We promised some information on addressing death & dying with your children since we heard that Topsy & Tim were going to lose their beloved pet dog.
Sadly, since then the atrocities in Paris have taken place which is likely to be on the radar of children of school age especially. We have had a few reports from parents of talk in the playgrounds and of course, there are a lot of questions arising from this.
Renée van der Vloodt has written a blog on the topic of helping your children live life without the fear of dying. In fact, Renée had written this prior to the terror attacks in France but it has become incredibly timely and in any case, hopefully it is a useful guide for you.
How to address your child’s fear of death & dying
Renée will be joining us at the beginning of 2016 for a 2-part course designed to help us understand and manage the challenging behaviours of our children. Look out for more information to follow very soon…
The mums night our organised by our fab events team, Juliet and Helen was such a success!
8 of us rocked up to Joules for a cocktail making session and we all rolled out a few hours later..!!
We got to shake, layer and muddle our cocktails behind the bar and we got some good tips along the way. The cocktails really were delicious so hopefully this will become an annual event!
Here are a few pics, if you’ve got your own from the night please share with us.
A note from our Chair – Heidi:
Lovely to hear that quite a few of you are planning to come along to the AGM on Monday 16th November. If anyone else is interested in hearing about the running of the club or is thinking of getting involved then please come along.
Even if you can’t come on the 16th you can still volunteer a hand – just speak to me (Heidi) – every little bit helps greatly in the running of our club.
We do have quite a few committee members stepping down this year now that their little ones are school age. I’m aware that there are already quite a few of you interested in the roles however I think it is protocol that I should list all the roles vacancies so here they are:
- TAP taster sessions co-ordinator
- Website & Facebook lead
- Advertising lead
It may look like a lot but this years’ committee have tried to break the roles into bite-sized pieces so that no one role is overwhelming for anyone. Please let me know if you think you may be interested in joining the committee or if you have any questions about any of the roles.
The one element we will probably remove is the Nearly New Sales team as there seems to be little appetite for continuing the sales however, if you feel strongly about the value they add to the club please step up and we can of course reinstate them.
The AGM is 8pm at Home Cottage in Redhill (round the back of the station). The first drink will be on the club for everyone that comes!
Hope to see many of you there!
Thanks so much to Laura from MAD Academy for coming to TAP in half term for a special spooky taster session of her fun-filled sessions!
There were smiles and laughs from all the children and even the mums too!
If you’d like to book your little ones into MAD Academy with Laura then she is offering a sibling discount of £3 per sibling.
Class prices are as follows:
Babies & crawlers – £4.50 (PAYG) / £4 prepaid
Walkers to 4yrs – £5.50 (PAYG) / £5 (prepaid card) / £4.75 (while term prepaid)
Here’s the website:
Look out for more taster sessions coming soon!
Some piccies from MAD Academy at TAP:
Get your diaries out! We have lots of fabulous companies coming to TAP to run taster sessions of their classes. Each class who comes also offers our members discounts so coem along and find out what it’s all about! There’s no extra charge, come along with your multiples and enjoy 🙂
- Wednesday 28th October – Laura from MAD Academy will be at TAP to show us her music and dance fun!
- Wednesday 4th November – Tabitha from Baby Sensory will be treating our new mums and babies to an enjoyable baby sensory session! Tabita has plenty of experience with helping mums of multiples get the most out of the session!
- Wednesday 17th February 2016 – Naomi from The Garland Dance Academy will be running a fun dance session using movement, mime and props!
We’ve got a NEW date for your diary … the mum’s night out is one not to be missed!
How about trying your hand at cocktail making … and of course sampling a few too?!
On Thursday 5th November we’re heading to Joules in Reigate for a cocktail making evening!
Joules are offering us a very special deal of just £20 per person, which includes learning how to make 3 cocktails behind the bar (a muddled cocktail, a shaken cocktail and a layered shot!). They’ll also lay on a few nibbles.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Joules, it’s a chic and friendly wine bar … and I know they’ll make sure we have lots of fun!
Put the date in your diary and if, like us, you love your cocktails and would like to come along, please let us know! We may need to pay up in advance, if so I’ll be asking for some of your pennies nearer the time.
So, a reminder of the details:
Date: Thursday 5th November
Venue: Joules, 85 Bell Street, Reigate RH2 7AN (across from Priory Park)
Don’t miss it!
Juliet & Helen x
We are delighted to be welcoming the lovely Angela back to TAP with her fabulous Phoenix Cards on Wednesday 18th November!
There will be the usual beautiful selection of cards, wrapping paper and gifts as well as the Christmas collection. As the Christmas collection was so popular and sold out in record time last year, Angela will be dropping in catalogues well before the 18th November so you can pre-order with her whenever you’re ready.
There will be a Bumps & Babes tea and coffee morning at one of our lovely members houses in Reigate on Friday 9th October.
If you’re expecting multiples or have wee ones then do come by, we’re a friendly bunch and full of lots of useful info to help you through those early days with two babies or more!
Please let us know if you’re coming and we’ll get the kettle on 🙂
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch with full details.
Our lovely hairdresser Sharon will be returning to TAP next Wednesday 9th September.
She charges £14 for toddler/older twins or £10 for babies.
Come on by for our usual play with drinks and snacks plus the opportunity to get your little ones’ hair cut, no need to book.
Thanks so much for all your help and support which made yesterdays Brockham Teas on the Green fundraising event such a success. Between us we managed to put on a very impressive spread and run the afternoon smoothly resulting in lots of happy customers! Despite the bike ride going on, we still managed to raise around £400 profit!
Thanks to everyone who helped us out in so many different ways. Special thanks have to go to Heidi who managed to get out of Dorking by cycling with her 3 children (and cakes!) to Brockham and then worked hard all day!
Brilliant team effort and we had loads of fun!