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Snow is Falling – Christmas is Coming – Bubbaloo Photography

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

December is here, snow is falling and it’s going to be a white christmas 🙂 Well at least in the studio it will be.

It’s been two years since we done our christmas photos as Otto was born on 2nd December last year. We were desperate to get outside and create some winter wonderland styled photo’s but the none stop rain in Manchester meant we needed to bring santa’s grotto to the studio 🙂

We hope you enjoy these festive photos and all have a merry christmas and happy new year!


Snow is Falling - Christmas 2015 - Bubbaloo Photography

 

Snow is Falling - Christmas is Coming - Bubbaloo Photography

Snow is Falling – Christmas is Coming – Bubbaloo Photography

‘All I want for Christmas is you’ – Bubbaloo Photography – Lois Crawford-Round

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Now it’s December it’s totally acceptable to be singing Mariah Carey’s ‘all I want for Christmas is you’ from the top of your voice whilst nagging the children to put their shoes on in the morning and having chocolate for breakfast all before the school run in the snow….. More like wind and rain!

Luckily I managed to catch a dry spot during the day and was able to get my own little girls annual Christmas photos! These two little girls are the reason I found Bubbaloo, and ever since my love for photography and capturing their childhood. All of my photographs are priceless to me and their value goes up as each year passes. Now I get to be involved in helping you all capture your memories and meet your gorgeous children.

Look who we bumped into in the woods, Christmas is especially magic with children and I love how their imagination works!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, and an extra Christmas wish to all our precious bubbaloo newborns from this year on their first Christmas.

Lots of love,
Lois x

'All I want for Christmas is you' - Bubbaloo Photography - Lois Crawford-Round

‘All I want for Christmas is you’ – Bubbaloo Photography – Lois Crawford-Round

Kenyon Hall Farm | Strawberry Picking | Children’s Activities | Family day’s out |

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Are you looking for family day’s out this summer? Well if you are based in the North West then Kenyon Hall Farm is the perfect place to take the kids for some summer strawberry picking fun. Some of my fondest childhood memories were in chorleywood, where once a year my parents would take us to the local ‘pick your own’ fields. I can still remember the excitement of seeing the ‘We are open’ signs when the strawberry picking season started. Being one of seven meant only one thing, who could collect the biggest and juiciest strawberries!…needless to say I always won 😉

So you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across this little gem so close to our photography studio in Worsley, Manchester. It was literally a 10 minute drive on the A580 East Lancs Road towards Warrington. The sun was shining and it was a glorious day. The Farm was very busy full of families which created a lovely atmosphere and surprisingly it did not feel too crowded. The kids enjoyed the play area, with a custom-made climbing frame, bale mountain and vintage tractor to play on. There is also an outdoor picnic area open all year round, where the kids can enjoy eating their fruit in the outdoors, along with some delicious Cheshire dairy ice cream!…They loved it 🙂

Then it was time for the main event, Strawberry picking time! We each collected our punnets and set off far deep into the fields (for the biggest and juiciest strawberries of course) Gabriel was on a mission to fill his punnet the fastest while collecting the finest strawberries in all the land, while Luella and Ophelia opted for the ‘Try before you buy” strategy. It really was quite amazing to see how much fun the kids were having. We could see the family memories being created in front of our eyes while reminiscing our own. Gabriel won the prize for best punnet. Ophelia came second with a little help from her uncle Gary. Her punnet wasn’t quite full but the quality was there, while Luella unashamedly came third with a punnet full of half eaten strawberries. Nevertheless they were all CHAMPIONS 😉

Luckily we had been asked to provide dessert for a friends BBQ that evening so mini strawberry pavlova it was!..It went down a treat 🙂

If you are thinking of booking us for a Family Location session this summer then we think this would be a great location 🙂 please contact us here.

How do I pick my own?

1. Come to the farm any day of the week between 9.30am – 5.30pm.
2. Use our free car park on Winwick Lane – post code WA3 7ED.
3. Ask in the shop for free containers to pick into.
4. Entry to the fields is free of charge – just ask for directions in the shop.
5. Pick the fruit into the containers provided before returning to the shop to weigh the fruit.
6. Pay by weight for what you have picked.
7. Take the fruit home, give it a rinse and enjoy the gorgeous fresh produce you’ve picked with your own hands!

Find Kenyon Hall Farm Here: Website – Facebook

 

 

Kenyon Hall Farm

Kenyon Hall Farm

What’s Hot in Worsley | Diddikicks | Football coaching for 18 months – 5 years

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

This week we caught up with Becky (The brains behind the business) and Chris (who’s got the skills to pay the bills) and their Football Coaching business ‘Diddikicks’ for 18 months – 5 years. We picked their brains on how they started in business, Market themselves, and their ‘Must follows’ on twitter.


1. How did your business come into the world?

After yet another failed attempt by the English Football Team in a major competition, the nation’s attention inevitably turned to the grass roots game. Diddikicks was founded to look a little further, and give them a head start at the seedlings level.

2. Tell us about your business family – who does what to keep things running smoothly?

At the heart of the business are Becky and Chris. Becky keeps things ticking, by making sure the classes are full, everyone’s happy and is the face behind all our social media posts. Whilst Chris is in charge of developing the coaching program, managing staff and expanding the business.

3. What makes you proud of your business baby? How do you stand out from the crowd?

Unlike other coaching programs, by limiting our class numbers, we ensure a more personal coaching session. We are constantly keeping in touch with the parents whether this is via email or social media. We invest time and money in our coaches, and once they have passed their training are rewarded with their own diddikicks personalized coaching top.
It makes me proud when I see how much the children have enjoyed their sessions with us and cant wait to come back the following week. Even refusing to change out of their kits when they get home!

4. Who are your target customers? How do you reach out to them?

Nothing works better than word of mouth, but social media is the new digital word of mouth. We regularly promote diddikicks on Facebook and Twitter, with parents sending in pictures of their children in kits or playing with their diddikicks football at home, that they are so proud to share.

5. What do you want your business to be when it grows up? What are your hopes & plans for the future?

The great thing about our business is we will never grow up but in the future would love to be synonymous with infant development and hopefully create a few stars along the way.

6. What’s been your latest big milestone?

Just last week we opened a venue in Worsley within Total Fitness. This is our 2nd Total Fitness venue and their premier facilities are setting us head and shoulders above the rest.

7. Where do you find inspiration for new ideas?

Television, real life and film. Finding situations or characters the children can relate to, help us to teach by turning football based games into an everyday relatable challenge.

8. Is your business in a routine? How does a typical day go?

Thanks to our iphones and imacs syncronisation we can reply to new leads and keep in touch with our parents 24 hours a day.

9. Is there anything you’d change about your business journey, knowing what you do now?

Invest in local businesses. We got some terrible kit samples from abroad before finding the right supplier locally.

10. What advice would you give to someone just starting out in their own business?

Invest in your website, your Twitter and your Facebook.

11. What five products could you not live without?

Iphone, Imac, Car, Sky sports news app, hair gel.

12. What’s the soundtrack of your day?

Rocky – gonna fly now – the soundtrack to every day

13. What’s next for your business?

Keep growing

14. Tell us a secret!

Becky’s not just the face of the company…there’s brains behind the beauty.

15. How can we connect with you?

Email – info@diddikicks.co.uk
Facebook.com/diddikicks
Twitter – @diddikicks
Tel no – 0161 300 4665

16. Who are your ‘must follows’ on your favourite social media channels?

Manchester United and Manchester City
Joey Barton – he cant help but put his foot in his mouth