Monday, 30 May 2011


As promised here is the list of fantastic prizes for Saturdays raffle.Thank you so much to everyone who has been so generous in contributing these wonderful prizes. 

"Nurtured Family Nurtured Earth" (pictured left) an original watercolour painting in a beech frame by Jaine Rose

Set of 4 cd's ~ Drum Songs from the Heathen Hills, Weathered Edge & Old Silverhead by Carolyn Hillyer and Dartmoor Roundhouse by Nigel Shaw from Seventh Wave Music

A  Mooncup from Feminine Wear

2 Gift Subscriptions to The Mother magazine

Life Without School & Stretch Marks, by Veronika Sophia Robinson ~ kindly donated by Jacqui Ferguson

The Drinks Are On Me, The Birthkeepers  by Veronika Sophia Robinson

**NEW** The Mystic Cookfire by Veronika Sophia Robinson

Set of cards from Sacred Celebrations

A Babasling baby Sling

"Abundant Health" book donated by the United Chiropractic Association.

The Method Home Detox Kit

Earth Friendly Baby Gift Set 

A wooden toy from Past and Present gift shop, Haslemere

Who They Really Are by Christina Fletcher 

Parent Mentoring session with Christina Fletcher

1 year subscription to Nexus magazine

2 x 1 year subscriptions to Juno magazine

1 x Large veg Box from Riverford Organic home delivery

1 x voucher for a medium Fruit & Veg Box from Abel & Cole

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Car Parks and getting here

For all of you who are travelling to Haslemere for Nurtured Family Nurtured Earth, here is a link to a map showing the way from Weyhill, right next to Haslemere where there is more parking than in the town centre. It is a 15-20 minute walk in to the museum from there.... also on the map is the train station, so you can see the short route in to town from there too :-)

There are 3 car parks in the main town which are a little closer ~ also on the map ~ but just wanted to give you a few options as it may well be busy.,-0.716686&spn=0.013397,0.038581&z=15&msid=213901394411498222339.0004a45d01b9d89041511

Safe a peaceful journeys everyone.

Looking forward to seeing you all next weekend x 

Thursday, 19 May 2011

To all of you who have registered for Nurtured Family Nurtured Earth, a huge Thank You!

I have sent out an email with a few important details to you all ~  here are some of the main points, just in case for some reason you haven't received it;

Please bring a picnic lunch and come hang out in the garden with us. We are running a small kitchen on site with drinks, fruit and home made light snacks & refreshments for sale but we are not selling lunches this year, so please come prepared. There is a supermarket just minutes from the museum though if you don't manage to grab your lunch before you leave!

We hope you will find plenty to amuse yourself with; there are many Children's Activities, a Healing Tipi, Tai Chi and a Herb Walk running alongside the main talks all day, culminating with a Community Drumming Circle (please bring along a djembe or percussion instrument if you wish) to end the day at 4 pm which we hope you will all enjoy. Please have a look through the schedule to make sure that you know whats happening & when.

Please buy a raffle ticket (or 10!) on the day ~ The raffle is looking amazing, with more donated gifts coming in all the time, I will update the blog soon with a complete up to date list. There will be many opportunities to purchase tickets for the raffle so please take them up. Particular highlights are a Beautiful Original Watercolour by the inspirational artist Jaine Rose & copies of Veronika Robinsons books, The Drinks are On Me, The Birthkeepers, Life Without School and  (hopefully!) her newest offering The Mystic Cookfire.

Please do have a great time! and sign our guest book, which will be on The Red Thread's table in the market room. Let us know what you have liked and what you would like different next time :- )

Here is a link to directions to the museum

Please be aware that there is no parking at the museum ~ there are a few car parks in town, but we recommend coming by train into Haslemere as there is a good service on the Waterloo/ Portsmouth line. It is just a 15 minute walk from the station to the museum or a very quick taxi ride, thus avoiding having to park in town.

