Heirloom Quality Riding Rocker



It is a unique experience to come across a children’s toy that is heirloom quality. Goose Creek, however, has gone

back to basics with a refreshing blast from the past.


The small family owned and operated business designs upscale, custom ordered Riding Rockers, crafted to such

perfection, it is an item worthy of being passed down from generation to generation. Their exclusive line of quality

wooden toys are enchanting to the eye and bring back the nostalgic feeling of childhood fairytales, igniting the imagination

and evoking that childhood need to play.


Despite the beauty of the item, it is a feel good purchase as well as the toys and riders created by Goose Creek are

impeccably ‘green’ with all items 100% handmade using locally harvested wood, painted with lead-free, non toxic paints,

and designed by local artists. To top it off, a portion of the proceeds from each purchase go to charity making each toy and

rider a completely guilt free purchase.


Celebrities like Conan O’Brian, Mark Steines and Jenna Elfman have already ordered custom made Riding Rockers

for their children. And even more impressive is grandfather Bob VandenBos, who has now ordered his sixth

Riding Rocker saying:


 “We’ve made it a tradition to celebrate each of our grandchild’s first birthdays by giving them a Riding Rocker.  We

love the heirloom quality and the unique nature of the Rocker.  This heirloom allows our grandchildren to remember

us as they pass the Rocker onto their children.” 


The complete uniqueness of each handmade rocker is guaranteed with a unique four line dedication plaque on every

rocker, serial numbers, dates and stamps.


To view the Riding Rockers for yourself, visit www.goosecreekenterprises.com

Out and About in London (Nov 13-15)

Out and About This In London  (Weekend 46: November 13-15)

 As the christmas season draws nearer, activities and events start to pop up from all angles, we picked three of

our favorites for you and your family to enjoy this weekend!













What: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Where: Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, London, SW19 1SB, 020 8543 4888, http://www.polkatheatre.com

When: November 14 – February 19 (Call for times)

Price: £8

About: The Polka’s playful version of the classic fairytale, directed by Jonathan Lloyd with music by Julian Butler.













What: Welcome party for the new Lord Mayor of London

Where: Mansion House – St. Paul’s Cathedral- Royal Courts of Justice http://www.lordmayorshow.org

When: Saturday, November 14, 11:00-18:00

Price: £8

About: The show welcomes the new Lord Mayor of the City of London into office. The three mile long parade

will have marching bands, floats, airplanes, ceremony and fireworks!













What: Canary Wharf Ice Rink

Where: Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs, E14 5AX,  http://www.canarywharficerink.com

When: November, 14 – Saturday February, 21, Mon-Sat 9.45am-11pm; Sun 9.45am-7.30pm (closed Dec 25).

Price: daytime £10, evening £12 (under 12: £7.50, family: £32.00)

About: Serene Scenes in the city, Canary Wharf Ice Rink offers group skating lessons for those new to the sport,

bars and restaurants in the Park Pavilion and a Moose Bar for you parents who like a bit of rink side wine.

Tame Bathtime Tears with Tantrum




Tantrum hair salon has already created a place that makes your children’s haircuts a stress free and

fun experience, but it seems they were unsatisfied with just a day of hair free worries for you and

your kids, and now, just to make everyday life a little easier, they have produced a line that should

put a stop to the bath time hair wash wars, making hair wash time as fun as hair cut time!


Their unique collection of hair care products were designed by the Tantrum stylists with input

from their pint sized clients, resulting in a enjoyable and gentle range of products for all hair

types and scalps that are Paraben free and scented with allergen-free fragrances.


The range, sold at Tesco, Tantrum Kings Road Salon and Hamleys in London, includes:


- My Amazing Apple Shampoo £2.97 / 300ml

- My Clever Coconut Shampoo £2.97 / 300ml

- My Grown Up Apple Conditioner £2.97 / 200ml

- My Kool Coconut Conditioner £2.97 / 200ml

- My Marvellous Shampoo & Body Wash £2.97 / 300ml

- My Delicious Detangle Spray £3.47 / 200ml

The Good Kind of Tantrum



When we were kids, going for a haircut was far from fun. If you were lucky, you would get a lolly to suck on as

the hairdresser talked with your parents about the weather and chopped away, ignoring you, while you shifted

uncomfortably on the stack of phone books or booster chair you were sat on.


Today, children have a lot more choices for their salon needs, including London based children’s salon, Tantrum.


Set up to give parents and children a new experience, this child centred salon hosts world class stylists, guaranteed

 to give your kids a tear and boredom free experience.


The Salon is split into two levels to cater to the older and younger crowd separately. The ground floor, called Moon,

is for kids aged 7 and under and features a ceiling that mimics the night sky, a miniature locomotive train complete

with sound and steam, fairytale inspired wall murals, play area, individually themed styling chairs and combined flat

screen TV and DVD player at each station.


Downstairs is the 8 and up area called Vogue, which portrays a dressing room glamour theme, juice bar, games room,

hangout area, TV and DVD combo at each station and a pair of fire spot stingrays called Bert and Ernie.


Tantrum has also developed its own kids hair care range that will allow you to take their stress free hair experience from

the salon to your bathroom.


Both the salon and hair care line are not for profit and were established to donate its profits to the tantrum for kid’s charity,

which supplies children’s books to schools and hospitals throughout the UK. Founders, Neil Ambler and Latasha

Malik wereinspired by their past volunteering and fundraising work and set out to create a business that would

support their charity.


Tantrum is located at  398 Kings Road, London, SW10 0LJ. To make an appointment, please call 0207 376 3966.

That Place on the Corner



Catering to the needs of both parents and children is a hard thing to do, but That Place on the Corner, located

in Newington Green, seems to have got it just right.


With tasteful decoration, That Place on the Corner looks more like the playroom of a aristocratic child in Victorian

times with a brightly coloured velvet and silk window seat, vintage wooden tables, a little library and beautifully crafted

play shop and a dressing up corner.  


A weekly schedule of baking, crafting, dancing and music making for preschoolers during the day and more programs for

the after-school crowd, your children are sure to be kept busy with the variety of creative activities offered at

That Place on the Corner.


To top off the extensive activities is the food. The children’s menu offers wholesome staples like pasta, burgers, chicken,

fish cakes and even a daily organic baby blend, while the parental choices are a bit more exciting with options like

Goat Cheese Salad, Breaded Plaice Goujons and Panini Sandwiches on the menu.


That Place on the Corner is located at 1-3 Green Lanes, Newington Green, London N16 9BS, 020 7704 0079.

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