Into the Sunshine

by Roshnii on April 8, 2010

BubHub mums and bubs

Today saw the last of our meetings at the St Mary Magdalen Community Centre for the time being. In fact, we didn’t even last it out for the entire afternoon as we couldn’t resist the sunshine and blue skies and migrated en masse to the nearby St Ann’s Well Gardens.

The Centre has served us very well since our launch back in October last year, but a change of season is afoot and with it a change of rhythm for BubHub meetings.

As of next week, we will be meeting outdoors (weather permitting) for a few hours every Thursday afternoon. This will mean that the social community of BubHub will be more of a focus than the resource centre. Although, we are thinking about holding a monthly indoor meeting where people can still access our library, sling collection and nappy display.

You can stay up to date on when and where we will be meeting on our Facebook group.

Changes have been stirring for a while amongst myself and the other volunteers who keep BubHub running. Personally, my energy levels have been changing as I adapt to the needs of my increasingly active toddler. I feel as though life in this new phase leaves me with little time to do anything else but mothering. So, I will be grateful for a bit more of an easy-going flow over the summer months.

Beyond that, it is unclear how BubHub will evolve. Life with a young child is so unpredictable that I think we will have to take the next few months as they come and see where we go from there.

In the meantime, let’s just hope for more sunny days like today so that we can share more beautiful afternoons in the park with our beloved little ones and each other.


Easter Egg Hunt

by Sophie on April 6, 2010

The St Anne’s Well Scented Garden was the perfect location for our first ever outdoor BubHub event.  As well as our usual gang of toddlers and babies, we had a handful of older children in attendance who seemed to really enjoy scampering around the underbrush in search of eggs.  I say eggs, of course these were the very special paper mache objects that we decorated the week before at BubHub.  These were then traded in for chocolate eggs (or kept to be treasured for all time) and to top it all off the weather was warm and bright, making for a very successful afternoon indeed.  Easter Egg Hunt 01/04/10

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