Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Great place for maternity & post-maternity clothes. Shame they don't do kids stuff! (for baby I go to The Shop on Cheshire Street - but that's another post)
Here's a recent email (get on the mailing list for future party invites)
End of the month means a Thrift Store party, and this time around we are planning the biggest one we have ever had!
Tonnes of hot new Spring and Summer stock is being flown in especially for the party including CROP TOPS, PLAYSUITS, CATSUITS, DRESSES, DENIM DRESSES, STRAPLESS DRESSES, SUMMER SKIRTS, CROPPED DUNGAREES, SHORTS, HOTPANTS and MUCH MORE for the Ladies.
For the Gents we have RALPH LAUREN BUTTON-DOWN SHIRTS AND POLO SHIRTS, GEOMETRIC PRINT JUMPERS AND CARDIGANS, TAILORED SHORTS, T-SHIRTS, WAX JACKETS, SLEEVELESS SHIRTS, DENIM SHIRTS, RUCKSACKS, BOOTS and MUCH MUCH MORE FOR ALL IN-STORE - the party is a great way to get first pick for your Summer wardrobe, particularly at our famous low prices!
There will of course be the legendary FREE BAR all night long, serving wine and beer absolutely free of charge ALL EVENING LONG, so come down, get drunk and shop until you drop!
It all kicks off at 7PM on THURSDAY APRIL 1ST at our enormous warehouse store located in Whitechapel - now open on the first floor too with the incredible concept store "The Assembly" packed with the finest hand-picked vintage finds!
Hope to see you there!
The East End Thrift Store
The store is located in-between Whitechapel and Stepney Green tubes, just off the Mile End Road . The store is down an alleyway called "Assembly Passage" which is roughly opposite Blockbuster video and the Genesis Cinema
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Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Tower Hamlets is a fantastic place to have a baby. I was happy with my prenatal care (accept a few hiccups) and the birth of baby at the Royal London hospital.
I accessed the local Sure Start centres in the first few months of baby's life. A fantastic neighbourhood resource.
As soon as I was able to get out and about I went to the breastfeeding support group. I signed up for baby massage, baby & mom yoga and weaning workshops.
All are free...
Tower Hamlets Family Information Service (FIS) at the town hall provides free, impartial information and advice on childcare as well as general information on a wide range of services for children, young people, parents and families.
Information available includes:
how to find the right childcare
details on childminders, day nurseries, pre-school playgroups, breakfast and after school clubs and holiday playschemes
financial help for childcare including Tax Credits, Nursery Education Fund, Care to Learn and Childcare Vouchers
information on quality standards
how to check a childcare provider is registered
Information on services available for children, young people (birth-20 years old), parents and families
family support information
play & holiday activities
special needs support
020 7364 6495
Mon-Fri 8am – 6pm
*Baby at 5 months
Gemma Aboe's Domestic Goddess at the Petrie Museum of Egyptology
Went to one a few weeks back. Discovered a handicapped area in the back with loads of room & a table perfect for laying baby and feeding while listening to the lecture ...
The lectures can be viewed online too:
The Zoology museum is in the same building & the Petrie Museum of Egyptology is next door.
The latter currently has an exhibition of artwork by Gemma Aboe. I couldn't resist purchasing the Domestic Goddess with its eyes of a hawk, strong torso of David & the sexy plastic legs of Barbie....
a steal I thought at just £60 for the collage and frame...
can't wait to collect it when the exhibiton ends on April 1.
*Baby at five months
Friday, 5 March 2010
Thursday, 4 March 2010
Aubrey Organics Island Naturals shampoo/conditioner
Why spend loads on baby products when you can make your own?
Baldwin's in Elephant & Castle sells all the basics. Litre bottles of grapeseed oil for baby massage, pots of marigold ointment, bags of dried camomile, raspberry leaf & nettle for tea, lavender/tea tree essential oil...all the Weleda products are there too.
I found my favourite conditioner there Aubrey Organics allspice-scented Island Naturals hair conditioner....
G Baldwin & Co
171-173 Walworth Road
London SE17 1RW
020 7703 5550
Belly dancer extraordinaire, Hilary Thacker
I thought I might take bellydancing after birth to get my wub back into shape.
Edinburgh-based Egyptian bellydancer Hilary Thacker holds fantastic holidays ....would love to go to the next one, held at a beautiful b&b in Morrocco in October 2010...
here's the description:
Teachers Hilary - Egyptian dance and percussion and Allal Yamine teaching Berber trance drumming.
£475 plus flights to Marrakech - includes accommodation, food, tuition etc.
First and last days in Marrakech.
£100 deposit. The holiday can be extended by a week of Tribal dance with Tribe Zuza the preceding week or by enjoying the country either side of the holiday - trips and excursions can be arranged.
More details and booking with Allal Yamine firstname.lastname@example.org
01573 223950 or 07528 922126
The Ministry of Food at the Imperial War Museum
This month we'll head to Imperial War Museum to see the wartime food exhibition - hopefully pick up a few tips on good ol' British comfort food...
After the UCL's Museum of Zoology, I'm keen to see more bones at the Hunterian.
Loved the Ragged School Museum...wondering if the Foundling Museum is similarly good...
I'm hoping the Saatchi Gallery will be baby/mummy friendly. I've heard there's a good cafe. I haven't been to Kings Road in years...
The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today
Duke of York's HQ
Tube: Sloane Square, Victoria
Open: Daily 10am-6pm, last entry 5.30pm
Exhibition runs until May 7
Mat Collishaw, Tracey Emin & Paula Rego: At the Foundling
till May 9 2010
The Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square
London WC1N 1AZ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7841 3600
Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm, closed Monday
Curious: The Art of Microscopy
till July 3 2010
The Royal College of Surgeons
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE
Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
The Ministry of Food
till January 3 2011
Imperial War Museum
London, SE1 6HZ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7334 3922
Elephant and Castle
Open: Daily 10am-6pm
(The quirky viola-plucking Chicago songstress Anni Rossi was meant to perform at Song East, but sadly cancelled)
Dates: 5-9 March. Would like to catch the indian music concerts...thinking of bringing baby along in the pram, but we'll see how it goes...
A few daytime walks and concerts look interesting & do-able - including one from the Museum of London on the Old Jewish East End/history of the area.