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Party Face Painting

Date: 21st August 2013

Photos courtesy of Party Face Painting, click to link to their Facebook Album.

Contact them at: info@partyfacepainting.co.uk

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Great night!

Date: 18th August 2013

Our Ceilidh  

What a great night! Thank you so much to all our guests last night for coming along and making it such a success. Here is just some of what guests have been saying:

  • It was such a joy to see so many kids and families having a whale of a time.

  • Thank you so much for organising this event, it is great for the whole community - a huge success in social and relationship terms.

  • The food was excellent, stovies were really good.

  • There was so much for the kids to do - they're having a great time.

  • Great raffle!

  • Well organised:-)

Well I'd call that a success - so to all those who contributed, thank you so much! Caroline

A special thank you to mum of 6 Emily Crombie for a crazy baking session of superb cupcakes - just got mine a minute ago:. Thank you also to Claire Graham whose been picking up lots of little jobs throughout the planning.

To our volunteers on the night you were fantastic, without you the night would not have been anyway near as good - Nathalie Marec, Tricia Falconer, Sandy Falconer, Kyrie Priya, Lewis Dickson, Rebekah Reynolds, Hannah Reynolds, Peter Griffin, Jo Griffin, Rebekah Stark, Evelyn Crawford, Willie Crawford, Gemma Harrower, Shaun, Laura Johnston-Brand, Fiona Seaman, Amanda Harrower, Hazel Hardie, David Fraser, Zillah Simpson, and Angela Leask.

Thank you to Archie Drummond for saying a few words on behalf of Tillicoultry Community Week. By all accounts it's been another success!

Our entertainers for the night were all great - thanks to Gordon Simpson our piper for coming cheerfully at such short notice. Thanks to the Fife Ceilidh Band, in particular to Jim Reid, Margaret, and Bob. Thanks also to Lisa Kennedy our on-floor caller, you're a total star! Thank you to Janet and her dance team from Janet Snape Highland Dance for giving us a captivating dance performance for the interval entertainment. Finally our kid's entertainment - thanks to Sand Art Creations for their kid's competition and prize, and Party Face Painting for exceptional work once again, and team of balloon modellers Kyrie, Lewis, Rebekah, and Hannah.

Thanks also to our translator for the Ceilidh Kate Roussel from the Tillycoeur Twinning group.

Thank you to Lisa Kennedy, Caroline Wilson, Claire Mckay, and many folks from Tillycoeur who helped tidy up at the end of the night.

Finally I'd like to thank all our sponsors for raffle prizes or other assistance which make it possible to continue offering the much needed service that our twins and multiples group provides. They are listed here in no particular order, but each contribution is very much appreciated.

Kidzworld, Janet Snape Highland Dancing, Comrie Croft, Alva Baptist Church, Glenfoot, Stirling Massage Therapies, Sand Art Creations, Tilly Tearoom, The Hub Cafe, The Bield at Blackruthven, Wellsfield Farm Park, Tillicoultry Baptist Church, Eagle Inn, Hillfoots Country Butcher, Maggies Cafe, About Turn, Ooh Sweets!, Mrs. Tilly's Confectionary, Muircot Farm, Paparazzi, Smyths Toys, Sterling Furniture, A Touch of Glass, The Glenmorangie, McNaughtons Craft Butcher, Fife Ceilidh Band, Rhona Ferrans, Lisa Kennedy Dance, Harviestoun Inn, CTSI.

Summer Ceilidh - Some Sponsors

Date: 14th August 2013 (updated 15th)

Thank you to our sponsors for the raffle prizes and other resources they have offered or given to date.

All raffle prizes will be won exclusively by guests present on the night. So be in-it-to-win-it! Our prizes include a family break, jewellery, massage vouchers, Scottish whisky, and vouchers to dine out at local restaurants, and much more.

Harviestoun Inn
Harviestoun Inn
Comrie Croft About Turn
About Turn
Wellsfield Farm Park
Stirling Massage Therapies
Stirling Massage Therapies
A touch of glass The Bield at Blackruthven The Hub Cafe
Eagle Inn
Eagle Inn
Sterling Furniture Ooh! Sweets Maggies coffee shop
Kidzworld
Janet Snape Highland Dancers
Janet Snape Highland Dancers
Paparazzi - Bridge of Allan Mrs. Tilly's
Glenmorangie Smyths Toys Diageo Poppies Florist
McNaughton Butchers Glenfoot CTSI Party Face Painting
Muircot Farm
Muircot Farm
Tilly Tearoom Sand Art Creations
Sand Art Creations
Hillfoots Country Butchers
Hillfoots Country Butchers

Family Ceilidh - Coming soon

Date: 4th August 2013

Last year   
Ticket sample  

Tickets are now on sale for our family Ceilidh held in the Devonvale Hall in Tillicoultry on Saturday 17th August 6pm - 10.30pm. Invite all your family and friends for a great night out. We have a fantastic program lined up.

