Central Twins & Multiples Support Group

News Archive: November 2012 - February 2013

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Dance session

Date: 16th February 2013

Announcing a new dance session for kids at our next Tuesday afternoon session 5th March. All kids welcome for homework, dance, and play.

Local Monday Toddler Group

Date: 16th February 2013

Local toddler group invites those with multiples to come and try their group. Muckhart Toddlers are now running on Mondays 9.30-11.30 in the Coronation Hall. This is a great little group, especially for those with 2 or more kids! £2 a session.

There is a snacktime; Everyone just brings something along to share, like fruit, bread, crackers, or cheese. So come along and give it a go.

ADVERT: Triplets system

Date: 16th February 2013

Classie Chassis a specialist in Toy and Nursery Products have Peg-Perego Dual and triplette systems available. Also online at www.classiechassis.co.uk

They've also run an interest free savings scheme for many years. In addition the company are offering Tamba members a 5% discount.

Channel 4 Seeking Parents of Multiples

Date: 6th February 2013

Channel 4 are working on a new series called Bedtime Live. The series covers the whole spectrum of sleep in young children; anything from tantrums before bedtime, co-sleeping, nightmares, early-waking and everything in between.

They are currently looking for parents with multiples. If you are interested, review: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/take-part/articles/bedtime-live or contact them on sleep@twofour.co.uk or give them a call on 0207 438 1809.

ADVERTISEMENT - CHANNEL 4: Channel 4 are looking for sleep deprived multiple birth families who are at the end of their tether at bedtime! “Bedtime Live” will cover all the struggles parents face at putting their children to bed and keeping them in bed - anything from tantrums, nightmares, bedwetting, co-sleeping, early waking and everything in between. Professor Tanya Byron and her team of top sleep experts will be on hand to give out free advice to parents and families on how to get your kids sleeping well. If you or anyone you know are facing these issues, we’d love to have a friendly initial chat with you. Please email us at sleep@twofour.co.uk or give us a call on 0207 438 1809.

Craft session

Date: 2nd February 2013

We'll be having a valentine's craft session for kids on Tuesday. Come on time to participate in this activity.

The round-up of our Christmas Fun Day

Date: 20th December 2012

Balloon fun

For a round-up of the Christmas Fun Day and Toy Sale with lots of photos click here.

Santa's little helpers in the news

Date: 19th December 2012


Hey Santa's little helpers, you're in the paper. The Stirling Observer front page. There are lots of other photos on page 8 too. So if you were there, take a look at the paper, or click the thumbnail to go to their online facebook page.

Thumbnail photo from Stirling Observer - Whyler Photos

Time change

Date: 19th December 2012

Moving time

Reminder that our first meeting in the new year will be in the afternoon not the morning. Tuesday 8th. A session running from 3:15-5:15pm, we hope to include a homework area, and dinner prep for those interested. As always though, we'll just go with the flow and see how it works out.

Please let us know your thoughts on this change. info@twinsMSG.org

French Lessons Anyone?

Date: 19th December 2012

French Flag

Established local native French speaking tutor offering French lessons for all ages 2 - adult. Group rates available.

  • Fun French for children aged 2-12

  • Study Support in French

  • French for adults

Contact Nathalie - 01259 742737


Fun Day Success

Date: 17th December 2012

Santa Claus

Thank you to all those who came to our fun day and made it such a success. To all the people who made it possible, whether through donations of toys, help on the day, loans of equipment, raffle prizes, help advertising, and not forgetting all those who looked after our kids while we ran the event. A really big thank you to everyone.

