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NSPCC appeals for volunteers in Hampshire to help child...

In 2015/16, the NSPCC’s Speak Out. Stay Safe programme was delivered to more than 11,000 children across Hampshire.

The charity’s schools safeguarding service uses specially trained volunteers to talk to primary school children about abuse.

In order to continue ...


Time to re-focus now school’s back…

7 weeks of having my eldest at home went very quickly,  some days though it went veeeeeeeery slowly. Now school’s in I miss the little monkey, our brains are funny like that aren’t they, some days bedtime can’t come quick enough but ...


Looking for support with your CV?

At CV UK Writer, we provide a flexible CV writing and career guidance service for every stage of your career. Whether you’re going back after a break, looking to change career direction or applying for your first ever role, we can ...


Win two pairs of tickets to try windsurfing or stand up...

We’ve got a brilliant new competition for you this week to win two pairs of tickets to ‘have a go’ at either windsurfing or stand up paddle boarding (SUP) at the National Watersports Festival (NWF) which is taking place on Hayling ...


New Job – Admin for Cocopeony

Cocopeony are a new sweet treats company looking for a new member to join the team in Botley Hampshire.

Cocopeony create delicious sweet treats handmade by Emma for all occasions, including, gift boxes ,weddings favours, babyshowers, party treats and for ...

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Childcare Provisions

We all know how hard it can be to find excellent childcare. Knowing that your children are safe, well cared for and having fun whilst you are working or having a few hours to yourself is key to us all. Here are some ...

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Annas Home of Books, Independent Usborne Organiser

I am a mum of 3 beautiful children & an Independent Usborne Organiser. I love reading & books are a fun way of learning & sharing precious moments together.

For £38, you will receive a starter kit of books & stationary worth ...

Local Businesses – from recommendations

Gosport has a wealth of local businesses. Those listed on this page come highly recommended from local residents. Whatever you need you’ll be able to find a top quality supplier here. Plus many of the businesses we work with have provided offers ...

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Children’s Activities

Looking for local children’s activities? We’ve put together a list of the best to entertain your little ones.

Rock Up

Without doubt this will keep the children entertained for a good few hours. It’s one of my 5 year old’s favourite places ...


Become a Hampshire Mums Partner – for businesses

Join our Hampshire Mums community, become a Hampshire Mums Partner and advertise your business for only £35 a year.

If you are a local business aimed at mothers and children then don’t waste any time in getting your business added to a local ...

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Hidden Gem – Hannah’s B&B

Found on Instagram is Hannah’s B&B, a chic and beautifully restored bed and breakfast based in the heart of Winchester. I still can’t quite believe I had never heard of it until now.

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This week’s top 5 kids fashion brands

Looking for clothes for your little ones aged 0-7 and fancy something a little different to the normal high street stores? Take a look at some of my favourite brands:

1. Blueberry Boo Kids

Blueberry Boo Kids designs focus on Adventure, ...

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Competition Time – 4 Cinema Tickets

This is a fab competition to win 4 cinema tickets, perfect to take the family, have a girls night or have a couple of date nights. However you want to use the tickets is up to you as is which film you ...


Freelance Social Media Jobs for the Typeface Group

Looking for a social media job?

The Typeface group are an award winning creative marketing agency based in Basingstoke. Run by women this is an agency with a difference! Built by Polly and Natalie they have a team that work remotely with weekly visits ...


Top Hampshire Hotels for knackered parents

Got a child free night and want to go wild in a way only knackered parents can? Here’s some hotel recommendations to help you make the most of it as we all know it’ll be another 6 months before you’re able to ...


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I have an excellent opportunity for motivated & friendly make up lovers to join my international team, The Savvy Sisters. Our make up is made from the most natural minerals, with no harsh chemicals & definitely ...


Your life is over when you have children

‘Your life is over when you have children’ was the no.1 piece of conversation overheard this week while lunching in half term with my two boys in TGI’s, I know extravagant but the queue for McDonald’s was massive and we’d been swimming so everyone was ...

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Celebrity Deaths in 2016

This year has seen an unprecedented number of famous deaths (and it’s still only June).  With the sad addition of Muhammad Ali to this list, we thought we’d write a quick round up of those gone this year.

