Author: Nicola

Biba & Joanne – Marvellous Mums

Name:  Joanne Forrest Smith & Biba Lloyd   Family members:  Joanne: Married to Steve with two children. Biba: Married to Will with three children.   Previous career:  Joanne: Picture researcher in the publishing industry and a registered childminder. Biba: PE teacher and HR Manager.   Name & description of your business:  Playball Bucks Ltd, a multisports & movement programme for children aged 2 – 9.   What gave you the inspiration to start your own business and how did you go from having an idea to getting the business up and running?   We both wanted to be able to...

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Smashing party tips

     ‘Smashing’ Tips for a Top Party     1. Get the children involved in the planning.  Making invitations, filling party bags or picking favourite games will build excitement and make the event more memorable.   2. Send your invitation out 3-4 weeks ahead of the party.  Too early and people put it to one side. Be prepared to chase, mums are busy and may forget to reply.   3. Consider numbers, venue, and age mix carefully.  A wide age range can be tough to keep happy, but older children – especially siblings – love to be involved...

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Where’s Santa

Where’s Santa   Odds Farm Park (http://www.oddsfarm.co.uk/events.php)   Visit Santa in his magical grotto and receive a gift. Costs £4 (in addition to entry cost). Every weekend in December and 24th December.   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre  Santa’s magical adventures (http://www.bucksrailcentre.org/santa.php)   Enjoy a magical steam train ride where you will be joined by Santa himself, and receive a gift from him. Plus for the first 2 weekends in December the train will be pulled by Thomas. Your adventure includes a ride on the steam train, soft drinks and biscuits for children, seasonal refreshments for adults, 25 minute live magic...

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Local Pantos

Local Pantos   THE SLEEPING BEAUTY PANTO   When: 7th December at 8pm, 8th December at 12pm, 4pm, 8pm and 9th December at 3pm.   Where: Chalfont St Peter Community Centre, Chalfont St Peter   Info: A fun family panto. Tickets cost £12 for adults and £8 for under 16’s. To book call the Box Office on: 07928 161419. For more information see the website: http://stpeterplayers.co.uk   Aladdin   When: 6th December 2012 to 5th January 2013 (no performance on: 9th, 15th, 21st, 25th December and 1st January)   Where: The Elgiva Theatre, St Mary’s Way, Chesham, HP5 1HR   Info: See www.elgiva.com...

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Easy way to fit in a workout

This week we spoke to Chris & Trace who run Chiltern Cross Fit about 5 easy ways to fit in a workout: 1. Exercise first thing in the morning: Whenever you’re trying to establish a new habit, it’s a good idea to make it a priority in your day. Exercising in the morning is a great way to start the day. Not only does it give you energy, but it gets the task out of the way. Morning exercise is often a more effective wake-up than coffee! Set your alarm 20 minutes earlier, and spend those 20 minutes exercising....

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Camille Wilde

Name: Camille Wilde Family members: Camille, Colin, Charlotte and Connor & Millie the Dog. We are not all C on purpose just the way it happened. Previous career: In Durban, South Africa I owned a Event Management and Decor company called Evolution Events which I sold before I moved to the UK. I LOVED Eventing a Decor. Name & description of your business: I have started 2 small business here, Beauty Works that has been up and running for 2 years and my new little venture: The Secret Wardrobe – a small boutique clothing business. I am hoping to combine...

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