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THE MAGGIE & ROSE MAGAZINE JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014


Maggie&Rose

Chiswick Village Nursery

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CONTENTS 04/ City Guide 05/ Kids Reviewed 06/ Maggie Loves 07/ Rose Reviews 08/ The Feature 10/ Member Moment 13/ The Gurus 14/ Recipe Corner 15/ Childrens Edit 16/ Make & Do 18/ Classes 20/ Events 22/ Snapped

M&R Village Nursery 1 Essex Place Square London W4 5UJ 020 8994 7211 nursery@maggieandrose.com

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appy New Year folk! We can hardly believe a New Year is upon us, and we are seizing the opportunity for fresh starts, new look Magazine (the newsletter is no more!) fresh minds and fresh bodies in the club. We have lots of juicing and calm intentions for 2014. Check out Maggie’s review of the 10 minute meditation app (it works!), Rose’s delicious dairyfree find and Belles’ favourite ABC recipe to get you cooking in

the kitchen. A new year brings new beginnings.

Maggie & Rose Chiswick is excited to launch a new antenatal course with

Telegraph columnist and postpregnancy expert, Beverley Turner. Check out our interview with Bev inside. We are also re-launching our blog and putting warming little offers in the weekly newsletters and Twittersphere, so follow us if you haven’t already!

Wishing you and your little ones a happy, healthy and wonderful 2014, Lots of love

M&R Chiswick 1 Essex Place Square London W4 5UJ 020 8994 7211 chiswick@maggieandrose.com

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OUR GUIDE TO THE BEST OF LONDON FOR FAMILIES... GREEN FINGERS WHAT?

WHERE?

Let little ones scamper round the plants at Petersham Nurseries and check out what’s growing, then retreat to the delicious café for some home grown warming fodder

Petersham Nurseries, Church Lane, Off Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AG T: 020 8940 5230

WHEN? Tuesday-Sunday Early Booking Recommended E:info@petershamnurseries.com

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Can Major Mustard cheer Funky Feathers up? A new, lively version of Hans Christian Anderson’s popular story The Ugly Duckling.

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HELLO FRESH HOME DELIVERY...

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get asked a lot how I juggle 4 kids and Maggie & Rose and let me tell you it is not easy!

One of the biggest difficulties

to google and I stumbled upon Hello

is cooking & shopping. I have

Fresh who deliver all the ingredients

always felt very strongly about

with recipe cards, all you need to make delicious

my children eating a variety of

dinners without the hassle of schlepping to the

foods, keeping things varied

supermarket.

and having minimal processed type ready

This has totally taken a weight off my shoulders

made meals– hence the inspiration for our

of late, you sign up and every Tuesday a box is

cookery classes. Even when I was a stay at

delivered with all the ingredients you need to

home mum this dilemma always got me.

make meals for the nights you have selected.

Finding the time to source recipes, go to the

We have signed up to the 4 night package.

shop (with kids in tow) get the ingredients,

I cannot tell you how impressed I am with

come home, measure

this service, you get pre

out and cook it all

measured ingredients,

was always a real

so obscure things

struggle. Until

that you would

in desperation

never have in

one night I turned

your cupboard are

provided in just the right quantities - and no wastage. The recipes are a surprise so you never know what is going to turn up – which is awesome, some stuff you go –

The only negative thing is that they do email and call a LOT to see if you are happy – which some people are ok with – just annoys

hmmm to, we got duck breasts one week –

time poor me – other than that Hello Fresh

never in my life cooked these, wasn’t sure if

has rocked my world and makes me feel just

the kids would like it – but we followed the

a little less guilty each week.

recipe and it was awesome, the kids loved it and enjoyed trying something out of the ordinary. So I have never doubted again. Being quite a foodie family I have to say the recipes are great, and have been all well received ( except the steak one, which I cooked a bit too rare and was met with cries of “gross”!!! ) really well thought out and balanced, the meat comes from local butchers and looks 100x better than anything you get at the supermarkets. Quantities are spot on and the recipe cards are so well laid out the kids can follow them, babysitters with little culinary knowledge and even my husband ( who

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cannot boil an egg ) has enthusiastically had a go.

0203 510 6076 www.hellofresh.co.uk Quote “Maggie & Rose” to get £20 off your first order.


