Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Have fun on an Easter Egg Hunt in Sussex

With Easter half term fast approaching we will all be looking for places to visit with fun activities.
For Easter this year I would like to take the children on an Easter Egg hunt and make a day of it with the family.
Here are a few ideas of places to visit in Sussex:

Michelham Priory    24th April 2011
Easter Egg Hunt - Also card making in the barn and face painting until 3.30pm and much more.....

Borde Hill Gardens    3 - 25th April 2011
Easter Bunny Trail - children can follow the easter bunny to find their chocolate prize

Sheffield Park Garden    2 - 18th April 2011
Wildlife Easter Trail - Goodies for all the entrants and special trails for under-fives.

Tulleys Farm     9th - 25th April 2011
Easter Egg and Bunny Hunt - Meet the easter bunny and do a bit of egg spotting on a wagon ride.

These are just a few ideas, check out your local area for similar events.

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Monday, 28 March 2011

Mothers Day - 3rd April 2011

Don't forget that it is Mothers Day this Sunday......

Mother's Day is an opportunity for us to pay tribute and honour the one person who has the greatest impact on our lives.

Why not show a new mum or mum-to-be how much they are appreciated......

As Mum's ourselves we realise that being a mother is full time but is the most rewarding job ever. We are looking forward to spending time with our children this Sunday.

If you are looking for a New Mum or Mum-to-Be Gift, take a peek at our organic and eco-friendly new mum gifts and new baby gifts.

Anna and Cathy

Friday, 25 March 2011

Save the Manatee

When Cathy and were looking for a unique logo for our website we came across a marine mammal known as the Manatee. By mixing a manatee form with cow attributes we came up with the very cute Molliemoo logo.

The Manatee is a gently and slow moving mammal which is close to extinction. They are Florida's official state marine mammal but unfortunately their decline is largly down to human activity and the largest known cause of death for a manatee is due to watercraft collisions.

They are beautiful grey aquatic mammals with bodies that taper to a flat, paddle-shaped tail. They have two forelimbs, called flippers, with three to four nails on each flipper. Their head and face are wrinkled with whiskers on the snout.

By increasing awareness of these mammals and through education, regulations, and enforcement the manatee deaths caused by humans could be substantially reduced and this would lead to their eventual recovery and saved from extinction.

Please take a look at the following website which tells you all about their plight and how money is being raised to save them.

Website: Savethemanateeclub

I think they are beautiful animals and hope that they will by around for many years to come.

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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Ideal Gift for a New Baby

One of our most gorgeous baby gift items is our Organic cotton booties. They have been hand knitted in the UK with 100% organic cotton and are a beautiful gift idea....

Organic Cotton Natural Booties     RRP £15.50

Gorgeous organic neutral booties, ideal present for either a new baby girl or boy:
  • Pair of neutral organic booties
  • made from 100% organic cotton
  • Size 0-3 months
  • Handmade in the UK
  • Gift wrapped in luxury cream tissue paper and tied with raffia
  • Gift card for personal message
  • Order before 2pm (Mon - Fri) and your gift will be sent same day by FREE first class recorded delivery to a UK mainland address (1-2 days delivery)
These beautiful booties are also available in pink and blue.

For the ideal eco-friendly and organic baby present or new mum gift, take a look at our website for all our new baby gifts and baby gift boxes.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Why buy organic cotton?

Having young children of our own we have seen the many benefits of buying and using organic cotton products.

These are just a few benefits, to both us and the farmer, to growing and using organic cotton...
  1. Organic cotton is grown using NO chemical pesticides, insecticides or dyes and is kinder to delicate skin.
  2. It is thicker, stronger and much softer than conventional cotton.
  3. The cotton is a biodegradable and renewable resource.
  4. Also, Organic cotton is grown using sustainable growing practices so that the impact on the environment is reduced, these include:
  • Untreated seeds and natural fertilizers are used
  • Crop rotation
  • Beneficial insects introduced to cut the population of bad ones so a natural balance is maintained
  • The soil retains nutrients and the water and air stay clean for future generations

With these practices in place the farmers and manufacturers of organic cotton have better working conditions, a decent wage and as no chemicals are used they are not damaging their health.

If you are looking for a unique present for a New Mum or Mum-to-be that includes organic cotton gifts, please take a look at our new baby gift boxes, new mum gifts and new baby gifts.

