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Newmarket Baby Group: Breastfeeding Support Group


What is it? Newmarket Breastfeeding Support Group

Where is it? The Stables, Newmarket High Street

How much is it? Free

When is it? Wednesday mornings from 10:00am onwards – we stayed for two hours.

Where to park? On the high street (if you are lucky) or for 60p you can park in the car park behind TK Maxx for 2 hours.

Pro’s: This free support class is the perfect place to chat about the painful yet rewarding reality of breastfeeding. What’s more, the ladies are all incredibly friendly and welcoming.

Con’s: Nothing springs to mind – the group is relaxed and laid back. There isn’t a group leader setting out activities for the LO’s or demanding that specific boob-related topics are discussed. As the founder Hannah states; “Currently can only offer advice based on our own experiences and point in the direction of breastfeeding clinics or private lactation consultants, however as some of you know, I’m hoping to do some training soon.”

What did AB think to it? She fed immediately then slept for over an hour so clearly felt relaxed. The atmosphere was so chilled out that AB even felt comfortable enough to lay on the mat on her back for 15 minutes. (This never happens at home!)

What did Mummy think to it? The group and the closed Facebook page are fantastic. You will get a feel for the informative yet relaxed style of the group by adding yourself to their Facebook page. We struggle to get up, dressed and out of the house before midday but I am so glad we got into gear this morning. Despite what you might think, it’s not all about boobs! We also discussed (/moaned about) baby weight gain, other classes, prams, white noise, baby massage and sleep – or lack of!

Was any cake involved? Yes! The group now takes over a whole room right next to the cafe. The hot drinks and cake are much cheaper than other high street coffee shops, the queue to order is always very short and they will bring your goodies into the room so there is no waiting around.

Score out of 10: 10/10

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Local Theatre: Acorn Antiques – The Musical!


Acorn Antiques – The Musical!

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Directed by Eric Maguire

Musical Direction by Mark Aldous

Choreography by Andy Thorpe

 Limited chances left to see this tickling musical. Book your tickets here: http://nomads.ticketsource.co.uk

Last night I headed to a venue that felt like home between the ages of 13 and 18, The Kings Theatre. NOMADS are currently mid-way through their run of the very funny,  Acorn Antiques – the musical by comedian Victoria Wood.

Acorn Antiques developed from a cult sketch in one of comedian, Victoria Wood’s TV series into a full-length musical.

Without sharing any spoilers there is a serious sense of fun throughout the show but it is also, quite simply, a really good musical!

The cast work well to maintain a good pace whilst keeping the audience engaged and laughing. The TV version of the show purposely missed cues and delivered corny gags directly to the audience. The NOMADS cast did exactly this. Slapstick comedy is no easy task but the talent of the actors on stage and even in the wings (the Hartley duo) meant that this purposely cheesy acting was successfully achieved!

The entire cast deserve a huge pat on the back but I must mention the fantastic performances by both Kate Nolan as Mrs O and Tim McCormick as Mr Clifford. The timing and delivery of their lines complimented with their exceptional acting had the audience in absolute stitches. Both Nolan and McCormick showed huge singing talent in their numbers with Mr Clifford moving the audience with his rendition of Find Her and Mrs O making the audience fall off their seats with her hilarious rendition of Macaroons.

The show runs until Saturday 24th May so buy your tickets before it’s too late: http://nomads.ticketsource.co.uk