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Sunshine, snowflakes and snowdrops: Mouse About Town and Rococo Gardens

Deep, sleeps the Winter,
Cold, wet and grey;
Surely all the world is dead;
Spring is far away.

Wait! the world shall waken;
It is not dead, for lo,
The Fair Maids of February
Stand in the snow!
~ The Snowdrop Fairy - Flower Fairies - Cicely Mary Barker ~
Last week, I was lucky enough to have some beautiful keepsake photographs taken of my very own snowdrop fairy by the talented Cheltenham photographer Gill Thomas, founder of Mouse About Town.

Thrifty Bubba and I were invited to visit the snowdrops at Painswick Rococo Garden and we leapt at the chance to revisit this beautiful eden in the Painswick valley. We are so lucky to have such picturesque places to visit in Gloucestershire.

The early morning drive to Painswick was eerie with snowflakes falling across the Cotswold skies and on arrival we were greeted by Gill who was instantly warm and friendly.

She guided us through the grounds and down to the lower gardens where thousands of delicate snowdrops carpeted the floor. We set to work immed…

Why you'll love 143 Sensory

Does your baby love singing? Is your baby desperate to wiggle about? Would you like their senses to be stimulated in a safe environment? Are you keen to involve them in sensory play but worried about the mess? If so, 143 Sensory may be the class you have been looking for!


Founder Ashella Hale's dreams became reality when she launched 143 Sensory in June 2017 whilst on maternity leave with her son Hendrix. Keen to leave behind the fashion industry and instead focus on a fulfilling family friendly career, Ashella wanted to provide parents with a sensory class that offered her own creative twist. Ashella says that becoming a 'MumBoss' has been the best move for her to date.
So, what makes 143 Sensory different to other baby classes?  143 Sensory classes are run in Cheltenham, the Forest of Dean and Abergavenny. 143 Sensory is aimed at children aged 6 weeks to 13 months and the sister class 143 Messy Music is for children aged 10 months to 4 years. Excitingly, 143 Massage Me is…