Anna and Cathy

Friday, 18 March 2011

Baby Gift Box of the Month

In the month of February our best selling gift boxes were from our new baby boy gift box range....

Little Prince  RRP £75 

A beautiful organic and eco-friendly baby gift box that is a unique new mum and baby gift, and includes:
  • Long sleeved 100% organic cotton blue sleepsuit (0-6 months)
  • Long sleeved 100% organic cotton blue babygrow (0-6 months)
  • Eco-friendly 100% natural cotton soft puppy toy (16.5 cm)
  • Organic chamomile baby wash 200ml (certified by the soil assoc.)
  • 100% organic soothing nappy balm 50ml (certified by the soil assoc.)
  • Complimentary gift from Molliemoo and Gift card for personal message
  • Signature Molliemoo keepsake box
  • Order before 2pm (Mon - Fri) and your gift will be sent same day by FREE first class recorded delivery to a UK mainland address (1-2 days delivery)

This new baby present is also available in pink (Little Princess) and neutral (Little Angel).
Ideal newborn baby gifts or new mum gift, take a look at our website for all our other baby gift boxes that we sell.

Anna and Cathy

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Visit a Local Farm This Spring

Now that we have longer days and warmer weather, why not, one weekend this spring, take your children to a local farm?

Children love to see animals at first hand and you may well be lucky enough to see a lamb being born. Lots of farms are open to the public all year around and are great to get children out and about.

Here are some great farms to visit in the sussex area:

  • Spring Barn Farm Park, Lewes - Lambing time begins from 28th March.
  • Tulleys Farm, Crawley - Easter family fun starts on the 9th April.
  • Fishers Adventure Farm, Wisborough Green - With many activities throughout March and April.

We think these are great days out for everyone so we are planning on taking our children in the next few weeks.

Anna and Cathy
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Monday, 14 March 2011

Molliemoo Special Offers

If you are looking for the ideal gift for a new baby then this set is ideal...

Molliemoo Organic Sleepsuit & Hat Set 

Now £24.00 - Save 20%

 Organic newborn sleepsuit and hat set includes:

  • Long sleeved 100% organic cotton neutral baby sleepsuit (0-3 months)
  • Cute 100% organic cotton neutral knotted hat (0-3 months)
  • Gift wrapped in ivory tissue paper
  • Gift card for personal message
  • FREE first class delivery to a UK mainland address (1-2 working days)

For the ideal eco-friendly and organic baby present or new mum gift, take a look at our website for all our new baby gifts and baby gift boxes. 


Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Family Activity Weekend Springwatch - 12th & 13th March 2011

If you feel like getting out and about with the family this weekend then why not visit the Nymans Estate situated in the picturesque High Weald landscape of Sussex. We often, as a family, visit this beautiful National Trust garden and let the children experience the great outdoors as well as stretch their legs.

During this weekend the 12th & 13th March they are holding a family activity weekend where there will be many things to do including decorating a tree with leaves, flowers, birds and eggs and also making mobiles, inspired by spring, to hang at home.

Nymans is internationally famous for its beauty and collection of rare plants so why not take a stroll through the gardens and try and spot the displays of snowdrops and magnolias as well as daffodils.


Monday, 7 March 2011

Pancake Day - 8th March 2011

Shrove Tuesday or Pancake day is taking place this year on Tuesday 8th March 2011.

We all have milk and eggs in our fridge as well as flour and sugar in our cupboards so make the most of the one day a year that you and your children can have lots of fun cooking, or helping flip the pancakes, together without it costing lots of money.

When it comes to the ingredients you could consider purchasing organic products, especially happy eggs. I know that in our local area you can get organic produce delivered from the local farm.

My daughter loves to help me cook and is really looking forward to cooking pancakes. Her favourite part is breaking the eggs which she is really quite good at and surprisingly not a broken shell  in sight.

But obviously the best part is eating them.


Thursday, 3 March 2011

Wear Your Wellies - 4th March 2011

Give it some Welly for Woodland in March 2011.

The Woodland Trust is holding a new fundraising event to help realise their goal of doubling native tree cover in the UK. The proceeds will help create habitats for wildlife and protecting the woodland.

On 4 March 2011, Wellies are Compulsory, and have some fun with your family and friends.
If you wish to get involved then take a look at the Woodland Trust website for great ideas for fundraising activities and support: 

Please take part in this great event.

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