A guide to our advertising packages and how we can help your business blossom.

We’re all about local here at Mumsnet West Sussex, whether it is an event or a service, a great shop or story we want to know about it and let everyone else know about it too.

We have a fair few tricks up our sleeves when it comes to promoting and advertising, we have several packages that we can offer or you can tailor something to suit you.

We have discounted rates for charities and offer rewarding rates for longer deals and returning customers.

Our standard rates are as follows. 

 

1 months advertising  on our homepage too be linked through to a website of your choice – £60 (this can be a self loaded advert or I can load it for you if you supply me with the artwork you want to use)

1 months advertising for a local charity  – £30

1 months space on our offers pages – to advertise an offer or competition you might be having, we also welcome exclusive offers for Mumsnetters – £30

An editorial or review on our WordPress space, written by the editor, this will be sent to you before publishing for approval – £20

 A mention in our monthly newsletter, this can link to a listing or advert you might have with us or a thread on our talk boards if you start one about your business or event – £10 with a purchase or an advert or offer.

 

 

Our current packages are as follows.

3 months advertising for the price of 2 with a mention in the newsletter free – £120

6 months advertising for the price of 4 with a mention in the newsletter – £240 

1 month advertising and 1 months offer space – £80 

 

Full package -

3 months advertising

3 months offer space

mention n the newsletter 

1 editorial on WordPress 

£150 

 

All our adverts, offers and wordpress pieces are automatically promoted trough our social media platforms and on our talk pages.

If there is something here you’d like to enquire about, or if you can’t find something to suit you and would like to discuss other packages or ways we can help please email me on west.sussex@mumsnetlocal.com  

 

 

 

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This Weekend, Why Not Have a Taste?

Yes! This weekend (14th – 15th June 2014) taste! Artisan Food Festival is coming to Chichester. 


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It’s time to celebrate local produce and local food champions in West Sussex and what better place than Oaklands Park, it’s a family friendly, foodie festival for everyone with free entry and activities for young and old.

So what can you expect to find? 

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80 + Artisan food and drink stalls – Over the weekend there will be loads of local foodie favourites cooking up a storm, expect to find everything from funky street food to real ales and ciders.

Festival Bar – Enjoy a glass of something cold and delicious whilst sitting in the sun watching live music… what better way to spend the day!

imagesMain Stage – A great line up of live music, a real treat for the ears.

Vintage Village – Step back in time into a vintage shopping experience brought to you by Chichester’s very own Dawn Gracie.

Vintage Tea Room – If beautifully crafted cake and baked goodies are your thing, you’ll e wanting to head over to the vintage tea rooms to see the gang a Whipped and Baked, award winning culinary, creations that you wont want to miss.

Something for the KIDS – There is a huge amount going on for the little people in your life, they can have some cookery classes, check out the kids bake off and take a sprint on the bouncy castle fun run, there is also shows from some ‘cooler than cool’ clowns and rib tickling kids children’s comedy.

There is more... Whilst you have a fun day out with your family in the (hopefully!) June sunshine, rest assured that by taking part you’ll be helping to give back to the community, taste! is supporting Stone Pillow this year and helping homeless people transition back into employment and independence.

Stonepillow mission statement: “Stonepillow offers shelter, information and support to empower homeless and vulnerable individuals to make positive changes in their lives. It aims to create a safer environment that promotes social inclusion with practical assistance and without prejudice for all”.

Travelling to the Festival 

Stagecoach will be running a drop off and pick up bus service for only £2 return from Chichester bus station and Market Avenue.

There are also near by car parks if you fancy a stroll through the town first, check out the website for more details and a map to help you out.

Please click on any of the links above to be taken to the fantastic website for the festival that will give you all the information you’ll need.

You can also come and say hello on

Facebook –  http://www.facebook.com/chifoodfest

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/chifoodfest

Email – hello@tastefestival.net

Tel – 01243839316

Most importantly, have a great weekend, relish the fantastic talents we have in our community and enjoy yourselves!

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Here are some Champagne Cocktails you could be sipping on this summer if you enter our competition….

Picture the scene, it”s a summer evening and you’re sitting in you garden with friends, there is a lovely warm breeze and the sun has just begun to set, you have some of your favourite nibbles and some easy listening music is floating out of the stereo near by.. 

