Newsletter 6 Jan 2014

Hello lovely KM readers,
Here’s your weekly newsletter from Kensington mums.
Keeping you in the loop with the local scoop

 

We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. We certainly loved London all sparkly and surprisingly quiet over the holidays. We had our over-load of ice skating, festive eating and a whole lot of family fun. As Mums we often forget about our well being. But we must remember that in order to look after your little ones, we need to nurture ourselves first. At Kensington Mums HQ, our new year resolution is to make more ‘me time’ and being guilt free! What is your new year resolutions?

 

If you follow Kensington Mum on social media, you would have seen a few sneak peaks of what we have been up to. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Please ‘like’ Kensington Mums on Facebook – we post news on ad-hoc events, interesting local knowledge, lots of interesting articles as well as discussions amongst the Kensington Mums community. You can also find us on Twitter @KensingtonMums and Instagram for some instafun. Check our our you tube channel for our popular motherhood exhibition can be viewed on and videos of our past events.

The pictures of our Christmas Dinner are out, you can check them out here. A big thanks for the great hospitality and food of Randa Restaurant. Picture credit Pat Kelman. pics km xmas dinner

 

 

As we mentioned earlier, we had a lot of festive ice skating thanks to Westfield London and it was by far the best family friendly ice skating ring in town surrounded by sparkles and twinkling lights. Little ones got all the support they need using either penguins or seals.

 

Christmas in London was magical, you can see for yourself. Click right here.

 

 

 

From all of us here at Kensington Mums, we would like to thank you all for your donations which have been donated to Hestia, Kensington and Chelsea. Read more here.

 

 

Enjoy reading our first newsletter of 2014.

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Kensington Mums events and meet ups

New Year. New Start . Our first coffee morning is taking place on Friday 24th of Jan from 10-12pm. Email us at info@kensingtonmums.co.uk with subject heading ‘Jan coffee morning’ to join us. It is a great way to meet local Mums and make friends. Babies and toddlers are welcome.

 

 

 

What would you add?  Join us in the last motherhood exhibition on Wednesday 22nd Jan 2014 and share your motherhood journey. Address: Chelsea Open Air, little ones welcome (stay and play session). Registration required. Click here for more information.

 

 

What’s on for you and your little ones

Mums&Co is a new fundraising organisation which aims to help people in the most deprived parts of the world, by allowing mums to help other mums. They are currently raising funds for HART-UK (who do amazing work) to support a Secondary school in Bari, Nigeria because they believe all families should have the opportunity to give their children an education. They are hoping to grow and develop new ideas to raise funds for HART-UK and other charities in the future. Please check their website and help spread the word.

 

Free Film making workshops at the Electric Cinema. Saturday 18, 25 January and 1st of February. Suitable for children aged 7+. Click here for more information.

 

 

Free Guided Tours at Somerset House. Make the most out of your time with your little one whether you are on maternity leave or not. Wrap up warm and take your little one out and out in London. The free guided tours run every Thursday at 13.15 and 14.45 and every Saturday at 12.15, 13.15, 14.15 and 15.15. Click here for more information.

 

The London Ice Sculpting Festival. Saturday 11- Sunday 12th January 2014. FREE family friendly event in Canary Wharf. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

Free Zumba for kids aged 1 – 5s. Get active together! Tuesday 1.30pm – 2pm. Stay and Play Kensington Memorial Park (St. Marks Park), St. Marks Road, London, W10 6BZ. For more information contact: Fay on 020 8968 4339 or email: paula@zumbalondon.co.uk

Also, don’t miss Cookery + Smart cookery for modern families suitable for ages 7-11. Monday 13 January, 4pm to 5pm a Kensington Central Library.

 

Rug Rhymes at South Bank Centre. Free suitable for the Under 5s. A short session of nursery rhymes, poems and rhyming stories. There is also be the opportunity to look at and borrow books from the Library’s ever-growing children’s collection. Starting at 10.30am to 11am at Saison Poetry Library at Royal Festival Hall. Free but booking essential (please book a ticket for yourself and each baby/toddler). Click here for more information.

 

Animal Vision for families. Natural History Museum. Saturday 11th Jan 2014. A fun show investigating a world only visible to certain animals. Click here for more information.