June 2012 Newsletter
- Published on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 09:00
- Last Updated on 28 May 2012
- Monica Costa
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Dear London Mums
This month I realised how much I love this city and its people! Is it maybe because it looks at its best with all these Union Jack flags and clean streets? Or maybe I am just infatuated with this buzzing metropole? I am Italian so patriotic flags waving has never really been my thing. Neither I have been a royalist by any mean and I have never particularly liked all these expressions of love to the Royal Family.
But again what do I know about it.. I am Italian. Yet something strange happened to me last year when Prince William married Kate Middleton: I found myself desperate to be part of the Royal celebrations and capture on camera people celebrating this fairytale wedding.
And I started loving the Union Jack bunting everywhere and the shops dressed up for the occasion. And this scenario is somehow repeating itself this year with the Diamond Jubilee. Inexplicably I found myself loving and collecting Jubilee themed and London 2012 themed memorabilia telling myself it’s going to be worth something some day. But really who am I kidding here? I totally love this Union Jack flag waving and so does my son who is Italian despite being born in London. Well, I love what Londoners and British people generally do to inspire a sense of community with street parties and local events to welcome the Queen in her Jubilee tour.
For this and many other reasons you will love the Jubilympic issue of the London Mums magazine with lots of Union Jack flags ‘waving’ in it. With its kitsch Cool Britannia look and feel, it will probably become a piece of memorabilia in its own right, so make sure you will get your printed copy before they all sell out (there won’t be many around for long). It’s totally FREE anyway but we don’t have many copies.
You will love our celebrity interviews: glam girl Myleene Klass, property TV star Sarah Beeny, Ex-Olympian Denise Lewis and Supernanny Jo Frost answering your questions in the Agony Aunt column. We also cover the amazing testimonial for London Mums from the Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
If you are looking for Jubilympic pretty things to dress your table, get a Jubilympic look and feel for your home, Jubilympic toys and lovely things and memorabilia, look no further. We have chosen the Best of British and London 2012 for you.
For Jubilee related celebrations and street party tips check the pages
For ideas on what to prepare for your street parties or meals during school / nursery holidays, let us inspire you here https://londonmumsmagazine.com/category/mums-tips/feeding-the-family/recipes-feeding-the-family
In June we celebrate Father’s Day. Check what London Mums think will be the best gifts for daddies this Father’s Day. And if you are looking for a heart-felt gift to treat your mum this Father’s Day, Merci Maman offers a range of hand-engraved bracelets that will keep loved ones close to hand all year round. Merci Maman’s personalised charm bracelet (from £30) can be engraved with the names of children, birth dates or a personal message. The charms come in a choice of sterling silver or high-quality gold plate and are fixed onto an adjustable waxed cotton braid in the colour of your choice. The charms can also be fixed onto bespoke necklaces or key rings. www.mercimaman.co.uk.
The Olympics are approaching. The London Mums magazine covers Olympics sports that will inspire kids, free and affordable fun, Olympic facts. If you need mobile childcare close to the Olympic sites please be aware that
there will be an Olympic Pop-Up nursery available. The Olympic pop-up will be running everyday for the duration of the days on a per session basis. www.spottedzebra.co.uk
If you are looking for local activities during this amazing 2012 summer check under the section ‘ACTIVITIES’ either under your London area or day of the week. We update these activities’ pages on a daily basis. You can also check our Events’ calendar for special events or things to do during half term, bank holiday weekends and summer holidays.
Last but not least, we post new competitions and articles every day and send them out only via Twitter and Facebook. If you want to connect more with your fellow mums, follow us on both social media groups (see details below).
Enough of this Jubilympic brainstorm and enjoy London 2012!
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Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums