Have On Your Radar‘. They are absolutely sweet and well made. Have a look at Freddiepops on Facebook!


Also worth a mention is Tussie Mussie London that sell handmade candles that are delicious. The Love Story candle is perfect for Valentine’s Day…


I am thrilled to have some new entires on The London Mummy Directory. My aim is for it to be your go to when you are looking for ANYTHING. This may take a while as everything is a personal recommendation or exceptionally unique. This week I have added

BookitBecki – HelpingYou Book Your Perfect Holiday

Boo’s Baby Bites – Freshly Made, Freshly Frozen Delivered Straight To Your Door

Cece & Me – Children’s Shoe Fitting Experts

Ele Grafton – Bespoke Light Boxes, Collage Illustrations and Prints

LH Property Services – Professional, quality cleaning with a personal touch

Like Minders – Safe, Flexible & Affordable Babysitting & Childcare

Rachel’s Villa Holidays – A Free Villa Finding Service For Busy Parents

Not to mention my recent Spotlight on Jen and Maranda at Property Potential Surrey!  are now featured on The Directory.

Have a great day and keep warm xx


TLM Monthly Edit

TLM Monthly Edit : June 2016

I love compiling my monthly Edit’s and hope you enjoy reading them.  Lots are recommendations from friends or people who have emailed to tell me about their new business. That’s what this blog is about! The June Edit has a multitude of random goodies ranging from events to taste sensations with some adorable new brands in between. Dive in!

Willa & The Bear

If you expecting, heading to a baby shower or just want to kit out your own tribe’s nursery, you have to check out Willa & The Bear. From large muslins (with neon satin trim!) to darling nightwear, they even sell sweet garlands to prettify any room. Reader off In July – 25% off. Use code TLM25

satin trimmed muslin blankets

Coco-Belle Clothing

Beautiful hand smocked children’s clothes at afforadable prices from Paris. I haven’t found such sweet and reasonable dresses in a while. Email Sophie for more information



T20 Cricket at The Oval

Kids go for £1 to the Natwest T20 Games at The Oval this summer. There is a new family zone that including facepainting, autograph signing and there is even a visit from Caesar The Lion. This shortened cricket game is perfect to take any budding cricketers.


Sugarella Cakes

Not only does Ella cater for parties such as children’s birthdays and afternoon tea, she has now taken London by storm with her famous brownie’s.  The honeycombe brownies are particularly oooh la la.  Not only do they put any other brownie you have ever tasted (strong call but I am confident) they are also beautifully beautifully. Order online or pop into Fortnum & Masons lower ground floor…


Mymia – Childrens Beachwear

I love this brand! (Going to stock a few key peices on in the near future *happy face) They have totally nailed beach chic for the little ones. My daughter actually pulls this top out of her drawer ever since it arrived (not that I let her choose her clothes…) It is very comfortable and fits beautifully. See her in action over on Instagram.

Mia Strappy Top

Kids Week

Did you know that kids go free to hundreds of theatre shows in London this August? No, I didn’t either. Check it out pronto as tickets are selling fast.

Wunderlife – The Brug

Get picnic ready with this ingenius picnic blanket that doubles up as a bag and toy carrier. It is multi-use, doesn’t show the dirt, wipes clean and it can even be personalised. Voila. Ready for summer.