So thank you to the following businesses and organisations: Active Start, The Peak - Active Stirling, Alva Baptist Church, Briarlands Farm, CTSI, Dollar Under 5s, Flying Fox Bikes, Fossoway Pre-school, Granny Mouse, Higglety Pigglety, Hillfoots Country Butchers, Inspirations, Juniper Rose, Lindsay's Musical Steps, Maggies Cafe, Mary Kay - Look Lovely Feel Fabulous, Mrs Tilly's, Ooh Sweets!, Party Face Painting, Pet Needs & Feeds, Samantha Blues Hair, Sing and Sign, Stirling Massage Therapies, Tilly Market Traders, Tilly Tearoom, and Three Little Girls Accessories.

Thank you also to the individuals who were involved you made an amazing team: Aileen Lindsay, Alison & Ian Cowling, Annette & Gary Messner, Caroline & Dougie, Chris Green, Claire Graham, Claire Hunter, Colin & Ellen Masson, David Fraser, Emma Roemmele, Fiona Martin & kids, Fiona Thomson, Fiore Everington, Gary Nugent, Gemma Roach, Gemma Toon, Gillian Macauslane, Hannah Cowling, Hazel Hardie, Iain, Val & Morag Whyte, Jen Young, Jill Drysdale, Jo & Peter Griffin, Joanna Messner, Johanna Bauer, Julie McGrath, Lynn & Ian Cameron, Marianne & Colin Morrison, Maureen Hill, Michelle Messner, Michelle Russell, Nicola & Percy Dibley, Penny Johnson, Rebekah Reynolds, Rhona Ferrans, Sean Paterson, Shaun and Laura Johnston-Brand, Shona Bland, Stephanie Ferrans, Susan Bowman, Terri Shirra, Tracy Macfarlane, and Zoe Reynolds.

Photos: All those who ordered photos should receive them via email in the next couple of days.

We should have more photos of the event here in the next few days.

Santa Claus

Join our Parade Now!

Date: 12th December 2012 (updated)

Santa Hungry Caterpillar Sailor Star Scarecrow Miss Santa Tiger Snowman Cat girl Reindeer

Click pics to enter

Our fancy dress parade will be led by a fun and very special guest at 3pm, sign-in essential, so come early and join in the fun in our original take on a fancy dress parade. The kids will totally love it!

Any fun fancy dress costume welcome, it doesn't have to have a Christmas theme.

A fancy dress parade with a difference for all ages of children 0-12yrs, the more entries we have the more fun there will be!

One free activity with each entry. Voucher validated when you check-in.

Prizes for winners in each age group.

Enter here: Click here to enter for our fancy dress parade.

IMPORTANT: If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24hr please resubmit your entry.

Changing: We will have 2 changing rooms (Male and Female) on the day to allow you to change your children in and out of their costumes if that is required.

We respectfully ask that you to bring something else for your children to wear to enable them to make the most of the activities we have planned.

For more activities at our Christmas Fun Day & Toy Sale click here.

Please note: we (CTMSG) reserve the right to refuse access to any of our activities should any of our representatives consider that your child's costume might damage our equipment, or may affect the safety of your child or others.

Elf Mermaid Spiderman Racedriver Jessie Superman Shepherd Chrismas tree Hippy chick Clown

Click pics to enter

Christmas Fun Day - This week!

Date: 10th December 2012

Christmas Fun Day poster

It's the final countdown to our indoor Christmas Fun Day & Toy Sale on Saturday 15th December 1-4pm in the Devonvale Hall in Tillicoultry (FK13 6NS). Thanks to all our sponsors for supporting this event. With a variety of fab raffle prizes for all the family from a relaxing massage to passes to Briarlands Farm (see below) and lots of fun activities for all the family it's sure to be a great day out. So come and join us. We have activities specifically for the under 5s as well as kids up to 12 years.

All activities reasonably priced to allow your kids to have a good time without breaking the bank.

Here are some details of our event:

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Like a table? If you would like to have your own toy sale table at this event contact us as soon as possible as we are finalising our layout very soon. info@twinsMSG.org For more information on our toy sale click here.

Free entry - each activity priced individually. Click poster to view it online, or click here to open a printable PDF and help us to promote this event.

