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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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#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

As I nipped out to go to the local Post Office I walked past this dazzling sunset over Boyne Hill Park! It's the little things like this that make you smile and are reasons to #lovemaidenhead
Family Friendly / Maidenhead
26 Jan 2016

107 reasons to #loveMaidenhead

A little while ago on my Maidenhead Mum Facebook page I mentioned that I’d like to take more photos of Maidenhead this year to help it get recognition for being a great place to live. So I asked the question: What does Maidenhead mean to you?   I was quite surprised by the varied responses. Maidenhead Landmarks? Alongside some of the more obvious ones like Brunel’s...

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Baby's first Christmas
Family Friendly / Maidenhead / Reviews
21 Jan 2016

Family Friendly review: Christmas at The Crowne Plaza Marlow

Although Christmas might seem a distant memory and the decorations are all safely stashed in the loft, I’ve been enjoying looking back at photos from our Family Festive Lunch at the Crowne Plaza in Marlow. With family living in Birmingham and Cardiff, it’s hard for us all to be together on Christmas Day so we’ve learned that the best way to cope with a ‘long-distance’ family...

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Mingling with the Maidenhead Business Girls and Boys
Business Tips / Maidenhead
22 Dec 2015

Mingling with the Maidenhead Business Girls and Boys

Ooooh, I love walking into a room full of strangers and talking about myself. Said no person ever. Yet this is exactly what 50 Maidenhead Business folk did last week at a pub in Pinkneys Green. Members of the Maidenhead Chamber of Commerce, Business Biscotti and Maidenhead Business Girls (MBG) groups got together for a unique all-in-one Christmas catch up. Maidenhead Mingling at its finest!

Peppa Pig Live: Perfect Family Fun
Days Out Guide / Family Friendly / Reviews
23 Nov 2015

Peppa Pig Live: Perfect Family Fun

Two children, up, dressed and fed and two parents showered, dressed, breakfasted and ready to go by 9am on a Saturday morning. What was I thinking?! How on earth could this ever be filed under ‘fun family things to do at the weekend?!’ But I shouldn’t have had doubt. ‘Peppa Pig Live’ at the Wycombe Swan didn’t disappoint.

Fairground and Firework Fun at Carter’s Steam Fair
Days Out Guide / Family Friendly / Maidenhead
04 Nov 2015

Fairground and Firework Fun at Carter’s Steam Fair

Carter’s steam fair If you’re local to Maidenhead then you’ve probably seen the signs around town for Carter’s Steam fair. For many Maidenhead residents, it’s an essential part of the countdown to Christmas, along with the Maidenhead Christmas lights switch on at the end of November. Although the Fair tours around the country, living opposite Boyne Hill Cricket Club and park, we’re lucky enough to...

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Half term in Maidenhead
Days Out Guide / Family Friendly / Maidenhead
26 Oct 2015

Half term in Maidenhead

October Half Term in Maidenhead. This October will be the last half term that I can go into ‘hibernation’! Seeing as I have a pre-schooler, Half Term for me usually means that we see our usual local parks and recreational spaces get twice as busy as usual. We tend to chill out at home rather than battle with the crowds. But, just because I don’t...

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