There is a licensed bar, live entertainment, freshly made hot supper, and raffle with great prizes from many local businesses in support of this event.

We also have lots of things to keep the kids entertained. Face painting, balloon modelling, miniature sand art creations and more. All activities (except raffle) included in ticket price.

Tickets are available from Maggies Cafe Maggies cafe in Tillicoultry, Central Twins & Multiples SG, and by calling 07500 846 313. Ticket prices: Adult £11, Over 60 concession £9, under 18s £6, under 5s Free.

This event was sold out last year so get your tickets early, this is set to be a family night for all your family to remember, from babies to grannys and grandas, all are welcome.

For a sneak peak of what is in store click here.

This event is part of Tillicoultry Community Week

Please help promote our Ceilidh. For a printable copy of our poster click here.

Ceilidh Flyer   

WANTED & FOR SALE

Date: 22nd July 2013

Jumperoo   

WANTED:

  • A single highchair

  • Outdoor toys

For Sale:

  • Rainforest jumperoo £35

  • Activity walker rocker £25

  • 2 x Maxicosi Cabriofix stage 1 car seats with rain covers £40 each

  • 1 pink Brightstarts comfort and Harmony bouncer chair £25

  • 1 blue Brightstarts comfort and Harmony bouncer chair £25

  • Pintoy wooden trike £15, Good condition (nearly all indoors)

  • 2 Baby Jogger GT pram carry cots. Nearly new, excellent condition. Colour: aubergene. For quick sale asking price: £50 each (which is half original price!)

Contact info@twinsMSG.org if you are interested or can help with any of the above.

The latest and Thank you!

Date: 22nd July 2013

Chat on Facebook   

We would like to acknowledge the support of all those who help our group run so well. In particular thank you to Angela Hepburn who recently responded so quickly to another member request for highchairs. They couldn't have come at a better time, our member had just developed a back problem and is extremely grateful. This is the sort of thing that makes our group such a help to people with multiples.

In response to requests for a private discussion group our group has now started a new facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/centraltwinsMSG. This is open to anyone with have twins, triplets or more. This is managed by Claire Green, Claire Graham, and Caroline Nugent.

Family Ceilidh, Tickets on sale now

Date: 25th June 2013

Ceilidh Flyer   

Tickets are now on sale for our family Ceilidh held in the Devonvale Hall in Tillicoultry on Saturday 17th August 6pm - 10.30pm. Invite all your family and friends for a great night out. We have a fantastic program lined up. We will release more details in the coming weeks.

There is a licensed bar, live entertainment, and raffle with great prizes from many local businesses in support of this event.

Tickets are on sale from Maggies Cafe Maggies cafe in Tillicoultry, Central Twins & Multiples SG, and by calling 07500 846 313. Ticket prices: Adult £11 (£9*), Over 60 concession £9, under 18s £6 (£5*), under 5s Free.

* This year we are offering a discount to those purchasing their tickets before the 1st August. So get your tickets early, this is set to be a family night for all your family to remember, from babies to grannys and grandas, all are welcome.

For a sneak peak of what is in store click here.

This event is part of Tillicoultry Community Week

Please help promote our Ceilidh. For a printable copy of our poster click here.

Netmums Favourite 2013!

Date: 19th June 2013

Netmums Award

Thank you to all you mums and dads who voted us as your Netmums Favourite 2013. We came in the Top 3! It's very exciting for our group, and shows how we’ve become a valued lifeline now for so many - grown from a real need, with very little. Our network of parents and carers of twins and multiples provide a wonderful support for each other and this award will help to let others know more about what we do.

Parenting with Multiples in Mind

Date: 17th June 2013

Parenting with Multiples in Mind

Thank you to everyone who attended the TAMBA one day parenting workshop on Saturday. What a lovely group, and great participation. We've had some excellent feedback and are looking forward to the next course.

Thank you to my co-host Janet Rimmer, a gentle soul and excellent parenting expert.

Finally, a very big thank you to Victoria McRae from CVS-Falkirk for generously hosting the event for us.

Caroline Nugent


This course is a valuable resource for parents of multiples and provides a forum to explore any parenting issues you are experiencing.

The workshop fee is waved until October, so book a place now if you're interested in attending. Saturday's course was full and scheduled workshops are filling up.