Christmas Fun Day Sponsors

Date: 11th December 2012 (updated)

Thank you to all our sponsors for the raffle prizes and other resources they have offered or given to date for our indoor Christmas Fun Day & Toy Sale. Among these are Fossoway Pre-school, Alva Baptist Church, Three Little Girls Accessories, Flying Fox Bikes, Mrs Tilly's, Mary Kay - Look Lovely Feel Fabulous, Sing & Sign, The Peak - Active Stirling, Briarlands Farm, Pet Needs & Feeds in Tillicoultry, Higglety Pigglety, Alva, Tilly Tearoom, Inspirations, Stirling Massage Therapies, Active Start, Craft-ed Creations, Fossoway Pre-school Group, and Lindsay's Musical Steps, Samantha Blues, Tilly Market Traders, Granny Mouse, CTSI.

All raffle prizes will be won exclusively by guests present on the day. So be in-it-to-win-it! Our prizes include vouchers to kids activities, beauty products, toys, Champagne, activity vouchers, and vouchers to eat out, and much more.

For more informaion on our Christmas Fun Day & Toy Sale click here.

Girly Fun!

Date: 11th December 2012


Treat your little princesses to our fab very pretty manicures at our Christmas Fun Day & Toy Sale on Saturday. Using quality non-toxic products, so no nasty chemicals or noxious aroma ... just lots of girly fun!

For more activities at our Christmas Fun Day & Toy Sale click here.

Look out for our Wagon

Date: 6th December 2012 (updated 11th)

Canopy Wagon

Kids under 5 can take a ride in our Canopy Wagon at our Christmas Fun Day.

In the News

Date: 6th December 2012

Look out for the article in the latest Dollar Community News about our group. Should be available online and in Dollar soon.

Also, there's an article about one of our volunteers in this months CTSI ebulletin.

Christmas Fun Day Fun

Date: 4th December 2012

A preview of some activities we'll have at our Christmas Fun Day.

Bouncy Slide Jenga Bouncy Castle Connect 4
Giant Slide Giant Jenga Bouncy Castle Connect 4

Toys to sell?

Date: 4th December 2012


Have toys to sell? ... we still have a few tables (£15), at our Christmas Fun Day & Toy Sale.

Bigger items (bikes, trampolines, trikes) to sell too? No table required, simply check them in and we will sell them. No sale, no cost, no loss. We ask for 5-10% of the sale price if sold. See below for more information.

Like to donate items to our group's own tables? All profits go directly to our group.

For more details on the table top toy sale click here.


3 Little Girls

Date: 3rd December 2012

Sample of 3 Little Girls Accessories

Look out for Shona, small business owner and mum of twins from Three Little Girls Accessories at our Christmas Fun Day and Toy Sale in December.

Lovely little girly accessories, great stocking fillers, available at our event.

Lighting up the Devonvale

Date: 27th November 2012

Lights poster

The organisers of the Devonvale Hall would like to invite you to a family friendly evening, with live music, dancing and fun in the Devonvale Hall at 6pm on Saturday 1st December.

Lots of fun kids activities, hot food, great raffle, and lots more. Free for all the family. Click poster to view. Click to open printable PDF.

Friday's Group

Date: 25th November 2012

Thank you to Rhona for sharing tasty recipes on Friday, with Tuna and pasta, and fruit compote dessert. Very tasty and well received!

Thank you also to Kate from Stirling Massage Therapies for giving all our members and volunteers a massage.



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Christmas Fun Day & Toy Sale

Date: 22nd November 2012

Mark your calendar ... this is going to be fun family day out!

Introducing our Christmas Fun Day & Toy Sale on Saturday 15th December (afternoon) ... details coming soon!

Take Care of Yourself

Date: 22nd November 2012

Massage Chair

Stirling Massage Therapies are visiting our group to give our members a free massage on Friday 23rd 10am - 12. New members welcome.

We'll also have a cooking session at this meeting.

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