Saturday, 31 December 2011

Make a morning of your visit to our library

Why not make a morning of your visit to the sling library? The fabulous main hall at Glo has a lovely play area with sensory room, comfy sofas and a cafe with delicious home made food. Or have a play in the beautiful lawned gardens when the sun comes out!

Come and see us and stay for a play.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Have Your Say!

Which colour Hoppediz should we get for the sling library? Please help us decide by casting a vote on our Facebook page.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Goodbye, Hello

Yesterday we said Goodbye to Levenshulme Baptist Church, our home for the last five years.

Today we say Hello to Glo Family!

Starting from Wednesday the 4th of January, and every Wednesday henceforth, the sling library will be in the Glo Family hall (map).

Drop in between 10am and 11am to browse our well-stocked library and hire a sling.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

So long Levenshulme!

Today was our last meeting at Levenshulme Baptist Church. Thank you to everyone who came along today to say goodbye, and special thanks to Ian and Rachel Spence for being such great friends of the group over the past five plus years. We will keep in touch!

SITR xmas party

SITR xmas party

SITR xmas party

Time to enjoy the festivities to come over the next month now and recharge our batteries ready for 2012.
The Slinging In The Rain Sling Library will be moving to its new home at Glo Family in Cheadle.
Slings will be available to hire for a small charge and a returnable deposit.
We will be at Glo Family each Wednesday from 10-11am in the main hall, a good excuse for the children to explore all the great facilities, and to have a well earned cup of tea and slice of cake from the cafe.
More details to follow, keep on slinging in the rain!

Monday, 5 December 2011

A little bit of nostalgia

This week as we look forward to our Slinging In The Rain Christmas party, I find myself looking back fondly over the past six years to when Slinging In The Rain was just a few of us passionate babywearing Mamas meeting up in each other's living rooms to share slings, endless cups of tea, and of course cake.
I remember our now almost seven year olds napping contentedly on a pile of cushy wraps strewn across my living room floor.
Those meets soon grew, and outgrew our living rooms. That's when Ian and Rachel Spence found us and offered us a meeting place at Levenshulme Baptist Church. We've been really very happy there ever since.


We've held our regular monthly meetings there, had workshops, and guest speakers, and held our first Babywearing Day there back in 2008 to celebrate International Babywearing Week.

Family day IBW 005

I'm looking forward to this weeks party, and also to 2012 which will bring new adventures as we move the Slinging In The Rain sling library to Glo Family in Cheadle, and as we start our Sling School classes.
Who knew back when we were drinking tea and chatting slings back in 2006 that babywearing would have come so far, and we'd have made so many wonderful friends ?
Wishing all our babywearing friends across Manchester and beyond a wonderful festive season, and a glorious 2012!