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Had our first nursery open day yesterday

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bubble99 Sun 08-May-05 22:29:52

And it went really well. Bit of a braggy bubble here but it's taken us over two years of blood, sweat , tears and a few wobbly marital moments to get here. Throw a twin pregnancy and two older DS's and, of course, the tragic death of one of out beautiful twins into the mix and you can imagine that it's been difficult to stay motivated at times. But we got there.

Huge apologies to hub and hunkermunker who I'd promised to invite to this open day. As it was, and as I'd anticipated, I was charging around having a few histrionic Edina type episodes and I couldn't face meeting my old and yet new pals in these circumstances. By the next open day I shall be a serene queen and ready to receive guests. I shall also make sure I look a bit more glam. I was helping out in the kitchen yesterday and, when I did get a chance to take my pinny off and mingle, a lot of the prospective parents looked a bit shocked to find out I was one of the owners.
HM imagines me as being <<Elegant and together>> and I wouldn't want to let her down now would I?

pixiefish Sun 08-May-05 22:31:20

Glad it went well bubble.When's the next one?

hunkermunker Sun 08-May-05 22:34:37

Fantastic! Glad it went well, Bubble (bet they were just surprised to find such a glamorous lady in the kitchen, hun).

Will meet you when everything's calmer - but definitely will!

I tell Hub often enough he's a marvel, but I might not mention it quite enough about you, Bubble - but you definitely are! I'm in awe of you, I truly am (not in a weird internet stalker hero-worshippy way, in a totally normal wow, you're one amazing lady kinda way - ok stopping now, sound far too weird )

dinny Sun 08-May-05 22:36:20

where is your nursery, Bubble (sorry, not followed this). Dinny

bubble99 Sun 08-May-05 22:36:35

Next month. Not sure of the date yet as we have to fit it in with staff rotas etc. But I'll definately extend an invitation to any msnet crew who may be in the area.

bubble99 Sun 08-May-05 22:45:07

We have two nurseries dinny. One is in Hampton, Middx and the other (where the open day was yesterday) is in Ham, Richmond. It sounds quite grand to say we have two but TBH it turned out that way purely by chance as we'd put in offers to lease on two properties and both offers were accepted. In for a penny etc. Felt like it was the worst possible thing we could have done after Bo died and we couldn't cope with getting out of bed let alone running a business, but we have fantastic staff who rallied round and took care of everything. I can't praise them highly enough for their help during those awful first few weeks.

dinny Sun 08-May-05 22:48:23

Wow, Bubble, sounds great. Really wish you all the very best. Sounds like you are surrounded by lovely people there too. All the best to you snd yours

bubble99 Sun 08-May-05 22:53:20

Thanks HM Weirdo.

OMG. Our first open day in the Richmond nursery and, at the time I should have been in the kitchen helping our chef put the finishing touched to the canapes and chilling the champagne, I was charging around at home. Breastfeeding on the run, trying to get everyone organised and hurling some make-up in the general direction of my face hoping some of it would stick. Not a good start to the day, I had been up late the night before making pakoras and lost track of the time. Will be much better prepared for next time.

dinny Sun 08-May-05 22:55:25

Hunker is a weirdo, Bubble. Be scared....

hunkermunker Sun 08-May-05 22:56:17

Dinny speaks the truth, Bubble

Breastfeeding on the run? Elijah had milkshake! LOLOL!

<<wanders off, cackling weirdly>>

bubble99 Sun 08-May-05 23:00:51

I can picture her rocking backwards and forwards ,staring fixedly at something invisible in the middle distance, twirling her hair around her fingers in tight knots and singing Ring-a-Ring-O-Roses.

dinny Sun 08-May-05 23:02:54

Uncanny similarity, Bubble But only when she's within a work environment

LGJ Sun 08-May-05 23:05:17

So can I.............and what is scary is that,...I am starting to think she is my MN double.............cowers in corner and waits for the madness to pass...............

bubble99 Sun 08-May-05 23:06:13

dinny, are you a London(ish) gal too?

bubble99 Sun 08-May-05 23:09:37

HM. You there? OMG please tell me I haven't offended you. We don't have a pet rabbit, but if we did, I'd be checking the hutch by now.

LGJ Sun 08-May-05 23:12:03

From what I know of HM takes more than that to get rid of her

Relax, she is one sorted girlie, can't wait to meet her.

hunkermunker Sun 08-May-05 23:13:54

Nah, not offended! Just composing a post that I'm fairly sure will get me into trouble, but since it's about smoking in pregnancy... I'm afraid I don't do fluffy on that subject!

Bubble, have you been spying on me?! That's uncanny!


Dinny...I'll put frogs in your dropfile ready for your return to work

LGJ Sun 08-May-05 23:14:57

Just backed you up

LGJ Sun 08-May-05 23:15:12

HM that is

hunkermunker Sun 08-May-05 23:15:15

You bloody are stalking me!

<<double snurk>>

LGJ Sun 08-May-05 23:16:31

Do you need that much light to touch type ?? ...I can see you........... manic grin

dinny Sun 08-May-05 23:17:37

Bubble, yes - south London. Work with Hunker (though am currently on mat leave). Where are you? Presuming west London-ish...

bubble99 Sun 08-May-05 23:25:34

Arse end of Richmond, Surrey. Technically not London but as we're at the end of the District Line it has always felt like London to me. I'm a North London girl originally but found myself in the leafy suburbs twelve years ago, met DH to be and never left.

Wotcha LGJ

LGJ Sun 08-May-05 23:45:48


I am off to bed

Goodnight you mad lot

B99 I am so proud of the way you are slowly, but surely coming around.

with much love


hunkermunker Sun 08-May-05 23:49:37

Night LGJ

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