TREBLE REBEL H WE’RE UP ALL NIGHT TO GET CLUCKY... THE HOT NEW KIDS APP ‘HIP HOP HEN’ ot too long ago, I uprooted our family from the bosom of West London to the depths of the Cotswolds’ countryside (the remote middle of an ancient 2000-acre wood, to be precise). We did this for a few reasons but mostly so that our children could grow up building dens, playing with mud and running around with no fear…of being squished by the 94 Bus, picking up cigarette butts to taste, or getting dangerously close to dog poo…but I digress.

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The rural idyll is just that and delivers all that it promises. However, with Wellies full of water and rain lashing down endlessly, there are times when we need to do something non-parental and the iPad makes an appearance - daily during the holidays and before 7am in emergencies. I’d gone through Peppa’s Party, Dr Seuss and good old Where’s Wally, but when a friend sent me the link to the new Hip Hop Hen, I was immediately smitten. Created by Daisy Harrison, genius headmistress and founder of Miss Daisy’s Nurseries (3 and counting) (www.missdaisysnursery.com)

together with educational researcher and teacher, Sophie Carter, this app has shot to the Number 1 position in iTunes Kids Apps for good reason. The app has beautiful visuals (something we are big on at the Maggie & Rose Village Nursery), appeal for children AND grown ups and pleasant and playful sounds. If your little one is working on his ABC’s and you are trying to – hell, let’s be crazy here – read the Sunday papers (or at the most, flicking through the pictures of Sunday Times Style mag like me), you wont be driven totally mad.

urrah, a new non-dairy drink landed on our desks shortly before Christmas – just in time for hot choc holidays chez Rose. Two out of my three children are dairy intolerant (yawn) and I’m constantly looking for new recipes and brands that cater to their somewhat inconvenient needs. Rebel Kitchen was an instant hit, even for my dairy loving middle child, and all three slurped their way into a choco coma very happily. The drinks are made from coconut milk with no nasties added. The kids’ favourite was the straight up choco milk, closely followed by banana milk. Grace liked a mix of the two. The orange choc milk was lagging in third until I came up with the genius plan (I know) of freezing the little fella into ice cubes. Now orange choc ice cream has a whole new power over the other two. Anyway, we love a rebel at Maggie & Rose and although we dairy herds still delight in a hot milk and cadbury’s combo, Rebel Kitchen will now have a firm place in my fridge (and freezer) too. Rebel Taster Grace adds her own (not quite organic) toppings to Rebel Kitchen Coconut Milks

The first of three series of the app is “ABC flashcards”. It’s a simple concept, easy for children to use. You search for words beginning with each letter and get a star each time you find one. As a bonus, each letter page has an accompanying catchy phonics song. My 4 year-old, Rafe, particularly loved “Freddie frog can frighten his friends, when he’s dressed like a fairy”. To each to his own! The next two apps to be released are Hip Hop Hen ABC Jigsaw (release date Jan 16) and Hip Hop Hen ABC Letter Tracing (release date Jan 30). Peppa, we will always love you, but for the time being our hearts lie with Don Dog and Goldie Gorilla - particularly because she likes gobbling grapes, another one of our favourite pastimes in the country…

www.hiphophen.com age 2 years +

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SPIRITED AWAY, IN THE QUEST FOR SOME CALM IN HER LIFE, MAGGIE TRIES 10 MINUTES OF MEDITATION A DAY...

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ife in this day in age is hectic, it is non

about what kind of life our kids will have if we continue

stop! with mobile phones being as

to push them at the pace we are going at. Whilst not

advanced as they are, we very rarely stop

intentional they can’t help be effected by

and think, take a breath. From checking

our frenetic lifestyle.