Now, if you enter our taste! competition and win yourself one of 3 bottles of champagne to celebrate the forthcoming taste! Artisan Food Festival in Chichester, you could rustle up one of these delightful champagne cocktails to make our picture complete. 

to enter our competition please click here and follow the instructions, it couldn’t be easier and you can enter once every day! Please note, you must be over 18 to enter this competition and please read terms and conditions before entering – Good Luck!

 

The Mimosa

The Mimosa is an old classic, it is a mild cocktail that is low in alcohol and high in vitamin C, it has a lighter, fresher taste and the triple sec gives it a little added extra. 

 

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  • 1/3 cup (79 ml) chilled champagne
  • 1/3 cup (79 ml) chilled orange juice (freshly squeezed is best)
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) triple sec

 

The Classic Bellini 

Everyone has heard of the classic Bellini! It’s traditionally made with peaches and champagne mixed together for an elegant fruity fizz. This recipe can be done using fresh, really ripe peaches or you can use tinned ones, they’re best made up just before serving. 

 

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  • 1 bottle of chilled champagne
  • 2 fresh peaches (or 1 tin of peaches) 

Simply liquidise your peaches (after removing the stones!) and add the purée to a glass and top up with your favourite champage.  

 

As a little added extra, if it’s hot and you fancy something ice cold, you can mix both these recipes and freeze them in ice lolly moulds to make a grown up frozen treat! 

 

 

 

 


 

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Our Business of the Week! – Dribble Stop Tops

I’m sure all parent’s will agree that amongst the cute smiles, the tiny outfits, the heart melting scent of a new baby, there is also a somewhat unglamorous side to it all.

One such point in this is dribbling, babies drool! They put things in their mouths to have a chomp and to discover the world! A side effect of that is soaking wet vests, t-shirts and all those other items of tiny clothes you’ve lovingly picked out and dressed them in, this also leads to a wet chest that can make delicate skin sore.

So what’s the answer? Most bibs can be tugged off and continual wiping with a cloth can add to the soreness and discomfort…

Luckily, 2 mums come to your rescue and so began,

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The mission was to create a product that would alleviate the problem, a product kind to mums and safe for little ones. Finally after many more cups of coffee and with the help of an old sewing machine, our first top was made and IT WORKED!

So these two ladies worked hard into the night and after lots of testing and the odd hour snatched between nursery and bedtimes they finally did it, through sheer determination and a passion for their cause, Dribble Stop Tops are now on shelves in all Kiddiecare stores and on-line at littlecasa.com – they are sold in packs of 2 for £13.99

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So how does it work? …. 

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  • A Pocket made of Specialised Waterproof Material with Skin-Like Breathability – is hidden inside the top which completely covers and protects the Dribble Zone (chest area).
  • The Unique Extra High Neckline – Ensures maximum coverage.
  • Our Discreet Dribble Stop Protection – Acts as a barrier & helps stop dribble soaking through to baby’s delicate skin.
  • Soft Cotton Jersey – Is the only material in contact with baby’s skin ensuring they remain comfortable as well as, safe & dry.

Simply replace your baby’s regular top or vest with a Dribble Stop Top. Sizes 0-3ms, 3-6m, 6-12m, 12-18m, 18-24m. Available in packs of 2 white or 1 white & 1 stripe (pink or blue).

Parent friendly too!….

  • No More Constant Clothing Changes = A lighter changing bag
  • Fewer Changes = Less washing & less ironing
  • Tumble Dryable = Convenience
  • Safe Protection = Peace of mind for those nap times & nursery days
  • No more disturbed sleeps (due to cold wet chests) = more sleep for you

It is really simple and it works! Who knew keeping your baby comfortable and dry could be this much of a breeze?

If you’re interested in finding out more about Dribble Stop Top, you can find them below;

Online  

Facebook 

Twitter

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Daily Bread …. It’s taken a few weeks but I think I’ve cracked it!

I pledged to myself that I would master a daily loaf of bread, it was always something that evaded me despite being handy in the kitchen. 

