Bump & Beyond

On Saturday 13th May, local events management business, Avocado Events teamed up with York’s plush Hotel du Vin to host the city’s second Bump & Beyond fair. Designed to bring together new and expectant parents, local makers and antenatal/postnatal organisations, the event featured over 18 different stalls, including Nutkin Avenue!

It was the first time I’d done anything like this before so I was a little nervous to begin with (this kind of thing is WAY out of my comfort zone). But once I’d unpacked my new baby cards and set up my stall, I felt much more at ease. I even made myself walk around the room and chat to the other sellers (again, totally out of my comfort zone) before the doors officially opened.

I was relieved to discover I wasn’t the only first-timer. My ‘neighbour’, Belle + Bear who create beautiful wooden baby accessories were making their stall-running debut too. Phew!

Once the guests began to arrive, the mocktails flowed and the Avocado-branded cupcakes circulated, adding to the warm, relaxed vibe. I chatted to some lovely fellow mummies-to-be, new mums and creatives – and even sold a few cards! Hurrah!

So, all in all, it was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who made a purchase, picked up a business card (luggage tag) or simply took the time to browse my card selection. And a very big thank you to Kate at Avocado Events for allowing me this fabulous opportunity. I’m sure everyone who attended will agree it was a wonderful afternoon.









I’m super-excited to announce that my hubby and I are expecting our first baby, due in October!

And that’s not all! I’ve been given the amazing opportunity to showcase my handmade greeting cards at local event, Bump & Beyond next month.

Organised by Avocado Events, Bump & Beyond will be taking place at the plush Hotel Du Vin in York on Saturday 13th May and will give mums-to-be and mums the chance to learn helpful tips on pregnancy and parenthood as well as a taste of Yummy Mummy pampering, pre/postnatal yoga, baby swimming, first aid and hypnobirthing from local support groups and businesses. There’ll also be prize draws and lots of stalls to browse and buy from.

Fancy coming along? Tickets cost £5 each and include a goody bag, mocktails and cake. Yum! Contact Kate@avocadoevents.co.uk to reserve your place.