Facebook on the bus (when you used

to read a book), to playing games while waiting in

Recently I was looking at a secondary school for

queues, and, yes, even in the bath or dare I say it on the

Oscar that promotes meditation. At first I thought this

loo emails can be caught up with! (yes you know you do!!!)

was some hippy school with pretentious intentions. However on the tour of the school I was converted at

Our parents’ generation were just not as stressed as

quite a rapid pace. They believe that children should

us, they lived simpler lives. This got me to thinking

be taught and encouraged to switch off through meditation from one subject to the next. This allows the brain to retain more of what is taught in lessons. This school has it right – it is not a hot house, so children are not under immense pressure to achieve from day one.Rather they are encouraged to be free to absorb and enjoy their education. As a result, the school get great marks, even from kids that some would write off. SO as we wait with bated breath to see if O actually gets in, I have been inspired to look at meditation more seriously. ( FYI the school is St James, well worth checking out )

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From that experience I signed up to a new app called HEADSPACE, which was started by an ex-Tibetan monk (who is young and fun – not what you would imagine a monk to be at all). Headspace encourages you to take 10 mins a day to unwind, it is super clever and beautifully designed so makes you really want to do this. You sign up for meditation prompts (Take ten program is free), to get you to take 10 mins for 10 days. Andy (the monk)

TOP FIVE TIPS TO MEDITATE

talks you through some basic breathing exercises to clear the mind and recharge. After my first session,

01/ Download app and carry

having just spent the morning screaming at my kids,

headphones so you are mobile.

I felt much more chilled. I put on some Frank Sinatra and yelled no more ( for that day anyway). I really believe that this may be the way forward to get our generation to slow down, recharge and save

02/ Find a comfy chair and sit up ( do not lie down – you will fall asleep ) . 03/ Pick a time in the day that

a fortune in therapy bills!

works for you and set a reminder

Go on - take 10!

on your phone. 04/ Make sure you are warm!

getsomeheadspace.com

05/ Really try and switch off – it works wonders!

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This month we interview Chiswick based Daily Telegraph columnist, Radio 5 Live’s Bump Club Presenter, mother of 3 and Blooming Bunch founder

How is life in the Cracknell household? 01/

We had a manic run-up to Christmas: builders in the house, all the usual kid’s christmas activities to fit in and creating all the content for our Blooming Bunch, so now, everything is feeling much calmer. Thank God.

THE BLOOMING BUNCH ANTENATAL

02/What

do you do to keep the brood entertained? Outside climbing trees or inside on the Wii..?

COURSE LAUNCHES AT MAGGIE & ROSE IN FEBRUARY 2014, OPEN TO NON MEMBERS TOO! EMAIL ANTENATAL@MAGGIEANDROSE.COM

I am very anti-screen-time but there are occasions when you just have to sit them in front of the TV

TO GET IN TOUCH WITH BEVERLEY.

to get anything done! We do lots of walks around Chiswick and Richmond Parks though and my eldest son swims at Ealing Club. It’s the only way to wear him out.

James a hands on father, are the children like him or you? Is adventure in the blood? Like most dads, he’d probably rather do less parental

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drudgery, but that’s not an option! And of course, once he’s done a bedtime story or overseen a mealtime, he really enjoys it. Blokes just need a bit of prodding sometimes. Our middle child – Kiki – is like I was a child: shy and studious. But the other

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What do you do to relax and unwind?

I wish…what does that even mean?! My New Year’s resolution is to relax a bit more. I need to start exercising again. A swim or a brief run around the block always does wonders for my mindset. I’m just not very good at making the time.

06/What

is your favourite local restaurant to go to as a family? Our kids are 10, 4 and 2 so eating out can be a pretty stressful experience. There is almost no point spending money in a restaurant to hurry through mouthfuls between picking broccoli off the floor and apologizing for my screaming two-year-old. The most successful meals I’ve had recently are at Maggie&Rose: kids wolf a pizza and then run off to play while I enjoy a salad and a latte in peace!

07/What

about family holidays, slopes or sunloungers? or both?! James had a serious head injury in 2010 whilst cycling so we don’t ski as he can’t really risk another. I’m an ex-competitive swimmer and the kids are very happy in water so we go poolside everytime. Now that I only have one in armbands, I’m almost completely free to read a book. But not quite…

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have recently launched an ante natal course “The Blooming Bunch at Maggie & Rose”, what first inspired this? Can you tell us a bit about it? I’ve been a passionate advocate of positive birth since I had my son 10 years ago. I’ve had three great births after taking control of my options, working out what I wanted and - of course - having a little bit of luck. It breaks my heart every time I hear women talk about traumatic experiences because today’s maternity services make it very difficult for women to get the birth they want - whether that’s a home waterbirth or an elective section. I’ve written and lectured about birth now for a decade but the time was right to turn action into words. Meeting Maggie was my light-bulb moment. We want to create an informative, empowering ante-natal group. I’ve pulled together my ‘dream team’ of experts. It’s a pretty special venture. I’m so proud of it.