We have a programme of activities running for your children to join in with if they wish.
It is really important for everyones happiness and safety, that children should be accompanied by an adult at all times. Our numbers do not allow for Creche facilities and so there must be a responsible adult with your children at all times whilst on the museum grounds.

So looking forward to spending time with you all in 2 weeks!

blessings x

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Nurtured Family Nurtured Earth

Well, so far it has been an eventful year around here, but it is about to get a lot more interesting and exciting, as we are now able to publish a working schedule of events at Nurtured Family Nurtured Earth. The day is now just 3 weeks away, and continues to draw in magic, surprises and amazing Raffle Prizes as it grows! I will blog shortly about all of the fantastic donations we have had for our raffle, for now though, I am very happy to bring you the schedule below. 

Thank you once again to everyone who is working so hard to bring this day into being; for us it is much like a community labour and birth (only with more emails...!) and I am so so grateful to all of you who are working so hard for us, mopping brows and getting ready to catch, and most importantly to ENJOY, Nurtured Family Nurtured Earth as it unfolds into being on June 4th. 

I can't wait to see you all on the day. Blessings x

Talks in The Haslemere Room
10.30 Doors Open
10.45 - 11.45 Discussing Vaccination and Natural ImmunityAnna Watson of Arnica Parents
12.00 - 13.00 “Nurturing The Whole Child In Education” Maggie Curry of Heartwood Small School project
13.30 - 14.30 “Parents, Architects of The Future” with Patrick Houser of Fathers To Be International. Which came first the parent or the child? When does parenting, and for that matter childhood, actually begin? What real choices do we have as parents regarding the future wellbeing of our children?
14.45 - 16.00 “The Nurtured Family” with Veronika Sophia Robinson, Editor of The Mother magazine. Veronika will share ten threads of nurturing to weave into family life. She'll offer ideas which are easy and practical, and can be implemented by any parent seeking to bring more consciousness to their daily life.
Childrenʼs Activities in the garden (children must be accompanied by an adult at all times)
10.30 Doors Open
11- 11.45 Relax Kids session in the yurt, with Katharine BowdidgeCome along for a fun adventure in your imagination~ includes some movement and games, stretching (gentle yoga poses) breathing, affirmations and visualisations, a calming story to help mind and body relax.
12- 13.00 Music for parents and children with Len of the Len Tyler Music School, meet under the shelter in the garden
13.15 - 13.45 Meet Alfie! with Paul Robinson ~ a ventriloquist show for kids of all ages in the yurt.
14.00 - 14.30 “A Mongolian Story” Story telling with Lynne Fornieles and Willow of Heartwood Small School Project, in the yurt.
14.30- 16.00 Kids Activities with Etudeo in the yurt.
Garden Schedule
All Day Tʼai Chi in the Bell Tent with Dean Dalrymple, running 40 minute sessions of Tʼai Chi through the day, suitable for all abilities.
13.30 - 14.30 Herb Walk: Come rain or shine the wild stuff will thrive. Whether you call them wild plants, herbs or weeds, they can probably help you improve your health. Learn the identity of some of Britainʼs wild flowers and trees and how they work with your body to heal various ailments. Led by Medical Herbalist Tim Carpenter. Meet at the foot of the steps to the annexe in the garden at 13.30 to join this fantastic walk.
16.00 - 17.00 Please join us for a Community Drumming Circle, led by Drumheads & the Guildford Drum Circle in the garden for a dynamic end to your day.
Healing Tipi
The therapists of The Indigo Touch will have a table in the market room and be running a healing area all day in the Tipi in the Garden, please check out the schedule and drop in.

10.30 - 11.15 Dee French ~ offering Nutritional Advice, please drop in
11.15 - 12.00 Emma McGuire ~ introduction to Homeopathy and First Aid Remedies
12.00 - 12.45 Tamara Kircher ~ Chinese Massage (Tui Na) for children
12.45 - 13.30 Jacky Milner Walker ~ Baby Massage Demonstration
13.30 - 14.15 Carina Petter ~ Talk on Cranial Osteopathy
15.00- 15.45 Alex Sams ~ Bach Flower Remedies