Thursday, December 19, 2013

Primrose Hill Mums

many, but not all in our mum's group
Our neighborhood and particularly our street is swarming with babies.  All the mums and babies  I met were lovely, and I wanted to get to know them better.  So, over the summer, I and a few friends started a mum's group in our neighborhood. 

We meet every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. upstairs in a The Princess pub on Chalcot Road, get coffee or hot chocolate (for yours truly), move the chairs and tables out of the way, let the little ones have a crawl over each other on the floor, and gab, gossip, or listen to one of various pre-arranged speakers.

It has been one of the best things I've participated in in a long time.  The mums have become friends and a support where family is so very far away--for all of us. 

Of course, Tuesday isn't the only day I see these gals and bubs (British slang for babies).  With one or more of them I've gone to the flagship Channel shop in Mayfair, shopping at IKEA, to an art gallery, and to various local, regular events--the local library's weekly baby bounce and rhyme, the local church's sing and sign classes, and the local yoga studio's baby massage.  One of them was my saving grace when G was in the hospital, and I hope to be the saving grace of one or more of them during their times of need. 

This week I hosted a Christmas afternoon tea for them.  A true highlight this Christmas season, as I was able to serve many of the women and babies whom I have quickly grown to love.

The missionaries came to serenade us at the start- G was fixated for over five minutes while they sang

All the bubs

Not as lovely as it was when first served, but you get the idea.


  1. Hi, I'm a new mum in the primrose hill area and i think I read somewhere you wrote to send you an email to get in touch with new mum groups but now I can no longer find out. It seems you've moved back to the states which is a shame as I grew up in Boston and would have loved to meet you! could you post your email again so I can send you a line about meeting new mums in the area? Thank you!

  2. Hi there! We may be back, actually. My husband got a last-minute job offer that is pretty compelling. He'll try it out for a bit before we decide to move back (and we'll keep our stuff in storage till then). Feel free to email me at laupdike at gmail dot com! There is another new Primrose Hill mum from Boston, too, in the area - will be fun to introduce you...