So this Saturday, 24th June we have our first meetup being held in Barry.
I can’t tell you how excited I am..

Now, when I first put this out there I thought that a handful of us would congregate on the beach, have a walk and maybe a coffee. What I wasn’t prepared for was that SO many of you would want to come.

It left me with a dilemma.

If I kept the day unstructured there would just be too many of us for it to be casual. we wouldn’t fit in a coffee shop, where would we go? what if the weather was bad? what would the kids do etc etc?

So I’ve bitten the bullet and hired a hall.

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Now at such short notice, we weren’t able to get one on the island as I’d originally planned. So I’ve nabbed the only place that will have us… Gibbonsdown community Centre (cf62 9df)

The community centre will be large enough to house us all, let us have some space to pull up a chair and chat and also let the kids (if you are bringing them) run free.

With the weather being as hot as it is it’s hopefully going to also offer us some shade.

If you were planning on traveling into Barry using public transport, I’ve popped a post on the Facebook page – Please don’t panic. I don’t want you to a) miss out or b) be trying to navigate local buses.
Please just make yourself known to me on Facebook or email me directly at ceri@thiswelshmother.co.uk and I will attempt to sort out a lift for you from one of our lovely crew, or I’ll trek down and grab you myself.

What to expect on the day

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There will be lovely coffee’s, a selection of tea’s and some sweet treats for sale on the day, all made by my delightful other half who I will be dragging along so please bring some change – this will help me cover the cost of the hall so I’d really appreciate you grabbing what you can afford.
I’ll be putting on squash/water for the little one’s – if they need a sippy cup please bring it along.

Toilet facilities are available which we will make baby changing friendly for you.

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We have a lovely local business coming along. Zac & Bella make absolutely adorable clothing and will have a small selection on hand. If there is anything there that takes your fancy, please shop till you drop and head over and like her FB page which you can find here.

I will be running a raffle on the day for some lovely prizes. Raffle tickets are £3 each and will be drawn on the day. I’d be super, super, super grateful if you could get involved with this. All the proceeds go into the pot for the This Welsh Mother scholarship to help a mum with primary age children who has gone back to university.
Prices include a family pass to Techniquest Cardiff, A family pass from Cardiff bus, Bath goodies and a few other items to be confirmed.

Hopefully, we can give the children some space to play, we can all have a good chat and you will all want to come to the next one… ha ha

Parking is available on site
Event time is 10-12
And if you need to get hold of me in an emergency I will be contactable on the day via FB messenger should you need anything.

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