What is the hardest part about becoming a mother, what top tips could you give to expecting mothers? 09/

The hardest is normally the change of identity: who am I now? Especially if you had a job you loved – that shift of priorities and isolation can be overwhelming. Throw in sleep deprivation and you’ve got a unique cocktail of potential misery! You make all the major adjustments with baby number one: the lack of spontaneity or lie-ins. And of course, it can play hell with your relationship. Of course, joining a good ante-natal group is invaluable for information as much as friendship (but then I would say that!)

What are your top pearls of wisdom you would pass on to your own children? 10/

I love the quote: ‘Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change what I can and the wisdom to know the difference.’ It’s a very liberating concept. And also that there are few things that can’t be solved by a good cup of tea and a laugh with your mates.

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The Blooming Bunch course

1. IintroductIon nTroducTion

Introduction and discussion: help us, help you. What do you want from the course? Are there any areas of specific interest or anxiety? Bev and midwife plus full well-being team (physiotherapist, personal trainer and nutritionist) to discuss how best to take care of your body: from exercise to optimal sleeping positions.

Expert antenatal education in Chiswick.

As a presenter of BBC Radio 5Live’s Bump Club and Daily Telegraph haT birth hat BirTh do i Want WanT columnist, I’ve been writing, lecturing and campaigning about birth for the and hoW do i get geT itiT Where would I feel safest? Difference between last ten years. But with Maggie, labour ward, birth centre and home-birth. What I’ve finally found the perfect place will I need to consider in each setting? Midwife to host lovely groups that will versus Obstetric-led care. Take away a ‘Birth inform about every area of Preferences’ sheet that can be filled out and birth and babies - from taken to place of birth. Beverley & Midwife. elective section to water-birth; obstetric aBour abour aTal ypNotHerapy atal ypnoTherapy to midwife-led care Do I want a late scan? 90 minute session with founder of and equip first-time Importance of early labour. NH, Maggie Howell. The effect of Coping mechanisms. When do Fear in labour. Breathing and mums to have a I go in? Pain relief you control visualisation in our cosy snug to positive experience (hypnosis, water, Tens machine, help you relax and stay calm - whatever that gas and air etc) & pain relief during the birth. Invaluable skill. means for them. others control (epidural, All of our sessions pethidine etc). Best birth are based on the positions. Beverley & Midwife. haT can your hat very latest clinical parTner actually partner acTually do evidence; will aBour abour How can they help manage the involve an element ‘What if’... challenges of a hospital? What are of discussion Potential twists & your expectations? What is it actually and a good deal turns including prelike for men? A light-hearted but vital of fun. eclampsia, induction, session with Midwife, Beverley and

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Life with a new-born. Everything you need to Feeding, sleeping and know about boobs, babies resting. The help you and bottles. Partners are might want. Includes encouraged to attend as cord care, vitamin K & they play an important immunisations. What do role in understanding and supporting the often tricky I need to buy and what is a waste of money? Plus business of breastfeeding. recap on any other matters And they need to know how to use a bottle!


pottering in The Perfect Puglia Travel

Guru...

Hankering for a hip hotel this half term? We asked Tamara Heber-Percy, co founder of Mr & Mrs Smith, to recommend the best deals for a half term break en famille.

Italy is one of my favourite places – you can’t beat it as the ultimate place for family-friendly fun and you’ll be warmly welcomed, even if your normally perfect offspring are displaying signs of mini-break mischief. Village resort Borgo Egnazia takes all of the hard work out of travelling with children: it has so much entertainment on offer that it makes for a brilliant break (expect to get sociable with the staff when you play football or take a group trip to a local farm). Interiors are stylish with a pleasing rural touch and the various bars and restaurants offer the perfect respite when you leave the little ‘uns in the top-notch kids club for an hour or two.