I have worked (not really work as such..) tweaking and twerking (not literally, I’m no Miley!) to get a recipe that not only gives me consistent results but one that I am also happy to share with you all without fear of being flamed for producing a soggy bottom or a dry crust… 

So, here it is, my daily loaf, please try it and stick exactly to the instructions and let me know ow it works out for you. :) 

 

Ingredients – 

500 grams strong bread flour (this can be white, wholemeal (although I recommend making sure its 100% strong brown), pre seeded or a mixture of many) 

1 tsp salt

1 sachet (7g) of dried yeast 

1 tsp vitamin c powder (optional) 

2 tbsp Oil (this can be Olive Rapeseed, Peanut, Hemp, Sunflower, anything goes) 

2 tbsp of extras (oats, seeds, nuts, herbs, etc etc etc)

325 ml of warm water

 

1. Put your everything except the water into a large bowl, give the bowl a jiggle to mix it around a bit and then add the water.

2. Get your hands in there and give it a really good mix until it comes together into a dough, leave it for 5 minutes. ( Note. I use this time to make tea!)

3. Lightly dust a clean surface with flour and begin kneading, stretch the dough back and forward and give it a good working over, now I’m sorry to be a nag, but you HAVE to do this for 10 minutes, it gets a bit boring and you get arm ache but it’s necessary, I find roping in a child at this point is always handy. 

4. put the kneaded dough back into the bowl and leave it somewhere warm, covered in clingfilm or a damp tea towel for a minimum of 1 hour, no less, no peaking! (again with the nagging right?!) 

5. After the hour, you’ll find your dough has grown and puffed up, excellent! You now need to punch it, seriously, work out any daily anger and punch it, you need to know all the air you just created back out of it.

6. You can pre heat the oven at this point, I have an electric fan oven, I set it to 160 degrees.

7. Now shape the dough int whatever you want, rolls, a standard loaf, baguettes, make a hedgehog if that is your thing, pop it on a tray (line it with some baking parchment) and leave it in your warm place again for 20 minutes.

8. Bake for around 40 minutes until your house smells divine and it’s looking like a tasty loaf.

 

This possibly looks like way more work than it is so please don’t be out off, even if you make one a week, it tastes so much better than a shop bought loaf and it’s got no nasty, unpronounceable  ingredients in it.  

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A day at the farm ….. park!

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I have a real treat for you as far as prizes go this week ladies and gents! If you live in West Sussex you may be aware of a little place called Fishers Farm Park in Wisborough Green.

Let me tell you a bit about it, I have visited there many times with my children and my nephews and nieces and my children are also very lucky to be taken there when on days out with The Sussex Snowdrop Trust, Care at home team. 

Fishers Farm Park is the top, award-winning family visitor attraction located in Wisborough Green on the edge of the South Downs National Park, in the heart of the West Sussex countryside.

We are open all year from 10.00 – 5.00
All daily activities are included in the one admission price, making a day at Fishers superb value for money. – Fishers Farm Website. 

 

There is plenty to do during a trip there and boasting a selection of both indoor and outdoor activities it is a great day out come rain or shine. 

Just some of the things you will find are animals, rides, pig racing, jumping pillows, slides, water parks, soft play and much, much more. 

There is a cafe if you get peckish but also picnic areas if you prefer to bring your own lunch and the site is accessible for wheel chairs so visitors with disabilities can enjoy the trip too. 

 

So what do you get for your entry fee? 

Animal Encounters Barn
Bottle Feeding
Small Animal Handling
Meet the Animals Shows in the Theatre
Horse and Pony Rides in the Sand School
Tractor-Trailer Rides
Farm Museum
Milking Demonstrations
Farrier Demonstrations
Shire Horse Demonstrations (seasonal)
Sheep, Pig & Shetland Racing
Horse Stables
Shetland yard

25ft Climbing Wall for big children and adults
Free-climb Rock
1950s Merry-Go-Rounds
Indoor 3-level (3+) Playzone
3 indoor Soft Play areas (0-5)
Café Moo Moo Play Barn
Trampolines
Happy Haunting Ghost Tunnel Ride
Pedal Karts
Splash Attack (June-September)
Forgotten Farm Adventure Golf
Lighthouse Slides
Sandpit and Diggers
Swing Boats and Swings
Water Paddlerz
Barrel Bugs (3 years and over) and Bug Safari (seasonal)
Jumping Pillows – big and toddler
Mini Mazes
Fishers Fort
Toddlers Play Area
Woodland Walk
Squirrel Scramble
Alpine Adventure
Skating Rink
Toboggan Run
Climbing Tower