Prince – 57 (1958-2016)


Critical Care Nurse, The Hampshire Clinic, Basingstoke

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Critical Care / ITU Nurses – BMI’s The Hampshire Clinic

BMI Healthcare’s strategy is to be a magnet for the best healthcare professionals – we know that having the right team and keeping them highly motivated is essential to delivering ...


Beaulieu – Things to do in Hampshire

Chester and I went on an impromptu trip to Beaulieu last week with my friend Rach and her little girl Thea. Having not been since I was a child myself, I’ve been well aware it’s there and meaning to take a trip ...

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Space NK – Beauty Advisor, Winchester

Job description

We currently have a position for a part time Beauty Advisor to join our team in our brand new Winchester store.

So apply today and if successful join us on our journey of discovery, try new products, learn about brands, ...


Forever Living Business Owners

If working Office Hours 9-5 Monday – Friday isn’t going to work for you and your family. If you want to take the kids to school, meet friends for coffee and work around your priorities, not the other way around then take a ...

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Neal’s Yard Consultant

Ever dreamt of becoming your own Boss, earning great cash and having the flexibility of working around the need of your family?  Join Neal’s Yard Organic as a consultant and be part of something amazing. The huge benefit of Neal’s Yard products ...

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Freelance Web Developers

If you’re a skilled web developer looking for some freelance work please get in touch.

I am a freelance digital marketing consultant and currently have a number of web projects on and I’m looking for local mums to help out on these ...

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Freelance Web Designers

If you’re a skilled web designer looking for some freelance work please get in touch.

I am a freelance digital marketing consultant and currently have a number of web projects on and I’m looking for local mums to help out on these ...


Mornings in the Christie household

This is an average morning in our household…

“MUMMY is it time to get up yet?”
Repeat… Repeat… Repeat… Okay this time mummy hears.
Checks phone, it’s before 7. I don’t do before 7.
“Yes play in your room” ...


One year on from Chester’s dramatic entrance̷...

This post is for the women who never got the labour they hoped for and all mums who’ve bought a baby home and felt those conflicting emotions.

As Chester’s first birthday approaches (it’s tomorrow) it’s hard not to think back to his ...


Beard Bib

Not much to say about this except what a bloody brilliant idea and where’s it been all my life! Save the sink, floor, mantelpiece, wherever is deemed an appropriate shaving location from those pesky hair shavings.

Image credit: The Beard ...

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Cheese & Cheers, French style bistro, Southsea

Cheese and wine together, what more can you ask for? As a lover of both stinky cheeses and most wines this is my next night out!

Cheese & Cheers is a new French style bistro recently opened in ...


Bluebells @ Micheldever Woods

The bluebells are out at Micheldever Woods and now is a perfect time to take a trip. Have a picnic and take some beautiful pictures of your children surrounded by the bluebells.

The best of the bluebells are as you approach the ...


Paint your own pottery – wet wkd activity

With the weekend approaching and looking slightly miserable (no surprises) here’s an idea to entertain the kids indoors. It’s also a good opportunity to create special presents for any upcoming birthdays or Christmas!

We went to the Made by Me Pottery Studio ...


Portchester castle – stunning spot on a sunny day

Here’s some weekend walk inspiration for. Highly recommended on a sunny day for the views, fun on the beach and for taking some lovely pics of your kids. Loads of space for kids and dogs to run around and free parking.

Also ...


Chococo Winchester

Next time you’re in Winchester check out Chococo – a very cute chocolate shop and cafe.

Pics showing the shop on Winchester high street and the robot choc I picked up for James.

It’s on the high street, opposite ...

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Fed up of kids eating your jewellery and hair?

If your baby/toddler is anything like mine they love to (very annoyingly) munch, pull and chew on your hair and clothes. If you put jewellery on it’s like all their Christmases have come at once!!

Take a look at Fox’s Felts collection ...


The joys of flying long haul with kids

Well that title was really just to pull you in (I know, sneaky) as there are no joys of flying long haul with kids, well maybe only one that I’ll come to later. Mostly it’s a painful, torturous experience in which time ...


Session 1: Make your website work harder for you

This super session will look at making the most of your website.

Date: 10th Mar 2016 10:00-12:00 at Bistro8, Sarisbury Green

The three key takeaways are:

  • How to create an outstanding online experience for your customers
    • Mapping the customer journey.
    • Creating ...