Offer: Combine your half-term break with a bit of grown-up

indulgence by booking the ‘Tee off and relax’ two-night golfand-spa offer, from £193.94 per night; it’s valid for stays until 30 March, 2014. (Offer includes breakfast, unlimited greens fees and a golf cart for one guest, a special-edition Aquann private flotation session for one, a room upgrade and late check-out on availability, plus 10 per cent off food and drink.)

Clamour for Cornwall If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, I’m a

big fan of the South Coast. There’s little better than a Cornish escape, whatever the weather. The St Moritz Hotel is art deco in style and has airy family-friendly suites – many have sea views, which are wonderful to wake up to. There’s plenty to do, too, with both an indoor and outdoor pool, a Cowshed spa and, of course, plenty of beaches just a pebble-skim away. The hotel runs two children’s programmes during the school holidays and half term, with a free kids club from 3pm each day: young guests can enjoy anything from treasure hunts to arts and crafts.

Offer: From now until 1 April,

2014, you can book three nights for the price of two, with rates from £80 per night with a minimum stay of three nights; breakfast and a his-andhers Cowshed travel set are included.

Smith & Family match best available rates at every hotel and offer loyalty money back on every booking. To plan your family holiday, call the 24/7 expert Travel Team on 0845 313 9007 or visit Smithandfamily.co.uk

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BELLES PICKS FROM ABC COOK WITH ME Our cooking school has been going for over 7 years now and we are super proud of all the mini foodies we convert (big and small alike!) This term we have some cracking recipes being baked, poached, kneeded, mixed and eaten across both clubs. ABC cook with the little cheflets at Chiswick this term! Combining the basics of the alphabet and teaming it with food gives little ones a double whammy learning fest!! here is a taster recipe … At Kensington this term Belles is sharing with you the chefs who inspire us to create the awesome recipes for our cooking classes. From well known’s like Jamie & Heston to other up and coming but equally talented chefs, this one is not to be misssed. talented cooks.

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1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 x pack of corn tortillas

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 x jar of good quality

1/2 teaspoon salt

tomato pasta sauce

1/2 teaspoon ground

200 g grated cheese

HOW TO MAKE IT? 1. Boil the sweet potatoes until tender, let them cool and then peel them.

2.Place the sweet potatoes in a bowl, and mash

them with the cream cheese, onions, chili powder, cumin, oregano salt & pepper and mix together.

3. Preheat oven to 180C and grease a good sized

baking dish.

4.Put a tortilla on a flat surface. Place about

1/3 cup of sweet potato filling down the bottom half of each tortilla, roll it up, and place filled tortillas seam side down in the prepared baking dish. Pour the tomato sauce over the tortillas, and sprinkle with the cheese.

5.Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes,

until the enchiladas are bubbling and the cheese is beginning to brown.

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TOTALLY RUBBISH FUN:

N W O T O C E Create a recycling craft box! Collect boxes of all different sizes and shapes, newspaper, bottle tops, and anything else you can thing of. Mix in some masking tape, glue, and paint and let the little imaginations run wild. We love rubbish so much we wrote a book about it! Here’s one of our fave activities....

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ECO PAINT BOXES

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First lay out some roads using your strips of newspaper.

Use your boxes to make buildings. First paint them all different colours and let them dry.

02/ Cut out squares of tin foil to make windows for your buildings. Stick them on with glue. Draw the doors on with felt-tip pens.

Decide which box will be which building. You could have different shops, a bank, a school, a police station whatever you like! Make a sign for each building.

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03/ Make trees to line your roads by stuffing newspaper in the tops of toilet roll tubes. Then paint your trees green.

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brings both qualities to our classes. Sign up

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toddlers to Jodie’s classes. BELLES’ world famous cheflets are taking inspiration from the famous Chefs of the world. In cook & craft they are revisiting traditional nursery rhymes this term. Little folk can bake some

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Pat a cake, pat a cake,

a Venetian Masquerade Ball, Festival

baker’s man…

Street Dance and loads more! The Art Factory is launching with the ever-popular Pollock Workshop, so book early to avoid tears.

