Central Twins & Multiples Support Group

News Archive: August - November 2012

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New Year Family Ceilidh Anyone?

Date: 21st November 2012

Fossoway Pre-school are organising a family ceilidh for Sunday afternoon 30th December in Muckhart. Details to follow.

Local Food Network

Date: 21st November 2012

Our group attended the Annual Clackmannanshire Food Network Event to hear what other groups are doing with food to promote health in the community.

We had a food demo, and heard from Forth Valley Orchard's, Healthy Start, Women 4 Women, Love Food Hate Waste, Take life on, Tullibody Fruit Barra, Keep Well Scotland and more.

We picked up a number of useful leaflets on food, health, and the environment. So look out for them at our next meeting. For example:

Here are a few links to some organisations present that you may find interesting and helpful:

Food Hygiene Success

Date: 13th November 2012

Course photo

Congratulations to our 5 volunteers for passing their Food Hygiene Ceritificate exam with flying colours today!

Thank you also to Debbie for organising this course, and Raymond our excellent instructor from Forth Valley College.

Local Christmas Concert

Date: 12th November 2012

Hillfoots Harmony Choir

The Hillfoots Harmony would like to invite you to their Christmas Show with guest singer - Gari Glaysher, at the Devonvale Hall in Tillicoultry. Thursday 6th December 2012 at 7.30 pm

Tickets available at Brian Devlin Butcher and The Paper Shop in Dollar, and Tilly Tea Rooms in Tillicoultry. Price: £6, £3 concession

for more information visit their website at: www.hillfootharmony.org.uk

Looking Lovely!

Date: 6th November 2012

Look Lovely Feel Fabulous, that's what members were going home saying today. A lovely little mini-makeover by Emma using fab Mary Kay products. Visit her facebook page at: www.facebook.com/LookLovelyFeelFabulous Thank you also for your support in listening and helping with the latest challenges faced by our group.

In the boot

Date: 5th November 2012

Car boot sale

At the ACE/CTSI Charity Car Boot Sale in Alloa. Raising awareness, along with other local charities and organisations. Click here for article on Alloa Live.

Photo source: Alloa Live

November Newsletter

Date: 5th November 2012

Nov. Newsletter

Look out for our November Newsletter the next time you visit our group.

A Big Thank You

Date: 1st November 2012

Some of our volunteers

A big thank you to our volunteers for supporting our group. You are always friendly and helpful, the group just wouldn't be the same without you.

Softplay Fun

Date: 19th October 2012

A few photos from our day at Kidzworld Alloa.

This is fun!

This is fun!



Can't catch me!

Can't catch me!





Mum's having fun

Mum's having fun





Let's go again

Let's go again

Local Food Network

Date: 15th October 2012


Clackmannanshire Healthier Lives would like to invite you to their annual Clackmannanshire Food Network Event.

As our group is beginning to develop a food focus we thought it might be interesting to see what other groups are doing in this area in the community.

The event is free. There will be a lunch, so if you would like to attend this event, let us know and we'll pass on your name to the organisers for catering purposes. This is open to all volunteers, members, and their families (adults only). Please respond as soon as you can, and by Monday 12th November at the latest.

Event Details:


Clackmannanshire Healthier Lives


Tuesday 20th November 2012


10.30 - 11am   -  Registration (Tea, Coffee & Scones)
11am - 1pm   -  Main Meeting/Activities
1pm - 2pm   -  Networking Lunch


Sauchie Hall, Mar Place, Sauchie. FK10 3EA.

Invite details: The Network is for anyone with an interest or involvement in food activities of any kind and at any level. Please join us and bring friends, volunteers or anyone you think might benefit from our Food Network.

The focus of this network will be the launch of the new and updated ‘How To ...’ recipe sheets and Healthy Start vouchers and vitamins. There will be an interactive food demonstration with tasters.

You will also get the opportunity to find out about any funding, resources and training available for you and your groups for any food activities.

[Source: Clackmannanshire Healthier Lives]

Raising awareness

Date: 12th October 2012

Over the next few months we are participating in community events to raise awareness of our group. Please support us by telling people about what we are doing, coming to shop, helping on the day, or donating any unwanted toys or equipment for our events.

Our stall

Our stall at Tilly Market Traders

Tilly market traders Alloa live photo

Featured on Alloa Live

Quick family meals

Date: 10th October 2012

Kitchen Crew

Kitchen Crew

Thank you Debbie for giving us an entertaining and informative cooking session. We all really enjoyed it and are looking forward to our next session on Friday 23rd November.

New kitchen crew very welcome:-) Limited class size, so please let us know if you are interested in participating.

Our chef

Our chef

Open wide ...

Open wide

Washing up is fun!

Washing up is fun!

Very tasty!

Very tasty!

A few photos

Date: 29th September 2012


Sharing is fun!

Food fun

Food fun with mum

Food fun 2

Me too!



Play dough prep

Play dough prep.



I can do it!

I can do it!


Driving fun & ...

