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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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Outside the Great Pavilion, these Crystal flowers caught my eye too. £25 per flower. Possibly not the best investment with my kids around, but oh how sparkly they were! Days Out Guide / London / Reviews

When I was younger, the ultimate torture that my mum could inflict was to make me watch Gardener’s World. It was just soooo boring! And to be fair, despite now being a homeowner with a decent sized garden, I’m still not really that interested in flowers and plants. I have one raised flower bed in my garden, and I’ve established a ‘Darwinism’ style of gardening....

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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.

Popular Posts

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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If you cross the bridge to other side of the river you can stroll underneath the 'Sounding Arch' of Brunel's Bridge. I'm a bit young to say anything yet so I haven't really practiced making echoes. Perhaps I'll add this to the next list!
Family Friendly / Maidenhead
25 Aug 2016

12 things to do in Maidenhead before you’re 1.

I often hear people complaining that there is nothing to do in Maidenhead, or that they have run out of ideas for what they can do at the weekend with the kids. Yet if you know where to look, there are actually lots of children and baby-friendly activities and groups. At the end of July my littlest celebrated his first birthday so in honour of...

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We showed the little man the bright colours of the stall and the helter skelter
Family Friendly / Maidenhead
09 Aug 2016

Family Friendly fun: Maidenhead Festival in photos.

Once a year there is a pretty special event that comes to town. Organised by volunteers from the community for the lovely people of Maidenhead to enjoy, Maidenhead Festival transforms Kidwell’s park in the centre of town to a bright and bustling fun weekend for all the family. There’s live music, a funfair, a beach and plenty of stalls to browse and buy from, many...

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Show why you #lovemaidenhead and win.
Family Friendly / Maidenhead
16 Jul 2016

Show why you #lovemaidenhead and win.

Way back at the beginning of the year I had a little idea. As I scrolled through my instagram feed I realised that there were very few photos of Maidenhead being shared. There were plenty of amazing photos of London… and even Windsor. But Maidenhead? Zilch. I appreciate that we don’t have as many iconic landmarks or famous places to visit. But as a community...

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