The next course dates locally are Sat. 27th July, and Sat. 14th September in Alloa. If you're interesting in attending or finding out more about it contact us at: info@twinsMSG.org

Click here to review the description of Parenting with Multiples in Mind on the TAMBA website.

Need some ideas?

Date: 17th June 2013

Entertaining babies

Ever find yourself running out of ideas of what to do with your little ones? Then check out this interesting new website called www.entertainingbabies.com designed to help!

Ceilidh anyone?

Date: 14th May 2013

Ceilidh picture

After the sell out success of last year, we are excited to announce our very family friendly Ceilidh on Saturday 17th August (6-10:30pm) at the Devonvale Hall in Tillicoultry. Tickets go on sale in June, with a capacity of 250 people, and a fantastic raffle. So get your tickets early, this is set to be a family night for all your family to remember, from babies to grannys and grandas, all are welcome. For a sneak peak of what is in store click here.

Stressed parenting?

Date: 3rd May 2013

Kathryn Mewes

Would you like to participate in a new parenting TV series (for Channel 4) and get some help?

If tantrums, bad behaviour, dinner table battles, sleepless nights, and other parenting stresses are part of your daily life, then maybe this is for you.

If you'd like to know more, write to parents@libertybell.tv including a little bit about yourself.

Click flyer or here for more information.

Easter holiday meeting

Date: 1st April 2013

We plan to meet on Tuesday 9th April. Depending on the weather we will meet at a park or a coffee shop. Follow us here or on facebook for more details nearer the day. Any questions text or email info@twinsMSG.org.

NEED A BREAK? ... WIN A SUPERB HOLIDAY!

Date: 30th March 2013

TAMBA ANNUAL GRAND RAFFLE

TAMBA - Twins & Multiple Birth Association

Benefits our group; for more details see below.

Tickets £1 each.

OTHER PRIZES:

Full list of prizes at: www.tamba.org.uk/raffle

Tickets £1 each. Proceeds from tickets purchased from our group are split 50/50 between TAMBA and Central Twins & Multiples Support Group. Tickets available from all our meetings and events, or contact us directly via email info@twinsMSG.org

AGM & Social 2013

Date: 9th March 2013

Our annual general meeting and social is set for the Wednesday 27th March 7pm at Maggies Cafe in Tillicoultry. All those planning to attend please let us know via text or email (info@twinsMSG.org).

Thank you to Maggies for offering their venue and refreshments on the night.

WANTED (by member)

Date: 9th March 2013

WANTED (by member): push chair, suitable from birth to 3 years for baby weavers car seats. Immediate need. Please help.

Do you have Twins, Triplets or more?

Date: 5th March 2013

Do you have twins, triplets, or more and would like to explore how parenting multiples is different from parenting singletons. Then sign up soon for a local TAMBA (Twins & Multiple Birth Association) workshop specifically designed for parents of multiples "Parenting with Multiples in Mind". You will be able to sign up online for this course soon ... we'll keep you posted. You do not have to be a TAMBA member to attend. For more details on the workshop visit TAMBA's website at: https://www.tamba.org.uk/parentingwithmultiplesinmind

Date: Saturday 4th May 2013

Cost: £5 (discounted to)

Time: 9:30am-4pm

Location: Alloa

Expecting Twins, Triplets or more?

Date: 5th March 2013

Expecting twins, triplets, or quads? Like to learn a little more about what parenting multiples is like? Then sign up soon for a local TAMBA (Twins & Multiple Birth Association) training course. The "Practical preparing for parenthood" is coming to Alloa soon. You will be able to sign up online for this course soon ... we'll keep you posted. You do not have to be a TAMBA member to attend. For more details on the course content visit TAMBA's website at: https://www.tamba.org.uk/Courses/Expectant-Parents/Practical-Preparing-for-Parenthood

Date: Wednesday 3rd April 2013

Cost: £5 (discounted to)

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Alloa

Tilly Twinned with Crevecoeur Le Grand

Date: 4th March 2013

Tillicoultry is now twinned with Crevecoeur Le Grand near Paris. If you're local and would like to get involved take a look at the Tillycoeur (abbreviated name of the Tillicoultry and Crevecoeur Le Grand) Twinning Association website at: http://tillycoeur.btck.co.uk

For sale

Date: 1st March 2013

IslaBike

Anyone interested in a Mama's and Papa's toddler bed? In good condition but missing the bits to make it into a cot as well. Donate £15 to our group and it's yours.

Anyone looking to buy balance bikes? These are in good condition and were bought new at £100 each. Islabikes Rothan - Asking price: £45 each ono. http://www.islabikes.co.uk/bike_pages/rothan.html

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