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MONTHLY MINGLE Maggie & Rose will be hosting informal monthly get togethers at both clubs, with different things we think you will love being showcased at each one. This will be a great chance to get to know other members, and preview some lovely stuff. If you want to share your brilliant inventions, products and creations let us know! Mingles are free to members big and small

WE ARE HAPPY TO BE LAUNCHING OUR PARENTS & CHILD CARERS’ FIRST AID COURSE. THIS WILL BE A MONTHLY DATE AND COVERS TOPICS SUCH AS RESUSCITATION, BLEEDING, CHOKING, ALLERGIES, BURNS & SCALDS AND LOADS MORE - IT REALLY IS A NECESSITY WHEN YOU HAVE LITTLE ONES. THE COURSE IS RUN BY PEDIATRIC A&E NURSES WHO WORK IN LEADING LONDON HOSPITALS. £80 PER PERSON AND INCLUDES SNACKS.

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TWO THOUSAND AND BINGO BINGO IS SO 2014. NO REALLY IT IS! AFTER THE SUCCESS AND FUN OF OUR QUIZ & TAPAS POP UP EVENINGS, WE WILL BE HOSTING ANOTHER YUMMY 3 COURSE FEAST WITH SOME BINGO FUN TO BOOT, SO BOOK A SITTER AND BOOK YOUR SPOT. £25 PP INCLUDING 3 COURSE SUPPER AND WELCOME DRINK. GUESTS WELCOME.

CARNIVAL HALF TERM

Love is always in the air at Maggie & Rose, and Valentines is an excuse to shower our little members with some of cupid’s finest children will be served a romantic tea before boogieing on down to the valentine’s beat (too cute!) £10 per child.

THE BLOOMING BUNCH Beverley Turner, the wonderful Telegraph columnist and presenter of Radio 5 Lives’ Bump Club is launching her antenatal course for first and second time mums at M&R Chiswick. A chance to The get the knowledge you need and be guided through each stage by experts, and to make some friends due at the same time as At you, all in the comfort of M&R sofas with a steaming cup of something. Open to non members so spread n ur the word! Email antenatal@ yT With Beverle maggieandrose.com or see website for details

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We have gone carnival crazy for our February half term – Venetian Party treats, Mardi Gras music and our totally famous Jackson Pollock art club. please see website timetable for full details

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BIG KIDS CAMP SIX NATIONS RUBGY Calling all daddies! Not only will we be screening ALL matches, our chef has even drummed up a special Six Nations Menu, you see we do care about you too! Screenings will be either on the bus or in the snug (if we can deal with the screaming of turning Peppa Pig off)

ONCE AGAIN WE ARE OPENING OUR DOORS TO THE OLDER KIDS FOR OUR HALF TERM CAMP. THIS TIME WE ARE HEADING OFF ON CARNIVAL FIESTA - FUN TIMES GUARANTEED. 5-10 YEARS. SEE TIMETABLE ON WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

AFTERDARK BIG KIDS We are opening up Kensington club after dark for the big kids to come out and play. One of our fabulous members has launched a super cool music show Cassies big night in. Showcasing the finest up and coming musical talent around. So book a babysitter, come and mingle without the kids, enjoy some nibbles, great music and booze!!!

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VER WONDER WHAT WE GET UP TO WHEN WE’RE NOT TEACHING TOTALLY AWESOME CLASSES OR MAKING MUCH NEEDED COFFEES?! WELL, WONDER NO MORE...

01/ We were totally blown away by a tour of Innocent Smoothies HQ Fruit Towers. Massively inspirational and a real motivation to tidy our office!

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02/ the uests at Yummy! G Brasserie Chiswick

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Super Chef Omar & his team in the Maggie & Rose kit chen

We held our first ever supper club with the incredible Omar Alibhoy (of Tapas Revolution fame). The soft play was converted to a real grown ups restaurant!


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Maggie, Bev & Rose - 10 kids between them!

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We’ve hosted a yummy brunch with our antenatal guru Beverley Turner. New & expectant mums had a chance to pick the brains of Bev & her team, from bumps & boobs to babies & birth- no subject was unbroached. #Blush #Bloomingbunch

THE TWO FACEBOOK PHOTO COMPETITION WINNERS!!

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05/ Question: What gets people drinking in teams? Answer: The first ever Maggie & Rose Quiz! Tricky questions, amazing food and booby prizes galore!

James & Bev Cracknell and their winning team

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