Hope you are having a lovely half term and found a few pumpkin related activities in the run up to Halloween. We are heading to Garsons Farm Shop in Esher Surrey to choose our pumpkin from their extensive ‘pick your own’ crop. Apparently it has a gorgeous Gift Shop too. Can’t wait!
Some immense and helpful discoveries this month – lots of useful services in particular to make life simpler. I have also added 10 new listings in the TLM Ultimate Directory, so be sure to take a look if you need something (or even if you don’t – it will certainly prompt your grey matter!)
Digital Mums retrains professional women with children who are looking for flexible, part-time work as social media managers. Get in touch with them if you want to become a social media manager, or if you want to hire one of these Digital Mums!
Need a hand with the school run or need someone to ferry your child from school to a class after school. This is a great app to link you up with the other mums who can help you. Perfect if you don’t need a nanny but do need a bit of help with logistics.
I have only just ‘got into’ podcasts and this is the first one I have subscribed too. Pandora and Dolly are journalists at the Sunday Times, among many other accolades and their weekly podcast is both hilarious and informative covering current affairs to the latest fashions. I also love Dolly’s weekly email ‘thedollymail’ that I just savour. Sign up to it here
If you have a little Sherlock at home, head to Treasure Trails which is a website to download a Treasure Trail in your area. Perfect on a dull day when you are wondering what to do or if you are on holiday and want to explore the local area. We did the Putney one and it was brilliant and took us to places we didn’t know existed (and also got our grey matter working!)
I love this. If you are in the throes of learning timetables (your young ones, not you – you should know yours already…) Quick Brown Fox are a duo who have take popular pop songs and change the lyrics to learn your times tables. You will find yourself watching on your own – so catchy! Definitely a YouTube channel to subscribe to so you can be the first to know when they release new songs.
If you have just had a bambino and quite rightly need a little downtime, & Breathe Post Natal are one day retreats in London and the UK (Woolley Grange) and rural one week retreats in France. The retreats are centred around wellbeing, fitness, resting and healthy food. It sounds heaven! Both of you can go – dad and baby and they also have facilities for older siblings.
This is a great website geared at ‘city girls who live in the country’ – although I have subscribed despite living in London – Sophie, the editor has so many glamorous ideas and fashion & lifestyle recommendations for country chic.
Eek. This could be dangerous. An app to find every sample sale imaginable. Need I say more…
Emma, who runs The Glam Mummy blog & her friend Astrid, have set up a one stop destination for little girls accessories. Lots of bright colours and sparkles… That’s the Christmas stocking sorted!
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