I used Addison Lee twice (same baby!) and they were great - I didn't tell them over the phone but I think they put two and two together with a booking at 2am to go to St Thomas's Hospital asap....I also used them when we had to go back a week later when he had jaundice and they are very good with little babies too....
also sorry I forgot about last week's meet-up and could have told you all that coffee at was shut for ages because of burst water main - I am away at my mum's having a meltdown at the moment so won't make this weekend either but hopefully will be able to join you all again soon xx
oh and I had coffee with yoga lady for all those interested she is going to send me an email with her plan of action and I'll forward it on to everyone
I'm not going to be able to make this weekend either, I'm at the inlaws all day.
I just wondered if anyone fancied meeting up during the week (mainly those with little ones I guess). It would be lovely to get out the house with Lila and see other Mum's and meet babies at the same time.
There was talk of starting something at peoples houses, I think for now we should keep meeting at coffee shops so that anyone who hasn't had a chance to catch up with us blooming marvelous ladies can do so over the next few coffee mornings.
I am DESPERATE for some local yoga!!!! Please keep us posted Daisy and hope your melt down in over!
I'd like to do a weekday meet up (with little one) and I know of another Mum that would also like to do a daytime meet up on a Monday with her 3 month old.
There used to be a regular Mums and young babies meet at Browns on Monday lunchtimes, organised by Riverside parents, so perhaps we could restart something? Browns is apparently empty on Mondays and loads of space for the buggies!
Weekends are harder for me as hubbie around and we are galivanting about visiting family etc!
If there are people out there with little ones already who are looking to meet other new parents then I'd really urge you to make the most of the wealth of services which Southwark lays on for parents and babies - there's lots to do and most of it's free. As the mum of a five month old who didn't do the NCT thing, had no local friends with kids and ended up feeling really quite isolated with a newborn in the weeks after my husband went back to work; I've met some brilliant new friends and feel like I have a fuller social calendar than before I had my son!
The Ellen Brown Centre on Grange Rd has regular sessions from the tuesday morning Breastfeeding Cafe where someone'll make you a cup of tea, bring you a biscuit and you can whinge about sore nipples to a sympathetic audience while your bundle of joy gurgles to other babies (you don't need to have a problem with breastfeeding - it's really a social thing) to Whippersnappers on friday afternoons where babies and toddlers can sing, coo, dance and bang percussion to their heart's content. There's also excellent resources at Kintore Way Children's Centre and, though it's not my end of the borough & I've not been, the fantastic new Coin Street Community Building on Stamford St.
I'll admit I was enormously sceptical about going to along to these things (a mixture of shyness and snobbery if I'm embarrassed to say) but I'm very glad I did. See Southwark Family Information Services website or ask your health visitor for the newsletter for proper details of times and sessions.
Oh and I don't work for the council, I'm just very impressed with what's out there for us.
Sorry have not posted on here for a while. I have now had the baby - Maxwell was born on 28th Jan. While I'm still figuring out what I'm doing, meet up at Browns would suit me. Unfortunately am expecting the midwife tomorrow (if that is the MOnday you mean) so have to stay at home.
By the way - mornings/lunchtimes at Browns on Monday are quite empty and plenty of space for puschairs to get around.