Monthly Archives: September 2009

Please help with my survey!

I would be very grateful if you would take the time to complete the survey – it’s really short!

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Baby Casting Kit – ***NEW*** range

Hi all, after months and months of hard work, I’m pleased to say that my new imprint kits are now online, fantastic gift ideas for christmas or a precious keepsake for Grandparent or relatives. Inkless imprints, Clay Imprint kits (air drying), 3D casting kits and pregnant belly casting kits with a fantastic range of frames – all at very reasonable prices. Please see for details. These are selling fast so get in there early for the most treasured gift for yourself, family or friends.

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New baby casting kits going online ….Friday – fingers crossed xxx

New Inkless imprint, air drying clay, pregnant belly casting kits going online hopefully Friday – I can’t wait, it’s so exciting!

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Impala Impressions exhibiting at……..

Impala Impressions will be exhibiting at the following events:

Tuesday 29th September 2009
Baby Bea, Mill Yard, West Malling
10.00am – 2.00pm Come along to this wonderful baby boutique and get you baby casting done whilst you are browsing.

Saturday 7th November 2009
NCT Beckenham Christmas Fair – St John’s
2.30pm – 4.30 pm Hall, 251 Eden Park Avenue, Beckenham

Sunday 15th November 2009
The Designer Baby Show –
10.00am – 5.00pm Spirit Conference & Exhibition Centre. Our venue is very close to Windsor & Eton and just off to the M25 (Heathrow) See for details
For directions click on map

Sunday 22nd November 2009
The Baby Fair – Northampton
10am – 4pm Northampton Saints Rugby Ground See for details.

Saturday 5th December & Sunday 6th December 2009
The Hop Farm Christmas Market alongside Santas
Magical Kingdom. The Hop Farm Paddock Wood 10.00am – 8.00pm Kent. TN12 6PY. See for details.

Don’t forget to come along to either purchase baby casting kits for wonderful Christmas gifts or get a casting done of your baby on the day (baby bea date and northampton date only)

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1st week of school…….tears or cheers?

So the end of the week is here and the second week of what seems to be the rest of Ethans life is soon to begin. Monday was quite traumatic with half an hour at home tears and a very terrified little boy. With lots of cuddles and encouragement we managed to calm him down and get him in the car on his first journey to ‘big’ school. Once there he was fine and quite excited as we waited for the school gates to open and once inside, he found the class castle and was quite happy to wave goodbye to us.

Like giving birth, you can read and talk all you like about what it is like and what to do, but it still doesn’t prepare you fully for the emotions involved. I was fine on the Monday but the Sunday before proved a difficult day for me, with tears (that I had to hide) as I felt that I was losing my son that i’d cared for and brought up for the last four and a half years. As the week went on, those emotions have subsided, he has to go, I can’t do anything about that and I’m now excited that he is so keen to learn and please his teacher. All I can do now is still provide the support and values that I have always given and taught him and hope that he will be content and happy at school.

My love and thoughts go out to all those mummies and daddies whose little ones started school last week – be brave x


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Baby Casting in Faversham

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by Impala Impressions

Off to Faversham to do a baby casting this morning, don’t forget to book yours in with Impala Impressions or you could miss out on something you will really treasure forever, book before the end of the week as prices unfortunately are having to go up.

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A tale of a tail end of a Hurricane in Dorset…!

Off we set on a weeks camping to Longthorns Farm in Wareham, Dorset and were pleasantly suprised at the friendliness and laidbackness of Sally and Mark who let us pitch virtually anywhere we wanted. We chose the tipi field which was very quiet and see photo for the view!

Our view

Our view

We were told by Mark that unfortunately Hurricane Bill had just left America and we were getting the tail end of it! It was a wet week but a fab time was had at Monkey World where they do the most amazing work. Check out their website and why not adopt a monkey?



We took Ethan Mackerel fishing on a boat from Weymouth which was fantastic fun and brought back many memories of my time fishing on the McCombies yacht and we caught loads! We gutted them at the campsite and even our neighbours had some! They were delicious!

You can just see the fish eye in the bottom right of the picture!  Mummy wasn't quick enough with the camera!

You can just see the fish eye in the bottom right of the picture! Mummy wasn't quick enough with the camera!

Despite the wild winds, rain etc we had a fantastic time visiting Lulworth Cove, catching loads of crabs (mackerel as bait is a good tip!), seeing the jousting at Lulworth Castle, taking the steam train past Corfe Castle to Swanage and eating lots of seafood!

I would recommend Dorset to anyone!


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