Sharing my experiences and adventures in Berkshire and beyond

Jodie - Maidenhead Mum

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Here you’ll find posts and reviews about my life here in Maidenhead with two small children. I write about a broad selection of subjects, from family friendly restaurants, things to do at half term and even where to go on ‘date night’ in Maidenhead and the surrounding areas. I’m always looking for new ideas and experiences so please get in touch if you’d like to share your story on the blog.

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#lovemaidenhead – Join in with the community hashtag project

Putting Maidenhead on the Map

In 2016, I started tagging my photos of Maidenhead on Instagram with #lovemaidenhead and encouraged the community to get involved. The hashtag has now been used over 1000 times!  All you have to do is take a photo of something you love in and around Maidenhead, share it on Instagram and use the hashtag #lovemaidenhead. It doesn’t have to be a photographic masterpiece, just something you snap on your phone. There’s no need to limit yourself to things in the centre of town, it can be anything within a short distance of Maidenhead that you have the privilege to enjoy as a Maidenhead resident.  I’ll do a regular roundup of 9 photos with the #lovemaidenhead tag and share on my ‘Maidenhead Mum’ Instagram and Maidenhead Mum Facebook page.

If you want to see more images of Maidenhead, why not buy my Maidenhead calendar which has over 40 images of Maidenhead and includes all of the community dates for the rest of the year. Just click on the calendar section here on my site or visit the Craft Coop shop in town to buy one.

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A comparison from above. The XT2 on the left has the 18-55 f2.8-4 zoom lens on and the XT10 on the left has the 35mm f1.4 prime lens
Photography / Reviews
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Should you buy a mirrorless camera? The Fuji XT2 reviewed

Lots of people ask me about which camera they should buy and people are often curious about which camera I use for the photography on the blog so I thought it was time to share a few secrets. My husband always teases me that I can babble endlessly about cameras and photography so I should warn you all that this post has LOTS of information about...

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Time for tea: a visit to the Wedgwood Tea Conservatory
Days Out Guide / London / Travel
01 Jun 2017

Time for tea: a visit to the Wedgwood Tea Conservatory

It’s not often that I find myself childfree in London these days unless it’s for work. Last weekend, a good friend of mine invited me to the Chelsea Flower Show, and on the way back from the show we stopped off on the Kings Road as I was keen to see some of the floral displays that the shops had created as part of the annual...

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Maidenhead’s closest beach? West Wittering explored.
Days Out Guide / Travel
28 Apr 2017

Maidenhead’s closest beach? West Wittering explored.

We’re pretty blessed living in Maidenhead as we have so many areas right on our doorstep and the south coast is tantalisingly close. I often hear people from Maidenhead rave about West Wittering beach so when we found ourselves staying nearby I thought we should check it out. Here’s everything you need to know: What is it? West Wittering beach is a beautiful stretch of...

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Cuddles, tickles, laughs and giggles: the unexpected truth of a career in childcare.
Maidenhead / Reviews
23 Apr 2017

Cuddles, tickles, laughs and giggles: the unexpected truth of a career in childcare.

Looking after little ones can be exhausting. Babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, they each have their challenges. I work four days a week in an office, and when I leave at 5.30pm on Thursday for my ‘day off’ which involves looking after my toddler-sized little boy, I have to remind people that the hard work is just beginning. So when I try to imagine what it’s like...

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The Lions take over the High Street
Maidenhead / Maidenhead Moments
17 Feb 2017

Maidenhead Moments: Chinese New Year Parade

This post is the first in a new series here on the blog. I’ve noticed that when I share photos of an event I’ve been to in Maidenhead, I often get lots of questions or people wish that they had known about it beforehand. I figured that perhaps I can remedy this by sharing my #lovemaidenhead photography and writing about my experiences. So here is...

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THRILLED with her new school uniform.
Me and Mine
11 Sep 2016

The highs and lows of becoming a first time school mum.

Having watched my Facebook feed fill up with images of my friend’s children starting school, I’ve never really been able to fully understand the range of emotions that lie behind the clichéd ‘stand in front of the fireplace’ photo that you see. As a first time school mum I’ve now realised that it isn’t just a photo. It’s a turning point, a moment of huge significance. Or...

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As an established blogger and photographer, I now also run short, informal training courses to help small businesses learn how to use content marketing and blogging to engage with their customers. And, seeing as photography has always been such a big part of my blog and my life, I also run sessions on how to take great photos with your smartphone, a question I get asked a lot!

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