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Through to the semi-finals

You may remember a recent post regarding, My Babylog and My Weddinglog founder, Barbara Fowler being nominated for four categories in the Venus Business Awards (Dorset).

Well we are pleased to confirm that she has got through to the semi-finals in the “Networker of the Year” category and is now looking forward with her fellow business women to the announcement of the finalists.

The confirmation of who will go through to the final round for votes, will be made at Stewarts Garden Lands, Christchurch on 21st July accompanied by an afternoon tea.


A quick update on the Venus Awards

On the 25th June 2015, I and a host of other nominees attended an evening event hosted by Breeze Volkswagen at their Poole showroom, for the announcement of the semi-finalists.

I am delighted to say that I am through to the next round along with some lovely and deserving ladies!

The next step is an interview to get to know each semi-finalist better, then the announcement of the finalists in a few weeks time.

Wish me luck!!

Barbara Fowler My Babylog at 2015 Venus Awards semi finals by @STUDIOSHOTZ


Our Summer Winner!

In June My Babylog and My Weddinglog were featured in Mags4Dorset in an interview with Janine Pulford.
The magazine ran a competition alongside the article and we are pleased to confirm the winner.

Jaqueline de Trafford met up recently with our MD Barbara Fowler, who presented the My Babylog Memory Chest in Jaqueline’s choice of colour – blue and cream – along with a “My 1st Heartbeat” recorder and an “Inkless Hand and Foot print kit” too.

The chest will be on it’s way to Kent, arriving in plenty of time for her nephew Stuart and his wife Karen, who are expecting their second child next month.


Competition Winner Mags4Dorset


Read about more winners and events at Mags4Dorset (Aug 2015)

OK! it’s official…

Close to the edge - cast group

If you read articles, whether online or in print, you are unlikely to avoid the overnight frenzy about the new constructed-reality television programme from the producers of “The Only Way Is Essex” or TOWIE, and “Made In Chelsea”.

“Close To The Edge” – a new Electric Ray production for BBC Four – is scheduled to air later this Summer and since the news broke, the “cast” photo has been featured by OK! magazine online, The Telegraph (twice!), The Guardian, The Standard, The Daily Mail, Metro News, The Radio Times and many many more publications.

Close To The Edge is set in Bournemouth with all of the cast from the local area.  The six-part series will follow the cast’s everyday lives with a focus on more serious issues than those reality programmes usually follow – including education, divorce, sexuality, gender roles, and yes about death too.  Speaking about Close To The Edge, BBC Four Channel Editor Cassian Harrison said: “It reveals the passions, predilections and prejudices that beat as strongly in the hearts of the over-60s as any other generation.”

Barbara is currently looking over my shoulder and would like you to know she “is the baby of the group” !!

Click to read the OK! article

Nominated for four awards

My Babylog and My Weddinglog creator Barbara Fowler is nominated in four categories in the sought after Venus Awards (Dorset).

The semi-finals are to be hosted by Breeze Volkswagen on Thursday 25th June, with the finalists being announced at an event held by Stewarts Garden Centre on 21st July.
The Awards will be presented on 18th September and we hope Barbara will be there!


Venus 2015

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Dreams of Dorset

Mags4Dorset Barbara June 2015

My Babylog and My Weddinglog founder Barbara Fowler, had a conversation with Janine Pulford at Mags4Dorset in their June 2015 issue.

Answer a question from the interview for your chance to WIN a My Babylog Memory Chest (your choice from our three colours) PLUS an Inkless Hand and Footprint Kit AND a My 1st Heartbeat recorder.

There will also be a follow up in either July or August this year too!

Click here to read more at Mags4Dorset.co.uk now!


Supporting our local stockists

Barbara - Marsham Court reverts to former name June 2015

We were delighted to be one of 150 guests invited to The Marsham Court Hotel to celebrate the return of the Bournemouth building to its original name.

My Babylog and My Weddinglog memory chests are stocked by the events team for those who book the hotel for weddings or baby showers, so we had twice the reason to attend!

For the past few years the building was under contract with Days Hotel Group in order to raise £1.5m to renovate the 87 bedrooms, lobby, bar and conferencing facilities.

The Marsham Court Hotel began welcoming visitors in 1913 to its prime location on the East Cliff with fabulous seas views, and expanded in 1923 when demand for its humble 13 bedrooms spurred a link to the neighbouring properties creating 41 rooms.  During WW2 the building was taken over by the United States Red Cross as a convalescent home for injured soldiers.

Jennie Deavin, mother of current director Rosie Wallace, bought the hotel in 1987 when it was in need of refurbishment and Rosie explains that despite it’s temporary moniker, faithful guests and the local community still referred to it as the Marsham Court.

We are very pleased to see this historic hotel given a new lease of life inside and to see it’s traditional name back up above the door and wish both the hotel and the team the best for the future!

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Want to know more?

Click here to go direct to the Marsham Court Hotel events and conferences pages.