Pretty awesome right? … but if that is not enough, you can choose to indulge in some extras;

Award-winning Saddle Rooms Restaurant (home-made meals and waitress service)
Coffee Bar (freshly baked cakes, freshly ground Barista coffee, drinks and ice creams)
Café Moo Moo (burgers, sausages, chips, sandwiches, drinks and snacks)
Alpine Lodge (home-made doughnuts and cakes, drinks and ice creams)
Splash Attack Shack (drinks, ice creams and beachwear!)
The Fishers Gemstone Mining Company (Holidays and weekends £1.00)
The Toy Shop (pocket money toys and games to adult gifts, sweets and ice creams)

 

Oh and as an excuse to add some pictures in of cute animals, here are some of the beauties you can see at Fishers Farm Park …. (how cute is that pig?!)

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You’ll be wanting details of where, when, how much etc…

You can find Fishers Farm Park on the web – here 

They are also on Facebook – here

Don’t forget Twitter – @FishersFarmPark 

 

The address is – Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG

Telephone number – 01403 700063

Prices/dates are as follows -

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But that’s not all! Fishers Farm park have very kindly donated 4 tickets for us to giveaway in our Mumsnet West Sussex ‘Christmas Cracker Competition!’ 

To enter, you can go via our ‘Offers’ section on our website, or via Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

 

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It’s behind you! – Panto season is upon us, would you like to go?

 

Well would you? I bet your children would love it, or maybe take a few friends, parents, siblings… the opportunities are endless! You and 3 other people could be sitting in The Alexandra Theatre on Friday 13th Dec for the 7pm showing of Robin Hood and babes in the Wood,

Need more details? Well look no further, 

The Mumsnet West Sussex editor (that’s me!) has been prize hunting for a few weeks now and the kind people at Spirit FM have organised 4 tickets to Robin Hood and babes in the Wood for us, it’s showing at the Alexander Theatre in Bognor Regis.

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If you want to enter to win these lovely tickets, it couldn’t be simper, just click here to be linked to the giveaway page on our Facebook page, or alternatively you can go to the offers section on our website (here). See it’s super easy!

Now for a bit about the Pantomime…   

 

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The Pantomime is showing on the following dates, 

December

  • Friday 13th – 10am, 7.00pm 
  • Saturday 14th – 11am, 2.30pm, 6.00pm 
  • Sunday 15th – 12.00pm, 4.00pm
  • Monday 16th – 10.00am, 1.00pm 
  • Tuesday 17th – NO PERFORMANCE 
  • Wednesday 18th – 10.00am, 1.00pm, 6.00pm
  • Thursday 19th – 10.00am, 1.00pm
  • Friday 20th – 1.00pm, 6.00pm
  • Saturday 21st – 11.00am, 2.30pm, 6.00pm
  • Sunday 22nd – 1.00pm, 4.00pm
  • Monday 23rd – 11.00am3.00pm
  • Tuesday 24th – 11.00am, 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 25th – MERRY CHRISTMAS!
  • Thursday 26th – 11.00am, 3.00pm
  • Friday 27th – 11.00am, 3.00pm
  • Saturday 28th – 11.00am, 2.30pm, 6.00pm 
  • Sunday 29th – 12.00pm, 4.00pm
  • Monday 30th – 11.00am, 3.00pm 
  • Tuesday 31st – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January 

  • Wednesday 1st – 11.00am, 3.00pm
  • Thursday 2nd – 11.00am, 3.00pm
  • Friday 3rd – 3.00pm, 7.00pm
  • Saturday 4th – 11.00am, 2.30pm, 6.00pm
  • Sunday 5th – 12.00pm, 400pm 

Ticket Prices -

 Adults

  • £16.00 
  • £!5.00
  • £14.00

Children

  • £14.50
  • £13.50
  • 11.50

Family (2 adults & 2 children)

  • £58.00
  • £54.00
  • £46.00

Friends and Family of the Theatre 

 

  • £11.50 
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If you’re not the lucky, chosen one this time and you still want to go and see the panto on one of the above dates, you can book tickets either online or by calling the Box Office on 01243 861010.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Go and enter the competition! if you don’t win then go and see it anyway, it’d a great cast and a fantastic story full of baddies, goodies, dancers, singers and Merry Men! 

 

 

 

   

 

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