As Rossmore Rascals playgroup is skipping a week due to Ash Wednesday services, we will be having a coffee at Costa in the atrium at 3pm-ish. Hope to see you there!
Don't forget Shrove Tuesday on the 4th - pancakes!
We took our 10 month old to For Crying Out Loud recently so I thought I would post my thoughts. Unfortunately I only heard about this recently and I think at 10 months and crawling/cruising, she was a bit to old for the event. Tickets are hard to get - the early session always seems to sell out and the later lunch slot is at a slightly awkward time (for us at least, I'm sure more flexible babies would be fine!).
It was a super rainy day and we arrived late as ever. There is lots of parking for prams in the foyer. The hall was about half full so lots of space to roam about if needed, with space at the back for mat play and feeding etc. The music was lovely and the performers introduced each piece with a short explanation and encouraged us to move and dance to the livelier pieces.
Most of the babies were under 9 months. Once they are moving, I think its difficult to enjoy the concert. My LO was really not in the mood to sit in one place and wanted to stand, sit, crawl, explore which reduced our enjoyment of the music. She seemed somewhat oblivious to the music, but I know that at 5 or 6 months she would have been enthralled by it.
Wigmore Hall does to Toddler Bop for 1-2 year olds but the tickets sell out the moment they go on sale. Disappointingly they seem to only hold it every 6 months unlike FCOL which is every 2 months I believe.
I really recommend FCOL to mums with younger babies - its a lovely way to spend 45 minutes together and enjoy some beautiful music in gorgeous surroundings.
Link here: For Crying Out Loud
R. S. Currie on Westbourne Grove is a real gem - a wonderful old-fashioned toy shop stocked with lots of goodies for all ages. I predict many excited visits as my little one gets older. They also have party space in the back for fun-packed birthdays. It really is a delight. If only Marylebone could offer us such treats…
Visit the website here: R.S. Currie