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Wonderful Wirral Women! #WoWiWo

on May 28, 2014

Ladies, Ladies, Ladies; How the devil are you? I am saying ladies specifically because, frankly, without being sexist, I don’t think any of this is of interest to the guys amongst you- you might be required for babysitting though so do take note of the dates!

Can you believe we are slap bang in the middle of May half term and once that’s out of the way we will be rolling down the holiday hill headlong into Summer?! Sounds good hey? I know that daily I am becoming more and more like my mother but, I can’t let this pass without saying;

Oooohhhh; The days are long but the years are short aren’t they?!

Ain’t that the truth.

Over the Bank Holiday family Leary headed over to Farm Feast Festival at Claremont Farm and I was reminded yet again how lucky we are to live in such a gorgeous place; The Wirral. I love it.

We are surrounded by countryside,

We are surrounded by countryside,

we're close to the sea

we’re close to the sea

and the cities

and the cities

and, thanks in no small part to good old Dicky Branson we can still hit the big smoke in under 3 hours- perfect!

Since we came up here to live from Surrey in December 2012 I have been able to see so much more of my friends and family as well as meeting lots of new people which is brilliant. Incidentally, if you’re not familiar with Wirral, I would heartily recommend a visit. There are some lovely places to stay- one of which is on offer on Secret Escapes at the moment!

We all need a bit of this on our life don't we!

We all need a bit of this on our life don’t we!

Life is somewhat different than it was when I was growing up here, my social circle is now more baby groups that bellinis, more potty training than partying and frankly more gross than glamorous and I thought I would try to re-inject something special for all the #WoWiWo, that’s Wonderful Wirral Women to you and I- like it?!

So…with that in mind I have decided to become a little bit PTA, a little bit of a sticky beak, Mrs Mangle neighbour type and arrange some get togethers to help more mums and women in general, take a little bit of time for themselves and to hang out with their mates- see if any of them float your boat and feel free to share!

1) Non-Networking Networking: 

If you have your own business, are looking to set up your own business, change careers or return to work after a break then this night is perfect. On Thursday 10th July from 7:30pm I will be taking over Otto Lounge in Heswall with the lovely Jo from The Womans Org.

Don’t panic, don’t panic! I am not talking about some serious networking event where you put on a power suit and give a presentation about how you’re going to be the next Bobbi Brown or Jo Malone or Martha Lane-Fox.
 I’m talking about you pondering what you’re looking for out of your job and finding like-minded people who you might be able to link with, drink with and possibly work with in the future. You can come along to meet up with others, chat over a glass of wine about what you do, what you’d like to do and whether you might be able to support each-other by introducing contacts, sharing skills or experience. Don’t be put off if you’re not sure whether you fancy starting out on your own- you can just come for a kid free night with friends- it’s not a high-powered shoulder pad type of affair! More an opportunity to mull over some ideas with friends and acquaintances, hand out business cards if you fancy and speak to  The Women’s Org about how to take things further if you’d like.

“Networking is one of the most effective ways to grow a business, especially if your business is new and not well-known. It helps you to find new clients, suppliers and services and to forge new relationships that strengthen your company and build that essential ‘word of mouth’ about your business.”

I will be circulating a contacts list after the event so, if you want to come just email me the following with NETWORKING as a title:

  • Name
  • Business Name if applicable
  • Website if applicable
  • Social Media Details if applicable

The event will cost £3.50 and payment details will be provided by email.goals

 

2) Christmas Shopping Extravaganza

Yes, that’s right- I am unashamedly using the term extravaganza! This is to help you conjure up ideas of a glorious Festive Shopping trip with Frizz and Friends and Fun!

Meeting at The Devon Doorway, Gayton on Thursday 6th November from 8am you will be treated to a glass of bucks fizz, a delightful Eggs Benedict breakfast and a tea or coffee before being whisked off to The Trafford Centre (leaving at 9:30am) so you can shop sans kids and crowds and ensure that you get your hands on the must have toys and gifts before they all sell out.
We will be leaving the Trafford Centre at 4pm so you can get home in time for the kids bath and bedtime OR to carry on the evening with the food and drink offers available at the Devon Doorway and many of the other restaurants in Heswall. So, book in the childcare and hop aboard the fun bus (actually a comfy executive coach…I’m not as young as I was!)

The event will cost £20 and payment details will be provided by email.

shopping

3) The Fabulous Frost Fair

This is the most exciting of the three events to be perfectly honest and I can not wait!

Over the weekend of November 21st through to 23rd you are cordially invited to step into a beautiful Winter Wonderland at a top secret Wirral Location. Imagine for a minute the chance to browse a fantastic selection of luxury craft stalls choosing bespoke and beautiful gifts that you couldn’t find elsewhere whilst sipping champagne and tasting some gorgeous foods in a stunning setting. There will be demonstrations and workshops as well as the opportunity to book photo shoots to ensure you can send the perfect Christmas cards featuring your gorgeous self/kids/pet.

I can’t say too much more for the moment but, if you are interested in a stall for your business please do email me for more details. Christmas magic

So, there you go, a brief update on why my mind finds it so hard to power down and switch off! It would be absolutely brilliant to see you at any or all of these events- you don’t have to be young, be a mum or be a shopaholic; everyone is very welcome.

Oh and, the beauty of these events is that you can wear this with pride throughout December…

christmas teeshirt

 

Hit me with your emails at thelearys1710@gmail.com and I’ll be in touch!

Muma.

XxxX

 

 

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3 responses to “Wonderful Wirral Women! #WoWiWo

  1. […] experience, here’s my top 5 tips for a networking novice. You can put them into practice at my networking event on July 10th […]

  2. Nicola gatehouse says:

    Hi there, I’m interested in coming along to Otto tomorrow night but don’t know if I’ll finish with the kids in time (I have a baby and little girl).
    If I arrive a bit late is that an issue and if so could I pay you when I get there?
    Thanks
    Nicola

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