Other transport

... other transport

Encouraging your child to talk

Date: 29th September 2012

Talk about speech

Thank you to speech therapist Claire Maclean for visiting and giving us an interesting and informative talk on how to encourage our children's speech development.

Food Fun success!

Date: 12th September 2012


The kids loved our "Food Fun" session today! They were chopping, smashing, shaking, and of course like all great chefs ... tasting as they went along!

We plan to do it again at our next meeting with something new (Fri. 28th).


Dental Health Talk

Date: 12th September 2012

Dental health presentation

Thank you to Gail and Cali from NHS Scotland for an excellent presentation on "Dental health for your children"!

It was very informative, and thank you also for answering our many questions (on mouthwash ... LOL, and the like).


Twin Trike or Wagon?

Date: 5th September 2012

Canopy Wagon ... more ideas

Question: Is there such a thing as a twin, triplet, or quad trike or wagon? Yes. Click here for more ideas.

Like to cook?

Date: 27th August 2012

Cooking event

Need ideas for a quick healthy family meal?

We are organising a small hands-on cooking "class" at our group for parents on 9th Oct. in association with Clackmannanshire Healthier Lives. During the "class" you will prepare a quick family meal with the help of handy recipe cards and a friendly instructor.

The first 3 people to respond will be included in this activity. There is no extra cost to participate and no cooking skills necessary ... just some enthusiasm:-)


We plan to run similar cooking sessions, so let us know if you're interested to be put on our list for this activity.

We will also have reference recipe cards, leaflets for healthy snack Open snack ideas leaflet (2/2012) and lunch box ideas Lunchbox ideas at our regular group meetings.

Need inspiration?

Date: 27th August 2012

Need inspiration for snacks or lunch box ideas? Then check out these 2 leaflets which can be found at our group.

Open snack ideas leaflet

(Version: 2/2012)

& Lunchbox ideas
Click leaflet icon to open leaflet online.

Fun with food!

Date: 27th August 2012

Little cooks

Watch out for our new "fun with food" activities for kids at our group. Simple hands-on food preparation for kids.

Tilly Market Traders

Date: 27th August 2012

At Tilly Market Traders in the Devonvale Hall in Tillicoultry representing our group. It worked really well, people with food, sweets, toys, books, crafts, cosmetics, and all sorts of things. Think it's a really good idea. If you get a chance you should come and visit us next time ... more details later. It runs once a month. Will post photo soon.

Get fit?!

Date: 25th August 2012


Our group has received a very generous offer by an experienced personal fitness trainer to help us get fit! People of all levels of fitness are welcome. Using various equipment and workout programs we would meet regularly at an indoor venue in Alloa for a cost of £2 each. Kids would be welcome to come too, using a separate but visible space. We would each simply have to share the responsibility of taking care of the "kids area" for a period during the 1 hr session. We can work the details out of this together ... whether it's half of us for the first half hr, or just whatever works.

We need to decide on a day and time that would work, so if you are interested please contact Caroline at c_nugent@hotmail.com with your preferences for day and time.

Feel free to invite friends with kids to participate in this fitness program.

Our Ceilidh

Date: 19th August 2012


Thank you to all the families and the French exchange group for coming to our Ceilidh and making it a special night to remember!

What a wonderful sight, with so so many kids all up and dancing and having a good time.

Thank you to all our artists, speakers, and entertainers, you were all fantastic:

Alan Goldie, Eilidh Kettles, Mandy Kettles, the Fife Ceilidh Band, Ian Mclean School of Highland Dance, Lisa Kennedy Dance, Party Face Painting, Peter Foster, and in particular to our MC Sinead Lammie.

Also, thank you to Kate Roussel for being our translator for the night and for translating our pro gramme into French.

Thank you to all our sponsors for their support and superb raffle prizes: Asda, The Bridge Inn, Adair and Irene Campbell, Robert & Hazel Campbell, CTSI, Diageo, Devonpark Inn, Eagle Inn, Harviestoun Inn, Hillfoots Country Butchers, The Hub Cafe, Joanna & Daniel Sturgeon, Juniper Rose, KidzWorld, Louise Bellin Photography, Maggies Cafe, Michelle from Avon, M & S, McNaugthons, Mrs. Tilly's, Ochil Eyes, The Ochil Soap Company, The Ochil View, Ooh! Sweet, Poppies Florist, Samantha Blues, Smyths, Sterling Furniture, Tillicoultry Baptist Church, Tillicoultry Parish Church

and finally thank you to our volunteers on the night: Julie McGrath, Michelle Russell, Jill Drysdale, Rebekah Reynolds, Sandy Falconer, Tricia Falconer, Evelyn & William Crawford, Corrine, and the unnamed others who came along to help.

For more photos click here.

Balloon fun

Warming up!


Kids, kids, eveywhere!

Balloon fun

A wonderful sight!

Balloon fun

Lisa: "Let's dance!"

Face painting 1 Face painting 2
Face painting 3  Face painting 4  Face painting 5

Facepainting photos courtesy of Partyfacepainting.

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